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HUNDREDS TRY TO STORM SERBIAN PARLIAMENT AS PROTESTS HEAT UP - by Webmaster 12/07/2020 @ 01h00 

Hundreds Try to Storm Serbian Parliament as Protests Heat Up ...Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, the fourth night of protests against the Balkan country president's increasingly authoritarian rule.

Demonstrators — who were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in virus infections — threw bottles, rocks and flares at the police guarding the domed parliament building in central Belgrade and removed the metal fences in front of it. Smoke rose above the entry stairway. Read more HERE.

HUNDREDS TRY TO STORM SERBIAN PARLIAMENT AS PROTESTS HEAT UP - by Webmaster 12/07/2020 @ 01h00 

Hundreds Try to Storm Serbian Parliament as Protests Heat Up ...Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, the fourth night of protests against the Balkan country president's increasingly authoritarian rule.

Demonstrators — who were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in virus infections — threw bottles, rocks and flares at the police guarding the domed parliament building in central Belgrade and removed the metal fences in front of it. Smoke rose above the entry stairway. Read more HERE.

(12/07/2020 @ 01h00)

AT LEAST 180 CIVILIANS KILLED IN BURKINA FASO TOWN, SAYS RIGHTS GROUP - by Webmaster 11/07/2020 @ 18h09 

Rights group says 180 dead found in Burkina Faso mass graves ...At least 180 civilians have been killed in recent months in a single town in Burkina Faso, with evidence pointing towards the country’s often-accused security forces, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Between November 2019 and June this year, groups of dozens of dead bodies were found often tied and blindfolded, strewn along major highways, beneath bridges and across fields in the rural region, the report published on Thursday said. Most of the bodies were buried by residents while the remains of others were left unclaimed. Read more HERE.

AT LEAST 180 CIVILIANS KILLED IN BURKINA FASO TOWN, SAYS RIGHTS GROUP - by Webmaster 11/07/2020 @ 18h09 

Rights group says 180 dead found in Burkina Faso mass graves ...At least 180 civilians have been killed in recent months in a single town in Burkina Faso, with evidence pointing towards the country’s often-accused security forces, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Between November 2019 and June this year, groups of dozens of dead bodies were found often tied and blindfolded, strewn along major highways, beneath bridges and across fields in the rural region, the report published on Thursday said. Most of the bodies were buried by residents while the remains of others were left unclaimed. Read more HERE.

(11/07/2020 @ 18h09)

MISSING SEOUL MAJOR'S BODY FOUND AFTER MASSIVE SEARCH - by Webmaster 09/07/2020 @ 19h31 

Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search - ABC NewsThe missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said.

Police said they located Park Won-soon’s body near a traditional restaurant in wooded hills in northern Seoul, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him. Read more HERE.

MISSING SEOUL MAJOR'S BODY FOUND AFTER MASSIVE SEARCH - by Webmaster 09/07/2020 @ 19h31 

Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search - ABC NewsThe missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said.

Police said they located Park Won-soon’s body near a traditional restaurant in wooded hills in northern Seoul, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him. Read more HERE.

(09/07/2020 @ 19h31)

DEATH TOLL FROM FLOODING IN JAPAN ROSES TO 50, DOZEN MISSING - by Webmaster 07/07/2020 @ 09h35 

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing ...Japan's disaster management agency said the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.


The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 49 of the dead confirmed as of Tuesday morning were from riverside towns in the Kumamoto prefecture. One person was found dead in another prefecture of Fukuoka as the heavy rain spread across the southern area. At least a dozen people are missing. Read more HERE

DEATH TOLL FROM FLOODING IN JAPAN ROSES TO 50, DOZEN MISSING - by Webmaster 07/07/2020 @ 09h35 

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing ...Japan's disaster management agency said the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding.


The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 49 of the dead confirmed as of Tuesday morning were from riverside towns in the Kumamoto prefecture. One person was found dead in another prefecture of Fukuoka as the heavy rain spread across the southern area. At least a dozen people are missing. Read more HERE

(07/07/2020 @ 09h35)

GERMANY IS FIRST MAJOR ECONOMY TO PHASE OUT COAL AND NUCLEAR - by Webmaster 04/07/2020 @ 19h35 

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear | CTV ...German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money.

Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday envision shutting down the last coal-fired power plant by 2038 and spending some 40 billion euros ($45 billion) to help affected regions cope with the transition. Read more HERE

GERMANY IS FIRST MAJOR ECONOMY TO PHASE OUT COAL AND NUCLEAR - by Webmaster 04/07/2020 @ 19h35 

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear | CTV ...German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money.

Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday envision shutting down the last coal-fired power plant by 2038 and spending some 40 billion euros ($45 billion) to help affected regions cope with the transition. Read more HERE

(04/07/2020 @ 19h35)

US JOBS SURGE : TRUMP SEES SUNSHINE, BIDEN "NO VICTORY YET" - by Webmaster 03/07/2020 @ 02h00 

US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden 'no victory yet'U.S. unemployment is at one of its worst points since the Great Depression.

