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‘Scores killed’ after attack in central Mali village

‘Scores killed’ after attack in central Mali village

Armed men have killed more than 100 people in central Mali, according to local officials, in what is one of the deadliest attacks in a country plagued by worsening ethnic violence and the rise of armed groups.  Moulaye Guindo, the mayor of the town of Bankass, said men dressed as traditional Donzo hunters encircled and…
Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe: All the latest updates

Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe: All the latest updates

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his nearly two-year investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow and whether President Donald Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.  On Friday, Mueller handed over his report to Attorney General William Barr, who has said he will…
Christchurch mosque reopens amid call for action on Islamophobia

Christchurch mosque reopens amid call for action on Islamophobia

Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch's Al Noor mosque has reopened its doors, eight days after they were shuttered in the wake of the killing of 50 Muslims in the worst mass shootings in New Zealand's modern history. Officials at Al Noor, where more than 40 people were shot dead during the attack on March 15, started…
Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

Beirut, Lebanon - A seven-minute media address by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday was dominated by his country's preoccupation with Hezbollah and, in effect, its patron Iran. Pompeo read out his statement during his visit to Beirut as his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil watched with an unwavering gaze. The top US diplomat minced no words while declaring…
Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Resisting pressure from Washington and Brussels, Italy on Saturday became the first G7 country to join China's controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Rome, endorsing the global infrastructure building scheme. Conte and Xi shook hands after 29 separate sections of the memorandum were signed…
Will you cross the line?

Will you cross the line?

Amidst a crackdown on freedom of expression, will you push the boundaries or play it safe?
Mass London protest to demand second referendum on Brexit

Mass London protest to demand second referendum on Brexit

London, United Kingdom - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march through central London on Saturday to demand a final say on Brexit. As the impasse over a way forward continues in Westminster, the original Brexit deadline of March 29 has now been pushed to April 12. Protesters want the government to put…
Nepal: CK Raut joins mainstream politics averting conflict?

Nepal: CK Raut joins mainstream politics averting conflict?

A prominent secessionist leader from Nepal earlier this month agreed to give up his demands for an independent Madhes state, averting the chances of conflict in the country's south. Chandra Kant Raut signed an 11-point agreement with the government led by the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), pledging to honour the "sovereignty" and "territorial integrity" of the country.…
Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

Las Vegas, Nevada - The first time Angela* was sold for sex, she wasn't looking for work. Angela, 20 at the time, was sitting with her half-brother under the neon lights of Las Vegas's Tropicana Boulevard. The Hawaiian transplant had been homeless for only a few weeks. A man in a pick-up truck stopped and…
‘Gagged’ Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom

‘Gagged’ Thai media fights for a voice as elections loom

Bangkok, Thailand - Journalist Sirote Klampaiboon is one of the most popular presenters on Thailand's Voice TV, a digital broadcaster that has been penalised at least 20 times for its reporting since the military seized control of the country five years ago and clamped down on freedom of expression. Last month, the military government said…
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