Wed, 27 Mar 2019

Private equity firms under attack from UN human rights officials

UN human rights experts have condemned the 'agregious' business practices of global rpive equity and investment firms which, they say, ...

Flash flooding causing havoc in southern and western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - At least 19 people are dead, and more than a hundred injured after flash flooding in southern ...

UN chief wants complete ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems

GENEVA, Switzerland - UN  Secretary-General António Guterres  urged artificial intelligence (AI) experts meeting in Geneva on Monday to push ahead ...

White House scrambles to catch up with president's tweets

As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria , ...

African cyclone victims facing water, sanitation and hygiene crisis

SOUTHERN AFRICA - Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief ...

AG concludes no evidence to support obstruction charge against Trump

WASHINGTON DC - In a sprawling investigation spanning nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller examined two burning questions: Did President ...

UN chief shocked and outraged at mass killing in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - 134 civilians, including women and children, are now confirmed dead in Saturday morning's deadly attack in the ...

Three Arab nations scold Israel over Jerusalem

CAIRO, Egypt - Two of Israel's allies, and the only Arab nations to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, ...

Russia sending soldiers to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela - Russian soldiers and a defence official have arrived in Venezuela Two Russian air force planes took off ...

Coup leader to cement power in new Thai government

BANGKOK, Thailand - In the first election in the country, since the military-back coup in 2014, 52 million Thais were ...

Frustrations over Brexit spill over into London streets

LONDON, UK - Hundreds of thousands of people demanding another referendum on leaving the European Union have marched in central ...

Cricketers halt game to let chopper land

RICHMOND, Western Sydney, NSW, Australia - A cricket game at Panthers North Richmond had to be stopped on Saturday because ...

Children taking heat from Gaza protests

GAZA - Rami Dababish was trying to help the wounded when he found himself facing a thick cloud of tear ...

Aid, refugees, and peacekeeping at stake in new Western Sahara talks

Revived attempts to resolve one of the worlds least known conflicts will resume in Geneva this week as representatives from ...

Cyclone Idai disaster compounds problems for Zimbabwe

Hours after Cyclone Idai battered the coast of Mozambique last week, it made its way to Zimbabwe, bringing a wave ...

Jailed Vietnamese Activist Nguyen Van Hoa Ends Hunger Strike

A Vietnamese activist serving a seven-year prison term for his role in protesting a chemical waste spill three years ago ...

UCT council to decide on Israeli university boycott

The University of Cape Town is expected to decide this weekend whether or not it should boycott Israeli universities, but ...

Three KZN rhino poachers convicted after 10-year trial

Three rhino poachers are behind bars awaiting their sentencing after a Durban magistrate convicted them at the end of a ...

Pakistani PM's Controversial Remarks Anger Afghans

ISLAMABAD - The Afghan government formally protested controversial remarks attributed to the leader of Pakistan, suggesting an interim 'neutral' political ...

U.S. Sanctions Target Iranian-Linked 'Front Company Network'

The U.S. Treasury Department says it has disrupted what it calls a 'large scale front company network' that has transferred ...

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Trump Attacks News Media for Russia Probe Stories

CAPITOL HILL - U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the U.S. mainstream news media Tuesday, saying it was being ...

US Expands Ban on Foreign Aid to Overseas Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expanded the Trump administrations ban on U.S. aid to groups that ...

Nissan said to have paid Stanford tuition for Ghosn children

Nissan paid tuition for all four of ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn's children when they attended Stanford University between 2004 and ...

3 Coaches Plead Not Guilty in US College Admissions Scandal

BOSTON - Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded ...

26 photos that make Russians nostalgic for the 1980s

History March 26 2019 Nikolay Shevchenko Vladimir Vyatkin/Sputnik These were the final years of Soviet life, but no one suspected ...

Here's the first look of 'Annabelle Comes Home'

Washington D.C. [USA] Mar 26 (ANI): 'Annabelle' is BACK! And she is ready to give us chills in the upcoming ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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