Archive for November, 2016

Massive Fidel Castro tribute rally held in Cuba’s Havana

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Massive Fidel Castro tribute rally held in Cuba’s Havana

People gather at the Revolution Square to pay homage to late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, in Havana, on November 29, 2016. (Photos by AFP) Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in a mass rally held in tribute to recently deceased Cuban leader  Castro. The crowds took to […]

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Protests erupt in Haiti against presidential election results

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Protests erupt in Haiti against presidential election results

A protester burns tires while supporters of Fanmi Lavalas political party march to claim the victory of their candidate in the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 27, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Haiti appears to be teetering on the brink of a political and social upheaval again. The preliminary results from the […]

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Hong Kong’s anti-China lawmakers lose court appeal

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Hong Kong’s anti-China lawmakers lose court appeal

Pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung (L) and Yau Wai-ching (R) speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Two pro-independence lawmakers in Hong Kong have lost their appeal against a ruling preventing them from taking up their seats in the parliament over […]

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Indonesians take to streets to call for peace before Muslims rally

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Indonesians take to streets to call for peace before Muslims rally

Indonesians take part in a rally to call for peace and unity in Jakarta, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) People have taken to the streets in Indonesia to call for peace and unity ahead of an upcoming major rally by Muslims against the governor of the capital, Jakarta. The […]

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Iran and Romania sign $700 million energy deal

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Iran and Romania sign $700 million energy deal

An aerial of Mehran in western Iran near the Iraqi border (Photo by IRNA) Iran and Romania have signed an initial agreement to build a 1,000-megawatt power station near the Iraqi border, IRNA says.  The agreement was signed during a recent trip by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to […]

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Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa offers deal to end pilots’ walkout

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Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa offers deal to end pilots’ walkout

Lufthansa pilots protest in front of the Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa has offered its striking pilots a new pay rise deal in the hope that the days of a walkout that has cost the company tens of millions of […]

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Court sentences Bahraini journalist to three months in jail

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Court sentences Bahraini journalist to three months in jail

The file photo shows Bahraini forces during clashes with anti-regime demonstrators. A criminal court in Bahrain has sentenced a journalist to three months in prison for a message posted on Twitter deemed insulting to Wahhabi extremism, a dominant faith in Saudi Arabia. The France-based Reporters Without Borders, known by its […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin picks young former banker Maxim Oreshkin as economy minister

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Russian President Vladimir Putin picks young former banker Maxim Oreshkin as economy minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with the deputy finance minister and the future economy minister, Maxim Oreshkin, at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has elevated a relatively young former banker to the position of economy minister. Putin on Wednesday […]

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Donald Trump offering special inauguration tickets of up to $1mn

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Donald Trump offering special inauguration tickets of up to $1mn

President Barack Obama addresses his supporters during the inaugural address for his second term in the White House, Washington, D.C, January 20, 2013. (Photo by AFP) Donald Trump’s inauguration committee is offering a variety of expensive perks for donors who are seeking special access to the Republican president-elect and his administration […]

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About 900 hateful incidents recorded after Donald Trump election

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About 900 hateful incidents recorded after Donald Trump election

Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower after marching through downtown protesting against President-elect Donald Trump on November 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images) US civil rights groups have urged President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly condemn racism and bigotry, pointing to nearly 900 racially motivated violent incidents recorded in […]

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