UN court convicts Ratko Mladic of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

UN court convicts Ratko Mladic  of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

A May 29, 2011 file photo shows Bosnian Serb protesters holding posters depicting former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, during a protest in Mladic’s hometown of Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ratko Mladic will learn his fate on Nov. 22, 2017, when U.N. judges deliver verdicts in his genocide and war crimes trial. (AP File Photo)   […]

North Korea defector critically wounded; regains consciousness as video shows getaway under fire

North Korea defector critically wounded; regains consciousness as video shows getaway under fire

The CCTV footage regarding a North Korean soldier’s defection is seen during a news conference at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on November 22, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)   SEOUL, November 22 (Reuters): North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing […]

India’s North American coal imports may surge on domestic shortage

NEW DELHI, November 22 (Reuters): India’s coal imports from North America are likely to surge as buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel and a regional ban on petroleum coke, traders and cement company officials said.   Shipping data from Thomson Reuters showed that India’s coal imports from North […]

News in brief

Cabinet approves amendments to insolvency and bankruptcy code – TV NEW DELHI, November 22 (Reuters): The cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to prevent wilful defaulters from bidding for stressed assets, two TV channels reported citing unnamed sources. The finance ministry had earlier asked banks to ensure that wilful […]

Uganda police say raid newspaper, detain staff over article about president

KAMPALA, November 22 (Reuters): Ugandan police raided the office of a local newspaper, detaining staff and confiscating equipment on allegations it had published an inaccurate story, the paper’s lawyer and police said on Wednesday. The day before the Tuesday evening raid, Red Pepper, Uganda’s leading tabloid, published a story alleging that Rwanda believed President Yoweri […]

Blooming the urbanscape

Aheli Moitra   The Naga hills are currently resplendent in cherry blossom. The pink blooms dot the central parts of the hills, turning churning rides into fluffy tales.   This ride is particularly enjoyable in Mokokchung district. While Mokokchung town leaves much to envy for those who inhabit any urbanscape, much of the other parts […]

Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe watches a video presentation during the summit of the Southern African Development Community in Johannesburg, August 2008. (REUTERS File Photo)   Busani Bafana Inter Press Service   Robert Mugabe – the world’s oldest head of state – is dead, politically at least.   After 37 years in power, Mugabe, 93, had […]

Activists demand repeal of India tree-planting law

Rina Chandran Thomson Reuters Foundation   Activists are demanding the repeal of a law to increase forest cover by planting more trees, saying it is encouraging deforestation and depriving indigenous communities of their settlements and livelihoods.   The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, enacted in 2016, allocated 420 billion rupees ($6.4 billion) to state forest […]

Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization

Philip Marcelo Associated Press   The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.   “Weesowee mahkusunash,” says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag phrase for “yellow shoes” as she reads to a preschool class from Sandra Boynton’s […]

U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

A Rohingya refugee child carries firewood in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   WASHINGTON, November 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday labeled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and said it would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.   Referring […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa listens as President Robert Mugabe (not pictured) delivers his state of the nation address to the country’s parliament in Harare, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo   HARARE, November 22 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday, marking a new […]

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