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Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for

BAHAMA: Hurricane Dorian – Number of missing drops to 1,300

Emergency services in the Bahamas say the number of missing following Hurricane Dorian stands at 1,300. The number is down from the 2,500 listed missing earlier this week. The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said the drop in numbers came after cross-referencing names of the missing with those in shelters. Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas earlier […]

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism. Mr Obama did not name anyone but his rare comments came after President Donald Trump sought to deflect criticism that his anti-immigrant rhetoric had fuelled violence. In a speech on Monday, Mr Trump condemned […]

Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes.

A majority in Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted in favour of making homophobia and transphobia crimes. Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism. The decision will give the community, which suffers constant attacks, real protection, activists say. At least 141 LGBT people have been killed […]

Facebook bans Israeli firm over ‘fake Africa accounts’

Facebook has banned an Israeli company it believes was behind hundreds of fake accounts, pages and groups mostly targeting elections in six African countries. The American social media company says the people behind the network of what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” pretended to be locals in Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia. They

VENEZUELA: Guaidó ‘considering asking US for military intervention’

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he is considering asking the US to launch a military intervention in the embattled country. Speaking to the BBC’s Nick Bryant, he said he would “evaluate all options” to oust President Nicolás Maduro. Last week he launched a failed attempt to spark a military rebellion and force Mr […]

BOLIVIA: Bus plunges into ravine killing 25

Twenty-five people were killed in western Bolivia when the bus they were travelling in fell more than 200m (656ft) down a ravine. The bus was trying to overtake a lorry when it collided head-on with another vehicle and went over the cliff, injuring 24 passengers. High speed could have contributed to the crash on Sunday […]

More bodies found after Colombia mudslide

Colombia landslide: 11 more bodies found in Rosas Rescue workers have found 11 bodies buried in the mud after a landslide hit the Colombian town of Rosas on Sunday. The number of people killed in the town in south-western Cauca province has risen to 28. At least two people are still missing but emergency workers […]
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