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Putin Opponents Mount Protests on Eve of Inauguration

Putin Opponents Mount Protests on Eve of Inauguration

President Vladimir Putin faced protests two days before his inauguration for a record fourth term as his opponents called for Russians to take to the streets to denounce his two-decade-old rule. Opposition leader Alexey Navalny urged supporters to join unauthorized rallies in about 90 cities against corruption and censorship under the slogan “He’s not our […]

Palestinians head to Gaza-Israel border for weekly protests

Palestinians head to Gaza-Israel border for weekly protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians staged a sixth weekly protest Friday near Gaza’s border with Israel, some throwing stones and burning tires as Israeli soldiers fired live rounds and volleys of tear gas from across the border fence. Gaza’s ruling Hamas group, which has organized the marches, has said the protests […]

PDP queries President Buhari's London 'Technical Stopover'

PDP queries President Buhari's London 'Technical Stopover'

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru  and Dirisu YakubuABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Presidency to explain to Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged ‘technical stopover’ in London. Buhari returns to London The party also accused the President of leaving the United States for United Kingdom (UK), without transmitting a letter to the National Assembly in compliance […]

Israel Sees Iran War Looming as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits a Spark

Israel Sees Iran War Looming as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits a Spark

There have been coups and revolutions, external invasions and proxy conflicts, but the Middle East hasn’t seen a head-to-head war between major regional powers since the 1980s. There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran. The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight […]

India cities dominate world air pollution list

India cities dominate world air pollution list

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children are among the worst affected by air pollution Fourteen Indian cities are among the world’s 20 most polluted, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The study says the northern city of Kanpur tops the list of cities that had the highest PM2.5 levels in […]

Why International Workers' Day Isn't a Big Deal in the US

Why International Workers' Day Isn't a Big Deal in the US

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, a day where many countries choose to commemorate the working class. But for most people in the U.S., it’s just another Tuesday. Sure it gets its own Google Doodle, but as the rest of the world claims May Day as its Labor Day, Americans choose to celebrate it in […]

Abbas warns of unspecified 'tough steps' against Israel, US

Abbas warns of unspecified 'tough steps' against Israel, US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian National Council at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, April 30, 2018. (Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press) by Mohammed Daraghmeh | AP by Mohammed Daraghmeh | AP April 30 at 4:56 PM RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday told the PLO parliament, […]

North Korea to align with South's time zone as first practical step toward reconciliation

North Korea to align with South's time zone as first practical step toward reconciliation

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea starting May 5 “as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity,” the North’s state media said Monday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Kim leaves after […]

Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

Rotten durian causes Melbourne university evacuation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rotting durian was found in a library cupboard More than 500 students and teachers were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia, as a result of a smell initially suspected to be gas. But it turned out the “gas” that students smelt at a Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology […]

Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

Fire Breaks Out in Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Injuring at Least 4

MOSCOW — A fire broke out on Saturday in a high-rise that until recently had been a Trump-branded property in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, injuring at least four people. Footage on social media showed flames shooting out of the windows and smoke billowing from the 33-floor building, which is still under construction and had […]