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Transgender State Legislator’s thanksgiving message

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Today is Thanksgiving when America gathers around a large roasted bird to give thanks and make up. President Trump broadcast his own fireside message today, but the last year has been marred by toxic division – much of it stirred up by the President himself. One minority community that feels targeted by his legislative agenda…

Mugabe given immunity from prosecution, government sources say

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Robert Mugabe is due to attend tomorrow’s swearing in of his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa as president, Zimbabwean state TV has said. Preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, where the inauguration will be held. Government sources have confirmed the former President was given immunity from prosecution as part of a deal…

Kate Allen: Rohingya atrocities are a ‘crime against humanity’

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Myanmar has signed a deal with Bangladesh to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees back home. Earlier today Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the Bangladeshi foreign minister to discuss the details of the agreement. They say repatriations will begin within the next two months. More than 600 thousand people have crossed…

Russia likely to reduce troops in Syria

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

When it comes to Syria, Russia has been doing a great deal of diplomatic leg work in recent days, meeting with Iran and Turkey to broker a post-conflict settlement. Today, a top Russian general said Russia was likely to reduce troop numbers in Syria. But the Russians and the Syrian regime also seem in a…

America’s long history of meddling in other countries’ elections

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

As the FBI investigates claims that Russian meddling helped Donald Trump become president, FactCheck looks at America's own track record of interfering with democratic elections.

Alison McGovern: ‘No consensus in cabinet on post-Brexit economy’

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Henry Newman, director of the Open Europe think tank and a former adviser to the leading Brexiteer Michael Gove, and Labour MP Alison McGovern discuss Brexit.

Mladic jailed for life for Bosnia genocide

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

The Bosnian general who ordered the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys in the early 1990s has been found guilty of genocide. But Ratko Mladic didn’t hear the verdict as he had been thrown out of the war crimes court room for shouting abuse. He was sentenced to life for organising the massacre…

North Korean soldier shot during escape

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Dramatic footage has emerged showing the defection of a North Korean soldier under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds as he fled towards South Korea.

Mnangagwa hails ‘new and unfolding democracy’

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

If it took two decades for Mladic to account for his crimes, many are wondering if Robert Mugabe will ever be called to defend the alleged atrocities of his time in office in Zimbabwe. The deputy he sacked is also accused of involvement in those abuses, but Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as “the crocodile”, is…

Mugabe has resigned, so what next for Zimbabwe?

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

People poured on to the streets, cheering and dancing with joy at the news that Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe had resigned.

Reaction to Mugabe resignation – Lindsey Hilum live in Zimbabwe

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

The world reacts to Robert Mugabe’s resignation – Lindsey Hilsum reports live from Zimbabwe.

How did North Korea get its nuclear weapons?

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

North Korea has obtained the money, knowledge and materials to build nuclear missiles which - it claims - can reach American soil. But it would be in this position without help from the outside world. FactCheck follows North Korea's nuclear trail, from the Soviet Union to South London.

Mugabe: leader who took his country from riches to rags

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Robert Mugabe's letter of resignation brings to an end his 37-year-old leadership in Zimbabwe.

Elliot Pfebve: ‘Could be short-lived celebration if toxic politics continue’

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Elliot Pfebve, an EU envoy for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, and  Marshall Gore, the UK chairman of the Zanu-PF party, discuss Zimbabwe’s future.

Wild celebrations as Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwean president

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

He was his country's liberator, but Zimbabwe was held in thrall to Robert Mugabe for far too long. Today the build-up of pressure of almost four decades of misrule was too much. The military took over a week ago, putting Mugabe under house arrest and toppling his wife Grace from power. Show More Summary

Barbuda: Whole island remain homeless after hurricane – meanwhile authorities bulldoze pristine land for new airport

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Renowned as one of the last Caribbean pristine islands.  Now the bulldozers are at work. World renowned seabird colonies and coral reefs. But the land is being flattened for an international airport. “We need our brothers and sisters to stand up and defend your birthright. This is our birthright. And it’s being taken away from us by a…

Zimbabwe crisis continues as Mugabe refuses to resign

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Refusing all demands to step down, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has summoned his cabinet to meet first thing tomorrow, even as the country’s ruling party begins moves to impeach him, and the army has been on television talking of a roadmap to get rid of him. Mugabe, who’s accused of “allowing his wife to usurp government powers”, is still under…

Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘I don’t want it to become a male witch hunt’

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Her musical career began aged just 13, when she appeared with her father Serge Gainsbourg in the duet Lemon Incest – somewhat scandalously reprising an erotic role played by her mother, the British actress Jane Birkin. The song was nothing to be ashamed of, said Charlotte Gainsbourg, who went on to win numerous awards, act in 50 films, including…

Cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

The sinister American cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his acolytes to carry out a series of ritualistic murders in 1969, has died at the age of 83. He was once described as “the most dangerous man alive”, never showing any remorse for their  horrific crimes, including stabbing to death the heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate, killed along with…

Otto Fricke: ‘If you can’t get anything, you have to pull out ‘

3 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Otto Fricke, an MP from Germany’s Free Democrats, the party which pulled out of the coalition talks, discusses what happened.

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