Hundreds of thousands protest in Romania over government decree

Hundreds of thousands protest in Romania over government decree

Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania on Wednesday to protest the government’s decriminalising of a string of corruption offences, the largest demonstrations since communism fell in 1989. At least 200,000 protesters, according to media estimates, braved sub-zero temperatures to demonstrate, with some shouting “Thieves!” and “Resign!” a day after the government […]

Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Around 350 people have come forward to say they were sexually abused as children at British football clubs, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said Thursday. The scale of the abuse began to emerge last week after a string of ex-footballers, including England internationals, told of the ordeals inflicted upon them by coaches. “We are […]

Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said. “Around 300 migrants, six of them considered a threat to national security, have been arrested,” Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told BNR public radio after visiting the camp […]

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the French capital in a show of defiance on Saturday amid anxiety over what Donald Trump’s election to the White House will entail for immigrants, minority groups and women. Carrying pots and pans, banners and other anti-Trump gear, demonstrators chanted “No Trump, no hate, no KKK” and […]

Hundreds of migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya

Hundreds of migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya

At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday. One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from Libya around 3 am on Wednesday, but their boat […]

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

  Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on Friday while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city […]

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

  Haitian officials say the death toll from Hurricane Matthew has risen to least 283. The worst hit areas of the country were those cut off by the storm. Aid agency CARE said the southern city of Jeremie was left nearly completely rased. “It’s complete destruction in Jeremie,” CARE Haiti country director Jean-Michel Vigreux tweeted. […]