Never again: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Never again: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Every year, on April 24, hundreds of thousands of Armenians around the world hold their hands together to demand justice and pay homage to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century. In 1915-1923, more than 1.5 million Armenians were deliberately killed or sent on...

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Lock-down South Africa. There is no good news.

Lock-down South Africa. There is no good news.

Words and pictures by Rod McGregor For the healthy, strong and privileged, the COVID19 enforced lock-down may not be much more than an inconvenient over-bingeing of streaming services or box sets, social distancing and comfortable self-isolation. For shack dwellers in rural and urban townships in South Africa it is yet another...

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Six Dead and Hundreds Injured in Iran Earthquake

Six Dead and Hundreds Injured in Iran Earthquake

Just after 2:00 on Friday morning, a massive earthquake struck near the town of Tark in Iran. Crowd stampedes were mostly to blame for the 300 people injured following the earthquake, according to local state-run media. Iran sits on the border of two convergent tectonic plates, which makes the country...

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California faces huge power cuts as wildfires rage

California faces huge power cuts as wildfires rage

An estimated 1.5 million more people in California are set to lose power on Tuesday 29th October as a utility firm tries to stop damaged cables triggering wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) already faces an investigation by regulators after cutting supplies to 970,000 homes and businesses. It announced that...

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International News October

International News October

Lost Renaissance masterpiece discovered in Frenchwoman’s kitchen A 13thcentury painting of Christ’s Passion by the early Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in the kitchen of an elderly woman in the town of Compiègne, north of Paris. The piece was initially discovered by an auctioneer in June this year when...

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Diplomacy in Crisis

Diplomacy in Crisis

 As an infamous German dictator once said, “When diplomacy ends, War begins”. The darkest period of the 20th Century could easily be defined by this statement, when Europe was in turmoil after two massive wars and the rest of the world scrambling to take sides or risk being swallowed up...

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International News Roundup August 2019

International News Roundup August 2019

ANATOLIKI MANI, GREECE   Chiselled out of rock in a cave on the Southern Peloponnese peninsula came a piece of skull which researchers now claim is the oldest human fossil outside of Africa. Excavated out of a limestone cliff in the early 1970s, the fragment was originally put in a...

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UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

Five years ago today (July 17) Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine resulting in the deaths of 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.  Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid tribute to the victims by announcing that the UK will provide financial support...

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Waste Wars: A New Dump

Waste Wars: A New Dump

Big countries are feeling the pressure of overstocked landfills as environmental regulations and trade agreements shake up traditional waste flows. The world produces 2.1 billion tonnes of rubbish each year with only 16% recycled and 46% disposed of unsustainably. Countries such as China, once the dumping ground for almost 4...

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Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

During the first official royal visit to the country, on June 12th 2019, HRH The Countess of Wessex joined The Reverend Nadim Nassar, Founder and Executive Director of the Awareness Foundation, in order to meet six graduates of the Foundation’s ‘Ambassadors for Peace’ programme. Ambassadors for Peace is an ecumenical,...

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