Three men indicted on murder charges in US killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

The three men arrested after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black jogger in the southern United States, were formally indicted on murder charges by a grand jury on Wednesday. Arbery, 25, was shot dead on February 23 while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia, which has a long history of segregation. … Continue reading Three men indicted on murder charges in US killing of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Documentary on Hong Kong protests deletes scene after anthem law

Hong Kong (AFP) The director of a documentary about Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement says he has deleted a scene featuring a dissident artist playing China's national anthem after a law was passed criminalising "insults" to the revolutionary song. The revelation illustrates how the new law is already curtailing artistic creativity in semi-autonomous Hong Kong as … Continue reading Documentary on Hong Kong protests deletes scene after anthem law

South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul (AFP) South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Communist North Korea invaded the US-backed South on June 25, 1950, triggering a three-year war that killed millions. A … Continue reading South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Eight women accuse Colombian director Ciro Guerra of sexual harassment, assault: report

Bogota (AFP) Eight women accused Colombian director Ciro Guerra -- known for his film "Embrace of the Serpent" -- of sexual harassment and assault in an article published Wednesday. Seven women said the 39-year-old filmmaker sexually harassed them, while an eighth said she had been sexually assaulted by Guerra, all between 2013 and 2019 in … Continue reading Eight women accuse Colombian director Ciro Guerra of sexual harassment, assault: report

Liverpool wait on Man City slip-up to clinch long-awaited title

Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool will be crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years on Thursday should Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Jurgen Klopp's men moved to the brink of a long-awaited Premier League title in the style that has made them worthy champions-elect by thrashing Crystal Palace 4-0 … Continue reading Liverpool wait on Man City slip-up to clinch long-awaited title

Mexico quake death toll rises to 10

Mexico City (AFP) The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Mexico has risen to ten, the federal government said Wednesday. The 7.4-magnitude quake, which was followed by more than 1,500 aftershocks, was felt in Mexico City, some 700 kilometers (430 miles) away from the epicenter in Oaxaca. The earthquake that struck the … Continue reading Mexico quake death toll rises to 10

UK teen to be sentenced for throwing boy off Tate balcony

London (AFP) A British teenager who threw a six-year-old French boy off the 10th floor of London's Tate Modern art gallery will be sentenced on Thursday for attempted murder. Jonty Bravery, 18, has admitted trying to kill the child on the viewing platform of the riverside tourist attraction on August 4 last year, in front … Continue reading UK teen to be sentenced for throwing boy off Tate balcony

Brazil registers new jump in virus cases

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil registered 42,725 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Wednesday, as experts warned the country was exiting lockdown too soon. Brazil, which has had more people killed in the pandemic than any country except the United States, also reported 1,185 deaths in the … Continue reading Brazil registers new jump in virus cases

Sudan reels from drug shortages as virus spreads

Khartoum (AFP) As it battles mounting cases of coronavirus, Sudan is grappling with acute medicine shortages at a time of economic woes largely blamed on the policies of ousted president Omar al-Bashir. Healthcare providers have reported shortages of basic medications in pharmacies and hospitals, while patients suffering from critical diseases struggle to find drugs. Young … Continue reading Sudan reels from drug shortages as virus spreads