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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...

BEIRUT BLOG: Refugees Return To Destroyed Homes

Special Report - Jonathan Erasmus  Over the past couple of days the first of thousands of refugees began returning home to south Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut. For many it has proved to be a devastating experience as they discover their h ...

BEIRUT BLOG: Hizbollah's Hollow 'Victory'

Special Report - Jonathan Erasmus  As the clear up in Beirut began today, Hizbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah announced a “strategic, historic victory” for Hizbollah. It was a statement designed to antagonise the Israeli g ...

Satellite Tv Is Key To War Zone

Arlen Harris   London appears strange after nine months away in the Middle East. Although the Tv culture is pretty similar there - apart from odd gaps you can't help but spot in Hollywood films where the censors have got steamed up about ...

Finnish Celebs Want 'Sambo' Image Ban

Lola OdusogaDan O'BrienDionne PoundsRaymond EbanksFamous 'Black Finns' have lent their weight to a campaign to ban racist images on the packets of popular Finnish sweets. A former Miss Finland, Olympic gold medallist, top US basketball player ...

Shut Guantanamo Bay Prison

 Opposition to the US Invasion of  Iraq and President George Bush's crusading 'war on terror' has reached a high point in America. Respected Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson explains why his government's expulsion of fellow journali ...

'I Will Uncover Truth About Princess Diana's Death'

Britain's former top cop has revealed that his official investigation into the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana is making "extraordinary" progress thanks to a cutting edge computer-generated reconstruction. Sir John Stevens says that ...

Misery for new wave of US-Mexico border migrants

A school vice principal from Cameroon fleeing ethnic violence; a mother and child from Haiti searching for a better life; a construction worker from Angola fleeing religious persecution. While much of the narrative surrounding the Trump administration&rsq ...
Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

More than 50,000 children and teenagers from Central American countries have arrived in the US in recent months.The influx of young migrants, many of whom risk their lives in the process, has put immense pressure on the immigration system and caused a ...

China gives internet stars a lesson in self-censorship

A group of internet celebrities in China have endorsed a government guideline for self-censorship on a variety of topics such as law, socialism, the state, the public's legal rights, and morality, according to state-controlled media outlet the Peo ...

Global economy loses billions to Somali piracy

The Somali pirates roaming the waters off the Horn of Africa push global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year and severely affect the economic activities of neighbouring countries, a new World Bank report has found.Although hijackings in the regi ...

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