Elephant population keeps falling

The Great Elephant Census has found that elephants declined 30% between 2007 and 2014. Some 144,000 elephants disappeared during that period. Before European colonization, scientists believe that Africa may have held as many as 20 […]

Flash |Brazil’s Senate impeaches Rousseff

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s presidency on Wednesday in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest economy. Rousseff, 68, was convicted by 61 of the […]

Humbled Netanyahu Places Hopes in Trump

The Israeli government’s furious reaction to the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a resolution opposing Jewish settlements in occupied territory underscores its fundamental and bitter dispute with the international community about the future of the […]

Pakistan passes new law against honour killings.

The Pakistan government has finally done something about the brutal crimes of honour killings. These originate from tribal and cultural practices and are often meted out as punishment for behavior viewed as bringing dishonor to […]

Security forces warn Tunisia over returning fighters

Tunisia’s security forces have called on the government to adopt “exceptional measures” to deal with potential security threats from fighters who have returned to their home country. On Friday evening, the country’s Interior Minister Hedi […]

Pope urges end to Syria fighting

Pope Francis has urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican, saying “far too much blood has been spilled” in the conflict. Francis, marking the fourth […]

Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the […]

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