The leader of Thailand’s anti- government protests called for a nationwide demonstration on Monday, Dec. 9, and said marches would end that day if they failed to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in apartheid jails in 1990 pledging to seize South Africa’s mines and banks. Four years later, his government slashed spending and courted foreign investors, paving the way for the longest period of growth in the country’s history.
Anti-government protesters entered the grounds of the Thai prime minister’s office and Bangkok’s police headquarters without facing resistance from the police, easing tensions after more than two days of street clashes.
A Vietnam court will consider the death penalty for two former executives if they’re convicted in a $25 million fraud scheme, signaling an aggressive stance as leaders seek to clean up the banking system.
Egypt’s Criminal Court sentenced 12 people to life imprisonment for their involvement in last year’s sectarian clashes in Abu Qurqas village which left three dead, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
Like many Indian girls, Suchitra was taught her future profession by her mother. In her village, there was only one path. Even before she’d reached puberty, Suchitra had learned different sexual positions and other ways to please a customer.