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    Tehran Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada

    Tehran Current Affairs 22 Feb 2017

    Iran hosts the 6th international conference in support of the Palestinian Intifada Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, begins the gathering with his speech outlining Iran's continuous support for the Palestinian combatant groups Read more

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    AKP referendum campaign launch

    Ankara, Türkei Politics 25 Feb 2017

    Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on 16 April. The AKP government is in favour of changing Turkey's current parliamentary system into a presidential one with far reaching competences for the president. The official launch of the campaign will be on 25 February in Ankara. I will be there. Read more

  • Pakistan’s Militants on a killing spree again

    Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Current Affairs 26 Feb 2017

    There has been a discernible surge in the terror related incidents in Pakistan since January 2017. During the past 7 weeks, over 174 casualties reported and several hundred got injured in 25 incidents of suicide attacks in all the four provinces of the country. 7 cases reported in January and 18 in... Read more

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    David and Goliath: New Mexican organisation aims to put an end to corruption

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    A newly formed group of lawyers, journalists and activists in Mexico, named 'Mexicans Against Corruption' are targeting the country's worst offenders by investigating high profile cases, both in public and private sectors, in an attempt to change a culture of corruption that they describe as ‘part... Read more

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    Sewage diver trains his protégés in Mexico City

    Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    One of the most disgusting and dangerous jobs in the world, the lone scuba diver who plunges the depths of Mexico City's sewers is currently training the young people who will replace him when he eventually retires or gets killed on the job. The job of diving into the world’s largest underground... Read more

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    Confusion reigns on Global Climate Change in Botswana as President Trump take charge

    Gaborone, South-East, Botswana Natural Disasters 28 Feb 2017

    Confusion reigns on Global climate change in Botswana as Trump take charge By Calistus Bosaletswe Confusion reigns in as Botswana await in anticipation as to what will transpire about the newly US President Donald Trump ‘s position on global climate change . Fear grasped the world... Read more

  • Central Europe's Fatal Attraction to Donald Trump

    Warszawa, Poland Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    Both Kaczyński and Orban have praised Trump for his "courage" to resist the liberal order. The three are surely on the same side when it comes to migration policy, anti-liberal reforms in their countries, anti-establishment rhetoric or economic proposals. The problem is, though, that Trump's foreign... Read more

  • The Public Enemy of Central Europeans Illiberals: A Journalist

    Warszawa, Poland Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    In December, Poland's right-wing government limited the number of reporters allowed to cover parliament, but problems with media freedom are visible in other Central European countries too. Political leaders in Hungary and Slovakia showed similar public distrust to journalists: Slovakia’s PM Fico... Read more

  • Polish Humanitarian Workers in Syria

    Warszawa, Poland Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    While Poland as a country is barely present in Syrian crisis, refusing to take a single refugee and offering very limited aid for Syria, Polish humanitarian workers have been involved in helping the Syrians from the very beginning. I would talk to representatives of two most important Polish... Read more

  • Poland versus Brexit

    Warszawa, Poland Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    Poles are the second biggest minority in the UK, and although there is no yet clear plan how Brexit might occur in practice, this is a clear challenge for Poles, their studies, families and companies. Moreover, in last year many Poles became victims of anti-Polish hate crimes. I would talk with some... Read more

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    Ebola prevention clashes with bushmeat trade in Cameroon

    Yaoundé, Central, Cameroon Science & Environment, Health & Fitness 28 Feb 2017

    Cameroon is classified among 15 places most at risk from for the next Ebola outbreak. But prevention efforts in the West/Central African nation have clashed with the country's flourishing bushmeat trade. I have just returned from the frontlines of the battle to keep Ebola out of Cameroon with a... Read more

  • Mexican nationals' reaction to Trump administration

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    Up-to-the-minute information on Mexico's reaction to D. Trump's behaviour towards this nation, with information from regular press conferences from binational migrant NGOs and a wide demographic. Read more

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    16 year old girl on trial for terror plot in Denmark

    København, Denmark Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    Today a 16 year old girl who’s been imprisoned for 13 months had her charges published in Denmark. She’s ethnically danish but was radicalised within months/Weeks - and is now going on trial for planning to blow up a Jewish school in Copenhagen and a state school about 50 k’s outside of... Read more

