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Copenhagen University in Denmark offers course on Beyonce, Gender and Race

Copenhagen University in Denmark offers course on Beyonce, Gender and Race

A university in Denmark is offering a course based on Beyonce’s life.According to television station TV2, around 75 students have signed up. There’s reportedly so much interest in the University of Copenhagen course – called Beyonce, Gender and Race – that it’s had to move to a bigger lecture theatre. Professor Erik Steinskog told the […]

Nepali teen bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating

Nepali teen bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh […]

More than 120 countries expected to adopt first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons despite boycott by all nuclear-armed nations including US

More than 120 countries expected to adopt first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons despite boycott by all nuclear-armed nations including US

More than 120 countries are expected to adopt the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday despite a boycott by all nuclear-armed nations, including the United States, which has pointed to North Korea’s escalating nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the U.N. conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, […]

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest. Through a study conducted across eight countries that together […]

Kim Jong Un calls Donald Trump a ‘psychopath’

Kim Jong Un calls Donald Trump a ‘psychopath’

North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at home and claimed he was toying […]

World’s largest coal company Coal India to retire 37 mines in India

World’s largest coal company Coal India to retire 37 mines in India

The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically viable in India. Coal India, which accounts for over 80 per cent of the India’s coal production, produced an average of 1.42 tonnes of coal per day in June last […]

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China’s motives. Turning 40 years old on 27 June, Djibouti – which has […]

‘Dirty’ Rodrigo Duterte on the ropes as ISIS, US Special Forces crash the Philippines

‘Dirty’ Rodrigo Duterte on the ropes as ISIS, US Special Forces crash the Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has found himself in a perilous situation, as Islamic State-linked militants continue a siege in the country’s south, while US Special Forces have arrived to lend ‘technical support.’ What could possibly go wrong? Just last month, Rodrigo ‘Dirty’ Duterte appeared to be riding high on the tiger of geopolitics with surprising […]

UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Mora, while the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) today deployed three rapid assessment teams to the most affected districts, where some 177 people have died and 109 remain missing. Secretary-General António Guterres […]

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