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Humanitarian access in armed conflicts: the key role of local actors

Video | On 18 September 2017, the ICRC and the Humanitarian Policy Group convened a live-streamed panel at the Humanitarium gathering humanitarian ...

- ICRC - INT

US financial regulator says it was hacked in 2016

US financial regulator says it was hacked in 2016...

- MENAFN - JO

This war hero was forgotten in Canada and portrayed as a Brit in 'Dunkirk.' Now he's finally getting his due.

Thanks to a historical oversight by Hollywood, a long-ignored Canadian war hero is finally getting the honor that eluded him for 77 years.

- Washington Post - US

Houthi criticies Saudis, UAE in anniversary speech

Rally to mark third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's army conspicuous by absence of allies.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Bangladesh Textile Mill Burns, Yet Again

Expand In September 2016, another factory burned in the same district. Here, firefighters stand at the site of a fire at a packaging factory outside ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Chechnya's Kadyrov Seeks Global Muslim Role

When the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar began, some of the loudest protests erupted in Russia's republic of Chechnya. The crisis has given ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

News24.com | Patriotic Alliance withdraws from Nelson Mandela Bay coalition

The Patriotic Alliance has withdrawn from the Nelson Mandela Bay coalition after the DA-led municipality failed to put forward the PA's candidate as ...

- News24.com - ZA

Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire on Trump campaign

An email exchange reveals that Trump's then-campaign chairman said he was willing to provide 'private briefings' to a Russian billionaire considered ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy

Mike Konczal Equifax's blunder does more than any white paper to demonstrate the need for financial reform. The post The Financial Industry Is Its Own ...

- The Nation - US

South Korea's Moon says North Korea crisis must be handled in 'stable' manner

UNITED NATIONS - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on Thursday for the North Korean nuclear crisis to be handled in a stable manner, so that ...

- Reuters - US

Jimmy Kimmel slams Republican health care bill, calls Fox host a 'creep'

The ABC star followed up on his monologue from Tuesday, when he criticized the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Letters From the October 9, 2017, Issue

Our Readers No more piecemeal rights… When small is actually big… The post Letters From the October 9, 2017, Issue appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Zero' role for India in Afghanistan: Pakistan

No improvement in ties unless Kashmir is resolved, says Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

- The Hindu - IN

Spicer says he never 'knowingly' lied while press secretary

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer swears he never "knowingly" lied to the American people during his tenure in the Trump administration. ...

- The Week - US

Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder moves on from fourth marriage

The 73-year-old politician was seen for the first time in public with his new partner, South Korean businesswoman Kim So-yeon. Schröder's ex-wife has ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

5-year-old kindergartner suspended for telling teacher he had a bomb in his backpack

A family in Modesto, California, is fighting for revocation of a suspension order against a 5-year-old kindergartner by his elementary school's ...

- The Raw Story - US

New Zealand man sets himself on fire in front of parliament in election week

A man has set himself on fire in front of New Zealand's parliament, two days ahead of national elections. It has been a tumultuous week in the south ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Colbert schools Trump on Emmy ratings rant

Stephen Colbert is calling out President Donald Trump over his latest attempt at peddling fake news. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the ratings for ...

- The Raw Story - US

'Game of Thrones' spinoff finally in the works

The quest for a Game of Thrones successor series just got a big boost. Bryan Cogman, writer and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning fantasy ...

- The Raw Story - US

Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW - Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own ...

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Henri van Breda to only testify if he goes last - defence

If the Western Cape High Court does not agree to allow Henri Van Breda to testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand - an ...

- News24.com - ZA

Yemen: Is Saleh's alliance with the Houthis breakable?

On the third anniversary of Sanaa's capture, Saleh's unholy alliance with the Hautis may be nearing its end.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Trudeaumania down under? A New Zealand election primer

New Zealanders are choosing between the party that's governed for more than a decade and a young, popular upstart. Here's what you need to know

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Sport24.co.za | Fit-again Oupa at No 8 for Cheetahs

Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for Friday's PRO14 encounter against Irish side Leinster

- News24.com - ZA

Angela Merkel: Germany's iron chancellor

If she wins the upcoming elections, Angela Merkel could be on track to become Germany's longest-serving chancellor.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Trump says will be putting more sanctions on North Korea

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would be adding more sanctions on North Korea.

