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August 31, 2014

Albinos are target of gruesome attacks in Tanzania

In the past month, a spate of violent attacks in Tanzania targeting people with albinism for their body parts has highlighted a morbid practice linked to witchcraft.People with albinism, also known...

Pakistan faces growing opium scourge

May WilkersonPakistan's already-rampant drug problem is likely to worsen after withdrawal of troops from neighbouring Afghanistan - the world's leading producer of opium. The supply of opium and heroin (an opium derivative) into Pakistan has significantly ...

Twitter war declaration: how Israel announced attack on Gaza

The days of declaring war with a lengthy proclamation signed by a prime minister or president are in the past. Israel announced on Tuesday that it was launching a strike on the Gaza Strip, part of the Palestinian territories, with a single tweet. A message ...

Korea news blackout over country's racism charge

South Korea has been challenged by the United Nations (UN) under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in a case involving the country's compulsory repeat testing of foreign English teachers for AIDS.And acco ...

Unlikely hero: Rodney King dead at 47

Herbert Dyer JrLos Angeles experienced its worst ever public disturbances in 1992 following the acquittal of several white LA Policemen who, in '91, on hidden camera, were caught savagely beating black motorist Rodney King. This served as a wake-up call fo ...

Death zones for journalists revealed in shocking new report

Deadly, unpunished violence against the press rose sharply in Pakistan and Mexico, continuing a dark, years-long trend in both nations, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has found in its newly updated Impunity Index. CPJ's Impunity Index is compil ...

Cameron takes over as prime minister after Brown quits

John F Burns David Cameron, the Conservative party leader, became the UK’s prime minister this evening and announced the formation of a coalition government, capping a day of political negotiations that ended with the Tories returning to power after 13 yea ...

Volcano flight chaos leaves stranded passengers broke

Kristen Gellineau - Sydney, AustraliaA dangerous cloud of ash from a volcano erupting in Iceland has grounded flights in and out of Europe for days, leaving thousands of people stranded - and increasingly strapped for cash.Stuck passengers have had to shel ...

Haiti’s ‘curse’, the Christian right and a pact with ignorance

Controversial American televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that the earthquake which caused mass death and destruction in Haiti this week is the result of the Caribbean island’s “pact with the devil” made in the 17th century. Is this a true story or my ...

Rest In Peace President Hugo Chavez 1954-2013

This website is proud to have published many positive stories about the late Venezuelan President since this website was set up seven years ago, unlike his big media enemies.In May 2006, The-Latest's editor Marc Wadsworth had the privilege of meeting Hugo ...

Shocking homeless crisis in Haiti three years after earthquake

Bill Quigley and Amber RamanauskasDespite receiving billions of dollars in aid which was supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands of them are still homeless. They live in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of January 12 ...

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