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  • Migrants travel from Nigeria to Canary Islands balanced on ship’s rudder

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    The three stowaways were rescued by the Spanish Coastguard in Las Palmas on Monday after an 11-day voyageThe Spanish coastguard has rescued three migrants who stowed away on a tanker that arrived in the Canary Islands from Nigeria by balancing on its rudder just above the waterline.In a photograph distributed on Twitter by the coastguard on Monday, the three stowaways are shown perched on the rudder of the oil and chemical tanker Alithini II. Continue reading...
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  • Gangs of cybercriminals are expanding across Africa, investigators say

    Publisert Sunday November 27, 2022
    Online scams such as banking and credit card fraud are the most prevalent cyberthreat, says InterpolPolice and investigators fear organised gangs of fraudsters are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, exploiting new opportunities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis to make huge sums with little risk of being caught.The growth will have a direct impact on the rest of the world, where many victims of “hugely lucrative” fraud live, senior police officials have said. Continue reading...
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  • Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their own country

    Publisert Sunday November 27, 2022
    Exhibitions in UK and Africa rewrite history by celebrating discoveries of overlooked black excavators in colonial eraThe photographs are rare, the subject choice unusual, but what the photographer captured was a common sight in the early 20th century: a team of colonised people, hard at work under a hot sun, excavating an ancient monument.Today, without these photos, taken in Kenya in the 1940s and 50s, there would be scarcely any evidence that African Kenyans were present at archaeological digs. Their ...
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  • Tanzania drops murder charges against 24 Maasai leaders

    Publisert Friday November 25, 2022
    The pastoralists had been detained over the death of a police officer during protests against government plans to evict them from ancestral landProsecutors in Tanzania have dropped murder charges against 24 Maasai pastoralists who were detained over the death of a police officer earlier this year.The officer died in June during protests against government plans to evict them from their ancestral land in Loliondo, in Ngorongoro District, to make way for a conservation and a luxury hunting reserve. Continue reading...
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  • Starvation being used as a weapon of war in South Sudan, report reveals

    Publisert Friday November 25, 2022
    International community urged to intervene as hundreds of thousands forced into refugee camps as homes and crops destroyed and aid workers attackedStarvation is being used as a weapon of war by South Sudan government forces against their own citizens, an investigation has found.Deliberate starvation tactics used by government forces and allied militia, and by opposition forces, are driving civilians out of their homes, exacerbating Africa’s largest refugee crisis, according to the report published on Thursday. Continue reading...
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  • 49 people sentenced to death for mob killing in Algeria

    Publisert Friday November 25, 2022
    The murder in 2021 came after a man was falsely accused of lighting deadly wildfires that he had come to help fightAn Algerian court has sentenced 49 people to death for the brutal mob killing of a painter who was suspected of starting devastating wildfires – but had actually come to help fight them, according to defence lawyers and the state news agency.The killing in 2021 in the Kabyle region of north-east Algeria shocked the country after graphic images of ...
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  • Canadian man arrested for 1983 killings of two women after DNA breakthrough

    Publisert Monday November 28, 2022
    Police announce arrest of suspect in pair of 40-year-old sexual assaults and slayings in TorontoA 61-year-old Canadian man has been charged in the cold case killings of two women who were found dead in their Toronto homes within months of each other almost four decades ago.The Toronto police chief, James Ramer, said Joseph George Sutherland, of Moosonee, Ontario, was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in the killings of Erin Gilmour and Susan Tice in 1983. Continue reading...
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  • Mexico requests extradition of American charged in tourist death

    Publisert Monday November 28, 2022
    Shanquella Robinson reportedly died while on holiday after viral video shows her being beaten, apparently by an American womanThe US is weighing an extradition request from Mexico after authorities in the country charged an American woman with murdering another US woman shown being beaten while they vacationed in a viral video.Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur have not named the suspect in the death of North Carolina’s Shanquella Robinson, who reportedly died of a severe spinal cord ...
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  • Tories will not reach ‘embarrassingly poor’ nature targets by 2030, Labour says

    Publisert Monday November 28, 2022
    Opposition to unveil plan to reverse biodiversity loss rather than simply halting it, which is government’s current targetThe government will not be able to achieve its nature targets by 2030, even though they are “embarrassingly poor”, the shadow environment minister and leading wildlife groups have said.Next week at the Cop15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, Alex Sobel will be discussing Labour’s “science-led, joined-up plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency”. The plan will aim to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, ...
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  • Barbados plans to make Tory MP pay reparations for family’s slave past

    Publisert Saturday November 26, 2022
    Richard Drax reported to have visited Caribbean island for meeting on next steps, including plans for former sugar plantationThe government of Barbados is considering plans to make a wealthy Conservative MP the first individual to pay reparations for his ancestor’s pivotal role in slavery.The Observer understands that Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, recently travelled to the Caribbean island for a private meeting with the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley. A report is now before Mottley’s cabinet laying out the ...
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  • ‘The sheer scale is extraordinary’: meet the titanosaur that dwarfs Dippy the diplodocus

