South Africa's Shameful Xenophobic Decade

South Africa's Shameful Xenophobic Decade

Sixty-two foreign migrants lost their lives and more than 200,000 were displaced during xenophobic attacks in South Africa 10 years ago. In an analysis of the 2008 attacks, the HSRC contended that “there has been a steady increase in the expression of xenophobic sentiments at both the level of officials within the state, as well […]

Iranian authorities warn MPs against using Twitter

Iranian authorities warn MPs against using Twitter

On Sunday the Iranian Council for the Guardians of the Constitution has warned MPs against using Twitter, stating that it was an illegal practice, which could cost them their positions. Kabar news website quoted the council’s spokesman, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, who said that “the council will react against anything that could distort the ideological qualifications of […]

Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist

Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption Oprah Winfrey (l), Chadwick Boseman (c), Lena Dunham (r) are among the stars who signed the open letter Scores of celebrities are calling on world leaders to take urgent action against global gender inequality. Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep are among the big names putting political leaders “on notice” in […]

Martin O'Neill: Strong Rangers would help Celtic in Europe

Martin O'Neill: Strong Rangers would help Celtic in Europe

Martin O’Neill was back at Celtic Park on Sunday as Scott Brown celebrated 11 years at the club Ex-Celtic manager Martin O’Neill says his old club “needs a strong Rangers” if they are to compete in Europe. Republic of Ireland boss O’Neill, 66, was speaking on his return to Celtic Park for club captain Scott […]

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: Report

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: Report

NEW YORK: Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television’s “60 Minutes” reported on Sunday (May 20). Batali had already stepped away from his eponymous gastronomic empire over previous allegations of sexual misconduct. Advertisement One […]

US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment

US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Are Chinese investors helping the US or threatening it? Washington is worried about Chinese investment in the US, yet is the rest of America? You might expect Leo Chan to be pessimistic about the future of Ohio, a state in the American middle west that has seen its former manufacturing […]

Ben Makuch of Vice takes on police in Supreme Court

Ben Makuch of Vice takes on police in Supreme Court

Image copyright Courtesy Vice Media Image caption Ben Makuch The refusal of a journalist to hand over communications with a terror suspect has raised fundamental questions about press freedoms and national security. Just a year after the Islamic State group was formed in 2013, it was already building a reputation as one of the most […]

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement benefits at any age between 62 and 70, and the longer you wait, the larger your monthly check will be. A host of factors go into making a smart decision about Social Security, and there are good reasons why […]

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said. FILE PHOTO – A full moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, China January […]

CDPHE hits Western Sugar with $2 million fine in deal aimed at cleaning up air, land and water at Fort Morgan facility

CDPHE hits Western Sugar with $2 million fine in deal aimed at cleaning up air, land and water at Fort Morgan facility

Colorado health officials have settled a dispute with the Western Sugar Cooperative by imposing a $2 million fine for violating state environmental laws — violations that include odor emissions, unauthorized spills of fecal coliform and sulfide, and illegal stockpiling of waste including coal ash. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment on Friday […]

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