• U.S., Australia, Canada indigenous land rights laws lag Africa, Latam: mapping study

    Wealthier countries including the United States and Australia score behind Latin America and African nations when it comes to laws protecting indigenous land rights, according to the first analysis of an online global map of land ownership. Known as ‘LandMark’, the interactive platform was launched nine months ago with the aim of building an accurate, ongoing picture of indigenous or […]

    U.S., Australia, Canada indigenous land rights laws lag Africa, Latam: mapping study
  • Children held at Australian camp suffer assaults, sexual abuse-leaked documents

    More than 2,000 incidents, including sexual abuse, assault and attempted self-harm, were reported in about two years at an Australian detention center for asylum seekers in Nauru, more than half involving children, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Leaked documents published by the Guardian Australia detail again the level of abuse at the center on tiny Nauru, one of two run […]

    Children held at Australian camp suffer assaults, sexual abuse-leaked documents
  • Iraqi court closes corruption case against Speaker

    An Iraqi court closed a corruption case brought against Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri by Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, citing lack of evidence, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.  In parliament last week, Obeidi accused Jabouri and five other MPs of lobbying for businesses seeking contracts to sell overpriced planes, vehicles and other goods to the armed forces. He said they […]

    Iraqi court closes corruption case against Speaker
  • Indian activist ends hunger strike after 16 years

    One of India’s most prominent political activists ended a 16-year hunger strike Tuesday, licking honey from her hand and declaring “I will never forget this moment.” Irom Sharmila had been force-fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since November 2000, when she began her fast to protest a draconian security law that gives immense power to […]

    Indian activist ends hunger strike after 16 years
  • Judge may cut ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s prison term

    A federal judge will decide Tuesday whether to cut ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on more than a dozen convictions upheld by an appellate court, including that he sought to exchange an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign cash. Blagojevich, known as Inmate No. 40892-424 since he went to prison in […]

    Judge may cut ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s prison term
  • Malaysian ex-deputy PM registers party to challenge PM Najib

    A sacked Malaysian deputy prime minister and critic of scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak registered a political party on Tuesday saying he wanted to offer ruling party members an alternative and to fight corruption. The former minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, along with former premier Mahathir Mohamad, have been leading a campaign to unseat Najib after he was linked to a multi-billion […]

    Malaysian ex-deputy PM registers party to challenge PM Najib
  • Israel says U.N. aid used by Hamas

    Israel accused Hamas militants on Tuesday of siphoning off U.N. aid meant for Palestinian civilians, its second allegation this month of misuse of international relief funds in the Gaza Strip. Going public with the arrest in July of Wahid Abdallah al Bursh, a Palestinian engineer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said he had […]

    Israel says U.N. aid used by Hamas
  • Turkey’s Erdogan says new chapter emerging in relations with Russia

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey was entering a “very different period” in relations with Russia, and that solidarity between the two countries would help the resolution of regional problems. Speaking in St. Petersburg ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin, Erdogan thanked his Russian counterpart for his telephone call after a failed military coup on July […]

    Turkey’s Erdogan says new chapter emerging in relations with Russia
  • South Africa’s Maimane sees ‘non-racial’ era after vote wins

    South Africa’s main opposition leader proclaimed the dawn of an era of ‘non-racial’ politics envisioned by the late Nelson Mandela on Monday, saying a bid by the African National Congress to highlight divisions at last week’s local elections had backfired.  Mmusi Maimane, whose leadership of the Democratic Alliance (DA) since last year has helped overturn its image as a party […]

    South Africa’s Maimane sees ‘non-racial’ era after vote wins
  • Facebook denies reluctance to give data to German investigators

    Facebook rejected on Monday claims made by Germany’s state authorities that it was reluctant to co-operate with them on criminal investigations, saying many of the requests it received for user data were incorrectly formulated. Several regional interior ministers have complained that the social media group is hesitant to respond to requests for data and have called on the Federal Justice […]

    Facebook denies reluctance to give data to German investigators

World »

Brazil’s Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial

Brazil’s Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial

August 10, 2016 at 8:18 am

Brazil’s Senate voted early on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment process that has...

2016 Rio Olympic »

Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on

Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on

August 10, 2016 at 8:42 am

Michael Phelps won two gold medals on Tuesday, avenging his 200 meters butterfly defeat from the London Olympics and then anchoring the U.S. 4×200 freestyle team to...

Africa »

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe seeks to retain defense forces’ support after pay delays

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe seeks to retain defense forces’ support after pay delays

August 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Zimbabwe is trying to improve accommodation for the military, President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday, in a bid to retain its support despite recent pay delays as the government...

Asia »

Australia’s controversial census in chaos after possible cyber attack

Australia’s controversial census in chaos after possible cyber attack

August 10, 2016 at 8:37 am

Australia’s first online national census was in chaos on Wednesday after the survey website crashed overnight due to a possible cyber attack, raising concerns over...

Economy »

China regulators launch inspections on banking business, wealth management: media

China regulators launch inspections on banking business, wealth management: media

August 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

China’s banking regulator has launched nation-wide health-check on the banking industry, covering a wide range of business areas including deposits, lending, bills...

Europe »

Germany has curbed open-door policy for migrants, government data shows

Germany has curbed open-door policy for migrants, government data shows

August 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Germany appears to have drastically curtailed its open-door policy for migrants in 2016, turning away 13,000 people without valid documentation in the first six months, already...

Middle East »

American University in Kabul to reopen after kidnappings: officials

American University in Kabul to reopen after kidnappings: officials

August 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The American University of Afghanistan is expected to reopen on Wednesday, days after being closed in the wake of the kidnapping of two teachers, administrators said. The...

