• Immigrants at Japan Detention Centre on hunger strike

    Immigrants at Japan Detention Centre on hunger strike0

    Foreigners held in a Japanese detention centre have started a hunger strike over the death of a fellow detainee. An Indian man was found hanged in a shower on Friday night at the centre northeast of Tokyo. He was reportedly depressed about how long authorities were taking to decide his immigration status. “We presume that

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  • Togo crises talk to commence monday

    Togo crises talk to commence monday0

    The Togolese government and opposition will convene on Monday for a last resort at dialogue. Discussions are expected to resolve the political crisis that has been going on for six months. Since the advent of multiparty politics in the early 1990s, some 15 dialogues and talks have been held in Lomé, without ever leading to

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  • Trump looking forward to interview by Special Counsel

    Trump looking forward to interview by Special Counsel0

    President Donald Trump has said he is “looking forward” to being interviewed in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. He said he expected to be questioned by justice department special counsel Robert Mueller within two to three weeks, with approval from his lawyers. “I would love to do that as soon

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  • Jailed Cameroon journalist named winner of top press freedom prize47

    Radio France International’s Hausa service journalist Ahmed Abba who was sentenced to 10 years in prison this year by a Cameroon military tribunal has been named the 2017 International Press Freedom Award recipient. The annual prize is awarded by media rights body Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to honour journalists who show courage in defending

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  • EU and Japan reach free trade deal

    EU and Japan reach free trade deal173

    The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas. However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time. Two of the most important sectors are Japanese

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  • Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

    Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief49

    Turkish police have arrested eight leading human rights activists including Amnesty International’s Turkey director Idil Eser in Istanbul. Two trainers – from Germany and Sweden – were also arrested in the raid on a digital security workshop run by Amnesty at a hotel in Buyukada. The police raid was “blatantly without cause”, an Amnesty statement

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