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Tutu readmitted to hospital

Tutu readmitted to hospital

South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Brawling elephants triggered a stampede at a temple in southern Sri Lanka which left one woman dead and a dozen wounded, police said Saturday…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Niger, Chad kill 38 Boko Haram fighters

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38 Boko Haram fighters during operations that followed attacks by the Nigerian Islamist group on two border towns in southeastern Niger earlier this week, Niger’s army said on Saturday…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Typhoon leaves 16 dead in China
Typhoon Meranti has left at least 16 people dead or missing in China and an ancient bridge destroyed as it wreaked havoc on the country’s eastern coast, the government said Friday…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian
Israeli troops on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian man as he tried to evade arrest during a roundup in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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India offers $1b in fresh aid to Afghanistan
India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours. Prime minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to helping the war-torn country…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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NATO, Russia hold ‘risk reduction’ talks
NATO and Russia on Thursday held high-level talks on risk reduction and transparency to avoid any misunderstandings, after a series of close shaves, the US-led alliance said in a statement…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

14 dead in Tanzania earthquake

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda, has killed at least 14 people and injured 200, local authorities said Sunday…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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At least 21 civilians were killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen on Saturday, residents said on Sunday, as fighting intensified in the country before the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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US actress Angelina Jolie on Friday urged the international community to come to the rescue of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees stranded without humanitarian aid on Jordan’s border…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Circular stone foundations discovered on an island in Western Australia suggest that Aborigines were building ‘houses’ up to 9,000 years ago, a researcher said Friday…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Russia’s foreign ministry announced on Thursday that Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed ‘in principle’ to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch Mideast peace talks after a more than two-year break…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Around 50m children uprooted worldwide: UNICEF

Almost 50 million children throughout the world are ‘uprooted,’ forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children’s programme said Wednesday…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged German politicians against stooping to the levels of anti-immigration populists, days after her party suffered a stinging state election defeat against the Islamphobic AfD…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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A car bomb ripped through a bustling commercial area of central Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, Iraqi officials said on Tuesday…

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
In S Sudan, dreams of freedom end in rape and murder

In S Sudan, dreams of freedom end in rape and murder

‘We women, we dare not go out at night because we risk being raped by soldiers,’ says Catherine Atanasyo. ‘For men, it’s no better: death awaits them…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Police and troops in Indian Kashmir will use chilli-based shells instead of pellet guns to quell protests, a minister said Monday, after hundreds of civilians sustained serious eye injuries in weeks of unrest…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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At least 35 people were killed Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country…

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Pro-govt forces attack last IS bastion in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord said Saturday they have launched a new attack on diehards of the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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EU foreign ministers and Turkey on Saturday stressed the need to improve ties badly strained by July’s failed coup but differences over Ankara’s massive crackdown and rights record remained evident…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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