Race relations in America — The struggle continues

January 20, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] Martin Luther King Jr[/caption] AMERICA'S reflection yesterday on the life and work of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr came at a most fortuitous and important time, given recent events in that country. Over the past few months, the United States --...

Selfie drama at Miss Universe pageant

January 20, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3042" align="alignright" width="300"] The selfie posted on Miss Israel's (left) Instagram page. Also pictured are (from left) Miss Lebanon, Miss Slovenia and Miss Japan[/caption] JERUSALEM (AP) — Explosive confrontations are nothing new for Israel and Lebanon, but the latest spat between the long-time foes is...

French post office hostage-taking ends, no victims

January 16, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_2974" align="alignleft" width="300"] A suspect in a hostage taking situation raises his arms in the air as he is detained by members of special French RAID forces outside the post offices in Colombes outside Paris, January 16, 2015.[/caption] (Reuters) - An armed man who earlier...