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August 22, 2017 9:03 AM Where does the Trump presidency go now? After the last week, it looks like a descent into barbarism

When the president of the United States turns neo-Nazi apologist, it's time for the left to come together VIDEO During Donald Trump’s disgraceful press conference last Tuesday, the president of the United States became the world’s leading neo-Nazi apologist. As the New York Times aptly put it in its report, Trump gave “white supremacists an unequivocal 65

August 20, 2017 11:17 AM A total eclipse of the States

Americans are gearing up for a coast-to-coast total eclipse that can be seen within driving range of 200 million people. During the American eclipse of 1854, photography was in its infancy. Back then, William and Frederick Langenheim were among the small number of shutterbugs who captured the event on sheets of silver-plated copper, known as daguerreotypes 111

August 19, 2017 7:03 AM Barcelona terror attacks: police hunt for suspected driver

Younes Abouyaaqoub said to be at centre of investigation into massacre on Las Ramblas Police in Spain are hunting the suspected driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona. Spanish media has named Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub (22) as the suspected driver, according to reports. A man previously reported as the key suspect 64

August 18, 2017 8:54 AM Will Apple’s iOS 11 ‘Cop Button’ Help Protect iPhone and iPad Privacy?

The upcoming version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system has a feature that people are calling the "cop button," as it would stop authorities from being able to unlock your iPhone or iPad by forcing you to place your finger on the Touch ID sensor. As discovered by a programmer who was playing with the beta version of iOS 11—and reported by The Verge 39

August 17, 2017 12:00 PM Here’s what made Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem last month so successful

When two soldiers were killed in occupied East Jerusalem a few weeks ago, it set off a chain reaction of Israeli punitive measures, Palestinian protests and violence. The Israeli government ramped up its presence in the Old City, installing metal detectors and security cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Palestinians reacted with mass protest tactics 57

August 17, 2017 9:00 AM BDP wars finally in court

The case is pitting BDP activist, Otto Masogo against Chidzani Casper Mokgwebe (31), Boago Phiri, (25) and Otsile Moses (25). They are charged with assaulting Masogo at Donga Junior School on March 11. The hostility between Masogo and police constable Mokgwebe, and his self-employed fellow accused, was allegedly instigated by differences over the handling 35

August 17, 2017 6:29 AM Law that 'rewarded rapists' is scrapped

Activists are celebrating in Lebanon after a law that absolved rapists if they married their victims was scrapped. The legislation, which had been in place 68 years, condemns girls to a lifetime of sexual violence, say campaigners. Lebanon has become the latest country to abolish such laws after Jordan and Tunisia took similar action in recent weeks 56

August 17, 2017 2:43 AM Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community

Call for Police to Shoot Activists ‘Reprehensible’ Activists hold placards as they protest against what they say are drug-related extrajudicial killings, during the International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philippines December 10, 2016. Duterte should immediately withdraw his statement or be investigated for possibly instigating or inciting violence 67

August 14, 2017 11:01 AM 70 years of pain across the India-Pakistan border

From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal. Thousands will cheer at the Wagah border crossing this week as the two countries celebrate the anniversaries of their independence, when British India was carved into two nations 104

August 11, 2017 1:31 PM Venezuela's oil industry is 'sitting on a volcano' as crisis escalates

It is crucial for Maduro to maintain the loyalty of the armed forces, but signs are emerging that the lower and middle rungs of the military are splintering, said Scott Modell, managing director at risk consultancy the Rapidan Group. "We have corroborated alarming levels of anti-Maduro sentiment within the armed forces. However, that hasn't coalesced 61