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Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia found itself in the global spotlight for all the right reasons after Abiy Ahmed, its young, dynamic prime minister. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded since 1901 for...

  Asia / South Asia

Thai human traffickers flout 99pc of court orders to compensate victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99pc of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages caused in about 1,335 cases...

Japan typhoon death toll jumps to 66

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. Fifteen people remain missing nearly three days after Typhoon Hagibis smashed into central and eastern Japan, national broadcaster...

  Americas

US cop faces murder charges after killing black woman in her home

A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer was jailed on murder charges on Monday in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old black woman who was babysitting inside her home, the police department said. Atatiana Jefferson was killed on Saturday at about 2:30 am when officer Aaron Dean fired a single shot through a window into...

  Europe

  Europe

Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia found itself in the global spotlight for all the right reasons after Abiy Ahmed, its young, dynamic prime minister. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded since 1901 for outstanding contributions to peace, the 2019 prize recognised Abiy's "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea",...

Rwanda kills 19 assailants after deadly national park attack

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 people who were part of a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the country on Friday, a police spokesman said. The assailants, who mostly carried traditional weapons like knives, attacked the Kinigi sector in Musanze district, where the Volcanoes National Park offers tourists the chance...