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​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
COMMENTIt’s like David Beckham meets Luis Suarez. Out of all the speakers at the United Nations General Assembly this week, United States...
790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte
790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte
One person was shot and gravely wounded on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police...
Merkel chafes over lack of jobs for refugees
Merkel chafes over lack of jobs for refugees
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, after she had met the leaders of blue-chip companies, that Germany needed viable solutions to integrate...
Former Brazil President Lula da Silva, wife and six others charged with corruption
Former Brazil President Lula da Silva, wife and six others charged with corruption
Brazilian prosecutors filed corruption charges on Wednesday against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, his wife and six others in the...
9/11 now: Terror, militarism, war and fear as the 'war on terror' continues unabated
9/11 now: Terror, militarism, war and fear as the 'war on terror' continues unabated
Terrorism is a terrible thing, but it is made even more terrible and tragic when people and governments fail to react to it intelligently and allow...
​New President Temer’s 2018 plans rattle Brazil’s fragile coalition politics
​New President Temer’s 2018 plans rattle Brazil’s fragile coalition politics
A pledge by Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, not to run in the 2018 election enticed political rivals to back his coalition but pressure...
Apple confident it can lure buyers to next upgrade as it releases new iPhone models
Apple confident it can lure buyers to next upgrade as it releases new iPhone models
Apple unveiled new iPhone models Wednesday, featuring a water-resistant design, upgraded camera system and faster processor, betting that after six...
The problem with Lena Dunham, white feminism, and the apology industrial complex
The problem with Lena Dunham, white feminism, and the apology industrial complex
Lena Dunham’s foot-in-mouth disease has made headlines once again after she decided to disparage American football star Odell Beckham Junior for...
Record turnout in Hong Kong legislative election as anti-Beijing sentiments increase
Record turnout in Hong Kong legislative election as anti-Beijing sentiments increase
Hong Kongers are heading to the polls for the first major election since pro-democracy street protests rocked the Chinese...
Turkish journalists and judges are in Erdogan’s cross-hairs, says journalist
Turkish journalists and judges are in Erdogan’s cross-hairs, says journalist
Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt left his homeland after the increased crackdown on the free media following the coup attempt of July this year,...
Rousseff’s exit leaves sour taste in leftist Latin American neighbours’ mouths
Rousseff’s exit leaves sour taste in leftist Latin American neighbours’ mouths
The dismissal of Brazil’s president upset relations with leftist Latin-American governments this week as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia recalled...
Suspicions over Itai Dzamara’s disappearance fuel the current anti-Mugabe protests
Suspicions over Itai Dzamara’s disappearance fuel the current anti-Mugabe protests
It’s been close to 18 months since Zimbabwean journalist and activist Itai Dzamara disappeared while protesting against the Zimbabwean government....
Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend - 19 years after her death
Mother Teresa will achieve sainthood this weekend - 19 years after her death
Affectionately called the "saint of the gutters" during her lifetime, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made an official saint of the Roman...
The annular eclipse surprises and delights across Africa
The annular eclipse surprises and delights across Africa
A "ring of fire" eclipse is making an appearance in the skies above much of Africa today as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. This...
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff ousted by Senate, Michel Temer sworn in
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff ousted by Senate, Michel Temer sworn in
Brazil's Senate ousted President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, ending an impeachment process that polarised Latin America's biggest country amid a...

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