Both are true.

As Republicans and Democrats fought to spin Thursday's jobs numbers to their advantage, both sides face tremendous political risks in navigating a delicate and defining issue heading into the presidential campaign's final months. Read more HERE.

US JOBS SURGE : TRUMP SEES SUNSHINE, BIDEN "NO VICTORY YET" - by Webmaster 03/07/2020 @ 02h00 

US jobs surge: Trump sees sunshine, Biden 'no victory yet'U.S. unemployment is at one of its worst points since the Great Depression.

Both are true.

As Republicans and Democrats fought to spin Thursday's jobs numbers to their advantage, both sides face tremendous political risks in navigating a delicate and defining issue heading into the presidential campaign's final months. Read more HERE.

(03/07/2020 @ 02h00)

COLOMBIA ARMY CHIEF SAYS 118 SOLDIERS INVESTIGATED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS - by Webmaster 02/07/2020 @ 03h14 

More than 100 Colombian soldiers implicated in sex abuse of minors ...Colombia army chief says 118 soldiers investigated for sexual abuse of minors. General says army has ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual abusers

45 have been fired and 73 have faced investigations since 2016. At least 118 members of the Colombian army have been investigated since 2016 for alleged involvement in sexual abuse against minors, the head of the army has said, amid accusations of sexual violence by soldiers against young girls. Read more HERE

COLOMBIA ARMY CHIEF SAYS 118 SOLDIERS INVESTIGATED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS - by Webmaster 02/07/2020 @ 03h14 

More than 100 Colombian soldiers implicated in sex abuse of minors ...Colombia army chief says 118 soldiers investigated for sexual abuse of minors. General says army has ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual abusers

45 have been fired and 73 have faced investigations since 2016. At least 118 members of the Colombian army have been investigated since 2016 for alleged involvement in sexual abuse against minors, the head of the army has said, amid accusations of sexual violence by soldiers against young girls. Read more HERE

(02/07/2020 @ 03h14)

US VISITORS SET TO REMAIN BANNED FROM ENTERING EU - by Webmaster 30/06/2020 @ 01h47 

New US visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communities ...Most visitors from the US are set to remain banned from entering the European Union because of the country’s rising infection rate in a move that risks antagonising Donald Trump.

In an attempt to save the European tourism season, a list of 15 countries from where people should be allowed into the EU from 1 July has been agreed by representatives of the 27 member states. Read more HERE

US VISITORS SET TO REMAIN BANNED FROM ENTERING EU - by Webmaster 30/06/2020 @ 01h47 

New US visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communities ...Most visitors from the US are set to remain banned from entering the European Union because of the country’s rising infection rate in a move that risks antagonising Donald Trump.

In an attempt to save the European tourism season, a list of 15 countries from where people should be allowed into the EU from 1 July has been agreed by representatives of the 27 member states. Read more HERE

(30/06/2020 @ 01h47)

PARIS MAYOR REELECTED, GREEN WAVE IN FRANCE LOCAL ÉLECTIONS - by Webmaster 29/06/2020 @ 03h00 

Paris mayor reelected, green wave in France local electionsParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared victory in her reelection bid as municipal elections postponed by the coronavirus crisis have seen a strong breakthrough from the greens across the country.

Sunday’s voting also appears as a setback for French President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party, which was fielding municipal candidates for the first time and still lacks local roots across France. Hidalgo, a Socialist, largely beat conservative candidate Rachida Dati, according to estimates based on partial results. Read more HERE.

PARIS MAYOR REELECTED, GREEN WAVE IN FRANCE LOCAL ÉLECTIONS - by Webmaster 29/06/2020 @ 03h00 

Paris mayor reelected, green wave in France local electionsParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared victory in her reelection bid as municipal elections postponed by the coronavirus crisis have seen a strong breakthrough from the greens across the country.

Sunday’s voting also appears as a setback for French President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party, which was fielding municipal candidates for the first time and still lacks local roots across France. Hidalgo, a Socialist, largely beat conservative candidate Rachida Dati, according to estimates based on partial results. Read more HERE.

(29/06/2020 @ 03h00)

RUSSIA OFFERED BOUNTY TO KILL UK SOLDIERS - by Webmaster 28/06/2020 @ 03h13 

TRussia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in ...he Russian intelligence unit behind the attempted murder in Salisbury of the former double agent Sergei Skripal secretly offered to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill British and American soldiers in Afghanistan, according to US reports.

The revelation piles pressure on the UK to take robust action against the Kremlin amid continuing anger over the government’s delay in publishing a key report on Russian attempts to destabilise the UK. Read more HERE.

RUSSIA OFFERED BOUNTY TO KILL UK SOLDIERS - by Webmaster 28/06/2020 @ 03h13 

TRussia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in ...he Russian intelligence unit behind the attempted murder in Salisbury of the former double agent Sergei Skripal secretly offered to pay Taliban-linked fighters to kill British and American soldiers in Afghanistan, according to US reports.

