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The cinematic escape of six prisoners who tunneled out of an Israeli penitentiary earlier this month shone a light on Israel's mass incarceration of Palestinians, one of the many bitter fruits of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have passed through a military justice system designed for a temporary occupation that is now well into its sixth decade. Nearly every Palestinian has a loved one who has been locked up in that system at some point, and imprisonment is widely seen as one of the most painful aspects of life under Israeli rule.
Mexican officials are urging Haitians on the Texas border trying to reach the United States to give up and return to Mexico's frontier with Guatemala to request asylum, even as discontent grows over the treatment meted out to the beleaguered migrants. Up to 14,000 mostly Haitians were camped just north of the Rio Grande river this month as they attempted to enter the United States, but hundreds retreated to Mexico after U.S. officials began sending planes of people back to Haiti.
At least seven people were injured, according to Queensland Ambulance after a driver ploughed into a Starbucks cafe in Broadbeach on September 24.Footage by Leonie Fudge shows emergency services at the scene. A pink car can be seen in the seating area of the cafe. Credit: Leonie Fudge via Storyful
Cambodia has cancelled its "Festival of the Dead" -- an annual holiday where the Buddhist faithful pay respects to deceased relatives -- after a coronavirus outbreak among monks in the capital.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has appealed his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, citing 14 complaints about his high-profile trial earlier this year in a case that roiled the United States and laid bare deep racial divisions.
PETALING JAYA, Sept 24 ― British band Coldplay have released their third single in its first joint effort with KPop boy band BTS from its upcoming album Music Of The Spheres. The British rock...
Over 200 Chinese gaming companies have pledged to regulate their industry to combat gaming addiction, including through the possible use of facial recognition to identify minors, a state-backed gaming association said on Friday. The statement, published by the CGIGC gaming association, which is affiliated to the online game publishing regulator National Press and Publication (NPPA), on its official WeChat account, was signed by 213 companies including Tencent Holdings and NetEase. China has expressed strong concern over growing video game addiction among its youth and the NPPA last month published new rules that forbid under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week.
The Taliban will have no choice than to bend to the demands of Afghan women if they want to escape economic collapse and diplomatic isolation, a leading rights activist said.
They threatened to dissolve her in acid. But Debora Cerreoni would not be cowed, and her testimony in Italy has proved decisive in exposing a new mafia -- the Casamonica.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― The August consumer price index for Malaysia continued to deflate contracting by 0.2 per cent compared to July in a sign that the economy has yet to recover from the effects...
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper admitted Friday Quade Cooper had been key to their success since his surprise return to the fold, praising the veteran playmaker for his on-field leadership.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― The High Court today dismissed an application by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to nullify her corruption case by disqualifying Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as senior deputy public...
Shohei Ohtani scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Ohtani tried to score the winning run during Wednesday night's 9-5 loss to Houston in 12 innings, but was called out after a perfect throw from right fielder Chas McCormick. This time, the two-way star was safe as the Angels avoided their first four-game sweep against the Astros since 2013 and kept Houston's magic number at three for clinching the AL West.
Family seeks to strengthen their case in suit against govt.
The International Monetary Fund warned on Friday that Australia must act to curb runaway home prices, which have surged more than 20 percent in major cities over the past year.
Telegram channel that leaked wanking videos and dick pics gained 30,000 new subscribers overnight. This article, Police investigating Telegram channel targeting celebrity preacher Ebit Lew, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell remains favored for renomination by the White House, and if recent history repeats itself a decision may come at any time before the central bank meets again in early November. Wall Street expects Powell, who was nominated for the role by President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed by the Senate, to be renominated by President Joe Biden for another four-year stint. Political betting website Predictit https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7398/Whom-will-the-Senate-next-confirm-as-Chair-of-the-Federal-Reserve shows Powell with around an 84% chance of being reconfirmed by the Senate, down from 90% on Sept. 12 but roughly even with where his chances stood in July.
Mick Byrne, a former skills coach for both the All Blacks and Wallabies, has been named foundation head coach of the Fijian Drua in Super Rugby Pacific. Byrne was an Australian Rules player and coach before joining the All Blacks and later the Wallabies mainly as a kicking coach.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 ― Workers in Colombia are set to receive two days of paid leave if their pets die under a new law tabled in the South American country's parliament. Quoting Colombia's El...
Women from a taekwondo team in Herat call for the Taliban not to 'obstruct the path of girls' as they display their medals in the city in western Afghanistan. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power.