Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.
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A Malaysian Airlines 777 jetliner was reportedly shot down while flying over Ukraine today, killing all 295 passengers and crew. Russian and Ukrainian authorities both deny responsibility for the incident, in which the aircraft was said to have been hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile, while flying at 33,000 feet enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.
Drag Queen Mojito, one of the drinks on the menu at the La Vaca Rosada bar in Varadero, Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS HAVANA – Two men kiss each other while two women dance together without making other clients feel uncomfortable at the prívate club Humboldt 67, one of the venues seeking to cash in […]
Prosecutors in Brazil have begun legal action against a leading construction company, Odebrecht, accusing it of maintaining 500 Brazilian workers in “slave-like conditions” in Angola. By Joao Fellet Prosecutors say Odebrecht committed “human trafficking” while transporting workers to a biofuel plant. They are demanding 500m reais ($220m; £130m) in compensation for workers. Odebrecht said […]
Thousands of homeless Brazilians have marched on the Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, where the football World Cup is due to kick off next Thursday. The activists from the Homeless Workers Movement were protesting against the high cost of the tournament. The march – which was peaceful – came a day after President Dilma […]
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has appointed the country’s first openly gay cabinet minister, thought also to be a first in Africa and a symbolic step on a continent enduring a homophobic backlash. Lynne Brown becomes the public enterprises minister in a cabinet that also includes South Africa’s first black minister of finance. By David Smith, Africa correspondent […]
The Dominican senate has unanimously approved a bill which will set up a system to grant citizenship to Dominican-born children of immigrants. The bill had already been approved by the lower house on Friday. It was proposed by the president after the country’s highest court ruled last year that the children of undocumented migrants were […]
ABUJA – Tomorrow Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will meet other heads of state at a security summit in Paris, France to focus on ways of combating Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group which kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April. Analysis by Ini Ekott But questions have been raised about whether the abductions and the […]
Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a “landmark” election victory by his BJP party. Thanking supporters in his own constituency in his home state of Gujarat, Mr Modi said they had written a new chapter in the country’s history. Votes counted so far suggest the BJP is on course for the most resounding […]
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) won this year’s election, guaranteeing it another five years at the helm of Africa’s most advanced nation, but the ANC’s share of the vote slipped. By Anita Powell In all, nearly 19 million votes were cast in last week’s national and provincial polls. With all votes […]