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HR groups call for boycott of Qatar cup

HR groups call for boycott of Qatar cup

South Asian human rights groups have called for a boycott of Qatar’s 2022 football World Cup over the Persian Gulf state’s exploitation of migrant workers. Suhas Chakma, director of New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights, said in a report on Monday that treatment of workers in Qatar was “inhuman.” The preparations for the World [&hellip

Google child abuse image block ‘Not Enough’

Google child abuse image block ‘Not Enough’

Microsoft and Google’s announcement that they will block internet searches for child abuse images after months of mounting pressure is “not a solution”, it has been claimed. The move will soon prevent illegal images and videos from appearing in more than 100,000 search terms associated with abuse. Google says it has also developed technology that [&hellip

GCHQ snoops on hotel reservations

GCHQ snoops on hotel reservations

A UK spy agency infiltrated international hotel booking systems for some three years, tracing high profile officials and wiretapping their suites, new leaks reveal. GCHQ’s top secret “Royal Concierge” program tracked 350 hotels across the globe. Germany’s Der Spiegel has published yet another episode of scandalous revelations from the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, currently [&hellip

France police launch manhunt in Paris

France police launch manhunt in Paris

France’s police forces have launched a manhunt in the capital Paris for a gunman believed to be behind two shooting incidents in the city. On Monday, the gunman opened fire at the office of left-wing newspaper Liberation in the central east of Paris around 10:15 a.m. (0915 GMT), critically injuring a photographer. The paper’s executive [&hellip

Up to 9,000 troops needed for CAR

Up to 9,000 troops needed for CAR

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned about further deterioration in the security situation of the Central African Republic (CAR), saying up to 9,000 peacekeepers could be needed to restore stability. “The population lives in fear,” Ban said on Monday in a report which calls on the UN Security Council to act urgently on the crisis, [&hellip

Reps warn against another shutdown

Reps warn against another shutdown

Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday warned that Congress should agree on a temporarily budget deal by December 2 or face another possible government shutdown. Members of the committee urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels for two years. “If a timely agreement is not reached, the likely alternatives could have [&hellip

Flash floods kill nine in Italy

Flash floods kill nine in Italy

Flash floods and heavy storms on the Italian island of Sardinia have left nine people dead, media reports say. Local officials said on Monday evening that a number of people went missing after the rivers burst their banks, swept cars away, and collapsed a bridge. “We’re at maximum alert,” Giorgio Cicalo, an official from Sardinia’s [&hellip

Mainland Challenge group same as 2010

Mainland Challenge group same as 2010

Coach Jan Poulsen Tanzania Mainland soccer team’s group B has the same members who were lined up during the 2010 Senior Challenge Cup championship staged in Dar es Salaam in 2010. The Mainland team in this year’s edition that kicks off in Nairobi on November 27 comprise Zambia, Burundi and Somalia national teams. During the [&hellip

TCCIA talks of doubled capital in just one year

TCCIA talks of doubled capital in just one year

The TCCIA Investment Company Limited has announced the increase of its capital from 8.39bn/- on December 31, last year to 17.807bn/- on November 12, this year. Making the announcement, the company’s Board Chairman, Eng. Aloys Mwamanga said: “…our capital has significantly grown this year thanks to the healthy working relationship of our strong board, the [&hellip

Tanzania’s ecotourism firm receives award

Tanzania’s ecotourism firm receives award

Dr Crispo Ndembeka Arusha-based eco-tourism firm has been awarded for its tireless efforts to conserve the environment in the country’s national parks and game reserves. The firm—‘And Beyond’, formerly known as Conservation Cooperation Africa (CCA) has received the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) award. The firm has been awarded the Hotel, Lodge and Camp Sustainable Tourism [&hellip