Donald Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities — but is it legal?

Donald Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities — but is it legal?

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious...
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Africa:Africa Must Tackle Birth Control ‘Taboo’ – Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim

Africa:Africa Must Tackle Birth Control ‘Taboo’ – Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim

By Sonia Elks London — African countries must cut their booming birth rate and provide secure jobs for young people or risk a rise in conflict and militant groups, Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim warned on Monday. Leaders across the...
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Syria: ‘Security Council is guilty’

Syria: ‘Security Council is guilty’

This week on UpFront, we interview former war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, who last year quit the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria in protest, saying that justice for Syria’s victims was not possible. And in a special...
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Sujoy Ghosh: Making a short film is a huge challenge

Sujoy Ghosh: Making a short film is a huge challenge

Sujoy Ghosh says when venturing into short format one has to be clear with his idea and intention for making it. Sujoy Ghosh Director Sujoy Ghosh believes that though the short films format has been there in the industry for...
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Africa:Data Deficit Means We’re in the Dark About the Digital Divide

Africa:Data Deficit Means We’re in the Dark About the Digital Divide

Photo: Pixabay Data is key to Africa’s development. analysis By Alison Gillwald, University of Cape Town Digital concerns underpin many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation,...
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How Close Does “Bohemian Rhapsody” Come to Showing the Real Freddie Mercury?

How Close Does “Bohemian Rhapsody” Come to Showing the Real Freddie Mercury?

Bohemian Rhapsody will probably not rock you if film critics have anything to say about the new Queen biopic that sees Rami Malek tug on the tight leather pants of Freddie Mercury, the band’s brilliant, frenetic, hedonistic lead singer, who...
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The Real Freddie Mercury

The Real Freddie Mercury

Bohemian Rhapsody will probably not rock you if film critics have anything to say about the new Queen biopic that sees Rami Malek tug on the tight leather pants of Freddie Mercury, the band’s brilliant, frenetic, hedonistic lead singer, who...
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Death penalty: German state Hesse scraps death penalty anomaly

Death penalty: German state Hesse scraps death penalty anomaly

Image copyright TORSTEN SILZ/AFP/GettyImage caption Some 83% of voters in Hesse were keen to update the local law The German state of Hesse has voted to finally scrap the death penalty from its constitution, amending a 69-year-old legal anomaly which...
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Subhash Chandra Garg cites improved financial parameters to take jibe at Viral Acharya

Subhash Chandra Garg cites improved financial parameters to take jibe at Viral Acharya

In an apparent dig at RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya’s ‘wrath of financial markets’ comment, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Friday said vital economic indicators are showing improvement, including rupee trading below 73...
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Funeral to be held for oldest victim of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Funeral to be held for oldest victim of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A 97-year-old woman who was the oldest victim of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will be laid to rest at the end of a wrenching, weeklong series of funerals.Rose Mallinger’s funeral was scheduled for Friday. She was among 11 victims gunned...
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