Author Archive for World

Hague court orders Dutch state to pay out over colonial massacres

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Daniel Boffey in Brussels Courtesy The Guardian (UK) Indonesian man forced to watch his father’s execution is among those who will get compensation An Indonesian man forced to watch his father’s summary execution by a Dutch soldier when he was 10 years old has spoken of his gratitude after a court in The Hague ordered […]

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US Threatens Families Of Int’l Criminal Court Staff If They Try Americans For War Crimes

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

by Tyler Durden Courtesy Authored by Ben Norton via, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened the family members of International Criminal Court staff, vowing that Washington will take punitive action against them if the court tries American soldiers for war crimes. Pompeo also announced an intensification of unilateral US sanctions on Iran and Syria, which […]

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Coronavirus: UK schools, colleges and nurseries to close from Friday

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy BBC Schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will close except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. This academic year’s exams will not go ahead in England and Wales; decisions are […]

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Racism, finger-pointing, politicizing is the American way

Monday, March 16th, 2020

By Wang Wenwen Source:Global Times Published: The novel coronavirus epidemic has exposed the deep-seated bigotry and substandard manner of some American elites. While China has made enormous sacrifices to contain the spread of the epidemic, and when China’s successful practice has gained other countries sufficient time to be alerted and prepared, some Americans just seek […]

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European colonial powers still loth to admit historical evils

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Guardian Netherlands, Germany and Belgium are still coming to terms with their overseas legacies The Netherlands Visiting Indonesia this week, King Willem-Alexander apologised for his country’s excessive violence” in its former colony, saying the past could not be erased but must be acknowledged. But while the Dutch view of their colonial history is shifting, the […]

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Jacqueline Fernandez says she was asked to get a nose job, change her name to Muskaan when she entered Bollywood

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Courtesy Hindustan Times, New Delhi Jacqueline Fernandez opened up about all kinds of ridiculous advice she received when she started out in Bollywood. When Sri Lankan beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez decided to pursue a career in Bollywood, she got all kinds of advice on how to fit in. In an interview with Pinkvilla, she revealed that a lot of […]

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Populism and nationalism bedevil India-US relations

Monday, February 24th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Trade relations have hit the rocks but India will buy US weapons India and the US frequently trumpet goodwill for each other describing each other as democracies” and as strategic partners” against a common rival, China. But India and the US are not on the same page in several substantive […]

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Indians Rule the World

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

World News Trump, Putin and Xi were arguing on Who’s in charge of the world?… US, Russia or China? Without any conclusion, they turned to Modi and asked him Who’s in charge of the world?… Modi’s replied ‘All I know is’:- 1. Google CEO is an Indian 2. Microsoft CEO is an Indian 3. Citigroup […]

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‘Halt Nipah project with Indian lab’: Govt tells US health agency

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Sudhi Ranjan Sen Hindustan Times, New Delhi CDC, America’s front line public health agency, has partnered with Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR) to carry out illness surveillance across India.Hindustan Times, New Delhi India has asked the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop funding research in India without government approval […]

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China’s vanishing mosques – BBC News

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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China bans Muslim students from attending religious classes

Monday, January 27th, 2020

TRT World China has banned Muslim children from attending religious classes during winter holidays in Linxia which is home to more than a million Muslims.

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British Colonials Starved to Death 60 Million-Plus Indians

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

On 2018-05-30 by Hits: 1726 The chronic want of food and water, the lack of sanitation and medical help, the neglect of means of communication, the poverty of educational provision, the all-pervading spirit of depression that I have myself seen to prevail in our villages after over a hundred years of British rule make […]

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Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help ‘repair the damage’

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Brittany Shepherd National Politics Reporter Courtesy NEW YORK — Billionaire and presidential candidate Tom Steyer reiterated his support Wednesday for reparations for African-Americans suffering from the legacy of slavery. We would retell the story over the last 401 years so everybody understands not just the legalized, institutionalized injustice in racism — which is definitely […]

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NATO ‘Bombed’ Libya’s Statehood – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik Earlier this day, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Libyan National Army (LNA) leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar had left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj. Commenting on the failure to reach a ceasefire agreement between Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar […]

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UK Judge Forbids Parents to Protest Outside of Schools Against Sodomy Lessons for Children

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Courtesy Russian Insider Justice Warby stipulated that the restriction “does not amount to unlawful discrimination against the protesters” Despite Ofsted declaring the lessons to be “age-appropriate”, some families have claimed that classes teaching LGBT education to their children are in contradiction to their religious outlook and are not appropriate for students of ages 4 to […]

