2016.10.28

News Headlines - 28 October 2016

As 3 African Nations Vow to Exit, International Court Faces Its Own Trial - The New York Times

This week, Gambia, known for crushing political dissent, announced its intention to pull out of the tribunal, denouncing it on state television as the “international Caucasian court.” Though most of the court’s judges are not white, almost all of its full-fledged investigations have focused on Africa. And the planned withdrawal carried an extra barb: Gambia is the home country of the court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.

Venezuelan Lawmakers Vote to Put President Nicolás Maduro on Trial - The New York Times

Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly voted on Tuesday to put President Nicolás Maduro on political trial, but the legislature’s dwindling power means the decision will likely have no practical effect.

South Korean scandal over Park's mysterious helper: what we know | The Japan Times

President Park Geun-hye’s acknowledgment this week that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of government has caused an uproar in South Korea.

Japanese girl band Keyakizaka46 cause outrage by dressing in NAZI SS-style outfits  | Daily Mail Online

A Japanese girlband has caused outrage after their outfits for a Halloween concert were compared to Nazi uniform.

World exclusive: Bob Dylan - I'll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony... if I can

Yes, he is planning to turn up to the awards ceremony in Stockholm. “Absolutely,” he says. “If it’s at all possible.”
And as he talks, he starts to sound pretty pleased about becoming a Nobel laureate. “It’s hard to believe,” he muses. His name has been mentioned as on the shortlist for a number of years, but the announcement was certainly not expected. When he was first told, it was, Dylan confides, “amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?”


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