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NGOs bill upsets Ugandan civil society

NGOs bill upsets Ugandan civil societyAn NGO bill recently tabled in parliament has shaken Ugandan civil society, members of which are urging lawmakers to amend not endorse the text.

Slave trade in South Cyprus

Slave trade in South CyprusIt has been discovered that a gang of Bangladeshis who have forged documents have transferred illegal workers to Greek Cyprus and have been operating a slave trade from there.

Chinese professors charged with espionage

Chinese professors charged with espionageSix Chinese nationals have been charged with economic espionage and the theft of trade secrets for the benefit of Chinese universities, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Congo bans Chinese Medicine

Congo bans Chinese MedicineHealth authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have slapped a ban on Chinese hospitals and physicians practicing traditional Chinese medicine, citing "non-compliance with local health regulations".

U.S could change pro-democracy programs in Cuba

U.S could change pro-democracy programs in CubaA top U.S. official said on Tuesday that Washington could change pro-democracy programs in Cuba that Havana objects to, possibly removing one of the biggest impediments to restoring diplomatic ties.

Over 6,000 Yemenis killed since March 26: NGO

Over 6,000 Yemenis killed since March 26: NGOMore than 6,300 Yemenis have been killed since March 26, when Saudi Arabia and several Arab allies launched an air campaign against the Shiite Houthi group, a Yemeni NGO has said.

Palestinians banned from using Israeli buses in W. Bank

Palestinians banned from using Israeli buses in W. BankIsraeli authorities on Tuesday had decided to implement a ban on Palestinians from using Israeli-run buses in the occupied West Bank, according to local media.

NATO urges 'transparency' in Russia military drills

NATO urges NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern on Tuesday over Russia holding snap drills after he met with Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the first time in three months.

60 Taliban, 7 soldiers killed in Afghanistan clashes

60 Taliban, 7 soldiers killed in Afghanistan clashesAfghan security forces killed 60 suspected militants, wounding 46 others in operations across 12 provinces in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

US tech giants tell Obama to reject police snooping

US tech giants tell Obama to reject police snoopingSeveral technology giants have sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama asking him to reject any proposals that allow law enforcement access to their users data.