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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...

Middle East named most deadly region for journalists

Conflict in Syria, a spike in Iraqi bloodshed, and political violence in Egypt accounted for the high number of journalists killed on the job in 2013 according to a Committee to Protect Journalists’ special report.Syria remained the most deadly plac ...

'Terrorists have made us too scared to go shopping'

More than 60 people were killed and almost 200 injured after a terrorist attack on an exclusive shopping mall popular with foreigners and well off Kenyans in Nairobi yesterday.News organisations claim al-Shababa,  group of militant Somalians ...

Why world’s 'most liberal country' needs to tackle racism

Sweden is trying desperately to put behind it last week’s four days of riots that made international headlines. But the questions raised by the unrest in the wealthiest Nordic country have stubbornly refused to go away.The riots began ...

Outspoken young woman who has solutions for Africa

Ellen McGirt Like many young students, June Arunga, pictured left, took time off from law school for a road trip. But it was no spring break. Working with a BBC TV film crew, she travelled 5,000 miles from Cairo to Cape Town, documenting a gruelling journe ...

Black press reject Obama’s 'management of expectations'

Make sure there's no African blood on the mobile

Guy Momat MulongoyContinuing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being fuelled by western companies who are buying the country's minerals without properly checking their origins, according to an international human rights group. And a rare meta ...

Why I mourn the death of Merce Cunningham

Lara PlatmanI am terribly sad to hear of the passing of Merce Cunningham, who has died at the age of 90. He was a brilliant choreographer and dancer who worked with the likes of Andy Warhol, Steve Reich, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Cage, his li ...

Anti-UK rally banned despite fury over alleged meddling

  Press TV correspondentAmid growing anger against "British interference in Iran's internal affairs", the Iranian Interior Ministry has refused to issue a permit for a rally outside the UK embassy in Tehran."Iran's Interior Mini ...

Musician braves coldest part of the globe for charity

Emma Foster - Community NewswireBritish busker Paul Craske will be performing in icy Antarctica next week as part of a fundraiser. The 41-year-old from Grimsby works at the British Antarctic Survey Rothera Research Station on the freezing continent and wil ...

The-Latest forces Scotland Yard to launch police bloggers probe

Britain's top police force has done a "U" turn following pressure from The-Latest and announced that it will after all be investigating rogue officers who wrote deeply offensive blogs about protesters on the G20 London demonstration. One blog ...

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