Brazil's Bolsonaro ridiculed after tweeting explicit carnival video
Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt to hit back at criticism of his administration during this year’s carnival.
Yemeni parents forced to ‘sell’ young daughters for food, Oxfam tells RT
With the bloody conflict in Yemen raging on, desperate parents choose to make their daughters child brides, feeling it is the only way to let other relatives survive the famine and destruction on the ground, Oxfam told RT.
Rumours grow of rift between Saudi king and crown prince
There are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told.King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen.
Oil Spill In Solomon Islands Threatens World Heritage Site
For more than a month, oil has been pouring out of a large ship that ran aground in the Solomon Islands next to a fragile UNESCO World Heritage site, and there's growing outrage that the companies responsible have not taken action to stop the environmental destruction.
Britain rejects International Court of Justice order to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Britain to hand back the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible.” This follows its landmark ruling that the UK’s occupation of the Chagos Islands was unlawful.
Northern Ireland civil servants fear targeting by paramilitaries
Civil servants in Northern Ireland are increasingly concerned that a no-deal Brexit could push them towards taking policy decisions that make public servants the target of dissident paramilitaries.After the suspension of Stormont more than two years ago, mandarins in the region say they fear they are being asked to make decisions that were once made by members of the assembly.
‘Whites should serve Blacks’: Controversial statements by South African party leader
South African politician Julius Malema has sparked outrage following the approval of a National Action Plan against racism, saying he doesn’t want the white population killed – he just wants them to serve the black population.“I don’t want blacks to work for whites. I want you to work for yourselves and white people will work for you.
U.N. Rights Chief Warns Of Threats From Inequality
Income inequality and disparities in access to resources are factors that pose serious threats to human rights across the globe and have already sparked violent protests in some countries, a top United Nations official said Wednesday.
University of Glasgow buildings evacuated over suspect package
A number of buildings at the University of Glasgow have been evacuated after a suspect package was found in the mailroom.A tweet from the university said it was acting under advice from Police Scotland.
Xi Jinping's dream to connect the entire world economy with Chinese-built infrastructure is poised to claim its biggest victory yet
Italy is reportedly preparing to join China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the massive trade project aiming to connect the country to dozens of nations across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas through Chinese-built infrastructure.