Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyranny – Mail & Guardian Online

Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyrannyMail & Guardian OnlineAsked about the purpose of all the court cases Chevron is pursuing, Craig said Chevron had accused US lawyer Steven Donziger,…

Small plane crashes near Johannesburg, three dead – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaJohannesburg, Feb 3 (AFP) A light aircraft crashed today at Johannesburg’s Lanseria airport in South Africa, killing all three people aboard, an official at the city’s second…

Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government has been “deliberately and unlawfully” demolishing thousands of homes, a new report by Human Rights Watch says. Satellite images appear to show large-scale demolitions with explosives…

Syria razes homes as ‘collective punishment’ – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerSyria’s government has razed thousands of homes as “collective punishment” of communities that back the opposition in the capital Damascus and in Hama province, Human Rights Watch said. By…

Ramphele defends Agang/DA move – iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comAgangSA leader Mamphela Ramphele has dismissed claims that some members weren’t consulted on the decision to join forces with the Democratic Alliance (DA), saying it was an open discussion in…

Ukraine Leader Offers Compromise Before Vote on Cabinet (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekAnti-government protestors look towards police lines from a wall of tires on Grushevskogo Street in Kiev on Jan. 27, 2014. Photographer: Rob Stothard/Getty Images. Ukraine’s leader offered a compromise to…

Jezebel might not win for feminism with Lena Dunham’s body – Mail & Guardian Online

Mail & Guardian OnlinePopular US site Jezebel proudly publishes the results of its hunt for the pre-Photoshopped Vogue photos of Lena Dunham. But what does this achieve? Writer, actor Lena…

MLB Witness Outlines A-Rod’s PED Program on 60 Min – ABC News

ABC NewsMajor League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch,…

South Sudan: Finding shelter by the Nile – BBC News

BBC NewsThe tens of thousands of people who fled Bor town and crossed the Nile dragging what few possessions they could carry, landed in Awerial county and found the nearest…

Paul Walker coroner report: ‘Fast and Furious’ actor was alive when Porsche … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury News‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were driving more than 100 mph in a Porsche Carrera GT supercar when Rodas lost control, causing…