Denmark authenticates video of murder of Scandinavian in Morocco

Denmark authenticates video of murder of Scandinavian in Morocco

Danish intelligence services said they have authenticated a video showing the murder of one of two Scandinavian women in Morocco. "The PET (intelligence service) confirms that a video circulating on the internet shows the murder of one of the two women killed in Morocco," the authorities said in a statement on Thursday.  The video purportedly…
After resting in Mexico City, caravan ready to continue north

After resting in Mexico City, caravan ready to continue north

Mexico City - Jairo Mauricio Ramirez did not have to say many goodbyes in Honduras. A 16-year-old orphan, he joined thousands of US-bound migrants and refugees last month when they came through Ocotepeque, his hometown. Ramirez hopes to make it to the United States to find work and continue his schooling beyond the Grade 7…
Libya rivals, key players to discuss election plan in Italy talks

Libya rivals, key players to discuss election plan in Italy talks

Palermo, Italy - Libya's rival factions and key international players will meet in the Italian city of Palermo on Monday amid United Nations-led efforts to re-ignite a stalled political process and set the stage for general elections. The meeting will come just a few days after Ghassan Salame, the UN special envoy for Libya, presented a…
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APEC leaders divided after US-China spat

APEC leaders divided after US-China spat

Asia-Pacific leaders have failed to bridge divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words between the US and China. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea ended on Sunday without a formal statement for the first time in its history. "You know the two big giants in the…

Brazil elections 2018 at a glance

Brazilians will head to the polls on October 7 for national and state-level elections, with more than 1,650 positions up for grabs, including the presidency. More than 147 million people are eligible to vote. Participation is compulsory for "literate" Brazilians aged 18-70. At stake are the country's presidency, all 27 state governorships, most of the seats in Congress…
‘Iconic’ image of Palestinian protester in Gaza goes viral

‘Iconic’ image of Palestinian protester in Gaza goes viral

An image of a shirtless young protester in Gaza gripping a Palestinian flag with one hand and swinging a slingshot over his head with the other has drawn comparisons with the iconic French Revolution painting, Liberty Leading the People. Captured on October 22 by Mustafa Hassouna of Turkey's Anadolu Agency, the photo shows 20-year-old Palestinian…
DRC’s struggle for democracy enters new era

DRC’s struggle for democracy enters new era

Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary suffered an inauspicious start as President Joseph Kabila's anointed candidate for the highest political office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). En route to filing his candidacy on August 8, the last day of registrations for December's long-delayed elections, Shadary found the gates guarding the electoral commission offices in the capital,…
Indonesia earthquake: In Palu disaster, grief has no religion

Indonesia earthquake: In Palu disaster, grief has no religion

Palu, Indonesia - It was two hours before sundown and a dozen or so women, some in full black headdress, stood weeping silently, watching the men carry the coffin of a family member whose body was retrieved six days after a deadly earthquake struck this city. Moments later, a female Christian pastor led the burial…
Meet Nia Jax, the WWE star looking to smash barriers for women

Meet Nia Jax, the WWE star looking to smash barriers for women

This Sunday Nia Jax is set to become a part of history when she performs at World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) first ever women's only special event, Evolution. When she walks into the ring in the Bahamian capital, Nassau, her theme song "I'm not like most girls" will blare from the speakers. Those words have special resonance…

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