Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Honduran refugees await papers in Mexico as new caravan arrives

Tapachula, Mexico - Luis Jose Carbajal was 19 years old when he was shot. It was two months after the June 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras, and people all over the country were continuing to take to the streets to protest the military's ousting and expatriation of elected president Manuel Zelaya. Carbajal was participating in…
Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music

Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music

Lagos, Nigeria - When Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, so too did the flavour of Nigeria's music scene. At the time, music in Nigeria was more than a lyrical lush, it was also about people power and activism. Fela's Afrobeat from the 1970s to 90s helped those to flourish. There was always entertainment though, but far more vitality…
‘Abandoned, forgotten’: Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal

‘Abandoned, forgotten’: Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal

Arsal, Lebanon - A tyre weighs down the roof of Ahmed Bareesh's tent as a new winter storm hit the Lebanese border town of Arsal in the Bekaa Valley, home to at least 65,000 Syrian refugees. The plywood-and-tarpaulin structure is one of the 110 makeshift homes that are covered by a blanket of snow in…
US senator links Trump troop withdrawal to deadly ISIL attack

US senator links Trump troop withdrawal to deadly ISIL attack

A senior US senator has questioned President Donald Trump's troop withdrawal announcement from Syria after four Americans were killed in a suicide attack by the armed group ISIL. Lindsay Graham, a staunch Trump ally, directly blamed Wednesday's attack in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on the president's decision to quickly pull US forces out…
May searching for Brexit ‘plan B’ by reaching out to opposition

May searching for Brexit ‘plan B’ by reaching out to opposition

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the UK Parliament has rejected May's Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March…
Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Football, blockade and piracy at Asian Cup

Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Football, blockade and piracy at Asian Cup

Qatar and Saudi Arabia will face off in a highly anticipated football match at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Thursday, the first meeting between the two Gulf nations since the start of a major diplomatic crisis in June 2017. Both teams are coming into the encounter at Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium after convincing…
‘Out of control’: Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

‘Out of control’: Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

Taiwan will not bow to Chinese pressure, a presidential spokesperson has said, as the self-ruled island held live-fire military drills aimed at showing its ability to defend itself from Beijing's threats. The developments on Thursday came as China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province, has been pressing companies around the world to change the way they…
The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

Uttarakhand, India - When seven women in the remote mountain village of Ranikhet first met Mala Srikanth, they stood with their heads down. Srikanth was a divorcee, retired doctor, ex-military, single mother of two daughters - and wore jeans. In this northern Indian community, all of this was unfathomable.  The women had come from poor backgrounds and were there to…
Kenya president says attackers behind hotel attack killed

Kenya president says attackers behind hotel attack killed

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds to flee, the Kenyan government has said. At least 50 people believed to have been in the compound remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of…
Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

At least 1,300 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said on Wednesday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus. New Delhi has faced sharp criticism for turning Rohingya people over to Myanmar in the past months, despite the members of the persecuted minority facing threats to…

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