A private jet reportedly carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed Wednesday in the city of Santos, a member of Campos’ political party said.
Brazil’s Globo News has reported Campos has died, though the site did not say how the … Read the rest
The Pentagon might not have boots on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by police on Saturday, but it does have wheels on the street.
Michelle McCaskill, media relations chief at the Defense Logistics Agency, … Read the rest
When an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer recently, it cast a “blinding” spotlight on a small police department “struggling for authority and relevance” in a “changing” demography, the Washington Post writes.
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Since the shooting, the
A pupil at King David School, in Linksfield, Johannesburg, has complained to the SA Human Rights Commission that he has been bullied and discriminated against for his views on Israel.
The Grade 12 pupil said: “If you are critical of … Read the rest
A man arrested in Zurich on suspicion of being involved in the theft and leaking of a medical file on injured ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was found hanged in his cell a week ago.
The man worked as an … Read the rest
Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region.
The accident occurred around 12.45pm on the Rhaetian Railway … Read the rest
The European Union will lift the sanctions it has imposed on Russia over the situation in Ukraine in one to three months, according to research conducted by the Danske Bank.
“We believe an escalating trade war would be unbearable for … Read the rest
By Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Titus.
On January 6, 2004, Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free … Read the rest
Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, the first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa, has died in hospital in Madrid, a spokeswoman for the city’s health authorities said on Tuesday.… Read the rest
As part of South Africa’s ongoing spate of black-on-white violence, a Pretoria court heard yesterday how a black house robber told a white Afrikaner woman: “You’re a rich, white bitch. Sex is nicer with a white woman.” Then he proceeded … Read the rest
Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows ‘more than it is telling’ about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process.
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had to apologise on Monday to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesperson calling the Latin American powerhouse a “diplomatic dwarf”.
The comment in July was made by spokesperson Yigal Palmor after … Read the rest
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa is expected to announce on Tuesday the removal of rhinos from the Kruger, taking them out of the poachers’ firing line.
SANParks officials were not informed of the decision.
Of the rhinos to be … Read the rest
In case Moscow proceeds with its plans to deliver humanitarian aid without the authorization from the authorities in Kiev further sanctions are likely to be imposed in regard to Russia.
Russia’s planned humanitarian aid for the embattled southeastern regions in … Read the rest