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Hillary Clinton Declares for Presidency

Hillary Clinton Declares for Presidency

Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and former First Lady, has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president. She launched her campaign website on Sunday, telling Americans she wanted to be their “champion”. Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008

Bus Crash Kills 31 Athletes in Morocco

A head-on collision between a truck and a bus in Morocco today killed at least 31 people and left nine others injured. According to officials and media reports, the bus, which was transporting some athletes and their coach from a competition in the north of the country, caught fire after the collision. The ugly incident

Gay Rights: Obama Supports Ban On Conversion Therapy

US President Barack Obama has called for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and trans-gender youth, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn,

Malaysia Passes Controversial Anti-Terror Bill

Malaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is necessary to tackle the threat from Islamist extremists. The bill reintroduces indefinite detention without trial, which the Prime Minister had repealed in 2012. Human Rights Watch called the move “a giant step backwards for human rights.” The bill passed hours after police authorities

The World Celebrates World Health Day

The World Health Organization, WHO, celebrates its annual World Health Day on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan, “from farm to plate, make food safe.” According to the WHO, the harm caused by food borne illnesses indicate the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and

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