BBC Three is to be dropped from TV schedules and will move online, as part of the BBC’s cost-cutting plans. It means shows such as Don’t Tell The Bride and Pramface will only be available through the iPlayer, rather than Freeview, satellite or cable.
Shin-Okubo, a district in Tokyo with high concentration of ethnic Korean residents, has been experiencing an escalation of anti-Korean protests by some extremely racist citizen groups in recent years.
Chemical weapons used in two incidents in Syria last year appear to come from the stockpiles of the Syrian military, United Nations human rights investigators said on Wednesday in a report that went beyond previous findings. The team of independent experts, led by Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, said that so far they had confirmed the deadly […]
Sadiq Abacha lectured Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka after he criticised the government for honoring his father with a Centenary Award.
Voting has begun for Kenyan Blog Awards 2014: The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has today [March 3, 2013] unveiled the nominees for the 2014 BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards. The Awards reward bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content presented in a creative and innovative...
Global Voices translators and bloggers are proud to assist Refugees United with translation and local advice as they seek to connect 1 million refugees by 2015.
Ukraine's prime minister yesterday said Crimea would remain part of Ukraine, but Crimea isn't exactly on board. Lawmakers there today voted to join Russia, and set a March 16 referendum in which the Crimean people will be offered the same choice. One lawmaker put it plainly to the AP : "This...
Lawmakers vote to join Russian federation and to bring forward a referendum on Crimea's status to March 10th.
Former general Kayumba Nyamasa has survived a third assassination attempt at his South African home, police say.
EU leaders have arrived in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the details of the €11bn aid package announced by Barroso yesterday and how to respond to the Russian occupation of Crimea. At PMQs yesterday, Cameron said that the EU should "display a unity of purpose" and "speak with a clear voice". Show More Summary
After years of very comfortable house arrest in Niger, one of Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons is now in Libyan custody. Saadi Gadhafi, who fled Libya for Niger as his father's regime collapsed in 2011, was extradited from the West African country today and is now in a Tripoli prison, reports...
Events have stripped Europe's leaders of their illusions. They are gathering in Brussels for an emergency summit on Ukraine in a sombre mood. The heady rhetoric of European officials declaring "the future of Ukraine belongs with the EU" has long been discarded. Show More Summary
The USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier With the Russian buildup of forces in Crimea continuing unabated, the internet has been filled with reported sightings of US naval vessels heading into the Black Sea, most recently the USS George...Show More Summary
Interior ministry says children hurt in same village where policemen were killed by a bomb earlier this week.
(By Juan Cole) Hawks are complaining that Europe has been insufficiently belligerent in its response to Russian moves in the Crimea, blaming the declining military budgets in most European countries. But this…