Author Archives: AFP

Balance not just brawn will beat Japan

TOKYO: South Africa would not be “one dimensional” and try to just bludgeon a rampant Japan side into submission in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday, according to Springboks…

Deaths in rural Ethiopia spark outcry

For decades, herders in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley have relied on guns to fend off rivals as well as hyenas and lions roaming the forests and plains. But over the…

Mass raids target opposition chief

MOSCOW: Russian investigators raided opposition offices across the country yesterday, in the latest move to increase pressure on top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his allies. The early morning raids…

Two dozen held after attack on minister

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (IS) group tried to assassinate a government…

Instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids

MANILA: A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in southeast Asia,…

Pressure group vows to fight on despite ban

LONDON: Activists from the environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion defiantly vowed to continue their planned two-week campaign of demonstrations in central London yesterday, despite a police ban. The group announced…

Cop charged with murder

WASHINGTON: A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has been charged with murder, police said Monday….