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October 28, 2016 5:16 PM SA and Botswana at loggerheads over ICC

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says SA’s withdrawal from ICC is not merely about Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.(SABC) A spat may be brewing between South Africa and Botswana over the International Criminal Court (ICC). Following Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s announcement that South Africa had given notice to the United Nations that it would 7

October 28, 2016 3:59 PM FULL TEXT...COURT RULING; Nduom Humbles EC!

I have before me an application in the nature of judicial review seeking the following reliefs: One, certiorari to bring to the court the decision of the Respondents dated the 10th of October, 2016 which disqualified the Applicant as a presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections for the purpose of having same quashed. Two, an order of prohibition 36

October 28, 2016 11:04 AM Obama made D.C. look cool. Will Clinton or Trump make it boring again?

On Nov. 9, in the post-election stillness, most Americans will adjust to the notion of a new president. And the people of the District of Columbia will sigh and give an ambivalent shrug. Because every few years, we’re the ones who have to adapt to something else entirely: a new neighbor. A new neighbor who will roll into town with a cadre of political 28

October 28, 2016 8:41 AM Nana Konadu drags EC to court again after losing earlier suit

The court, presided over by Mr Justice George K. Koomson, had earlier yesterday described Nana Konadu’s suit as “incompetent” and dismissed it on procedural grounds. It held that it was wrong for the presidential aspirant to seek judicial review of the EC’s decision to disqualify her and also an enforcement of her fundamental human rights in one writ. But the former 17

October 27, 2016 9:24 AM Samsung Galaxy Note 7 troubles, by the numbers

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has confirmed 140 cases of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone overheating or catching fire. Samsung’s President Shin Jong-kyun apologized at a meeting with shareholders, saying the company still does not know what is causing the problem. —WHAT SAMSUNG IS DOING NOW? The company is investigating 31

October 27, 2016 6:17 AM Extended Space Travel Could Cause Irreversible Back Damage

New research shows that astronauts who return from extended missions in space experience a significant weakening of their spinal muscles. Disturbingly, their back muscles don’t return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth. Muscles supporting the spine weaken after prolonged exposure to microgravity environments such as the International Space 39

October 26, 2016 8:46 PM Apocalyptic scenes in battle against IS for Mosul in Iraq

As the fight for Iraq's second city rages on, Sky's Stuart Ramsay gives a firsthand account of life in the shadow of IS. The southern front of the campaign to relieve Mosul is a miserable place. Pipelines set on fire by Islamic State in the battle for al Qayyara still burn ferociously. Firemen are trying to snuff them out by piling huge amounts of sand on flames 8

October 26, 2016 3:53 PM Gambia latest African nation to withdraw from International Criminal Court

The West African nation of the Gambia became the latest country to pull out of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal existed to “persecute and humiliate” people from the continent. Gambia’s withdrawal was the third country to pull out in two weeks, after Burundi and South Africa. Before that, no country had left the court that is based 8

October 26, 2016 12:10 PM Gambia becomes third African country to say it will leave ICC

A third African country, Gambia, has said it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pull-out from the body that pursues some of the world's worst atrocities. Gambia announced the decision on television, accusing the court of unfairly targeting Africa and calling it the "International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation 11

October 26, 2016 9:31 AM Thanks for verifying your email address

Sign in using your profile Doctors Without Borders says its personnel have recovered the bodies of 25 migrants aboard an overcrowded inflatable raft in the Mediterranean Sea. The aid group said Wednesday that the bodies were discovered during the rescue of 246 people on two rafts. Field coordinator Michele Telaro said in a statement 32