​Pentagon Chief James Mattis warns North Korea

​Pentagon Chief James Mattis warns North Korea

James Mattis issued a warning to North Korea, as he Pentagon chief urged the reclusive nation to cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people. The statement came just one day after President Donald Trumps threats of fire and fury in response to the ongoing international ballistic missile tests in Pyongyang. New sanctions on the countrys exports—a  $1 billion ban—were unanimously approved by the UN. Aug 10, 2017
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Maratha reservation protests: The signs are ominous

The silent protest staged by the Marathas crippling Mumbai hints at a number of challenges that India is facing at 70. Can the Narendra Modi government visualise the outcome if right steps are not taken urgently? Aug 10, 2017
What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

What is going on right now is a sham: Kenyan opposition leader rejects election results

On Wednesday Morning (9 August) Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results that have been displayed by the election commission from Tuesdays vote, raising fears that his supporters could mount street protests. He said the election board was required by law to display forms signed by party observers from each polling center certifying the results and had not done so. Instead, the election board was displaying a running tally on its website that showed Kenyatta leading with 55% of the vote after nearly three-quarters of polling stations had reported results.Odinga said Kenyattas lead had been suspiciously constant since tallying began and did not correlate with what his own party agents were telling him. Under Kenyan law, results from each polling station should be recorded on a form that is signed by observers from each party in the polling station, then posted by the election board on a public website. The measure is supposed to help ensure the elections are not rigged and parties can cross-check results. Odinga, who lost the last two elections, blamed rigging after the vote was marred by irregularities. In 2007, his call for protests sparked ethnic violence that killed 1,200 people. In 2013, he quelled clashes by taking his concerns to court. Aug 9, 2017
Jacob Zuma remains in power: South Africas president survives no confidence motion

Jacob Zuma remains in power: South Africas president survives no confidence motion

Jacob Zuma remains in power. South Africas President Jacob Zuma survived the eighth no confidence motion against him. 177 out of 400 voted in favor of the motion, while 198 objected and 9 abstained. This is the eighth time that Zuma has faced a no confidence vote against himself, but also the first time that such a vote is held anonymous. The opposition party lobbied for the vote to be held privately due to concerns that many MPs fear punishments if they publicly vote against the president. Despite Zumas successful election and reelection in 2009 and 2014 respectively, he has been constantly dogged by accusations of corruptions. Zuma was acquitted of 783 charges of corruptions related to government arm deals in 2009, and was accused of using public fund to renovate his private property in 2014. Aug 9, 2017
White House Faces Climate Report

White House Faces Climate Report

The White House is actively reviewing a damning climate report after it came to the conclusion it is extremely likely human activity has been a primary cause of rising temperatures over the past four decades. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have long questioned this viewpoint, but the report warns that no alternative explanations and no natural cycles are found in the observational record. Aug 9, 2017
Donald Trump warns North Korea will be met with fire and fury if threats continue

Donald Trump warns North Korea will be met with fire and fury if threats continue

President Donald Trump warned North Korea would be met with fire and fury if the country made more threats to the U.S.This comes hours after it was revealed that North Korea successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit its missiles, a key step to become a full-fledged nuclear power, according to U.S. Intel officials. Aug 9, 2017