Friday, 19 July, 2019

India’s opposition Congress backs Gandhi after poll defeat

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straight...

Hong Kong independence activists granted refugee status in Germany

Two former Hong Kong independence activists have been granted refugee status in Germany in what is one of the first cases of dissenters from...

French-Spanish nun murdered in Central African Republic

A French-Spanish nun has been brutally murdered in a village in the Central African Republic where she taught sewing to young girls, the Vatican...

Talks on Sudan’s political transition fail to produce deal

Sudanese army rulers and protesters failed Tuesday to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations also...

12 suspected jihadists killed in Egypt raids: ministry

Twelve suspected jihadists were killed Monday in police raids near Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry said, a day after a bomb blast injured 17 people...

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against Monsanto

Since 2013, environmental activists and other protesters have organised the annual March Against Monsanto in cities in France and across the world, demanding an...

Singapore PM says ‘fake news’ law not against free speech

Singapore's prime minister Friday rejected allegations the city-state's new law to combat "fake news" is aimed at stifling free speech, following criticism from rights...

Death toll from Niger ambush rises as bodies of missing soldiers found

The bodies of 11 missing Nigerien soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near...

Alabama governor signs strictest US abortion ban into law

U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, the strictest anti-abortion law yet enacted...

Calls for Airbnb users to shut accounts over Israeli settlements

Campaigners called on supporters of the Palestinian cause to at least temporarily deactivate their Airbnb accounts on Wednesday to protest its listings in settlements...
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