Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election

Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives presidential election

Maldives' President Abdulla Yameen has conceded defeat after a surprise election win for the opposition in a poll that was billed as a test for democracy in the troubled island nation.  "The citizens of the Maldives had their say yesterday. And I accept that result," Yameen said in a televised speech on Monday. Extending his…
Second woman alleges assault by Kavanaugh

Second woman alleges assault by Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh does not yet have the votes to be confirmed and several GOP senators are watching his reaction to sexual misconduct allegations closely. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Brett Kavanaugh's prospects of being confirmed to the Supreme Court suffered another major setback on Sunday night when a second woman accused him of sexual assault decades…
Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury ‘not a problem’ says Barry Hearn

Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury ‘not a problem’ says Barry Hearn

Anthony Joshua: 'Instinct' told me it was time to knock Povetkin outAnthony Joshua will face the winner of December's fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury "subject to terms, without a problem in the world", says Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn. Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Russian Alexander Povetkin…
New sexual misconduct accusation roils U.S. Supreme Court nomination | CBC News

New sexual misconduct accusation roils U.S. Supreme Court nomination | CBC News

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperilled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fuelled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. The new accusation landed late Sunday in a report…
‘They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry’

‘They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry’

Amhara, Ethiopia - Newly elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been praised for his recent negotiations culminating in peace with Eritrea, but still has to solve harsh realities at home. Thousands of boys and girls with disabilities in Ethiopia are invisible in government statistics, unable to access health services, discriminated against by society and trapped…
Modi’s Hindu nationalism is stumbling

Modi’s Hindu nationalism is stumbling

When Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the 2014 elections, it was the first time that a party had achieved an outright majority in India's parliament since 1984. It seemed that the era of caste and region-based coalitions had ended, and a new era of religious nationalism had begun. BJP's…