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‘I was kidnapped and now only travel by train’

‘I was kidnapped and now only travel by train’

Image caption Mannir Awal Addo refuses to travel by road after his kidnapping ordeal To avoid Nigeria's notorious kidnapping gangs thousands of commuters pack on to trains each day between the capital, Abuja, and the city of Kaduna.Mannir Awal Addo, a trader in Abuja who has family that he visits every weekend in Kaduna, was…
Justin Trudeau: The good news

Justin Trudeau: The good news

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Canadians voted in favour of a progressive agenda" - Justin Trudeau's victory speech Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has retained power in Canada's election but lost both his majority and - by a slight margin - the popular vote. Here is a breakdown of the good news for…
US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg joins race for White House

US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg joins race for White House

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Bloomberg submitted his papers in Alabama on Friday Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signalled he will join the race to secure the Democratic Party's nomination for US president.He has filed paperwork ahead of a deadline for the Democratic primary election in Alabama.The move is…
General election 2019: Could climate change become a top priority?

General election 2019: Could climate change become a top priority?

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The nation's political parties have been fighting to prove their green credentials to voters ahead of the general election Could this be the UK's first general election where climate change plays a defining role? Usually it's issues such as the economy or crime or health that dominate the campaigns.…
Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Image copyright Getty Images Botswana will hold general elections on 23 October and as a BBC World Questions debate found out in Gaborone, diamonds and elephants could play a sizeable role in deciding who wins.The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won every election in Botswana since independence in 1966, but this year there is…
Ecuador protests: President imposes curfew amid worsening violence

Ecuador protests: President imposes curfew amid worsening violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClashes, chaos, fire and smoke engulf Quito The UN says representatives of Ecuador's government and the country's indigenous groups will hold their first direct talks later on Sunday in a bid to end days of violent protests.Protesters are demanding the return of fuel subsidies which the government…
Why Poles want more of this man’s populist message

Why Poles want more of this man’s populist message

Image copyright Reuters Image caption After his election win, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said: "Poland must change more and... for the better" Victory for Poland's governing Law and Justice party in parliamentary elections has turned out to be bitter sweet. Despite winning 43.6% of the vote, the largest voter share since democracy was restored 30 years ago,…
Can Rugby Union’s top tier be broken?

Can Rugby Union’s top tier be broken?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japanese players celebrate their shock victory against Ireland Too much money is focused on the big nations in rugby union, making it harder for others to reach the top tier, an ex-England international says. Rugby Union is played in 119 countries, but only four - England, New Zealand, South…
Is a new Arab Spring unfolding in the Middle East?

Is a new Arab Spring unfolding in the Middle East?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protests have been seen throughout the Middle East, including in Iraq As the last of the Middle Eastern summer fades away, is the region slipping into a new Arab spring? In Iraq, demonstrators are being shot dead in the streets. In Lebanon, protesters have paralysed the country and seem set…
Ecuador protesters take eight police officers hostage

Ecuador protesters take eight police officers hostage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters in Quito chant: "Women united will never be defeated!" Protesters in Ecuador have released 10 police officers who were taken hostage amid violent demonstrations triggered by austerity measures.Indigenous demonstrators paraded the officers, including one woman, on a stage in Quito before a crowd.Before being freed, some…

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Pentagon report: China’s space strategy shaped by technological change

by Sandra Erwin — November 29, 2022 Illustration of the Chang’e-5 probe separating from its launcher. Credit: China News Service DoD in its annual report on China's military capabilities says the PLA continues to develop weapons for use against satellites in orbit WASHINGTON — China’s space ambitions and rapid adoption of commercial technology figure prominently…
This tax strategy may offset losses – but investors need to act now or be in for a ‘nasty surprise’

This tax strategy may offset losses – but investors need to act now or...

Investors may get a wake-up call this winter when it comes to taxes, but it doesn't have to be that way.According to BNY Mellon's Ben Slavin, it's a key time to sell losing investments in order to cut down on capital gains. He warns waiting until January or February may be too late."Mutual fund investors…
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#COMPASS Smart Phone Game Announces Animation Project

#COMPASS -Combat Providence Analysis System, an online real-time strategy / battle-action smart phone game distributed by NHN PlayArt Corp. and Dwango Co., Ltd., is celebrating its 6th anniversary in Japan with the announcement of an animation project. Aside from the publication of an official home page and a teaser trailer (below), no further details about…
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Farlanders is a turn-based citybuilder about terraforming Mars

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. As much puzzle as management I'm a sucker for strategy games which boil their mechanics down until they almost become puzzle games, particularly if they also involve building rather than war. I'm thinking of games…
The time to execute a national strategy for addressing environmental racism is now

The time to execute a national strategy for addressing environmental racism is now

This week on rabble radio, national politics reporter Stephen Wentzell speaks to Dr. Jane McArthur. McArthur is the Toxics Program director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE).  McArthur, other members of CAPE and advocates for environmental protection and public health are calling on Parliament to expedite passage of Bill C-226, Canada’s…