Ghana security forces shut down LGBTQ office: Rights group

The LGBT+ Rights Ghana group says its Accra office was raided and closed by security forces. Ghana security forces raided and shut down the office of an LGBTQ rights group in the capital, Accra, the organisation has said, after politicians and religious leaders called for its closure. Gay sex is a criminal offence in the […]

In Pictures: Businesses shut as Myanmar protesters defy military

Businesses have closed their doors as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities across Myanmar as part of a general strike against the February 1 coup, despite a chilling message from the military that confrontation would cost more lives. As well as local shops, international chains announced closures on Monday, including Yum […]

France threatens to shut down far-right Generation Identity group

The French government has threatened to shut down Generation Identity (GI), a far-right group exposed in an Al Jazeera undercover investigation that seeks to expel Muslims and migrants from Europe. Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday he was “outraged by the efforts of Generation Identity activists to undermine the Republic” and had asked his […]

NBC Sports Network Will Shut Down in Bid to Bolster Peacock Streaming Service

NBCUniversal will shut down its NBC Sports Network cable channel by the end of the year, according to an internal memo obtained by The New York Times, and move some of its sports programming to USA Network and the Peacock streaming service. The move will shutter a reliable stream of revenue for the company — […]

Video: French Police Shut Down Illegal Rave

new video loaded: French Police Shut Down Illegal Rave transcript Back transcript French Police Shut Down Illegal Rave The police broke up a New Year’s party in Lieuron, France, that brazenly flouted the country’s coronavirus restrictions. About 2,500 people attended the 36-hour rave, held in two warehouses. [music] Recent episodes in Coronavirus Pandemic: Latest Updates […]

Countries shut borders over new COVID strain

The discovery of the new strain sowed new panic in a pandemic that has killed almost 1.7 million people worldwide. Countries across the globe have shut borders and banned travel between the UK over fears about a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of food shortages. The strain, referred […]

Winter sports shut down in S Korea to check COVID-19 spread

Government also extends ban on gatherings of five or more people across country in attempt to stamp out third wave. South Korea on Tuesday extended a ban on gatherings of five or more people nationwide and ordered the closure of all ski resorts and tourist attractions over the year-end holidays in a bid to contain […]

Displaced people in Iraq left with no refuge as police shut camps

While camps have been described as ‘open-air prisons’ they also functioned as a refuge for families with nowhere to go. Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraq – Displaced families in Iraq are being forced into homelessness and poverty, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Wednesday, as authorities continue to close down camps that once housed hundreds of […]