10 December 2018
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Election results: Tories closing in on a majority

camaronDavid Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a BBC forecast gives the Tories 325 seats - enough to form a slender majority in the Commons.

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Nick Clegg resigns as Lib Dem leader

nick clegg 123In farewell speech to party members, Clegg describes election result as ‘the most crushing blow to the Liberal Democrats since our party was founded’

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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

britainBritish voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Read more...

Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes

britainPrime Minister David Cameron will promise to keep Britain "on the road to a brighter future", while Labour's Ed Miliband will pledge "a government that will put working people first". Read more...

THAILAND: Four-year anniversary of imprisonment of Somyot PrueksakasemsukTHAILAND: Four-year anniversary of imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

freeLast Thursday, 30 April 2015, was the four year-anniversary of the imprisonment of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a longtime labour rights activist and human rights defender. On 30 April 2011, Somyot was arrested on allegations of violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code. Read more...

PAKISTAN: Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill - strangling freedom of expression some more (5)

ahrc logoThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has initiated a series of articles on the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2015; this is the third article in the series. The Bill has draconian provisions that seek to muzzle the freedom of expression and speech over the Internet to discourage dissent and stifle intellectual discourse. The Bill has been presented in Parliament for consideration after being passed by the Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication. This is the 5th part of the series.

Section 30 of the PEC Bill reads as follows: Read more...

Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors, as death toll rises

nepal quakeNepal's authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding more survivors of last Saturday's earthquake, as the death toll has risen to 6,621. Read more...

Pakistan PM condemns shooting of activist Sabeen Mehmud

sabeenPakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has led condemnation of the killing of leading human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud.

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Modern Slavery in the Southeast Asian Sea

sd 23The Asian-African Conference has been held in the Republic of Indonesia, with representatives of more than a hundred countries participating on the theme of “Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity”. During the event, several bi-national meetings have also been held. The host country President, Joko Widodo, has held discussions with several other leaders, including the Prime Minister of Thailand and Thai Army Chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and the President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein. Read more...

Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit

migrantsEU leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of people risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. Read more...

Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

morsyA court in Egypt has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters while he was still in power. Read more...

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