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Gay pair caned in Indonesia as crowd cheers and takes pictures

Gay pair caned in Indonesia as crowd cheers and takes pictures

Two men caught having sex in March were subjected to a public caning in the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday. A crowd of about 1,000 people watched the punishment, many cheering and filming the event. The public caning took place in a square in front of a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, who made the announcement […]

Police in Australia Probe Case of Guinean Girl Held as ‘Sex Slave’

Police in Australia Probe Case of Guinean Girl Held as ‘Sex Slave’

The 17-year-old from Guinea told investigators she was flown to Sydney via Paris in early April after a man in her home country offered her a job as a cleaner in Australia. Australian police said on Friday they were investigating the case of a West African girl who said she had been held as a […]

Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea

Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea

Strongly condemning yesterday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council vowed to “fully and comprehensively implement all measures” imposed on the country and strongly urged all other UN Member States to do the same. In a press statement, Council members expressed their utmost concern over […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100 Million To Women’s Fund Proposed By Ivanka Trump

Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100 Million To Women’s Fund Proposed By Ivanka Trump

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are donating $100 million to a women’s empowerment fund proposed by Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s elder daughter and a senior White House adviser. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the contribution to the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Fund at a meeting in Riyadh between Ivanka Trump […]

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledges $400m for various charities

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledges $400m for various charities

In a parliament which dictates taxes and debates how to spend the money of Australians there was lots on offer on Monday – but this time it came with $400 million worth of love. Standing beside film star Russell Crowe, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the single biggest philanthropic donation from the family of mining […]

UN expert urges Dominican Republic to place child protection at core of tourism strategy

UN expert urges Dominican Republic to place child protection at core of tourism strategy

Those who come to the Dominican Republic to sexually exploit children must know that they will be punished, a United Nations independent expert said, urging the Government to put child protection at the centre of its tourism strategy. At the end of her first official visit to the Dominican Republic, the UN Special Rapporteur on […]

UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from Peru El Niño floods, landslides

UN agency supports recovery of some 7,000 farmers from Peru El Niño floods, landslides

In the wake of the heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit Peru earlier this year, the United Nations agriculture agency said today that it is working with the Government to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers to restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families. Citing preliminary estimates, the Food and Agricultural […]

‘West is just double talk, I want more ties with Russia & China’ – President Rodrigo Duterte

‘West is just double talk, I want more ties with Russia & China’ – President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President Rodrigo Duterte told RT and other Russian media ahead of his visit to Moscow. The Philippines leader is due to arrive for a five-day visit on May 22. Duterte said that […]

‘Get your dirty hands out of Venezuela’ – President Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump

‘Get your dirty hands out of Venezuela’ – President Nicolas Maduro to Donald Trump

The United States should “get out of Venezuela,” the country’s leader, Nicolas Maduro, said after Washington slapped Venezuelan top judiciary officials with sanctions to “support” the Venezuelan people. The new sanctions package, targeting the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court, was imposed by the US Treasury to “advance democratic governance” in […]

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