Category: International News

‘Brazil talking to Cuba to hire 6k doctors’

‘Brazil talking to Cuba to hire 6k doctors’

Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriot Brazil says it is negotiating with Cuba to hire some 6,000 Cuban doctors to work in areas of the South American country in need of medical physicians. “Cuba is very proficient in the areas of medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and Brazil is considering receiving Cubans doctors in talks that involve [&hellip

SA firm tries to free 12 staff in Senegal

SA firm tries to free 12 staff in Senegal

12 bomb disposal experts of South African mine sweeping company, Denel Mechem, were kidnapped in the village of Kailou near the Ziguinchor city in Senegal’s southern Casamance region on May 3, 2013. A South African demining company has reached out to the government of Senegal and the United Nations to provide assistance for the release [&hellip

Germany holds trial of ‘neo-Nazi’ suspect

Germany holds trial of ‘neo-Nazi’ suspect

Beate Zschaepe  arrives at a court in Munich, Germany, May 6, 2013. She is the main defendant of an alleged neo-Nazi group in the murder case of ten immigrants between 2000 and 2007. Beate Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight ethnic Turks, one Greek immigrant and a German policewoman between [&hellip

5 million Brits struggle to afford food

5 million Brits struggle to afford food

One in five British families have been forced to borrow money or use savings to pay for food in April, British consumer group Which? says. According to the group, around five million British families needed to use credit cards or savings to cover their food costs with 80 percent of them saying they are worried [&hellip

India and China ‘pull back troops’

India and China ‘pull back troops’

India and China have pulled back troops from disputed territory near the two countries’ de facto border in the Himalayas, Indian media reports say. Soldiers were said to have set up camps facing each other on the ill-defined frontier in Ladakh region last month. The two sides held a series of talks to resolve the [&hellip

Afghan, Pakistani border guards clash

Afghan, Pakistani border guards clash

Afghan border policemen take positions on the border with Pakistan in Goshta District of Nangarhar Province, May 2, 2013. Afghan and Pakistani border guards clash for the second time in the past few days with no report of casualties yet, Press TV reports. The fresh clashes broke out in a disputed border area near the [&hellip

Malaysia ruling coalition wins majority

Malaysia ruling coalition wins majority

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak (second from left) celebrates his victory with a prayer in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, May 6, 2013. About 80 percent of 13 million registered voters cast their ballots during a 10-hour voting period, election officials stated. The ruling National Front coalition of Prime Minister Najib Razak has won a majority [&hellip

Kenyan victims closer to compensation

Kenyan victims closer to compensation

Three Kenyan torture victims suing the UK government for compensation Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Jane Muthoni Mara and Paulo Nzili.   The British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyan victims of UK colonial-era atrocities in the East African country in the 1950s, local media report. Confidential talks were held between lawyers for the UK [&hellip

22 die during clashes in Bangladesh

22 die during clashes in Bangladesh

People run as Bangladeshi police use rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators during clashes with protesters in Dhaka, May 5, 2013. Nearly two dozen people have died and hundreds more wounded during fresh clashes between Bangladeshi police and protesters demanding new legislation on blasphemy in the capital, Dhaka. The clashes erupted late on Sunday and continued [&hellip

Bangladesh disaster death toll hits 600

Bangladesh disaster death toll hits 600

A Bangladeshi woman holds up a portrait of her missing relative, believed to be trapped in the rubble of the collapsed factory building on the outskirts of Dhaka. On April 24, the eight-storey building of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Savar, an industrial suburb of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, collapsed.” The death toll from [&hellip