UK »

More than half of British women sexually harassed at work: survey

More than half of British women sexually harassed at work: survey

August 10, 2016 at 9:07 am

More than half of British women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a survey published on Wednesday, but almost 80 percent said they did not report the incident...

Energy »

Venezuela tries to rally support for oil producer meeting

Venezuela tries to rally support for oil producer meeting

August 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

Venezuela on Tuesday said it was trying to rally support for a meeting of oil producers to agree measures to prop up oil prices, the struggling Latin American country’s...

Entertainment »

Musician Ed Sheeran faces copyright lawsuit over ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Musician Ed Sheeran faces copyright lawsuit over ‘Thinking Out Loud’

August 10, 2016 at 9:26 am

Heirs of the composer for Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” sued British musician Ed Sheeran on Tuesday, claiming his hit song “Thinking Out Loud”...

Technology »

Syrian refugees create app to cut through German bureaucracy

Syrian refugees create app to cut through German bureaucracy

August 10, 2016 at 9:22 am

As a Syrian migrant arriving in Berlin, Munzer Khattab could barely say a word in German, let alone fill out a pile of forms in the language. So over the past year Khattab...

Video »

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

April 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends a joint session of the both Houses of Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25, 2016. Afghan...

Sport »

Man City sign England defender Stones

Man City sign England defender Stones

August 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Manchester City signed John Stones from Everton for 47.5 million pounds on Tuesday, making the England international the world’s second most expensive defender. The...

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NIGERIA PENSION SCAM : SANI SHUAIBU GOES GAGA SEEK JUDGE, WIFE, OTHERS DEATH.

NIGERIA PENSION SCAM : SANI SHUAIBU GOES GAGA SEEK JUDGE, WIFE, OTHERS DEATH.

The embattled Dr Sani Shuaibu a former director, Pension Administration in the office of the Head of the  Civil Service of Nigeria has gone wild and decided to impact the judge presiding on his case spiritually for favourable consideration on the matter or to suffer an ailment or die a sudden dead or leave the case unceremoniously like the previous […]

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Musician Ed Sheeran faces copyright lawsuit over ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Musician Ed Sheeran faces copyright lawsuit over ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Heirs of the composer for Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” sued British musician Ed Sheeran on Tuesday, claiming his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” copies core elements of the late soul singer’s 1973 track. The copyright infringement lawsuit was filed by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the lyrics to “Let’s Get It On” in 1973 and created […]

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Syrian refugees create app to cut through German bureaucracy

Syrian refugees create app to cut through German bureaucracy

As a Syrian migrant arriving in Berlin, Munzer Khattab could barely say a word in German, let alone fill out a pile of forms in the language. So over the past year Khattab has not only learned German but also worked with five other Syrian refugees or asylum seekers to design a smartphone app to make forms less daunting. The […]

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More than half of British women sexually harassed at work: survey

More than half of British women sexually harassed at work: survey

More than half of British women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a survey published on Wednesday, but almost 80 percent said they did not report the incident to their employer. Nearly one in five respondents said the perpetrator was their direct supervisor, and around a quarter said they felt they would not be taken seriously or believed […]

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Venezuela tries to rally support for oil producer meeting

Venezuela tries to rally support for oil producer meeting

Venezuela on Tuesday said it was trying to rally support for a meeting of oil producers to agree measures to prop up oil prices, the struggling Latin American country’s biggest source of income. Venezuela, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is suffering from an economic and political crisis and relies heavily on oil export revenues. […]

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China regulators launch inspections on banking business, wealth management: media

China regulators launch inspections on banking business, wealth management: media

China’s banking regulator has launched nation-wide health-check on the banking industry, covering a wide range of business areas including deposits, lending, bills and wealth management, the National Business Daily reported on Wednesday. The regulatory scrutiny follows a series of financial scandals involving bill businesses hit lenders, the newspaper said on its website. The inspections, which target not only commercial banks, […]

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Global glut of oil products threatens crude recovery

Global glut of oil products threatens crude recovery

Gasoline and diesel stockpiles have swollen to record highs across the globe, leaving refiners and traders few places to dump excess supplies and threatening large-scale production cuts that could derail an oil price recovery. Typically, U.S. and European refiners deal with excess regional inventories by exporting extra supplies to markets where margins for diesel, gasoline, or other oil products remains […]

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China suspends work on $15 billion nuclear waste project following protests

China suspends work on $15 billion nuclear waste project following protests

The city of Lianyungang in east China has suspended preliminary work on a nuclear waste processing plant following days of protests, it said on Wednesday. The 100 billion yuan ($15.05 billion) project, to be run by the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in collaboration with France’s Areva, was scheduled to start construction in 2020 and be completed by 2030, […]

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Philippine bank says it preserves ties with big U.S. banks despite heist role

Philippine bank says it preserves ties with big U.S. banks despite heist role

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) officials say they have preserved ties with major U.S. banks despite the use of one of its branches in Manila by cyber criminals to funnel $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The money was sent to RCBC by three of its so-called correspondent banks, […]

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Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on

Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on

Michael Phelps won two gold medals on Tuesday, avenging his 200 meters butterfly defeat from the London Olympics and then anchoring the U.S. 4×200 freestyle team to victory on a night of high drama and emotion in the pool. Katie Ledecky of the United States won her second gold medal of the meeting and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu her third, extending […]

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Australia’s controversial census in chaos after possible cyber attack

Australia’s controversial census in chaos after possible cyber attack

Australia’s first online national census was in chaos on Wednesday after the survey website crashed overnight due to a possible cyber attack, raising concerns over the country’s cyber security and criticism of its slow internet services. “It was an attack and we believe from overseas,” Australia’s chief statistician, David Kalisch told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. Kalisch said that no data […]

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