9-YR-OLD DALIT GIRL GANG-RAPED AND FORCIBLY CREMATED IN DELHI

Wed 04 August 2021: A nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped, murdered, and cremated by her attackers in the Purana Nangal area of South West Delhi, India, on Sunday evening, reported The Print. Four suspects were arrested Monday — a priest, Radhe Shyam, along with Laxmi Narayan and Kuldeep who worked with the priest, and Salim, […]

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UK EDUCATION SECRETARY FACES LEGAL ACTION OVER CALLS TO SILENCE PALESTINE SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS

Wed 04 August 2021: The advocacy organisation CAGE has launched a legal challenge claiming UK Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, discriminated against Muslim students and failed to protect freedom of expression in a letter to headteachers ordering them to clampdown on students who express solidarity with Palestine on school premises. Some students were disciplined for wearing […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: R50 000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON POLICE STATION ROBBERY

Wed 04 August 2021: The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is offering a reward of R50 000 to anyone who can provide information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of three suspects involved in the Tsineng police station armed robbery.   On Saturday, the armed suspects entered the Tsineng police station in the Northern […]

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BARBIE UNVEILS DOLL OF VACCINOLOGIST DAME SARAH GILBERT

Wed 04 August 2021: Barbie-maker Mattel Inc. has unveiled a doll of Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the scientist behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Gilbert, who led the development of the Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and […]

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IRANIANS DO NOT TRUST DECISION MAKERS ANYMORE, SAYS EX-PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD

Wed 04 August 2021: The government of Iran has lost the trust of its people, who are facing several crises including the Covid pandemic, economic turmoil and water and power shortages, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday. “Right now, both the economic situation and social situation are dire. Relations with neighbours, and international relations are facing […]

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PODCAST | DID THE GATES FOUNDATION’S PROGRAM TO FEED AFRICA FAIL?

Wed 04 August 2021: With the recent announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, many people are asking questions about the Foundation’s future. But this is not the first time questions about the foundation have been asked. One development expert we spoke with claims AGRA, Bill Gates’ two decade old program to feed Africa through agriculture, […]

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US TO RETURN 17,000 ANCIENT ARTIFACTS LOOTED AND SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ AFTER INVASION

Wed 04 August 2021: Iraq confirmed on Tuesday that the US is returning more than 17,000 ancient items seized and smuggled out of the country following the 2003 invasion, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet containing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Tens of thousands of antiquities disappeared from Iraq after the 2003 invasion that toppled leader […]

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MERKEL’S CDU IN GERMANY MAINTAIN CLEAR LEAD IN ELECTION POLL

Tue 03 August 2021: According to a recent poll done by INSA ahead of next month’s general election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) maintain a wide lead over the Greens and the Social Democrats. The poll commissioned for Bild daily showed support for the conservative CDU/CSU alliance at 27.5%, nearly 10 points ahead of […]

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AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL ROCKED BY POWERFUL BLASTS AND GUNFIRE

Tue 03 August 2021: Officials reported powerful blasts followed by sporadic gunfire shook Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, on Tuesday near the heavily defended “Green Zone,” which houses government facilities and foreign embassies. A senior security official said the first blast, which struck just after 8pm local time (15:30 GMT), appeared to have been caused by a […]

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