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April 26, 2017 2:24 PM Press freedoms in model democracies on the decline: Report

Nearly two-thirds of countries worldwide have measured deterioration in press freedom, according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index released Wednesday. The World Press Freedom index has been compiled annually since 2002 by Reporters without Borders, an international nonprofit that advocates for freedom of information and the press. This year’s finding 12

April 26, 2017 12:50 PM This is why the media in the UK and the US isn't apparently as 'free' as it used to be

An obsession with surveillance and attacks on the media by anti-establishment politicians are responsible for a declining state of media freedom in democratic countries such as the UK, according to new findings. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) highlighted the danger of a “tipping point” in the state of media freedom in leading democracies as it published 52

April 26, 2017 5:33 AM Tahfiz beating: Boy's condition takes a turn for the worse

JOHOR BARU: The condition of 11-year-old Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi has become more critical now, as an operation to amputate his right hand was aborted. His aunt, Dzuraidah Ahmad said that she can only help by praying for his recovery upon being informed that her nephew's condition took a turn for the worse today. "Pray for the best for Thaqif 7

April 26, 2017 4:00 AM Goya calls for privatisation of fire and emergency services

Officiating at the graduation ceremony of 38 fire fighters over the weekend, Goya called upon private companies to help the Government run other departments. “The time has come for the Government to privatise some of the services such as this department. I don’t see any harm in that, and I even call upon the private sector to help the Government with the burden 32

April 26, 2017 4:00 AM Woman still missing 14 days after drinking spree

Police District No.5 Officer commanding, Superintendent Peter Gochela explained in an interview Monday that the woman has been missing since April 15. The woman hails from Legonono ward in Gumare. Gochela explained that woman was with other three friends in Gumare having a nice time during Easters. He explained that the four revellers drove to the outskirts 15

April 25, 2017 9:26 AM Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase was always a nasty piece of work

WHEN the Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase was in his prime it was easy to see why he was affectionately known as the Bucharest Buffoon. Yes, he screamed at umpires and swore at linesmen. But he was also the clown prince who charmed us with pranks such as borrowing a policeman’s helmet, hiding under the Centre Court tarpaulin and putting a mouse in Arthur 39

April 25, 2017 5:00 AM State Lawyer Arrested For Possession Of A ‘Bloody Gun’

“The gun was found in her office on Wednesday after a tip-off from some police officers. She was then arrested and detained by Central Police Station where she is awaiting to be whisked away to Kutlwano Police Station in Francistown,” the source said. It is however not clear how the gun got to be in the possession of the said prosecutor. Central Police 13

April 25, 2017 5:00 AM Anal Sex Horror: Teenage Boy Charged With Offence

The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 15 years-old when he allegedly committed the offence while his victim was nine years-old and was doing his primary education at a local school. The complainant told prosecutor Gasemotho Pitlagano in his examination-in-chief that on the day the accused allegedly sexually molested him, he was at home with his three 14

April 24, 2017 4:56 PM At 'sit-ins' and barricades, Venezuela protesters try to keep momentum

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans erected barricades with garbage and even bathtubs on Monday and snarled traffic with mass "sit-ins" along major thoroughfares to press their demand for early elections as anti-government protests entered a fourth week. Ten people have been killed during near daily clashes this month between security forces armed with rubber 29

April 24, 2017 8:31 AM Macron, Le Pen Head to Runoff in French Presidential Race

Final results from France’s first round of presidential elections confirmed that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and nationalist, anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen are heading into a runoff in two weeks, in what analysts describe as a political earthquake in France. “In one year, we have entirely changed French politics,” Macron said at a victory 53