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How WhatsApp leads mobs to murder in India

How WhatsApp leads mobs to murder in India

Alwar /New Delhi: In India,  deadly rumors about cow smugglers and child kidnappers have gone viral on social media, prompting vengeful mobs to kill more than two dozen innocent people since April. In the latest incident, a Muslim man transporting dairy animals to their village in neighboring Haryana state was beaten to death by a mob in the western state […]

British reject May‘s Brexit plan

British reject May‘s Brexit plan

London: Prime Minister Theresa May‘s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll. May‘s political vulnerability was exposed by the survey, which found voters would prefer Boris Johnson, who quit as […]

Modi’s visit to reach out to Africa

Modi’s visit to reach out to Africa

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the Brics umbrella to the continent. “The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent,” the External Affairs Ministry said. Over the last few years, there has […]

Landmark Mumbai heritage building in shambles

Landmark Mumbai heritage building in shambles

Mumbai: The Esplanade mansion, a 150-year-old building recognised by the UNESCO as a heritage structure, is today a monument in shambles and a disaster-in-waiting. The British-era multi-storey, considered to be the first building erected on pillars of cast iron, was recognised by Unesco as a Grade II-A heritage structure, according to officials and conservationists. Grade II buildings are those which […]

NZ nurses will be in demand around the world

NZ nurses will be in demand around the world

A nurse is predicting that New Zealand nurses will be attracted overseas if their pay is not significantly boosted. Nurses protest on the streets of Auckland as they take industrial action after failed negotiations. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook Nurses went on strike over pay and staffing 10 days ago, and talks on reaching a settlement are continuing with district […]

Rough sleepers could get reprieve at Auckland bus station

Rough sleepers could get reprieve at Auckland bus station

A Manukau bus station could soon open its doors to rough sleepers overnight but the Salvation Army says a more permanent solution is needed. While details are still being worked out, the plan is to provide shelter and food for 15 to 20 rough sleepers in the Manukau area for the month of August. Salvation Army social policy analyst Alan […]

Govt looking for safer credit options to help people buy cars

Govt looking for safer credit options to help people buy cars

The government is taking a closer look at ideas aimed at preventing people from ending up in huge amounts of debt when they need to buy a car. Driving Photo: 123RF Representatives from across the finance industry met at a forum this week to discuss ways to improve access to safe credit for vulnerable consumers. Lyn McMorran from the Financial […]