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Palestinians about Banksy's work in Gaza

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. Banksy wants to highlight the plight of the nearly two million Palestinian people confined there. While his work bemuses some Palestinians in Gaza, others see a political message.

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China tightens internet restrictions on its citizens

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

China's government says that from Sunday it will ban internet and social media accounts that are not registered in the users real name.

Politics & Economics»

India to review food subsidy programme

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

India's parliament is expected to review a massive food subsidy programme, which provides aid to hundreds of millions of people.The northern state of Punjab is one of India's food baskets, producing huge volumes of wheat and rice that feed the scheme.

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UNESCO says IS museum attack "appalling"

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

The United Nations body that protects world heritage sites says a recent Islamic State attack on an Iraqi antiquities museum was "appalling" and designed to threaten regional stability.

Culture & Society»

Make this the year YOU discover a new destination

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter, whose identity has not been proven. In February 2015 Banksy published a two minute video titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination" about his trip to Gaza Strip. During his visit he has painted a few artworks including a kitten on the remains of a house destroyed by Israel ("I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens") and a swing hanging off a watchtower. In a statement to the New York Times his publicist said: “I don't want to take sides. But when you see entire suburban neighborhoods reduced to rubble with no hope of a future — what you're really looking at is a vast outdoor recruitment center for terrorists. And we should probably address this for all our sakes.”

Politics & Economics»

Italy urges recognition of Palestinian state

Sunday, 1 March 2015 1:00 PM

Italian MPs have backed a non-binding resolution that urges the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Technology»

Austrian men become first in the world to use ground-breaking bionic hands

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

A bionic hand, a groundbreaking operation and the power of thought. Three Austrian men have made medical history. They have been given robotic hands they control with their minds.

Politics & Economics»

Six months after war, Gaza still in ruins

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

Six months after the 50-day Gaza war, many areas of the small strip are still in ruins. While the United Nations has raised billions of dollars to help families rebuild, many Palestinians say they've received nothing but broken promises.

Banking & Finance»

HSBC bank executives apologise for "unacceptable events"

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

The CEO of scandal-hit bank HSBC has "apologized for failings in the operation of its Swiss private branch that allegedly helped clients avoid tax.

Culture & Society»

US justices indicate support for Muslim woman in head scarf complaint

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:26 PM

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices express support for a Muslim woman denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf.

Politics & Economics»

Greece reforms approved as tough negotiations lie ahead

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:51 PM

Greece has been given the greenlight as the Eurogroup approved Athens' reform plans, taking it a step closer to securing a four-month loan extension.

Technology»

A new source of biofuel - leather sludge

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:51 PM

Scientists in the Czech Republic are using a toxic sludge leftover from the production of leather to produce biofuel, providing a cheaper and greener material for the fuel.

Politics & Economics»

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:51 PM

Gunmen kidnap a Frenchwoman and her Yemeni driver in Yemen's capital as she was on her way to work.

Culture & Society»

Video: Bahraini sees what it’s like to work as a migrant labourer for a day

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:25 AM

The Youtube clip encourages people to be nicer to those working in the service industry, regardless of their nationality

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Culture & Society»

What to expect for the year of the goat

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 1:02 PM

As the lunar new year begins in China, people and businesses look to Feng Shui principles to guide their year.


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