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Protesters march near Biarritz demanding action from G7 leaders : The Standard

Fires are devastating large swathes of the forest which is considered a vital bulwark against climate change.

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Tripoli,  Flights were temporarily suspended Saturday at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport after it was hit by a rocket as two civilian flights were landing, airport authorities said. "Flights are suspended until further notice due to rocket fire," the Mitiga airport said on its Facebook page....

British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations

The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes - taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September - in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and...

South Africa impounds Air Tanzania’s plane

A plane owned by Tanzania's state-run airline was seized in Johannesburg by South African authorities, a senior government official said. Mr Leonard Chamuriho, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, said in a statement that the plane belonging to Air Tanzania Company Limited was...

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Hong Kong, Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days. Earlier thousands...

Donald Trump hits back at China in tariffs war

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump hit back at China in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods. Trump slammed the "unfair Trading Relationship," and said "China should not have put new...

Enraged Trump likens Federal Reserve chief to ‘enemy’ China : The Standard

Trump has repeatedly accused the Fed of keeping monetary policy too tight.

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fuelled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say. The dramatic scale of this year's fires is...

Zimbabwe opposition official arrested over protests

HARARE A senior official of Zimbabwe's main opposition party has been arrested for failing to stop an outlawed protest, the party said Friday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) organised several protests to highlight the collapsing economy in the southern African country, but the government has launched a...

South Sudan lawmakers approve 1.6 bln USD budget

  JUBA,    South Sudanese lawmakers on Wednesday finally passed the 2019/20 fiscal budget estimated at 208.16 billion pounds (1.6 billion U.S. dollars) after previously postponing it over failure to pay outstanding salaries of civil servants.    Anthony Lino Makana, speaker of Parliament, said the lawmakers...

Angola hosts summit to reach Rwanda-Uganda peace agreement

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame pose for a photo after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which ceases the hostilities between the two central African states in Luanda, Angola, Aug. 21, 2019. (Xinhua/Francisco Miudo) LUANDA,...

Fuel supplies halted to debt-ridden Air India

Mumbai, Air India called Friday for government help after oil companies stopped supplying the debt-ridden national flag carrier with jet fuel at six domestic airports due to late payment of dues. "We have huge outstanding debts and are awaiting equity support from the government to maintain...

Namibian students enthralled with space travel as Chinese astronauts leave lasting imprint

WINDHOEK, Students at Namibia’s University of Science and Technology (NUST) have called for more investments in science and technology following a visit by Chinese astronauts. Liu Yang and Chen Dong, who are in Namibia on a five-day visit, had an opportunity to engage in face to face interactions...

David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79

American billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79, according to family sources. The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes below brother Charles as the 11th richest person in the world. The native of Wichita, Kansas, ran...

Tanzania’s ruling party thanks China for donation of street lights

DAR ES SALAAM,     Tanzanian ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) thanked the Chinese embassy Thursday for donating street lights to the country’s leading public university.     CCM Secretary General Bashiru Ally thanked the Chinese embassy for funding the installation of 35 solar street lights at the...

Uganda blocks online access to Rwanda newspaper : The Standard

New Times has a sizeable audience in Uganda, an Anglophone country with a large Rwandan community.

Kenya congratulates Madobe for winning Jubbaland poll

The Kenyan government on Friday congratulated Somalia’s Jubbaland federal state President Ahmed Mohammed Madobe on his re-election. Kenya also endorsed Mr Madobe who has been at loggerheads with Mogadishu. A statement from the Foreign Ministry indicated Kenya was satisfied with the electoral process and thanked members of...

Hong Kong airport targeted in weekend protest after last week’s mayhem : The Standard

The protests have plunged the former British colony into its worst crisis since its return to China in 1997.

The Amazon forest in Brazil is on fire – how bad is it?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas as well as Mato Grosso do Sul have been particularly badly affected. However, images purported to be of the...

South Sudan makes minor oil discovery : The Standard

South Sudan makes minor oil discovery

Amazon fires: How celebrities are spreading misinformation : The Standard

US superstar Madonna posted an image on Instagram showing a vast forest on fire that dates back to 1989

Man convicted of killing gay men during crime spree to be executed : The Standard

Gary Bowles, 57, is set to die by lethal injection at 6pm EDT at the state's death chamber

Amazon wildfires an ‘international crisis’: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international crisis" and called on this weekend's G7 to address the issue. "Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest -- the lungs which produces 20 percent of our planet's oxygen -- is on...

Drugs worth $161 million seized in Malaysia’s biggest haul : The Standard

The ketamine was believed to have been shipped to Malaysia from Pakistan, while the cocaine originated from Ecuador.

Ex-White House press secretaries announce TV gigs : The Standard

Ex-White House press secretaries announce TV gigs

Mozambique, Russia sign energy, security deals

MOSCOW Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi signed energy and security agreements with Russian's Vladimir Putin on Thursday in the first visit by a leader from the southern African state in two decades. Nyusi's visit came weeks his government signed a peace deal with former rebel movement Renamo and...

Wildlife meeting backs more protection for giraffes

GENEVA  Wildlife-supporting countries on Thursday backed regulating international trade in giraffes in a bid to offer more protection to the gentle giants, feared to be facing a "silent extinction". The vote in Geneva by parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) recognises for...

Three South Koreans die in Hungary rail crossing crash : The Standard

Three South Korean citizens died in Hungary in an accident late on Wednesday, when the car in which they were traveling was hit by a train

Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime minister : The Standard

An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean

Six elderly people face charges after having sex in US park

Police in the US arrested six people, all aged above 60, for allegedly having group sex in a public area. The five elderly men and an 85-year-old woman were arrested after police received complaints of inappropriate behaviour in a park in Fairfield, Connecticut during the week of...
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Malaria outbreak confirmed, officials deny four have died : The Standard

Up to 100 cases, mostly expectant women, children and the elderly reported.

Brazil takes action against fires in the Amazon : The Standard

A protester was equipped with a gas mask, disguised as a tree with foliage provided, stuffed animals and a placard proclaiming "Long live nature!"

Five elders held for inciting Tana locals against census

Police in Tana Delta, Tana River County have arrested five village elders for inciting locals against the ongoing national population and housing...

I am not looking for votes anymore; I am coming for you and believe it or not, I will take you down-UHURU now tells...

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