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More than 1,100 migrants rescued off Italian coasts

More than 1,100 migrants rescued off Italian coasts

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY – DPA

Some 1,153 migrants were rescued on Monday in a stretch of water between Sicily and North Africa, according to a statement from the Italian Coast Guard. The

Alternet.org: 9/11 Commissioner Leaks Damning New Info: Saudi Government Officials Supported the Hijackers

The 9/11 hijackers had support from Saudi government employees, said a former Republican official who investigated the attacks – and he wants the Obama administration to release evidence to prove it.

John Lehman, an investment banker and Navy secretary in …

Govt Bans Live Broadcast of Kizza Besigye’s Defiance Campaign

Uganda has banned the live broadcast of opposition protests dubbed ‘Defiance campaign’, the Information minister Gen Jim Muhwezi announced Thursday.

Gen Muhwezi warned that any media house that violates the new order risks having its license revoked.

The government argues …

South Africa: Minister Michael Masutha – Correctional Services Dept Budget Vote 2016-17

Members of the media, ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to share with you some insights on the Department Correctional Services (DCS) budget vote.

DCS has committed itself to the provision of humane custody and the rehabilitation offenders before placing …

Study Finds Bribery, Corruption Rampant in Mideast and North Africa

Roughly 1 in 3 people in the Mideast and North Africa have had to pay a bribe for a public service, a watchdog group said Tuesday.

In the report released by Transparency International, researchers found that bribes are commonly used …

US: Religious Freedom Curtailed Sharply Across Globe

Religious freedom across the globe has been sharply curtailed over the last year, a U.S. watchdog agency concluded Monday.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, or USCIRF, said that authoritarian governments throughout the world are jailing prisoners of conscience …