World

Leaders of Egypt's Journalists Syndicate sentenced to 2 years in jail

Leaders of Egypt's Journalists Syndicate sentenced to 2 years in jail

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the leader of the journalists' union and two of its board individuals to two years in jail and a fine of 10,000 pounds (around $650) each for hiding two wanted writers. The European Union said the the indictment of the journalists reflected "broader limitations on freedom of expression and press freedom in Egypt ".


Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans in Germany

With the rise in support for right-wing political parties in a number of European countries and this month's victory of Donald Trump in the USA presidential elections, some analysts describe Mrs Merkel as a bastion of liberal values in the West.



Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think fake news influenced last week's presidential election. In a post on his Facebook page Friday night, Zuckerberg said "we take misinformation seriously". FOLKENFLIK: We don't exactly know. In his place, billionaire Mr Zuckerberg said: "We have been working with this issue for quite a while and we take this duty seriously".



Despite protests, Marcos is buried at heroes' cemetery

So the funeral shocked many pro-democracy advocates and human-rights victims who planned several protests nationwide on Friday to oppose the burial. "But I know we still have a lot of criticisms to face". Marcos's eldest daughter, Imee Marcos, the governor of Ilocos Norte province, thanked Duterte for allowing her father, a former soldier and guerrilla leader during World War Two, to be laid to rest with soldiers.


Ward dethrones Kovalev by unanimous decision

Ward dethrones Kovalev by unanimous decision

American boxer Andre Ward edged Russian Sergey Kovalev in a nail-biting points win after surviving an early knockdown to win the IBF, WBA Super and WBO world light-heavyweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. "It's nothing in me that wanted to run, duck, dodge, hide it was just "I've got to get this back" and thankfully I had the rounds to try and get some more rounds in the bank", Ward said.


115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

With the death toll set to rise further, the derailment could become India's worst rail tragedy since 2005, when a train was crushed by a rock and another plunged into a river - each killing more than 100 people. 250 police officials are also involved in carrying out the rescue and relief operations. Of the roughly 150 injured, 72 were in serious condition, he said .