The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation says that the island's communist government is still holding a hundred political prisoners, in spite of releasing numerous imprisoned dissidents last year.
Over 3,900 Haitians have died of cholera since the outbreak began mid-October, officials in the western hemisphere's poorest nation informed.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called for “revolutionary action” to achieve sustainable development, warning that the past century’s heedless consumption of resources is “a global suicide pact” with time running out to ensure an economic model for survival.
THE South Georgia toothfish quota dropped from 2800 tonnes to 1800 tonnes this year, with a reduction in the number of vessels from 9 to 6, confirmed the Senior Executive of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) Martin Collins today.
Decreasing birth rates will slow the world’s Muslim population growth over the next twenty years, reducing it from 2.2% a year in 1990-2010 period to 1.5% up until 2030 a new study says.
The euro is not going through a crisis, although in some countries if the EU there are problems which must be solved, said the President of the European Central Bank Jean Claude Trichet. “There is no euro crisis. That is absolutely clear,” he added.
Egyptian demonstrators fought security forces into the early hours of Friday in the city of Suez, and the Internet was blocked ahead of the biggest protests yet planned against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Nelson Mandela is reportedly recovering from a collapsed lung at a Johannesburg hospital, cloaked by levels of secrecy that have triggered wild rumours and near panic.
Chile’s Planning Minister Felipe Kast and Housing Minister Magdalena Matte met yesterday at Cerro Navia to announce the results of Chile’s Post Earthquake Survey (EPT). The survey’s aim was to measure the social impact of the February. 27, 2010, 8.8-magnitude earthquake on poverty, property, and psychological well-being in Chile.
Billionaire financier George Soros warned on Wednesday that Europe could potentially fall apart because of the two-speed Europe of haves and have-nots that is being perpetuated by the reform of the embattled euro.