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Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal dies in road accident in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Courtesy PTI The 80-year-old author was travelling along with his family in a van, which crashed into a container truck. COLOMBO:  Renowned Hindi author Ganga Prasad Vimal and his two family members were killed in a road accident in southern Sri Lanka, police said on Wednesday. The 80-year-old author was travelling along with his family […]

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Lawyer Christopher Staker’s full transcript in Myanmar defense against genocide lawsuit

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 The following is the full excerpt of Christopher Staker for the defense of Myanmar against The Gambia’s accusations of genocide at The International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands on December 11 2019. LACK OF PRIMA FACIE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT; LACK OF PRIMA FACIE STANDING OF THE GAMBIA; INAPPROPRIATENESS OF THE PROVISIONAL MEASURES […]

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Tokyo goes it alone in support of Myanmar and Cambodia

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei staff writer Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review Japan offers economic aid with eye on crucial sea lanes in the region Buddhist monks carry the Cambodian and Japanese flags. Japan provided assistance to the Southeast Asian country after its leading opposition party was dissolved.   © Reuters TOKYO — Japan is digging in deeper in support […]

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s ICJ speech in full

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Courtesy THE MYANMAR TIMES Thank you, Mr President and Members of the Court. It is an honour to appear as Agent of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar in these proceedings, in my capacity as Union Minister of Foreign Affairs. For materially less resourceful countries like Myanmar, the World Court is a vital refuge […]

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yanmar: Thousands Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi Ahead of Hague Court Hearing

Monday, December 9th, 2019

VOA Thousands of supporters waved banners and colorful portraits of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, December 7, in an ostentatious show of their loyalty on the eve of her departure for the U.N.’s top court to face genocide charges over the Rohingya crisis. The Myanmar leader is set to testify at the International […]

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Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Dr David Hoile Courtesy: Africa Research Centre shows how the ICC has ignored all European or Western human rights abuses in conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq or human rights abuses by Western client states. The Africa Research Centre published Justice Denied: The Reality of the International Criminal Court, a 610-page study of […]

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What the World can learn from Japan and China

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019


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Taming the Dalit Panthers? Dalit Politics in Tamilnadu’

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gorringe, H Courtesy Journal of South Asian Development Vol. 2 (1): pp51-73 Abstract: Although Dalit orators and slogans threaten (or promise) to ‘turn Tamilnadu on its head’, the 2006 state elections offer Dalit analysts pause for thought. In compromising its principles and allying with established parties, the Dalit Panther Iyyakkam (Movement) – the largest Dalit […]

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Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, had visited Sri Lanka

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 10: The 550 th. anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, a 16 th.Century Indian saint who founded Sikhism, was celebrated all over the world on November 9. Today, Sikhism is the fifth largest organized religion with 30 million followers across the globe. The anniversary was marked by the […]

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The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 “Information Clearing House” -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest […]

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Mixed-race soldier, 48, sues MOD for £100,000 claiming he was forced from his job after being compared to Scaramanga’s henchman Nick Nack by a comrade

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Courtesy  RICHARD SPILLETT FOR MAILONLINE Former TA reservist launches High Court claim over alleged racist taunts His lawyer tells court that comrades acted as if ‘it was 20 or 30 years ago’ Army vehemently denies racism in its ranks, saying the comments were ‘banter’ The issue is set to be decided by a High Court […]

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Do victims and descendants in former European colonies have a legal right to reparatory justice?

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Courtesy And do those who had committed these crimes, and who have been enriched by the proceeds of these crimes, have a reparatory case to answer? How Reparations Can Help Eradicate Poverty and Secure SDGs Photo: Mother in shreds of clothing with child begging on the […]

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Syrian Democratic Forces say Baghdadi’s underwear was DNA tested before raid

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia October 29 (Reuters) – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s underpants were obtained by an undercover source and DNA tested to prove his identity before an operation by U.S. forces to kill him, an advisor to the Syrian Democratic Forces said on Monday. Polat Can, a senior advisor to the Kurdish-led SDF, gave […]

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Largehearted Bangladesh pays a heavy price for hosting Rohingyas

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, September 12 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh today hosts the biggest refugee camp in the world. It became so, suddenly and brutally. The flow of refugees was not a trickle but a monsoon flood. But unlike many countries of the world, we (Bangladeshis) rose to the occasion. It was with the warmest of […]

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Libya gave the world a unique treaty which should be copied by all ex-colonial powers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Middle East  Muammar Gaddafi [File photo] Dr Mustafa Fetouri August 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm Friday 30 August is the 11th anniversary of the treaty signed by Libya and Italy on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation bringing to an end a long, turbulent chapter of relations between Rome and its former colony. It is not […]

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