Zimbabwe troops accused of 'systematic torture' of protesters

A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using “systematic torture” in a crackdown on protests. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission strongly criticised authorities for using troops to quell demonstrations. Unrest broke out more than a week ago following a sharp rise in fuel prices. Reports have emerged More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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The many faces of a grinning young white man

When people saw the first video, there was near-unanimous outrage: it showed a young white bro in a “Make America Great Again” hat seeming to smirk at a Native American protester, inches from the More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Rudolf Hess: DNA test disproves Spandau prison conspiracy theory

An enduring conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal, Rudolf Hess, had been replaced by a double in jail has finally been put to rest. A DNA test carried out by Austrian scientists has shown that the man imprisoned More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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French Chef 'surprised' to be back in Michelin guide

A French chef is “surprised” to find he is back in this year’s Michelin guide, despite requesting to be taken out. Sebastien Bras’ restaurant Le Suquet returns to the directory with just More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Kenya attack: 'Selfless six' mourned in Nairobi after siege

A memorial service has been held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for some of those killed during an attack by Islamist militants in a hotel and office complex a week ago. Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Satellites saw huge Greenland ice loss

Greenland has gone through an “unprecedented” period of ice loss within the last two decades. The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland’s ice sheet More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Ronaldo in court for tax evasion charge

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in court in Madrid amid a huge media presence to face tax evasion charges which could result in an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine. A judge refused the player’s More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Sex abuse scandal hits South Korea's elite skating scene

The prized elite world of South Korean speed skating has been mired in scandal following a wave of allegations from female skaters who say that they were were sexually abused by their coaches and that it was More...