Tag Archives: World

22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

UNITED NATIONS (UNTV) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday (October 21), describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Continue reading

19Oct/17

Malta divided on thoughts of murdered journalist

VALLETTA, MALTA (OCTOBER 18, 2017) (REUTERS) – The killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has stunned Malta but it did not come as a surprise, says her friend, Dr. Petra Caruana Dingli. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Egyptian boy performs shocking ‘superhuman’ stunts

ASSIOUT, EGYPT (REUTERS) – A group of awe-struck spectators gathered in their small village in Egypt’s city of Assiout to witness a local child perform extraordinary stunts. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Smoke billowing Bali volcano send tremors amid imminent eruption

KARANGASEM, BALI, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Moung Agung, a volcano on the highest alert level, spurs smoke and ash as tremors continue to rock the Indonesian island.
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26Sep/17

In need of food and medicine, Venezuelans resort to selling hair

(MARACAIBO, VENEZUELA) (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) (REUTERS) – In Venezuela, woman are resorting to selling their own hair in order to buy food and medicine as an ongoing economic crisis continues to wrack this petroleum producing country. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Nearly 50,000 evacuate from around Bali’s rumbling volcano

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nearly 50,000 residents in Bali have evacuated amid fears that Mount Agung could erupt imminently, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

08Sep/17

Awaiting Irma in the Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS (SEPTEMBER 07) (REUTERS) – Residents in the Bahamas were bracing for Irma which raged offshore vulnerable Haiti on Thursday (September 7) after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at the Turks and Caicos islands and Florida. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Value for money? UK soccer’s £1.4 bln splurge

UK Premier League soccer clubs have eclipsed the record for the amount spent during the summer transfer window, splashing out a record £1.4 billion – an average of £71 million for each club. Kate King takes a look at whether they’re spending within their means. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading