Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The centre that honours slain U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will devote the holiday celebrating his legacy on Monday to voter education and registration, his youngest daughter said in a recent interview. FILE PHOTO: Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., addresses the audience during … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter says U.S. voter suppression is alive and well

Cricket: Stokes hits ton as England take command

PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) - Ben Stokes rushed to his century and Ollie Pope moved within sight of a maiden test ton as England reached 335 for four wickets at lunch on day two of the third test against South Africa on Friday. Cricket - South Africa v England - Third Test - St George's Park, … Continue reading Cricket: Stokes hits ton as England take command

Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily – U.N. rights boss

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilies in Idlib, saying that the latest Syrian ceasefire had "yet again failed to protect civilians". FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United … Continue reading Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily – U.N. rights boss

Football: Manchester United’s Solskjaer expects Rashford to miss Liverpool clash

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Norwich City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 11, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Jon Super (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects top-scorer Marcus Rashford to miss Sunday's Premier League game … Continue reading Football: Manchester United’s Solskjaer expects Rashford to miss Liverpool clash

Pain still acute as Hungary’s Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Jews on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the end of the Holocaust, which killed more than 500,000 Jews and destroyed a once-vibrant Jewish culture across Hungary. A man lights candle front of the Memorial Ghetto Wall during the commemoration of the liberation of … Continue reading Pain still acute as Hungary’s Jews mark liberation of Budapest ghetto

As superbugs spread, WHO raises alarm over lack of new antibiotics

GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday (Jan 17) that a dire lack of new antibiotics was threatening efforts to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens of thousands of people each year. Pharmacists work out the best combinations of antibiotics to fight off various drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance happens when … Continue reading As superbugs spread, WHO raises alarm over lack of new antibiotics

Philippines reimposes ban on workers deploying to Kuwait

Manila (AFP) The Philippines said Friday it was reimposing a ban on its citizens going to work in Kuwait after a Filipina was allegedly killed by her employer, echoing a 2018 row between the two countries. President Rodrigo Duterte approved the ban as his government accused the emirate of covering up the killing of a … Continue reading Philippines reimposes ban on workers deploying to Kuwait

Greta joins thousands at climate protest before Davos

Lausanne (AFP) Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg joined several thousand protesters in the streets of the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday, days before the start of the Davos summit of the world's political and business elites. "So far during this decade we are seeing no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming," the … Continue reading Greta joins thousands at climate protest before Davos

Cricket: India hit 340-6 against Australia in second ODI

Rajkot (India) (AFP) India fought back on Friday from their humiliating defeat by Australia in the opening one-day international, plundering 340 for six in their bid to level the series. Shikhar Dhawan made 96, KL Rahul 80 and captain Virat Kohli 78 as the Indian batsmen dominated the Australian bowlers who had played a key … Continue reading Cricket: India hit 340-6 against Australia in second ODI

Football: Atalanta formally sign Colombian ace Zapata

Milan (AFP) Atalanta have completed the purchase of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata at the end of his two-year loan deal from league rivals Sampdoria, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday. The Bergamo club spent a total of 26 million euros ($29 million) to bring the 28-year-old to Bergamo. "I'm very happy," said Zapata. "First … Continue reading Football: Atalanta formally sign Colombian ace Zapata

French oyster farmers fume as norovirus shuts down sales

Rennes (France) (AFP) Several oyster farmers along France's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts have been forced to halt sales since December after their sites were contaminated by the highly contagious norovirus, which they blame on overflowing sewage treatment plants. Authorities ordered the suspensions at 23 of the country's 375 designated fields, and recalls of affected oysters … Continue reading French oyster farmers fume as norovirus shuts down sales

Dozens injured at India bull-taming festival

Madurai (India) (AFP) Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull-taming festival in southern India that activists say is dangerous for both humans and animals. The sport is extremely popular in rural pockets of Tamil Nadu where every year hundreds of young men try to hold the hump of … Continue reading Dozens injured at India bull-taming festival