World Court weighs Britain’s claim to Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The legality of Britain’s claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, which house a major U.S. military base, will be considered by the International Court of Justice on Monday when it starts a week of hearings. Britain has overseen the islands since 1814 and in 1965 detached the Chagos [...]

2018-09-03T13:12:25+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

Breaking News; Chinese billionaire arrested for criminal sexual conduct in Minneapolis

Liu Qiangdong, the founder, Chairman and CEO of JD.com, attends the first World Internet Conference in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, China, November 19, 2014. On Friday, Minneapolis police arrested him for criminal sexual conduct. File Photo by Long Wei China/EPA Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Chinese billionaire was arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, [...]

2018-09-03T13:05:01+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

Film puts spotlight on landless estate workers in southern India

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plantation workers in southern India are the unlikely subjects of a Tamil language film whose director said he wanted to draw attention to their struggles, which remain largely unchanged despite the country’s fast economic growth. “Merku Thodarchi Malai” (The Western Ghats), shows the daily lives of workers on cardamom estates [...]

2018-09-02T20:04:01+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

Indian postmen to turn bankers with Modi’s new payments bank

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a payments bank on Saturday to turn postmen into bankers so they can offer financial services to the poor in rural areas and boost digital transactions. Modi has since 2014 sought to end what he has called “financial untouchability” by giving millions of people access [...]

2018-09-02T13:16:44+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

Brazilian court: Lula barred from presidential election

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Supporters marched to the Supreme Court of Justice to rally in favor of the registration of the candidacy of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for Brazil's president on Aug. 15. Since then, Brazil's top electoral court has ruled that Lula cannot run for re-election. File Photo by Joedson Alves/EPA-EFE [...]

2018-09-02T12:56:35+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

Amsterdam suspect’s knife attack on 2 Americans had ‘terrorist motive’

Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Netherlands police said Saturday that the suspect in stabbing of two Americans at central train station in Amsterdam the day before had a 'terrorist motive.' Police said Saturday the suspect had a "terrorist motive" and is believed to have acted alone. Police have only identified the suspect in the stabbing incident Friday at the [...]

2018-09-02T12:41:44+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

California Assembly passes state net neutrality law

A protester's sign indicates support of net neutrality at a Washington, D.C., rally on December 14, 2017. The California Assembly passed sweeping net neutrality legislation on Thursday. File.Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Aug. 31 (UPI) -- California State Assembly passed a sweeping net neutrality law prohibiting Internet providers from discriminatory practices. The law is in [...]

2018-09-02T12:35:20+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

Reindeer escapes Russian zoo, runs loose through city

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A witness in Russia captured video of a reindeer that escaped from a zoo being chased down the street by a man on horseback. The deer escaped Thursday from a zoo in Chelyabinsk and went running loose through the streets, witnesses said. The video shows the deer being pursued by a zoo employee riding [...]

2018-09-01T13:13:57+00:00September 1st, 2018|

India says to help Nepal build rail link to ………

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighboring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan. An agreement to study the feasibility of a rail line linking the [...]

2018-09-01T01:22:43+00:00September 1st, 2018|

Ugandans protest after lawmakers detained at airport

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Protests erupted in the Ugandan capital on Friday after police detained two lawmakers at the international airport as they prepared to travel abroad for medical care, witnesses said. People demonstrated in different parts of Kampala, burning tyres and piling rocks and other barricades in the middle of the roads. Police said the [...]

2018-09-01T01:18:39+00:00September 1st, 2018|