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Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Widow of soldier killed by Hamas gives birth to a girl

Galaitu Kshaun names baby Tal-Or, to bring to light the heroism of her father, killed 10 days ago by gunmen who emerged from a tunnel inside Israel By Yifa Yaakov Ten days after her husband was killed in battle by Hamas gunmen inside the Israeli border with Gaza, the widow of Warrant Officer Bayhesain Kshaun, […]

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis
By July 27, 2014 Read More →

U.S., Regional Leaders Convene over Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador speak at the Organisation of American States on Jul. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS WASHINGTON – As the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala prepare to meet with President Barack Obama Friday, more than 40 organisations issued a petition urging U.S. lawmakers […]

Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Moshe Malko, 20, seventh slain IDF soldier killed early Sunday

Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.

Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine
By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Malaysian Jetliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

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.

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Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community
By June 29, 2014 Read More →

Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community

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 […]

Brazil’s biggest builder accused of using ‘slave labour’
By June 20, 2014 Read More →

Brazil’s biggest builder accused of using ‘slave labour’

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 […]

Brazil’s homeless protest against World Cup
By June 5, 2014 Read More →

Brazil’s homeless protest against World Cup

  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 […]

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South Africa appoints first openly gay cabinet minister
By May 27, 2014 Read More →

South Africa appoints first openly gay cabinet minister

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 […]

Dominican Republic lawmakers pass citizenship bill
By May 25, 2014 Read More →

Dominican Republic lawmakers pass citizenship bill

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 […]

Why Nigeria Couldn’t Keep Schoolgirls Safe and Why Paris Summit May Offer Hope
By May 17, 2014 Read More →

Why Nigeria Couldn’t Keep Schoolgirls Safe and Why Paris Summit May Offer Hope

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 […]

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