    Publisert Saturday November 26, 2022
    One of the largest creatures to have walked the Earth is to become the Natural History Museum’s new star attractionIt will be one of the largest exhibits to grace a British museum. In spring, the Natural History Museum in London will display the full cast of a skeleton of a titanosaur, a creature so vast it will have to be shoehorned into the 9-metre-high Waterhouse gallery.One of the most massive creatures ever to have walked on Earth, Patagotitan mayorum was ...
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  • Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in jail for rape in China

    Publisert Friday November 25, 2022
    Beijing court finds Chinese-born singer raped three women in November and December 2020A Beijing court has sentenced the Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes including rape, just over a year after his arrest in China, where he was born and built a lucrative career.The court in Chaoyang district said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, raped three women. Continue reading...
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  • Plant-based diet can cut bowel cancer risk in men by 22%, says study

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Researchers find no such link for women, suggesting connection between diet and bowel cancer is clearer for menEating a plant-based diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes can reduce the risk of bowel cancer in men by more than a fifth, according to research.A large study that involved 79,952 US-based men found that those who ate the largest amounts of healthy plant-based foods had a 22% lower risk of bowel cancer compared with those who ate the least. ...
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  • Blank paper, equations and alpacas: the symbols of China’s zero-Covid protests

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Protesters in China deploy creative means to make political statements in order to evade censorsBlank sheets of paper, mathematical equations and even alpacas: protesters in China have found creative ways to express anger at the government’s zero-Covid measures, unleashing a wave of dissent against long and severe lockdowns, the deaths of factory workers in Urumqi, and the censorship they’re not allowed to talk about.The extraordinary protests, which began over the weekend and spread to cities across China including Shanghai and ...
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  • Zero-Covid policy: why is China still having severe lockdowns?

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Strict measures that continue almost three years into pandemic are prompting widespread protests. Here are the factorsChina’s strategy of controlling Covid-19 with lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines has provoked the greatest show of public dissent against the ruling Communist party in decades.Initially, China succeeded in suppressing the virus, but then more transmissible variants emerged, and in recent weeks the outbreak has grown with record numbers of cases reported. Continue reading...
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  • China police move to deter zero-Covid demonstrations and trace protesters

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    One arrested as police reportedly demand information from Beijing protester, while show of force largely prevents fresh demonstrationsPolice have been out in force in China to stamp out zero-Covid protests and at least one person was arrested, according to social media videos, after a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since president Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago.There were also reports some demonstrators have been interrogated by authorities over the phone after attending the rare street gatherings in cities across ...
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  • Vanuatu officials turn to phone books and typewriters, one month after cyber attack

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Government websites and email still offline, leading to delays in payments and services across the countryOne month after a cyber-attack brought down government servers and websites in Vanuatu, frustrated officials were still using private Gmail accounts, personal laptops, pen and paper, and typewriters to run the government of the prime minister, Ishmael Kalsakau, who came into office just a few days after the crash.The malware attack on state networks has caused delays in communication and coordination in the Pacific island ...
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  • New Zealand ‘suitcase’ murders: South Korea hands over 42-year-old suspect

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Seoul says unidentified woman was transferred to New Zealand authorities on Monday eveningSouth Korea has extradited a 42-year-old murder suspect to New Zealand, two months after she was arrested over her possible connection to the discovery of the bodies of two long-dead children in abandoned suitcases in August.South Korea’s justice ministry said on Tuesday the unidentified woman was handed over to New Zealand authorities on Monday evening at Incheon international airport near Seoul. The ministry said it also has provided ...
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  • Australia politics live: Price takes aim at ‘bullies’ as Nationals MP breaks ranks to back Indigenous voice

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Follow the day’s news liveExplainer: Why do the Nationals oppose the Indigenous voice and do their arguments stand up to scrutiny?Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastBipartisanship cedes to brinkmanship in battle over integrity commissionMeanwhile, Mark Dreyfus is preparing to stare down the Liberals and the Greens over an amendment to the national anti-corruption commission legislation which Dreyfus says risks establishing the commission and the Liberals and Greens say will ensure it won’t be ...
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  • Nationals fracture over federal opposition to Indigenous voice

    Publisert Tuesday November 29, 2022
    Andrew Gee breaks ranks to say he will support ‘yes’ campaign while WA branch also states it will back Indigenous recognition in constitutionFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAndrew Gee has become the first federal Nationals MP to break ranks and declare he will back the Indigenous voice to parliament after the party room vowed to oppose First Nations constitutional recognition.The West Australian branch of ...
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