Why Schools Become Battlegrounds During Conflict

  By Shireen Daft, Macquarie University Last month, more than 100 girls who had been abducted by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram from a Nigerian school in Dapchi in February were released to their families. But the community was also threatened that if the group returned and found any girls in school, they would […]

As US AirStrikes Begin, Syria Calls for Prayer; Civilian Casualties Reported

Syria news media is reporting civilian casualties in Damascus, said to be one of the targets of the joint military operations by the USA, France and the UK in what is called “precision strikes” to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities.   Earlier, a call to prayer went out across the Damascus city of Syria as […]

Updated: US Pres Trump on Military Action Against Syria: Russia’s Reaction

Updated: This video post brings you the full address by USA President Donald Trump, plus short videos of France and UK leaders who, along with the USA, committed French and UK military forces to airstrikes against Syria earlier today. France and Britain speak in response to the airstrikes; and Germany’s leader also responds.  Scroll down to […]

Pacific Legends of Kiwi Rugby League Backing Kiwi vs England, USA Match

Former Kiwi and Samoan rugby league legends are rallying together in support of the mid-year clash between the New Zealand Kiwis and England scheduled to go ahead in Denver. Stomping ground of the Denver Broncos, Mile High Stadium will host the international match on 23 June where Americans will get a taste of world-class rugby […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Has Died

Photo taken 11th February, 1990 – The day that Nelson Mandela walked free from a South African prison after serving 27 years as a political prisoner charged with treason. This historic event was beamed out live to television and radio networks around the world. His wife Winnie Mandela was waiting for him and together they […]

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Lands in Pacific Ocean, Near Tahiti

It landed today back on Planet Earth in the Pacific Ocean, near Tahiti. That’s Easter Monday in the Pacific region. Tiangong-1 is no more. China’s prototype space station, whose name translates as “Heavenly Palace 1,” met a fiery end in Earth’s atmosphere today (April 1), breaking apart and burning up in the skies over the […]

Will Hawaii-Led Consortium be the Warriors New Owners?

New Zealand’s sports media headlines, most of them, are reporting that the Warriors will be sold to USA Hawaiian-led consortium fronted by Richard Fale.  That the ‘done deal’ is based on a verbal agreement. The New Zealand Rugby League Team is presently owned by Eric Watson through his private investment firm, Cullen Investments. Late last […]

This Obscure Plea Deal Offers Freedom to the Wrongfully Convicted at a Huge Cost

By Ranjani Chakraborty and Megan Rose, Propublica In 1987, police detectives — who’d later be made famous by David Simon, creator of “The Wire” — used flimsy evidence to pin a burglary, rape and murder case on James Thompson and James Owens. They were both sentenced to life in prison. Then, 20 years later, DNA evidence cleared them […]

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