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July 16, 2020

Why Black people are bearing brunt of global plague

Shocking figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this month show that Black people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 or coronavirus that has devastated lives in the...

Half of US voters say bomb Iran if sanctions fail

Fifty percent of Americans believe military action should be taken to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions do not work, according to a national poll released today. The Quinnipiac University survey also found that more Americans disapprove, by 50 perce ...

Gay Africans flee homelands in fear of persecution

Naomi AbrahamI first met Fred at a prayer service for gay men in an industrial part of Nairobi where even on a Sunday morning, the noise was deafening. The service was part biblical study and part support group. The other men who were worshipping with Fred ...

Blatant 'state takeover' behind EU and US Libyan operation

Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among the civilian population. ­For over two days now, Libya's interim ruler ...

UN troops must go say Hiatians after rape scandal

Alice BackerA disturbing video has been circulating online, showing four United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) peacekeepers from Uruguay allegedly raping a 19 year-old man at a military base in Port-Salut, a Southern Haiti ...

Is internet access a basic human right?

A United Nations report blasts European laws that boot illegal downloaders off the web arguing that internet access has become an essential part of life.French and British legislators are considering punishing repeat illegal-downloading offenders by taking ...

Lying media paved the way for military attacks

 Lying media is paving the way for military intervention Western media organisations are proving to be the propaganda mouth-pieces of their governments in encouraging foreign intervention in Libya. These agencies rely on their "credibility" (or l ...

China to close gaps in mental health care

Shan JuanAbout half of urban psychiatric patients on the Chinese mainland who need hospitalisation cannot afford it, said a veteran mental health expert.Citing national research, Zhang Mingyuan, vice-chairman of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, also ...

Journalists under fire across the Middle East

An independent organisation set up to promote press freedom and defend the rights of journalists worldwide has said it’s alarmed by the ongoing deterioration of conditions for the media in the Middle East. Most recently the Committee to Protect Journalists ...

Online journalists killed in 2010

This week, the Committee to Protect Journalists published its year-end analysis of work-related fatalities among journalists. Six of the 42 victims worked online. Danny O’Brien, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Internet Advocacy Co-ordinator highligh ...

Military accused of cover-up in 'murder for sport' outrage

With five US soldiers accused of murdering unarmed Afghan civilians, the army is "scrambling to locate dozens of digital photographs" allegedly showing the defendants posing next to the victims' corpses. Military commanders worry that if the images are lea ...

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