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  KHARTOUM, July 13 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan on Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum. The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a […]

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 13 (Reuters) – Israel’s education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay “conversion therapy”, drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government’s religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals a home and backers abroad. Conversion therapy, an attempt to alter sexual orientation or gender identity through psychological, spiritual and, […]

TUNIS, July 12 (Reuters) – The death toll from a ship packed with African migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last week has risen to 58 after Tunisia recovered 38 bodies on Thursday, the Tunisian Red Crescent said. The Tunisian Red Crescent believes that the eventual toll from the incident could be higher than […]

By Tom Finn LONDON, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and is a “shame on the world’s conscience”. Yolande Mukagasana, 65, lost her entire family during the genocide, […]

  By David Lewis NAIROBI, July 10 (Reuters) – Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should back such a move, the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State […]

By Bryan Pietsch WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) – A Guatemalan asylum seeker left some members of a U.S. House panel visibly shaken on Wednesday with the story of her daughter’s death, saying the toddler had contracted a deadly lung infection during a 20-day detention near the U.S. border with Mexico. Yazmin Juarez told a House […]

Feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of […]

TRIPOLI, July 9 (Reuters) – Libyan officials allowed at least 100 migrants to walk free on Tuesday from a detention centre in the capital Tripoli that was hit by a deadly attack last week. The air strike, on July 3, killed 53 people and injured 130 others, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its […]

Leading South African media personality and style icon, Bonang Matheba, will once again be hosting the Miss South Africa pageant when it takes place on Women’s Day, Friday August 9, at Sun International’s flagship venue, the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. Her House of BNG MCC will also be the official Miss South Africa […]

  THE HAGUE, July 10 (Reuters) – International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers. Ntaganda, 45, was found guilty for acts committed when he was military operations chief at the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) militia in east Democratic Republic […]

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