12:31 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African ivory carvings ahead of next week's visit by Britain's Prince William, a strong critic of the ivory trad
9:25 pm February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
The "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London
8:30 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear program over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020, US researchers warned on Tuesday.
7:32 am February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
The American public has grown more supportive of the US fight against the Islamic State group, with nearly two-thirds now backing the air campaign against the jihadists, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
7:21 am February 25, 2015 | No Comment
World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.
9:11 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Police in Pakistan have arrested a schoolgirl for trying to extort money from wealthy men by pretending she was linked to Taliban militants, officers said on Tuesday.
8:45 pm February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The world will have to cooperate with Syria to halt the trade in looted antiquities that helps fund jihadist groups, Syria’s culture minister said, putting the onus on Turkey to stop the smuggling across their shared frontier.
10:52 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and regional power India voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.
8:16 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
As many as 13,000 victims of slavery in Britain are forced to work in factories and farms, sold for sex in brothels, or imprisoned in domestic servitude, among other forms of exploitation, according to the Home Office (interior ministry). In response to the problem, the government announced in 2013 a draft bill which would raise the maximum penalty for traffickers to life imprisonment. The Modern Slavery Bill is widely expected to be passed before elections in May.
7:41 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
A UN report is calling for drones to be deployed in most peacekeeping missions as part of a major technological leap needed to help the United Nations confront world crises, the lead expert of the study said on Monday.
7:36 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated and 40 more will be banned from leaving the country as Europe cracks down on would-be jihadists planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.
7:31 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
A toddler suffering from measles has died in the German capital, health authorities said on Monday, amid the country’s worst outbreak in years and a debate about vaccinations.
7:21 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study on Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.
11:05 am February 23, 2015 | No Comment
An undercover report on Sunday accused two British former foreign ministers of offering to use their positions to help a private company in exchange for payment.
10:01 am February 23, 2015 | No Comment
A girl thought to be as young as 7 years old killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria on Sunday as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
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