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    Reporting in a conflict zone - Freedom of press

    Juba, South Sudan Current Affairs, War Reporter, Media Training, Risk Analysis 28 Feb 2017

    55 journalists working for radio stations located in the various states of South Sudan have been trained in conflict sensitive reporting and peace journalism in Juba. The journalist spoke about the difficulties they faced while reporting in a country like South Sudan and the importance of... Read more

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    AnaTaban South Sudan Youth Activist wish for a blood shed free South Sudan

    Juba, South Sudan Current Affairs, Arts & Books, War Reporter 28 Feb 2017

    "AnaTaban" is Arabic for I am tired, and it was founded by a group of "artivist’s" - (Youth Activists) from South Sudan who are tired of the conflict, who are tired of constant displacement, who are tired of victims of rape, who are tired of child soldiers, who are tired of the poor health system,... Read more

  • Buildings from Waste – Changing the Lives of South Africa’s Poor

    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Technology 28 Feb 2017

    In Cape Town, a team of sustainable pioneers is teaching low income South Africans how to construct buildings from refuse materials. Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the group has built and Early Childhood Development Centre in the township of Delft, using tires and other waste materials. The... Read more

  • Is it a leaked story or concocted?

    Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    The journalistic values demand that the identities of sources, contributing to an investigative story of public interest, should be concealed and not disclosed under any circumstances. Does this privilege also apply on the framed stories? On ones, aimed at deriving individual interests or building... Read more

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    South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan

    Juba, South Sudan Current Affairs, War Reporter, Medical, Risk Analysis 28 Feb 2017

    The humanitarian community in South Sudan is launching the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017, which requests $1.6 billion for 137 humanitarian partners to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.8 million people out of an estimated 7.5 million in need of protection and assistance across... Read more

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    South Sudan Artist and Instagram Senstaion

    Juba, South Sudan Current Affairs, Arts & Books, Entertainment & Celebrity 28 Feb 2017

    Deng Forbes was born in Ethiopia, and he is the first born in a family of two boys. He grew up pretty much in different areas between Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. He spent most of his childhood in Kenya, and most of his teen years in Uganda where he studied from primary to secondary school. And... Read more

  • Soros in spotlight

    Budapest, Hungary Business 28 Feb 2017

    Hungary's ruling Fidesz party to put forward legislation requiring NGO's to reveal source, amount and intent of foreign funding. Their main target is the Soros foundation, demonised by nationalist parties across central and SE Europe. Read more

  • The Eurofighter affair

    Wien, Austria Politics 28 Feb 2017

    There'll be another parliamentary committee to look into corruption allegations. And the Justice Minister says he has no idea when charges might be brought against Airbus. Read more

  • Watching upcoming Serbian Presidential election

    Belgrade, Serbia Politics, Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    It's going to be a Russia vs the West type contest especially with Nikolic saying he might run for a second term against Vucic. Planning a mid-March visit to Belgrade. Read more

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    Trial in Turkey of coup-plotting military

    Altındağ, Turkey Politics 28 Feb 2017

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    Male Refugee Prostitution on the Rise--Just a Few Meters Away from the "Hot Spot"

    Αθήνα, Greece Current Affairs 28 Feb 2017

    Male refugee prostitution on the rise near the hot spots: For about eight months now, some of the men trapped in the Greek hot spots have found new ways to escape "not-being-human" and to also "make some money", as they say. Prostitution first (20-30 euros for 10 minutes, usually 2-5 men a day),... Read more

  • Galician women launch brand of ´feminist´ milk

    Lugo, Spain Business 01 Mar 2017

    A group of women from the Spanish region of Galicia have recently launched their own milk brand. Rural muller- Rural woman in Galician-, bottles fair trade milk from female-only producers. With this brand, the members of the non-profit Federation of Associations of Rural Women in Galicia hope to... Read more

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    BARCELONA WORLD MOBILE CONGRESS

    Barcelona, España Technology 03 Mar 2017

    I will be covering the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. Available for assigments. Read more

