Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources
Indigenous communities in Latin America, who have suffered the plunder of their natural resources since colonial times, are reliving that phenomenon again as mega infrastructure are jeopardising their habitat and their very survival. On the island of Assunção in Northeast Brazil, the village of the Truká indigenous people was split in two when the flow […] The post Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources appeared first on Inter Press Service .

Women’s Shelters Have Been a Success Story. Some Fear the End Is Near.
Aid workers worry that the Afghan government’s latest attempt to control financing for shelters would make them vulnerable in a culture still brutal for women.

Officials: US Strikes Kill 35 IS Militants in Afghanistan
American counterterrorism airstrikes in northern Afghanistan are reported to have killed up to 35 Islamic State militants and wounded a dozen more. A regional Afghan military statement said Saturday the pre-dawn strikes took place in the Darzab and Qishtepa districts of Jowzjan province, where IS maintains bases. The statement noted that seven nationals of the neighboring Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan also were among the dead. The army said, using the Arabic acronym for IS, American spec...

National Geographic apology: 'We were anticipated to be a dying race'
Aboriginal Australians reflect on National Geographic's racism in 1916, and public discourse today.

Smuggling of U.S. Technology Is Outpacing Cold War Levels, Experts Say
China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.

Life after Trump: White House alumni face uncertain future
Challenging climate for former employees who quit or were forced out

Blossom in south-west China captured by drone
Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China.

Xi Jinping reappointed China's president with no term limits
BEIJING (AP) — China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

China says resolutely opposed to new U.S. law on ties with Taiwan
China's Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed its "resolute opposition" after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa. The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it. The move adds to strains between the two countries over trade, as Trump has enacted tariffs and called for China to reduce its huge trade imb...

Everest clean-up campaign aims to airlift 100 tonnes of waste
Piles of rubbish collected by local guides are being shipped to the capital for recycling.

North Korea’s Most Powerful Missile Now Has Its Own Shrine
Satellite imaging, astronomy and a smart hunch about North Korea propaganda confirmed the launching site of the North Korean missile and a new monument.

Indian Children’s Book Lists Hitler as Leader ‘Who Will Inspire You’
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”

Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing
Former CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at

Wine and Diamonds: How North Korea Dodges Sanctions
With smuggled luxury goods and illicitly purchased oil, Kim Jong-un’s government maneuvers around measures meant to inhibit its nuclear program.

Arizona teacher shares pay stub, sparking a national debate
Fresh off the recent strike by public school teachers in West Virginia, educators in Arizona are demanding more money, saying they're struggling to keep up with the cost of living. One Phoenix-area teacher recently shared her frustration on social media, posting a photo of her pay stub. Carter Evans reports.

Indian Children’s Book Includes Hitler Among ‘Great Leaders’
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”

An Engineer Reported Cracks on FIU Bridge 2 Days Before Deadly Collapse. No One Got the Voicemail, Officials Say
An engineer left a voicemail two days before a bridge collapse in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span

Russia expels 23 British diplomats
St Petersburg consulate also shut as Moscow responds to UK measures over spy poisoning

The Real Drama In Russia’s Election Comes After The Vote
Russia's election on Sunday is a mere formality, lacking any serious

Steering UK–Southeast Asia relations post-Brexit
Authors: Jurgen Haacke and John Harley Breen, LSE The shift in global economic activity towards the thriving economies of South and East Asia will ‘determine where the golden opportunities of the future will be and where we must be too’. This was the position communicated by Liam Fox, the UK Secretary of State for International […]

Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heard
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.

China anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan named Xi Jinping's deputy
Parliament promotes former anti-corruption investigator Wang Qishan to the vice presidency.

Xi JinpingS second term unanimously confirmed
His ally Wang Qishan elected vice president with only one vote against. He was in charge of the fight against corruption and has experience in relations with the US. Xi Jinping consolidates his power.

Abp. Costa: Lent, 40 days to combat selfishness
The Archbishop of Chittagong issues his message in preparation for Easter. Lent is "the right time to renew our faith" and to "perform works of mercy". "We are one body in Christ. Therefore we cannot be indifferent to others who believe in Christ ".

Analysts Predict Tougher Stance on Iran, North Korea Under Pompeo
With Rex Tillerson’s abrupt firing as U.S. secretary of state Tuesday, the focus is now on President Donald Trump’s choice to take his place, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and what this change would mean for U.S. foreign policy. “He had a lot of ‘face time’ with President Trump. He impressed Trump, is a loyalist. So you’ll have a loyal foreign policy out of the State Department,”  Ariel Cohen of the Atlantic Council said. “You also have somebody with an intelligence and military background.” WATC...

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A vote to sanction twenty years of Putin
Given the certainty of its outcome, the only doubt about the 18 March elections concerns the turnout. Over two decades, the president has built a Russia where wealth is abundant, but is distributed among a few bureaucrats, strong men and oligarchs aligned to them, while most of the population has more or less the same standard of living as during the Soviet Union.

