Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi’s election win

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi’s election win

Jakarta, Indonesia - At least six people were killed as protests continued on Wednesday after the official results of last month's election confirmed incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as president with 55 percent of the vote. The demonstrators were largely supporters of presidential candidate and former military general Prabowo Subianto and they claimed widespread fraud took place before, during…
British Steel collapse: 25,000 jobs at risk as assets liquidated

British Steel collapse: 25,000 jobs at risk as assets liquidated

British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout, threatening the jobs of about 5,000 employees, with another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain. The steelmaker had requested an emergency $38m bailout loan from the British government following dwindling European sales amid Brexit uncertainty, and an…
US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover up’

US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover up’

Democrats in the United States House of Representatives believe President Donald Trump is engaged in a "cover up”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi spoke to reporters following a meeting of House Democrats as politicians contend with how to handle multiple investigations into Trump, a Republican, and his administration, including whether to launch…
Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

Theresa May is under pressure to scrap her much-derided Brexit plan and resign. The British prime minister spoke about the latest iteration of her European withdrawal deal in the House of Commons on Wednesday, as voices of dissent within her own party grew increasingly loud. Not a full day has passed since May offered concessions…
Iran’s Zarif: US playing ‘dangerous game’ in Gulf showdown

Iran’s Zarif: US playing ‘dangerous game’ in Gulf showdown

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned the United States is "playing a dangerous game" by boosting its military might in the Gulf as the fiery rhetoric between Washington and Tehran continues. Zarif criticised the US move to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group and bomber task force earlier this month in response to an unspecified threat, cautioning…
Al Jazeera launches business site AJ Impact

Al Jazeera launches business site AJ Impact

Al Jazeera has announced an expansion into business and economics news with the launch of AJ Impact, a vertical dedicated to in-depth coverage of the economic forces shaping our world. Featuring original content produced by Al Jazeera's journalists and curated content from Bloomberg, AJ Impact will encompass all formats including articles, digital video, podcasts and…
Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and activist, dies aged 48

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and activist, dies aged 48

Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died at the age of 48, the publication he founded announced.  Wainaina, founder of the literary magazine Kwani, passed away following a short illness, the chairman of the Nairobi-based magazine told The Daily Nation on Wednesday. Tom Maliti said the writer died a few minutes past 10pm (19:00…
Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize

Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize

Omani author Jokha Alharthi has become the first Arabic-language writer to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for Celestial Bodies, a novel that deals with family connections and history in the coming-of-age account of three sisters. Alharthi's book beat five other shortlisted novels from Europe and South America to take the prize, which celebrates translated fiction from around the world and included…
At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship

The ambassador of North Korea to the United Nations has warned the United States that its "outrageous" seizure of a cargo ship could have consequences on the future of US-North Korean relations, as he reiterated a demand for the immediate return of the vessel. The Wise Honest, North Korea's second largest cargo ship, was first detained…
‘Stop the bans’: Abortion rights activists rally across the US

‘Stop the bans’: Abortion rights activists rally across the US

New York City - Thousands of abortion rights activists across the United States took to the streets, town squares and courthouses on Tuesday to protest against a recent wave of anti-abortion laws passed in several states including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri. #StopTheBans protests were organised by more than 50 organisations, including the National Association…

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