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June 09, 2020

Youth fighting a pandemic more lethal than covid-19

Because the police murder of Black American George Floyd was filmed by an unlikely teenaged citizen journalist it became the tipping point that sparked worldwide revulsion about state-sponsored...

Aussies to say sorry to Aborigines

Australia will issue its first formal apology to its indigenous people next month, the government announced on Wednesday, a milestone that could ease tensions with a minority whose mixed-blood children were once taken away on the premise that their race wa ...

Palestinian tragedy ignored by the world

It was a heart-wrenching story, writes Gary Kamiya. Hundreds of thousands of people, trapped for endless years in an open-air jail and recently subjected to an airtight siege, blew up their prison wall and poured out to freedom.  A 24-year-old man nam ...

US must put out fire in the Niger Delta

Nigeria's new music star has released a powerful video highlighting the plight of the people in the oil-rich Delta region after more than 40 years of exploitation by Western petroleum giants.Inemo Samiama, who has been dubbed the 'Prince' of Af ...

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

Congratulations to American politician Barack Obama for pulling off a stunning victory in the South Carolina primary to find the Democratic Party nominee for US President. He beat his nearest rival Hillary Clinton 2:1. Editors at The-Latest had earlier tak ...

Sad tale of India's row with Russia

Sumantra Maitra - Calcutta, India Russia and India were comrades during the Cold War. But now it is evident that the two "blood brothers" as they used to be, are no longer sharing the same cordial warmth of old times. The dramatic change in rela ...

Damning report exposes Bush 'lies' over Iraq

American President George Bush and top US officials made a total of 935 false statements in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to a damning report by US researchers. The statements, that mentioned Iraq's weapons of mass destruction or links to al-Qa ...

Anti-whaling activists freed

Two anti-whaling activists have been freed from captivity by Japanese on a vessel they had seized to prevent the illegal hunting of whales, writes Chris Gaynor.Giles Lane, 35, and Benjamin Potts, from Sydney, Australia, were kidnapped by the Japanese harpo ...

Eye witness account of Kenya's bloody chaos

Hundreds of people have been killed and almost 200,000 fled their homes in Kenya following the bitterly disputed outcome of a general election.The officially-declared results of the 27 December presidential poll - giving victory to incumbent President Mwai ...

More than a million Iraqis may have been killed

Tens of thousands of people have died in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003. But exactly how many Iraqi lives have been lost is a controversial topic. More than 4,000 coalition soldiers have died, but US forces do not keep complete records of civ ...

Who really reached summit of world's tallest mountain first?

Tributes have been showered on New Zealander Edmund Hillary after the internationally most famous mountaineer's death. But, while Hillary was credited with being the first person to scale Mount Everest, the role of the Tibetan man of colour who took hi ...

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