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CAR names new leader

Samba-Panza

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmakers have chosen Catherine Samba-Panza, mayor of Bangui, to become the interim president in a vote in parliament on Monday. [Read more…]

Auction Hopi sacred objects announced

Hopi - Katsina

A French auction house has announced that it is putting up for sale a large number of katsinam – objects sacred to the Hopi tribe of Arizona – just months after a similar auction caused an international furore. [Read more…]

Qatar Workers FIFA Own Goal

Workers - Qatar

Amnesty International’s devastating report, “The Dark Side of Migration”, released today, confirms what the global union movement has been saying about the serious levels of migrant construction worker abuse in Qatar. [Read more…]

Philippines prepares as another storm looms

Philippines Typhoon

Davao City – Authorities in southern Philippines on Monday ordered the cancellation of classes and evacuation of residents as yet another storm threatens the region. [Read more…]

Turkey democratisation package

Istanbul - Turkey

Istanbul – Turkey

Ankara – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan has unveiled a number of reforms on issues regarding political rights, such as election threshold, party organisation and propaganda in non-Turkish languages. [Read more…]

No Plans To Retire

Retirement Age

Retirement Age

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of 5.1 million individuals, do not plan on retiring, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management (“Barings”)[1].  An increase from 12% in 2012[2] and 10% in 2011[3], this is the highest such figure since the Barings’ annual study began in 2008[4]. [Read more…]

Condolences to Spain after train crash

Spain Train Crash

Spain Train Crash

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has expressed condolences to the government and people of Spain after a train accident that killed 80 people and left more than 140 injured. [Read more…]

Brazil riots

Brazil Riots

Brazil Riots

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. [Read more…]

Brazilian Indian genocide exposed

Umutima Shaman

Umutima Shaman

A shocking report detailing horrific atrocities committed against Brazilian Indians in the 1940s, 50s and 60s has resurfaced – 45 years after it was mysteriously ‘destroyed’ in a fire. [Read more…]

Inauguration Mass marks new papacy

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Rome – The Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis was held in Vatican City on Tuesday in the presence of more than 130 international delegations, marking the start of his papacy. [Read more…]