- Reuters - US

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 25 years dedicated to humanity

Article | An exhibition marking 25 years of the ICRC's humanitarian presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina, helping the people get over years of conflict.

- ICRC - INT

Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Rescuers step up efforts to find people trapped under rubble, including at a school in Mexico City.

- BBC - UK

Russia threatens retaliatory strikes against U.S. troops and their allies in Syria

Moscow accused U.S.-backed rebels of shelling positions where Russian forces were active amid competing offensives in the eastern Syrian desert.

- Washington Post - US

Harvard alumni protest against Spicer, Lewandowski

Harvard University alumni really don't want Sean Spicer or Corey Lewandowski to be given fellowships at the institution. The Ivy League institution ...

- The Raw Story - US

Thousands Protest Duterte's Drug War, Martial Law in Philippines

Antigovernment protesters thronged Manila in the largest outpouring of opposition against President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs and ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Tony Abbott lodges formal complaint over 'headbutt', but only after police contact him

Australian police will investigate Tony Abbott's claim that he was headbutted by a supporter of same-sex marriage in Hobart on Thursday, after the ...

- Stuff - NZ

News24.com | Woman claims nurses left her to deliver her own baby

The Mpumalanga department of health has dismissed claims by a 31-year-old woman that she was left to deliver her baby on her own at a local hospital.

- News24.com - ZA

Thousands of Filipinos slam Duterte's drug war

Demonstrators denounce president's 'drug war' as they mark 45 years since the declaration of martial law in Philippines.

- Al Jazeera - QA

More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning' - UNESCO

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a ...

- UN - INT

Ri Yong-ho calls Donald Trump threat a 'dog's bark'

Foreign minister dismisses US president's threat to 'totally destroy' his country, saying Trump had a 'dog dream'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Rohingya activists have used the platform to post alleged scenes of brutality from the conflict zone, where humanitarian and media access is severely ...

- The Hindu - IN

News24.com | Nelson Mandela Bay Metro council hung as opposition stays away

The conflict between the UDM and the DA over former deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani has spilled over into a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting when the ...

- News24.com - ZA

N. Korea responds to Trump's threat of total destruction

Comments are North's first after Trump's speech at the U.N., where he also called leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket man"

- CBS NEWS - US

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78 Air Berlin planes

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78 Air Berlin planes...

- MENAFN - JO

Houthi criticises Saudis, UAE in anniversary speech

Rally to mark third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's army conspicuous by absence of allies.

- Al Jazeera - QA

We Need to Reckon With the Story 'What Happened' Tells

Katha Pollitt Hillary Clinton has a unique perspective on a world-historical event. Why shouldn't she write a book about it? The post We Need to ...

- The Nation - US

Profile: Angela Merkel

If she wins the upcoming elections, Angela Merkel could be on track to become Germany's longest-serving chancellor.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Was Stonehenge used to predict astronomical events?

This Friday night and Saturday morning, druids, pagans, hippies, and assorted hangers-on will gather at Britain's world-famous neolithic Stonehenge' ...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump's NASA nominee wants to study climate change on Mars , but not on Earth

Trump's “scientific” nominees are getting more and more absurd. Even as his NASA nominee denies climate change on Earth, he wants to study ...

- The Raw Story - US

Fin24.com | LIVE: Rand cheers move to keep rates steady

The SA Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep its repo rate unchanged at 6.75%.

- News24.com - ZA

Efforts continue to free young girl buried in rubble of Mexico earthquake

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

US police fatally shoot deaf man as neighbours shout 'he can't hear you'

US police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was ...

- Stuff - NZ

Sport24.co.za | New Bok addition Nkosi remains grounded

It's been a dream season for Sharks wing S'busiso Nkosi, who has been rewarded with a Springbok call-up.

- News24.com - ZA

China restores 350 kmph commercial bullet train

To ply between Beijing and Shanghai; maximum speed restored after it was reduced to 300 kmph following the July 2011 disaster that killed 40 people.

- The Hindu - IN