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March 30, 2018

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for...

'Facts behind epidemic of heroin addiction gripping US'

America’s upsurge of heroin and prescription-pain-reliever addiction has become a major issue in the 2016 elections.It’s worse than ever: Deaths from overdoses of opioids (the drug category that includes heroin and prescription analgesics such ...

Anniversary of hidden CIA coup that toppled Nkrumah

February 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the CIA-engineered coup which removed Kwame Nkrumah as President of Ghana. In Killing Hope (2003), his seminal history of the countless coups, military interventions and assassination plots organised by the US acro ...

Counting the cost of deeply unpopular Afghanistan war

Much media and political fanfare has greeted news that British troops this week finally left their last base in war-torn Afghanistan after the invasion by the West 13 years ago.Little mention was made that the withdrawal marked the end of the UK’s fo ...

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive reignites fears in US

Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. The group had stopped at the Dollar General in Abbeville for snacks and cold drinks.As the kids teased each other on the sidewalk ou ...

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states.Diplomats and trave ...