South Africa struggled Monday to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela. “The world literally is coming to South Africa,” said the government’s head of public diplomacy, Clayson ... Read More »
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South Africa struggled Monday to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100...
China – A man jumped to his death after a furious row with his girlfriend who insisted they go...
The Catholic archbishop of Perth, Western Australia, has issued an unreserved apology to the victims...
Thailand’s premier has called a snap election to try to defuse the kingdom’s political c...
No fewer than four people have been killed when a commuter train collided with a fuel truck near the...
China – A man jumped to his death after a furious row with his girlfriend who insisted they go into another clothes shop. CCTV shows Tao Hsiao, 38, escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded ... Read More »
The Catholic archbishop of Perth, Western Australia, has issued an unreserved apology to the victims of s*xual abuse at the hands of those within the church. And as the child abuse Royal Commission began its investigations into the Catholic Church, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe also revealed he was considering appointing staff ... Read More »
Thailand’s premier has called a snap election to try to defuse the kingdom’s political crisis but protesters have kept up their fight to topple her government with an estimated 100,000 demonstrators flooding the streets of Bangkok. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has faced more than a month of sometimes-violent street protests ... Read More »
No fewer than four people have been killed when a commuter train collided with a fuel truck near the Indonesian capital Jakarta, derailing a women-only carriage which burst into flames, officials said. An AFP correspondent saw six people being taken to hospital in ambulances. Both the carriage and tanker were ... Read More »
The president of the Central African Republic has admitted to Al Jazeera that he is not in complete control of his country. Michel Djotodia said he could not stop armed groups operating in the country, as a wave of killings left hundreds dead in just a few days. “It is ... Read More »
At least 30 people have been killed in a series of bombings in and around Baghdad, security and medical officials have said. The blasts, which hit eight areas of Baghdad and a neighbouring Madain town on Sunday, also wounded at least 57 others, the sources said. The deadliest attack was ... Read More »
As protesters prepare to resume protests after suspending it as a mark of respect for Thailand’s king, Bhumibol Adulyadej as he celebrated his 86th birthday, Thailand’s main opposition party announced Sunday it was resigning from Parliament to protest what it called “the illegitimacy” of the government. The move deepens the ... Read More »
Mandela’s Funeral: Iranian Newspaper Calls Obama ‘Head Of The Great Satan Government’, Warns President To Avoid Meeting Him In South Africa
The funeral service of Nelson Mandela could be a “trap” for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because he could run into US President Barack Obama, a hardline Iranian daily warned Sunday. The Islamic republic has yet to announce who will travel to South Africa for Tuesday’s memorial service and next Sunday’s ... Read More »
South Africa, Saturday, started preparing for what has been dubbed ‘a historic, unprecedented’, funeral for Nelson Mandela. Presidents, religious leaders and cultural figureheads from all corners of the world are expected for the funeral, which will see a cortege with Mandela’s coffin pass through the streets of Pretoria on three ... Read More »
Fourteen Islamist women jailed for 11 years for a peaceful protest in Egypt will be released after a court slashed their sentences in a case that had outraged opposition groups and human rights campaigners. Seven girls aged under 18 had also been sent to juvenile prison in the same case ... Read More »
A hospital in the capital of the Central African Republic has been attacked by armed gunmen, according to Al Jazeera sources. At least ten people were killed when Seleka rebels arrived late on Friday night at Bangui’s Amitie hospital, where many of those wounded from days of violence were being ... Read More »
The United States welcomed North Korea’s release of a US Korean War veteran held for more than a month, and urged Pyongyang to also release another US detainee. Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old from California, was deported “from a humanitarian viewpoint,” the North’s official news agency KCNA said, citing his “sincere ... Read More »
Chinese authorities have issued an orange alert as smog choked central and eastern China causing an increase in the number of people seeking treatment in hospitals for respiratory problems. The alert was on Saturday raised from yellow to the second-highest level on China’s four-tier warning system for extreme weather, as ... Read More »
Over 100 migrants have been rescued from a small boat in the Mediterranean, Italian coast guards say. The 12-metre boat was in difficulties in strong winds on Saturday, but coast guards managed to get the 115 on board it – including 25 children – into their own vessels and then ... Read More »
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President will be buried in his ancestral village on December 15, President Zuma has said. Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95. Mandela, the country’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerged from 27 ... Read More »
French soldiers have killed unidentified fighters in the capital of the Central African Republic near the airport, a French army spokesman told the Reuters news agency. The army shot the men in clashes early on Thursday in Bangui, the official said. More French troops rumbled into the country on Friday, ... Read More »
A Somali legislator has been killed in the capital, Mogadishu, when a bomb planted under his car exploded at the entrance to the heavily-fortified compound of the presidential palace, a senior police official said. Warsame Faysal was killed on Friday, police said. “He went to pray in a mosque inside the presidential palace. When he ... Read More »
Nelson Mandela, former South African president has died at the age of 95. The widely respected leader inspired countless individuals with his life and the words he said. Here are some of the words of the Nobel Peace Prize winner fondly called Madiba the world will never forget: 1. “Difficulties ... Read More »
World leaders have started paying their last respects to one the world’s most revered leaders who passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa. Former South African president Nelson Mandela whose life preached peace, unity and freedom became a prominent international figure, first as a leading human rights campaigner in South Africa ... Read More »