California bans non-consensual condom removal

By Holly Honderich & Shrai PopatWashington Updated at 1521 EAT on Monday 11th Oct 2021 About 30 years ago, just months after starting work as a prostitute, Maxine Doogan became pregnant.  She had been with a new client at a massage parlour in Anchorage, Alaska, when she realised he had removed his condom surreptitiously during…

Taiwan defies China Aggression

HICGI News Agency Updated at 1256 EAT on Sunday 10th October 2021 TAIPEI- Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will continue to boost its defences ‘to ensure that nobody can force’ the territory to ‘accept the path China has laid out for us’. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen says her government will not bow down to pressure from…

Why China-Taiwan military tensions ‘worst in 40 years’ Tensions with China are at their worst in 40 years, Taiwan’s defence minister has said, warning of the risk of an accidental strike between the two. Chiu Kuo-cheng’s comments came after China sent a “record number” of military jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone for four consecutive days….

Panic as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down in global outage

Outage is affecting tens of thousands of users across social media platforms, according to an outage tracking website. Updated at 2144 EAT on 4 Oct 2021 Facebook Inc has said it is working to restore access to its social media platforms, including photo-sharing platform Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, after an apparent global outage.null The…

UG Government Sued over Junk foods and sodas

HICGI News Agency Updated at 1144 GMT on 19th September 2021 – KAMPALA Anthony Odur, Team Leader at Health Equity & Policy initiative Files Case against Uganda National Bureau of Standards- UNBS, National Children Authority, and Attorney General over fast foods and carbonated drinks. Activists demand Health warnings in eating places and on carbonated drinks…

UK, US and Australia agree new Indo-Pacific security pact

Australia will get nuclear-powered submarines as part of the deal, dubbed AUKUS, which is seen as an attempt to counter China. Updated at 0855 GMT on 16 Sep 2021 Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced a new trilateral security alliance, including a joint effort to help the Australian military acquire nuclear-powered…