  • Fintech revolution gets strength in Spain

    Madrid, Spain Business, Finance, Technology 14 Mar 2017

    The financial industry is experiencing a revolution that hasn't been remembered for years. Mobile banking, materialized through the apps and startups fintech, has been erected as a serious competitor of traditional institutions, and even companies that have nothing to do with the sector, such as... Read more

  • Use of technology in RMG industry

    Dhaka, Bangladesh Business 19 Mar 2017

    Today, technological engagement has become an integral part of garment industry like in any other business. It has changed the industry forever across the world. In Bangladesh clothing industry, the major impact of technical change is associated with the increasing adaptation of new technologies by... Read more

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    Hunted: Park Rangers Come Under Poachers' Fire in Congo Basin

    Yaoundé, Central, Cameroon Science & Environment 31 Mar 2017

    I would like to do a ground report for you on the rising attacks on park rangers in Cameroon and the Congo Basin. In 2011, a park ranger was “stripped naked, bludgeoned, tortured and tied to a tree” in the Lobeke National Park in eastern Cameroon. In December 2016, armed poachers opened fire on... Read more

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    New mobile tarrifs: An infringement on access to information by government

    Zimbabwe, Masvingo Politics 31 Mar 2017

    The government of Zimbabwe is accused of trying to stifle citizens’ right to communicate over the internet by increasing the cost of data making it inaccessible to ordinary citizens, who had become dependent on social media platforms for news. The government has since last year been struggling... Read more

  • Radio interview with former Mexican President Carlos Salinas

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas, the architect of Mexico`s membership of the North American Free Trade Agreement, discusses how shattering it would be for the entire region of the Americas, if the Trump Administration pulled out of the NAFTA, which they`ve threatened to do, unless it`s... Read more

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    How a Ukrainian soccer player became a political football in Spain

    Madrid, Spain Sports 31 Mar 2017

    Video PKG: Supporters of Rayo Vallecano F.C, a small club in the working class suburb of Madrid, have managed to abort the signing of Ukrainian player Roman Zozulya, a 28-year-old forward, over alleged neo-Nazi links. We speak with Ray's supporters who took part of the campaign agaist Zozulya and... Read more

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    Child sacrifice cases on an increase in Uganda

    Kampala, Uganda Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    Despite Uganda government's efforts to curb down cases of human sacrifice in Uganda, cases of human sacrifice especially children are on an increase. According to the country's Anti-Human Sacrifice Taskforce cases of child, sacrifice has more than doubled since 2009. Some people have a belief that... Read more

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    British residents in Spain demand they keep EU residency rights post-Brexit

    Madrid, Spain Politics 31 Mar 2017

    Most British residents in Europe live in Spain, they have made their lives here, like millions of EU citizens in Britain, and are demanding to preserve full EU citizenship rights, whatever happens in Brexit talks. There is still time for these rights to be safeguarded before Article 50 is triggered.... Read more

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    The high life of Venezuelan exile in Madrid

    Madrid, Spain Politics 31 Mar 2017

    Hundreds of Venezuelans have left their country, which is in the middle of a deep political and economic crisis. But unlike other Latin American inmigration, some of Venezuelan exiles are living a high life in Spain. Venezuelans are said to have bought flats and buildings in the most expensive areas... Read more

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    Home for homosexual refugees

    Roma, Italy Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    Amongst the tens of thousands of refugees that reach Italian shores every year (more than 180 thousand in in 2016) there also homosexuals, who don't feel safe in the refugee centers. In those centers they often find the same mentality and, sometimes even, violence as they faced in the country they... Read more

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    Basilicata is calling for refugees

    Roma, Italy Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    While the whole of Europe doesn't want refugees, the tiny southern Italian region Basilicata is actually calling for refugees to come. Two small mountain villages have asked the central government in Rome to send more refugees, with children, their way, as a means to keep schools and shops open and... Read more

  • Medugorje - Catholic pilgrimage tourism loss due to Pope

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    Medjugorje is wel known catholic pilgrimage site in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina that attracts roughly million tourists per year. But Vatican never recognized it as a religious site and place of worship. Due to comments made by current Pope, number of tourists, especially Italians, has... Read more

