Central African Republic: 20,000 stranded at UN base

Central African Republic: 20,000 stranded at UN base

Renewed deadly violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 20,000 people to flee to a UN base to seek safety and shelter. Tensions in the town of Kaga Bandero, in northern CAR, have also risen to such an extent that humanitarian workers have suspended relief efforts in the area, leaving thousands […]

Ethiopia blames ‘foreign enemies’ for stoking unrest

Ethiopia blames ‘foreign enemies’ for stoking unrest

Ethiopia has accused “foreign enemies” of arming, training, and financing groups it blames for a wave of unrest in regions around the capital, Addis Ababa, a day after a six-month state of emergency was imposed. At a news conference on Monday government spokesman Getachew Reda named Eritrea, which has a long-running border dispute with Ethiopia, […]

One in 10 children has ‘Aids defence’

One in 10 children has ‘Aids defence’

A 10th of children have a “monkey-like” immune system that stops them developing Aids, a study suggests. The study, in Science Translational Medicine, found the children’s immune systems were “keeping calm”, which prevented them being wiped out. An untreated HIV infection will kill 60 per cent of children within two and a half years, but […]

Duterte adds P2M to Hidilyn Diaz’s reward pot

Duterte adds P2M to Hidilyn Diaz’s reward pot

MANILA, Philippines – Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz became P2 million richer after President Duterte announced he is giving the weightlifter the said amount for bringing honor to the country. Duterte made the announcement in a press conference held in Davao City late Thursday as Diaz made a courtesy call to the chief executive. “[I […]

NY man who filmed Eric Garner’s death heading to jail

NY man who filmed Eric Garner’s death heading to jail

On July 17, 2014, Ramsey Orta took out his mobile phone and filmed a police officer in New York killing his friend, Eric Garner. But as soon as he stopped recording, Orta says his own life also took a dramatic turn for the worse. Viewed millions of times, Orta’s clip shows Daniel Pantaleo, a white […]

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