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July 24, 2017 8:12 AM Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking. Thirty people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stoke and exhaustion 59

July 24, 2017 1:59 AM “Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice and reparations

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International revealed in a new report out today. “Do not remain silent”: Survivors of Sexual violence in South Sudan call for justice 62

July 22, 2017 6:29 PM Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics 28

July 21, 2017 3:45 AM Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike

Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly. Clashes between police and protesters killed at least three people. More than 300 others were reportedly arrested. Mr Maduro said the strike was minimal and that its leaders would 34

July 19, 2017 5:55 PM ASKY introduces non-stop services to Accra, Lagos and Abuja

Accra, July 19, GNA - ASKY, The Pan African Airline has commenced daily flights in Lagos, Accra and Abuja starting July 3, 2017. A statement from the Airline said these new routes offered more capacity and flexibility with a significant reduction in flight time between Lagos, Accra, Abuja and the entire network of ASKY. The statement said this was in line with its mission 48

July 19, 2017 10:03 AM Jerusalem mosques to close Friday, prayer only on Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf announced Wednesday that all of the mosques in the capital will be closed on Friday in an effort to encourage worshipers to come pray at the gates of the Temple Mount, a move that could lead to more violent clashes. Earlier Wednesday, the Israel Police decided to close the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors after a group of Jews broke 39

July 16, 2017 5:00 PM Protests in Poland condemn controversial judicial reforms

WARSAW (Reuters) - Thousands rallied in Poland's largest cities on Sunday against the ruling party's judicial reforms, which the opposition says would kill the judges' independence and undermine democracy. Late on Friday the country's parliament, where the Law and Justice (PiS) party has a majority, passed a bill giving parliament a greater say in appointing 14

July 14, 2017 8:26 PM WorldRemit in partnership with telecoms to facilitate mobile-to-mobile transfers in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – WorldRemit is partnering with leading mobile money operators to increase mobile-to-mobile remittances and unlock the millions lost in sending money to Tanzania from around the world. WorldRemit, a leading international mobile money remittance company, said the mobile-to-mobile transfers to Tanzania can cut the overall costs of remittances 73

July 14, 2017 12:34 AM Who Wants The Olympics?

Paris and Los Angeles are vying for the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics. But a lot of other cities won’t touch the Games. We look at what’s up, what’s wrong and what’s next. As an idea, the Olympic Games are a thing of beauty, celebrating peaceful competition among nations and the greatest athletes in the world. But for the cities that host them, reality 30

July 13, 2017 11:03 AM Google announces London cloud computing data centre

Google has revealed it has built a London data centre for the cloud computing services it rents to third parties. The facility is its second in Europe, after Brussels, and promises to provide faster access times to nearby clients. But the report, by Gartner, suggested Amazon and Microsoft had a clear lead. The technology consultancy added that in terms 91