The revelation piles pressure on the UK to take robust action against the Kremlin amid continuing anger over the government’s delay in publishing a key report on Russian attempts to destabilise the UK. Read more HERE.

(28/06/2020 @ 03h13)

SIX SERIOUSLY INJURED IN GLASGOW ATTACK AND SUSPECT KILLED BY POLICE - by Webmaster 27/06/2020 @ 04h04 

Spirit FM - News - Glasgow stabbings: Several injured and man shot ...Six people including a police officer and two teenagers were seriously injured, and the alleged perpetrator shot dead by police, after multiple stabbings at a hotel in central Glasgow.

Police Scotland said David Whyte, a 42-year-old constable, was in a “critical but stable condition” in hospital with five other men – aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53 – seriously injured, after a lone man went on the attack shortly before 1pm at the Park Inn hotel on West George Street. Armed officers arrived at the scene and shot the male suspect dead. The incident is thought to have taken place in the hotel’s reception area, with a receptionist thought to be among the victims, and in a stairwell. Read more HERE

SIX SERIOUSLY INJURED IN GLASGOW ATTACK AND SUSPECT KILLED BY POLICE - by Webmaster 27/06/2020 @ 04h04 

Spirit FM - News - Glasgow stabbings: Several injured and man shot ...Six people including a police officer and two teenagers were seriously injured, and the alleged perpetrator shot dead by police, after multiple stabbings at a hotel in central Glasgow.

Police Scotland said David Whyte, a 42-year-old constable, was in a “critical but stable condition” in hospital with five other men – aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53 – seriously injured, after a lone man went on the attack shortly before 1pm at the Park Inn hotel on West George Street. Armed officers arrived at the scene and shot the male suspect dead. The incident is thought to have taken place in the hotel’s reception area, with a receptionist thought to be among the victims, and in a stairwell. Read more HERE

(27/06/2020 @ 04h04)

POPE MOVES AGAINST POLISH BISHOP ACCUSED OF HIDING PREDATORS - by Webmaster 26/06/2020 @ 04h18 

Pope moves against Polish bishop accused of hiding predatorsPope Francis has ordered a Polish bishop to leave his central diocese and let someone else run it while he is under investigation for covering up cases of sexual abuse that were featured in a second clergy abuse documentary that has rocked Poland's Catholic Church.

Francis on Thursday named the archbishop of Lodz, Grzegorz Rys, to temporarily take over as head of the Kalisz diocese.

The Vatican's ambassador, in explaining the decision, said the current Kalisz bishop, Edward Janiak, 67, retains the title of Kalish bishop for the time being. But the explanation, posted late Thursday on the Polish bishops conference website, said Janiak must leave the territory of the diocese and can't have any form of influence on how it is run. Read more HERE.

POPE MOVES AGAINST POLISH BISHOP ACCUSED OF HIDING PREDATORS - by Webmaster 26/06/2020 @ 04h18 

Pope moves against Polish bishop accused of hiding predatorsPope Francis has ordered a Polish bishop to leave his central diocese and let someone else run it while he is under investigation for covering up cases of sexual abuse that were featured in a second clergy abuse documentary that has rocked Poland's Catholic Church.

Francis on Thursday named the archbishop of Lodz, Grzegorz Rys, to temporarily take over as head of the Kalisz diocese.

The Vatican's ambassador, in explaining the decision, said the current Kalisz bishop, Edward Janiak, 67, retains the title of Kalish bishop for the time being. But the explanation, posted late Thursday on the Polish bishops conference website, said Janiak must leave the territory of the diocese and can't have any form of influence on how it is run. Read more HERE.

(26/06/2020 @ 04h18)

POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHERN MEXICO, AT LEAST 5 DEAD - by Webmaster 25/06/2020 @ 18h56 

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead | News ...A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building collapse in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Otherwise he said reports were of minor damage from the magnitude 7.4 quake, including broken windows and collapsed walls. Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat said a second person was killed in an apparent house collapse in the mountain village of San Juan Ozolotepec and a third died in circumstances he did not explain. Read more HERE.

POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHERN MEXICO, AT LEAST 5 DEAD - by Webmaster 25/06/2020 @ 18h56 

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead | News ...A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building collapse in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Otherwise he said reports were of minor damage from the magnitude 7.4 quake, including broken windows and collapsed walls. Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat said a second person was killed in an apparent house collapse in the mountain village of San Juan Ozolotepec and a third died in circumstances he did not explain. Read more HERE.

(25/06/2020 @ 18h56)

PAKISTAN COVID-19 DOCTORS WITNESS BLACK MARKET DEALS IN BLOOD PLASMA - by Webmaster 24/06/2020 @ 02h54 

Patients are looking for cure as healthcare system is on brink of collapse, say doctors

As coronavirus chaos has enveloped Pakistan, with hospitals overflowing, doctors dying and infections escalating at an unmanageable rate, a dangerous black market in blood plasma has emerged.

The blood plasma of recovered coronavirus patients is now being sold for upwards of £3,000 to those who are desperately looking for a cure, at a time when doctors say Pakistan’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse. Read more HERE.