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  • Ministry appeals for donations for Sierra Leone victims

    August 18, 2017 12:08 PM 2

    Accra, Aug. 18, GNA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has appealed for financial support and items including medical supplies, food and any other assistance for the victims of the mudslide and flood in Sierra Leone. The appeal was made in a statement signed by Ms Vivian K.A. Asempapa, the Director of Information and Public Affairs

  • Black Stars B sure of CHAN qualification

    August 18, 2017 11:48 AM

    Last weekend, the Ghanaian side twice ceded their lead as the Burkinabes fought back strongly and as a result, cannot afford to be complacent at home as their opponents could be eyeing an upset. Offensive midfielder Thomas Abbey told The Mirror this week that the players had learnt from their mistakes and had psyched themselves up for the battle ahead

  • The Latest: Chance of Sierra Leone survivors gets 'smaller'

    August 18, 2017 10:23 AM 1

    The Red Cross says they still hope to find survivors of Monday's deadly mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital "but the chances are getting smaller every day." Volunteers prepare graves during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The government

  • Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

    August 18, 2017 10:10 AM 2

    Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were "dangerous", a US-based digital rights group has said. The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer who died while protesting against a far-right rally in Charlottesville. This led to a backlash in which multiple web firms kicked the site off their

  • Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailings, criticism mounts

    August 18, 2017 8:37 AM 1

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case. An appeals court on Thursday jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy

  • Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

    August 18, 2017 6:02 AM 1

    Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as "politically motivated" as regional tensions simmer. The Salwa border crossing, a key passage for Muslims on the annual hajj pilgrimage, has been closed since June in a major diplomatic crisis

  • 10-year-old rape victim gives birth after Supreme Court denied her abortion

    August 18, 2017 5:59 AM 1

    A 10-year-old rape victim in India gave birth to a baby girl last month through cesarean after the Indian Supreme Court denied her permission to abort. The little girl is still not aware that she was pregnant since she was told the bulge was because she had a big stone in her stomach. An official told the BBC that the mother and the baby who is weighing

  • SC grants Rs 10 lakh to HIV+ rape victim for Bihar govt's negligence

    August 18, 2017 3:46 AM 1

    SC pulled up the Patna Medical College for not acting promptly when the victim sought an abortion The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Rs 10 lakh compensation to a rape victim who became pregnant but could not undergo an abortion even though she had approached the Patna Medical College in the 17th week of her pregnancy. Granting compensation for negligence

  • Malala wins place at Oxford University

    August 18, 2017 3:25 AM 2

    LONDON - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University. “So excited to go to Oxford!!” the 20-year-old posted on Twitter, along with a picture of the message she received confirming her acceptance on the philosophy

  • Activist gains place at Oxford

    August 18, 2017 3:25 AM 2

    Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screen shot of her "Congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics