Gaza deaths: Israel must address excessive use of force, Zeid says

Gaza deaths: Israel must address excessive use of force, Zeid says

U.N. high commissioner for human rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on Israel to avoid excessive force as protesters gathered for a fifth week of demonstrations. In a press release on Friday, 27th of April, the High Commissioner also called for those responsible for the deaths and injuries...

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Google’s civil war

Google’s civil war

As recently as a decade ago Google’s company image verged on beloved. Buoyed by a tide of Steve Jobs-style cool, the corporate giant (even in 2008 giant seemed to sell the search engine short: ‘juggernaut’ perhaps? ‘behemoth’?) had parlayed their superior product and canny artistic flair into the kind of...

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New laws may hike up London rents

New laws may hike up London rents

51% of London Landlords will be forced to raise their tenants rents due to a rise in stamp duty for property owners, the tenant fees ban and loss of tax relief on buy-to-let properties, warns online letting agent, MakeUrMove. A survey carried out by MakeUrMove and 3Gem indicates that the...

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Kuwait expels Philippines Ambassador

Kuwait expels Philippines Ambassador

On April 25th, Kuwait gave a one-week deadline for the Philippines ambassador to leave the oil-rich Gulf Arab nation over an ongoing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over the treatment of Filipino migrant workers. According to state-run Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Kuwait has also recalled its own ambassador from...

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Nicaragua: The situation so far

Nicaragua: The situation so far

Since they began on April 18th, massive protests and rioting continues in Nicaragua even after activists defeated the proposed social security reforms which triggered the demonstrations. The demonstrations swelled after a harsh police crackdown, censorship of the media, and the death of a journalist. Accused of trying to build a...

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