Category: International News

UK forces paper to destroy Snowden files

UK forces paper to destroy Snowden files

British government agents have forced The Guardian, which was at the center of revelations based on US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks, to destroy an unspecified number of the newspaper’s hard drives to get rid of the information. The paper’s editor Alan Rusbridger said they were threatened of court action by the British government is they [&hellip

Sinai killings strongly condemned

Sinai killings strongly condemned

The killing of two dozen policemen in volatile Sinai Peninsula has been strongly condemned inside and outside Egypt. On August 19, militants attacked two police minibuses with rocket-propelled grenades in the northern Sinai, near the border town of Rafah, killing 24 policemen and injuring three others. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounced the assault on [&hellip

Floods in China leave many dead

Floods in China leave many dead

At least 91 people have died and 111 are missing after days of torrential rain and floods in north-east and southern China, state media report. More than 840,000 people have been evacuated from Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Guangdong provinces. Almost eight million people are thought to be affected by the floods. China’s Xinhua news agency [&hellip

‘CIA involved with JFK assassin’

‘CIA involved with JFK assassin’

Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of former president John F. Kennedy, had been under the CIA’s control, says James Petras, a retired professor at Binghamton University. “The CIA was involved for substantial period of time with the reputed assassin Oswald. The records have turned up that Oswald had been under the control of CIA [&hellip

20 die in Indian train accident

20 die in Indian train accident

File photo shows the remains of the Bangalore-bound Hampi Express after it collided with a stationary goods train near Penneconda town in Ananthpur District, Bangalore, India. Twenty people have lost their lives in a train incident at a remote station in the Indian state of Bihar, officials say. The incident happened during the early hours [&hellip

DNA test for Switzerland asylum-seekers

DNA test for Switzerland asylum-seekers

Certain Swiss Cantons are demanding systematic DNA tests on asylum-seekers who seek to be reunited with family members living in Switzerland. Iris Rivas, head of migration services in the canton of Bern, said that the reason for DNA tests are that official papers from several countries are easily forged, Swiss newspaper Schweiz Am Sonntag reported [&hellip

Child rearing costs UK families £148k

Child rearing costs UK families £148k

The cost of raising a child in Britain has hit £148,000 showing a 4-percent year-on-year increase, new research shows. The charity Child Poverty Action Group says a minimum £148,000 needs to be spent per family to bring a child up to the age of 18, which has risen by almost £6,000 over the last year. [&hellip

Spanish boats rally over Gibraltar reef

Spanish boats rally over Gibraltar reef

Spanish fishermen have staged a protest in the Bay of Algeciras over an artificial reef built by Gibraltar authorities that severely dampens their yield. The Spanish fleet of 38 fishing boats, with six Spanish police escorts, set sail across the Strait of Gibraltar on Sunday where they were faced with 14 British naval and other [&hellip

Britain remains ‘fairly racist country’

Britain remains ‘fairly racist country’

British Prime Minister David Cameron and one of his only black advisers, Shaun Bailey are seen here in this file photo. Britain still remains a “fairly racist country”, according to one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s only black advisers, who slams ruling Conservatives for “not been brilliant around race”. In an interview with the Daily [&hellip

EU urges reaction to Egypt crackdown

EU urges reaction to Egypt crackdown

On Friday, tens of thousands of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters across the country took part in what the party called the “Day of Rage” against the army and its handpicked government. The security forces and opponents of the Brotherhood opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leaving more than 100 [&hellip