速報 BBC South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged men to unite against rape and sexual assault in the country, calling it a "national crisis". Women were being raped and killed on a continuous basis and it was time to end gender-based violence, he said. He made his impassioned plea while launching an election manifesto for the governing African National Congress. Some 40,000 rapes are reported every year, though this is thought to be only a fraction of the real total. The president asked men in the packed Durban stadium, where tens of thousands of supporters watched his speech, to stand to show their condemnation
超速報 18 minutes ago Brexit failure a catastrophic breach of trust, says May
Writing in the Sunday Express, Mrs May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the EU with no deal or Brexit not happening at all, she said. Meanwhile, No 10 is said to be alarmed at the prospect of MPs taking control of Brexit if Tuesday's vote is lost. The Sunday Times is reporting a plan by a cross-party group of MPs to change Commons rules to enable backbench motions to take precedence over government business if Mrs May's deal falls. This would give MPs, rather than ministers, control of parliamentary business and sideline the prime minister. One possibility is that backbenchers could then legally compel the government to delay Brexit beyond the set departure date - a proposal some MPs have already called for, says BBC political correspondent Chris Mason. It was previously thought only ministers could extend the two-year Article 50 process, which governs how a member state leaves the EU
超速報 ロイター Australia’s federal government has ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people.