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Mandela is dead, so why hide the truth about apartheid?

Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling. Read More »

Global arms smuggler used fast, furious strategy against US

An international arms dealer is set to serve a 15-year sentence in federal prison for illegally obtaining and selling military hardware in a conspiracy that violated the Arms Export Control Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as well as his involvement in money laundering,v according to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday. Read More »

BCIM corridor key to development of border regions

The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor is a test case for cooperation between India and China in regional development as well as addressing common challenges. Read More »

850 million more years before oceans boil away

Whilst global warming and increasing pollution have left the words ‘ocean’ and ‘good news’ with very few search results in search engines, a scientist from the University of Toronto has unveiled encouraging data in the journal Nature. Read More »

Central African Republic: Sectarian atrocities escalate, says HRW

Christian militias responding to rampant abuses by Muslim armed groups have committed atrocities against Muslim communities in northern Central African Republic, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Read More »

Turkey signs historic migration agreement with EU

Turkey signed an agreement with the European Union Monday that allows EU governments to deport illegal immigrants in EU coming from Turkey back to Turkey, according to Reuters. Read More »

Coal in the global energy landscape

An abundant, affordable energy resource, coal provides 30 percent of the world’s energy, 41 percent of the world’s electricity generation and factors into 70 percent of the world’s steel production. Read More »

Stopping diseases between humans and animals

With more than half of all human infections originating in animals, experts say a multi-sectoral, global response to zoonoses – diseases passing between animals and humans – is urgently needed. Read More »

Iran quits nuclear talks after US sanctions move

Iran has halted fraught nuclear talks with the West, saying that Washington has acted contrary to the spirit of a ‘landmark agreement’ established last month. Read More »

New concerns over safety of common anesthetic

Patients receiving the widely used anesthesia drug etomidate for surgery may be at increased risk or mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). Read More »

Daughter takes Kennedy’s peace torch to Japan

Caroline Kennedy was just 20 years old when she accompanied her uncle, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, to Hiroshima, site of the first U.S. bomb attack that killed 140,000 people on August 6, 1945. Read More »

Yemen: Drone strike kills 15 civilians attending wedding

Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had  been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. Read More »

Lawyer for ‘Bin Laden doctor’ flees Pakistan

A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has fled the country because of safety fears, a colleague and relatives said. Read More »