Asia

Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable”. Officials warn that St Martin is almost destroyed, and … read more

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi slams ‘iceberg of ‘misinformation’ over Rohingya

Global outrage over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslims is being fuelled by “a huge iceberg of misinformation”, Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday, after the UN led calls for her government to end violence that has forced 146,000 … read more

Mighty Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean island of Barbuda

AFP : Monster Hurricane Irma slammed into the island of Barbuda early on Wednesday as it barreled its way across the Caribbean packing ferocious winds and potential for towering coastal surges. The eye of the rare Category Five storm made … read more

Machetes vs machine guns: Rohingya militants outgunned in Myanmar

AFP : Farmhand-turned-fighter Ala Uddin abandoned the Rohingya Muslim militants battling Myanmar’s army once he realised they were armed with little more than clubs and machetes — a mismatch that has nonetheless drawn scores to the nascent cause. Armed with … read more

Outspoken journalist’s murder sparks outcry in India

Outspoken journalist’s murder sparks outcry in India Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation Wednesday into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sent shockwaves … read more

Physical Signs of Depression That Most People Don’t Know

Physical Signs of Depression That Most People Don’t Know Feeling sad from time to time is a normal part of life, but being depressed is a very different thing. It can cause a variety of symptoms – both emotional and … read more

North Korea vows to ‘sharpen its nuclear sword’ in WORLD WAR 3 threat to USA

North Korea vows to ‘sharpen its nuclear sword’ in WORLD WAR 3 threat to USA NORTH Korea has sparked fears of all-out war with the USA after threatening to “sharpen its nuclear sword” as tensions continue to escalate. North Korea … read more

Pictorial: Bahir Dar city shuts down businesses to commemorate one year anniversary of protest killings

ADDIS STANDARD – Addis Abeba, August 07/2017 Several businesses in the city of Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara Regional state, 558 kms from Addis Abeba, have spent today closed off.   Residents of the city are commemorating the … read more