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Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court treaty

Moscow never ratified the court's founding treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.

Europe should boycott World Cup to oust Blatter – UK

Pressure is mounting on Fifa's chief, Sepp Blatter, to step down as the association's president, while the UK calls for a boycott of the World Cup.

Early results shows Ukip likely winners of Europe elections

Partial results show the United Kingdom's eurosceptic party has stormed to victory in the European vote with its raised anxiety over immigration.

Pro-Russia forces open fire in Ukraine

Pro-Russia troops have used gunfire in seizing a Ukraine military base, while Nato has declared early-warning flights around the east.

Warnings that sanctions will ‘boomerang’ as Ukraine standoff intensifies

Russia says any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang and that Crimea has the right to self-determination.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor Peter O’Toole dies at 81

Stage and screen star Peter O'Toole, who shot to fame in "Lawrence of Arabia", has died at age 81 after a long illness.

UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions

Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat of a government motion on the issue.

Putin and Obama face off over Syria

US President Barack Obama has faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's decision last week to arm the insurgents.

Press Releases

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa