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Top News: World

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site

Kiev - Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. House of Representatives votes to sue Obama

Washington - The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum

Moscou - Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.
In the Media by Maxime Popov (AFP)

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

China court hears first gay 'conversion therapy' case

Beijing - A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle."Homosexuality doesn't need to be cured!" chanted supporters.
In the Media by Felicia SONMEZ (AFP)

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Freetown - Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.
In the Media by Rod Mac Johnson (AFP)

Game of Thrones phone scam nets thousands

Ibiza - It was recently announced that scenes from season five of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones would be filmed in Seville and Osuna in Spain. Fraudsters saw the ideal opportunity to make a few illegal euros from the news.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Backlash against Australia gagging order

Sydney - An Australian court's gagging order banning the reporting of allegations against several foreign political leaders in a major bribery scandal was Thursday slammed as unacceptable by activists and media groups.
In the Media by AFP

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

Tripoli - The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence raged and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.
In the Media by Imed LAMLOUM (AFP)

Kerry 'excited' about Modi, seeks India-US reboot

New Delhi - US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism Thursday about working with India's new right-wing government as he paid a first visit aimed at reviving a relationship clouded by mistrust.
In the Media by Shaun Tandon (AFP)

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

- Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.
In the Media by Aditya Phatak (AFP)

Report: Hamas shoots protesters, executes alleged spies

Gaza - Around 20 Gaza residents have been shot by Hamas fighters for protesting against the Islamist resistance group, while more than 30 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with or spying for Israel have also reportedly been shot.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy

Kathmandu - Thousands of mourners, many in tears, gathered in Kathmandu to pay tribute to a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk whose cremation was initially blocked by Nepal, sparking claims it had caved to pressure from China.
In the Media by AFP

Senegal ex-president's son on trial for corruption

Dakar - The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.
In the Media by Malick Rokhy Ba (AFP)

Pakistan drowning: 21 bathers die in rough seas off Karachi

Karachi - At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.
In the Media by Kashif Farooqi (AFP)

Op-Ed: Associated Press changes its tweet tone after backlash

Washington - The US Congress has been a strong supporter of the Israeli Operation Protective Edge waged by Israel in Gaza resulting in the deaths of over one thousand Palestinians most of them civilians.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Russia has case to answer in Litvinenko death: UK inquiry

London - A British judge said Thursday that the Russian state has a case to answer in the radioactive poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko as he formally opened a public inquiry into the death of the former spy.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Quetta - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.
In the Media by Maaz Khan (AFP)

Al Qaeda, Palestinian flags fly in London protest

London - A video has just surfaced of a Pro-Palestine protest that snarled traffic in the Blackwell Tunnel underneath the river Thames in London.
In the Media by Mike Rossi
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