Pope in Pietrelcina: Follow in the footsteps of Padre Pio
Today Francis visits the birthplace of the saint and San Giovanni Rotondo on the centenary of the appearance of the permanent stigmata of Saint Pio and on the 50th anniversary of his death. In his native country "he was strongly tormented in his heart and he feared to fall into sin, feeling assaulted by the devil". "The devil - he added - tempts us".

Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed legislation that encourages U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their counterparts and vice versa, a move that has angered China. The president signed the Taiwan Travel Act late Friday. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Saturday that the self-ruled island’s government would “continue to uphold the principles of mutual trust and mutual benefit to maintain close contact and communication with the U.S.” U.S. and Taiwan officials already travel back and ...

One Iraqi Dominicans mission to save 'treasures' of culture from jihadist madness
Fr. Najeeb Michaeel: "A man without culture, is a dead man". With the arrival of the Islamic State, he transferred the religious and cultural heritage from Mosul and Qaraqosh to Iraqi Kurdistan. Today he continues his work teaching Christians and Muslims. Thousands of volumes and century old documents saved thanks to his work.

China’s Xi Starts New Term, With Trusted Deputy to Deal With Trump
President Xi Jinping’s new vice president, Wang Qishan, is likely to have a powerful say in grappling with the United States over trade disputes.

Afghan Interpreter Injured in Attack in Oregon
Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his leg amputated after a man in Oregon hit Mohammadi with his car and then accelerated at him again. Perry George Nicolopoulos was indicted late Thursday on 16 charges, including attempted murder, in the attack in Lincoln City, according to court records. Mohammadi’s wife and their year-old son narrowly escaped injury in the at...

Donald Trump Hails Andrew McCabe's Firing As 'A Great Day For Democracy'
President Donald Trump wrote a celebratory tweet hours after former FBI deputy

Blast in Kabul Leaves Several Dead, Wounded
An explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least three people and wounded two in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said all those killed and wounded in the explosion were civilians with no casualties among the contractors. Police officials said the exact cause of the explosion was being investigated and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. While the latest blast was relatively minor compa...

Intensifying assaults in Syria spark dual evacuations
Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the beleaguered area near Damascus, with intense airstrikes killing dozens and causing thousands more to evacuate. Syria's war enters its eighth year with another deadly assault also unfolding in the north, where Turkish-led forces pressed an operation to seize the Kurdish-majority region of Afrin. The operation has sent thousands onto the roads, with bo...

Engineer warned of cracking in US bridge before deadly collapse
The chief engineer of a Florida bridge project warned authorities of cracking in the structure days before it collapsed, killing at least six people, the southern US state's department of transportation said Friday. Chief engineer Denney Pate left a voicemail on a Florida Department of Transportation employee's landline on March 13, two days before the pedestrian walkway came crashing down on the major road beneath, the department said in a statement. There was "some cracking that's been obse...

Florida bridge: engineer left message about crack two days before collapse
Homicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.

UK’s high-yield high street struggles under debt
Bond investors dump sector squeezed by online competition and rising costs

Sessions fires former FBI deputy director McCabe
Move by US attorney-general as Trump tweets ‘great day for democracy’

On Bali’s Day of Silence, Streets Deserted, Airport Closed
Indonesia’s normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks the new year on the predominantly Hindu island. “Nyepi” began at 6 a.m. Saturday, emptying streets and beaches for 24 hours except for special patrols to ensure silence is observed. This year for the first time, phone companies have agreed to turn off the mobile internet on the island that’s home to more than 4 million people. Aside from no Facebook, Insta...

When Xi Speaks, Chinese Officials Jump. Maybe Too High.
Xi Jinping’s subordinates are quick to follow his orders, but that may limit the second-guessing that prevents bad policy and overzealous enforcement.

How Hong Kong Makes Evading North Korea Sanctions Easier
Hong Kong presents itself as one of the world’s easiest places to do business—allowing registration with minimal documentation in as little as a day—and U.N. and U.S. investigators say North Korean front companies are taking advantage.

Donald Trump rejoices at Andrew McCabe's sacking days before retirement as ex-FBI deputy head fumes
Donald Trump has expressed his delight at the sacking of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, calling it a "great day for democracy".  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he sacked Mr McCabe two days before his scheduled retirement date on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. But the career FBI official said his dismissal was part of the Trump administration's "ongoing war on the FBI" and Mueller investigation. It comes ahead of an inspector general ...

Attorney General Fires McCabe, Who Was Set to Retire Sunday
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe allegedly made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor in an inspector general probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

Statement by Attorney General on firing of FBI's McCabe
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced late on Friday night that he was firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, after the Justice Department's internal watchdog accused McCabe of misconduct. Here is the statement issued by Sessions: After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional...

Facebook bans political data company Cambridge Analytica
Social network claims research firm failed to delete user information collected by an app

Xi ally Wang Qishan confirmed as new China VP
Trusted crisis manager to handle deteriorating Sino-US relationship

Xi Jinping ally Wang Qishan confirmed as new China vice-president
Trusted crisis manager to handle deteriorating Sino-US relationship

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