Pilgrims celebrate in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their


Protests in Egypt continue

Egytian police used tear gas to disperse protestors in downtown Cairo once again today. The demonstrators are demanding that President Mohammed


Elections under way in Catalonia

Elections in Spain’s Catalonia region are under way since 9am CET and won’t close until 8pm. Opinion polls indicate that current Catalan President


Support for German Pirates sinks

The leader of German political party “The Pirates” apologised to supporters at a conference in the city of Bochum for the fierce infighting that has


Maze wins again in Aspen

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has shown the field a clean pair of heels at the women’s world cup giant slalom event at Aspen. Two races down in the season


Fire in Bangladesh kills dozens

At least 120 people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh early on Sunday. The blaze broke out in the ground floor of