20 injured in migrant brawls near French port of Calais

Lille, Aug 22 More than 20 migrants have been injured during mass brawls that broke out between Afghans and Africans near the French port of Calais, local officials said.The fighting involving up to...

Aug 22, 2017 11:10 PM | Newsscroll

Over one million S Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

Arua (Uganda), Aug 17 The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said today, with no end in sight to the war behind the world's fastest-growing refugee...

Aug 17, 2017 9:27 PM | Newsscroll

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

Kampala, Aug 17 The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said today, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing...

Aug 17, 2017 11:46 AM | Newsscroll

Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off from press

London, Aug 13 British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press today despite his glorious track career ending with defeat in the 5,000 metres world championships final.Although his...

Aug 13, 2017 9:19 PM | Newsscroll

Economic Survey flags immigration issue for IT-BPM sector

New Delhi, Aug 11 With the Indian IT and business process management (IT-BPM) sector feeling the pinch of global slowdown, the Economic Survey today hit out at "misconstruing mobility of skilled...

Aug 11, 2017 6:43 PM | Newsscroll

Smugglers throw migrants in Yemen Sea, 5 die, 50 missing

New Delhi [India] Aug 10 : Nearly 5 migrants are feared dead and 50 are missing after smugglers threw 180 Africans off a boat into the sea off Yemen's coast. On Wednesday a similar...

Aug 09, 2017 11:04 PM | Newsscroll

Up to 50 migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen, UN says

Johannesburg, Aug 9 The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been "deliberately drowned" when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen's coast.The...

Aug 10, 2017 1:16 AM | Newsscroll

Doping as criminal offence: Coe prefers sports bodies' control

By Philem Dipak SinghLondon, Aug 9 Amid calls to criminalise doping in some countries, including India, IAAF President Sebastian Coe today said he prefers sports bodies to be in control of...

Aug 09, 2017 1:34 PM | Newsscroll

First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan

Juba, Aug 8 The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced today the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country.The UN...

Aug 08, 2017 8:08 PM | Newsscroll

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

Johannesburg, Aug 4 Ethiopia's government says it has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests.Lawmakers in the East African...

Aug 04, 2017 3:03 PM | Newsscroll