82% of the Money went to the Richest 1% last year: Oxfam Report
Laxmi Bikram Sambahamphe
Eighty-two percent of the money made last year went to the richest 1 percent of the world’s population, according to a report by anti-poverty charity Oxfam. With these numbers, the charity claimed that the gap between the global rich and poor has further increased.
“Tax evasion, firms’ influence on policy, erosion of workers’ rights, and cost cutting” were the identified factors that....Read More >
Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as....Read More >
Shutdown could last for “several more days”
With 25,339 murders in 2017, Mexico suffers record homicide tally
There were more than 25,000 murders across drug-ravaged Mexico in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.
Investigators opened 25,339 murder probes last year, up nearly 25 percent from the 2016 tally, interior ministry data released on Saturday showed. It was the highest annual total since the government began counting murders in 1997.
Mexico has....Read More >