  • There might be some pyramids in Bosnia

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Science & Environment 31 Mar 2017

    Dr. Sam Osmanagich, Bosnian-American scientist and adventurer, for a years now claims that near the city of Visoko, some 30 minutes from capital Sarajevo, there are Bosnian Pyramids, probably oldest in the world. Many deny it, many confirm it, but there is something at Visocica hill just above this... Read more

  • Arabs and Arab investments in Bosnia

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Business 31 Mar 2017

    In last two years there is sudden rise in number of visits of tourists from Gulf countries to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Not only that. They are buying more and more land, build luxurious hotels, gated communities, tourist centers, houses and villas. Despite the fact that Bosnian law does not allow... Read more

  • United college in divided city

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    In city of Mostar, known for its Old Bridge, there are still a lot of divisions made by local politicians. Croats and Bosniaks even if not physically divided, feel separated due to ethnic tensions and political interests. Best exampla are schools who teach different curriculum - one for Bosniak... Read more

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    Barcelona's anarchist neighbourhood. The aftermath of the 'expropriated bank'

    Barcelona, Spain Current Affairs 31 Mar 2017

    Gracia's famously been Barcelona's most socially active neighborhood. Birthplace of the independentist' party "CUP", it hosted the 'expropriated bank', an occupied office that held cultural programs and was a longtime landmark of the district. However, the anarchist movement suffered a backlash when... Read more

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    Renewables providing a solution to Morocco’s energy headache

    Oxford, United Kingdom Science & Environment 01 Apr 2017

    For many African country’s the challenge is finding the necessary capital, expertise and technologies required to develop the power projects of the future that are needed to enable ongoing economic development. One solution, to this funding is inviting the private sector to become active... Read more

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    Oil man blues

    Oxford, United Kingdom Entertainment & Celebrity 01 Apr 2017

    Today, a modern energy worker is just as likely to be listening to country music ballads with singers singing such songs as Only So Much Oil In The Ground”, “Roughest Neck Around”, “The Energy Blues” etc., as going to the concert hall or opera in a facilities sponsored by the energy business. This... Read more

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    Robots are taking over oil rigs

    Oxford, United Kingdom Technology 01 Apr 2017

    Much is being talked about that the return to higher energy prices, will mean jobs will return in the industry. The crash in oil prices saw a loss of more than 440,000 jobs. However, the lesson that the oil industry has learnt is that it needs to cut costs. One way to do this is to automate, this... Read more

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    Fuel for thought – catch a falling star

    Oxford, United Kingdom Science & Environment 01 Apr 2017

    Could space based water be the answer to space craft fuel problems? At present, every ounce of fuel needed to operate a spacecraft has to be lifted up from the earth. This is a very costly exercise. Now the space industry is looking for new sources of fuel in outer space. Around our solar system,... Read more

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    Where there is muck there is money!

    Oxford, United Kingdom Science & Environment 01 Apr 2017

    Today, recycling is big business, for instance, countries like Britain and Sweden trade in it. For instance plastic waste containing (laundry detergent, shampoo bottles) could earn a processor a profit of $250 per ton, and with aluminum some $1,325 per ton in profit. The fact is Sweden is so good... Read more

  • Economic crisis and destabilisation in Jordan

    London, United Kingdom Current Affairs 05 Apr 2017

    Back to the Arab Spring? Jordan, a country considered to be an oasis of stability in the Middle East, is facing increasing public protests in rural areas. This is due to the imposed taxes on goods by the government aiming to reduce the huge debt (equivalent to %94 of GDP), in accordance with an... Read more

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    Constitutional Referendum 16 April 2017

    Istanbul, Provincia di Istanbul, Turchia Politics 16 Apr 2017

    Covering the campaign and the day of the important referendum. Read more

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    Europe's next epidemic will come from Romania

    București, Romania Current Affairs 12 May 2017

    Romania is facing an alarming measles outbreak. In the last 5 months more than 2700 cases have been confirmed. 16 children and youngsters lost their lives. According to the latest data published by The Lancet Romania has the most worrying decrease of vaccination rates in the European Union. Faced... Read more

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