How Russian media is trying to save Lukashenko’s Belarus | Belarus News

How Russian media is trying to save Lukashenko’s Belarus | Belarus News

“Thank you for being honest with me,” Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told Margarita Simonyan, the founder of RT, earlier this month. RT, an English-language television network, is accused by many Western critics of spreading the pro-Kremlin party line. Simonyan, a former war reporter, also heads Sputnik. They occupy huge buildings in Moscow, employ thousands of well-paid reporters […]

After Moria fire, refugees decry conditions in new camp on Lesbos | Greece News

After Moria fire, refugees decry conditions in new camp on Lesbos | Greece News

Refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, having escaped the fire that engulfed Moria, have told Al Jazeera that living conditions inside a new camp are squalid and uninhabitable, just one day after their arrival. “There is no water, no toilet, no food,” 24-year-old Zaynab, an Afghan woman, told Al Jazeera by phone. “The […]

Yemeni warring sides hold UN-sponsored talks on prisoner swap | News

The United Nations envoy to Yemen has said the country’s warring sides have begun talks in Switzerland on a prisoner exchange deal. Martin Griffiths said on Friday he hoped the UN-sponsored meeting, which is co-chaired by the International Committee of the Red Cross, would result in the quick release of detainees. “My message to the parties […]

Tropical Storm Noul pounds Vietnam; one dead, dozens injured | Vietnam News

At least one person has died and dozens have been injured as Tropical Storm Noul pounded Vietnam, unleashing heavy rains and high winds on the country’s central coastal region. Images on state-run Vietnam Television on Friday showed damaged houses and trees, with power poles pulled from the ground as Vietnam’s biggest storm of the year […]

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Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort | News

Rebels have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan, raising fears of a revival of their activity and a return of lawlessness near the border region with Afghanistan. The ethnic Pashtun border region was for years a haven for rebels who fled the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. But the Pakistani […]

The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know | News

What happened on the day Navalny fell ill? On August 20, a Thursday, Alexey Navalny, Russia’s leading Kremlin critic, had finished up campaigning for opposition politicians in Siberia for local elections, which were taking place from September 11 to 13.  He left Xander Hotel and headed for the Tomsk Bogashevo airport. There, he drank a […]

World’s richest must do more to keep millions from starving: WFP | News

A lethal mix of conflict, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic is pushing millions of people around closer to starvation, the World Food Programme (WFP) chief has warned, urging wealthier nations and billionaires to help ensure their survival. David Beasley told the UN Security Council on Thursday that famine was possible in up to three […]

As coronavirus cases rise, is UK heading for second lockdown? | News

The United Kingdom’s health minister has said novel coronavirus infections are accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say whether another national lockdown would be imposed next month. The UK has reported the fifth largest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States, Brazil, […]

Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race | News

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country’s election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS party of former leader Evo Morales. Anez, a former conservative senator, took office in the power vacuum that followed Morales’s departure last year after allegations of irregularities in an […]

US CDC testing guidance was published against objections: Report | Coronavirus pandemic News

US President Donald Trump’s administration posted controversial recommendations on coronavirus testing to the website of the country’s health agency against the objections of its scientists, according to a New York Times report citing people familiar with the matter and internal documents. The guidelines, which said testing was not necessary for people who were exposed to […]

Australia to ease border limits, allow more citizens home | Australia News

Scott Morrison, the prime minister of Australia, has said his government will increase the number of citizens allowed to return home each week to 6,000 people. Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting on Friday, Morrison said states have agreed to boost quarantine capacity and that the cap on the number of people allowed into […]

The pitfalls of glamorising Black Power activism | USA

“Black Power!” was an utterance popularised by radical Black activists in the 1960s and 1970s. Although often ignored ideologically, the iconography of Black Power continues to be circulated in popular culture – without a thorough engagement with the politics that led to its creation. The glamorisation of Black Power imagery is a phenomenon that stretches […]

Tashan Daniel’s Tube station killers lodge appeals

By Thomas MackintoshBBC News, London image copyrightBTP image captionAlex Lanning (left) and Jonathan Camille (right) were guilty of murder and manslaughter respectively A killer jailed for fatally stabbing an Arsenal fan on a London Underground platform is to appeal against his murder conviction, the BBC has learned. Alex Lanning was found guilty last month of […]

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

In Indiana, Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, also remained one of the most expensive, charging private insurers in 2018 three times what Medicare paid for an overnight hospital stay and more than four times the Medicare rate for outpatient care. Employers pressured Anthem, the state’s largest insurer, to force Parkview to lower prices by […]

What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

A man who has thought a lot about the maths behind stirring cups of tea has won one of the world’s most lucrative academic prizes. Professor Sir Martin Hairer from Imperial College in London won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics by applying complex maths to simple situations – like stirring a cup of tea. […]

Thailand’s Cannabis Revolution | Drugs

For decades, Thailand was at the forefront of the war on drugs. Known for flooding the world with drugs from the Golden Triangle, Thailand’s laws became so tough, the country now tops the list in Asia for the rate of incarceration. But recently, the military-led government shocked the world by announcing plans to legalise medical […]

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits | Taiwan News

China said on Friday it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as the most senior official from the United States’ State Department official to visit Taiwan in 40 years prepared to meet the island’s president. Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told reporters the live-fire drills were in response to the “current situation” and designed […]

IPL cricket set to kick off in UAE amid India COVID-19 crisis | News

The much-delayed Indian Premier League starts on Saturday without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans during the coronavirus pandemic. The short-form extravaganza normally starts in March but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into virus lockdowns. […]

Trump campaign denies 1997 assault claim against the president | News

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Thursday denied a Guardian newspaper report in which a former model accused the New York real estate developer of sexually assaulting and groping her at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997. The Guardian reported that Amy Dorris told the paper in an interview that Trump assaulted her […]

Trump aims for an upset over Biden in Minnesota | News

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are both going to the fabled Iron Range mining region of Minnesota on Friday for duelling campaign events. President Trump will appear at an airport in the town of Bemidji – population 15,000. Located near the Canadian border, Bemidji would seem an unlikely place to search for […]

Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report | Iran News

United States President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order allowing him to impose sanctions on anyone who violates a conventional arms embargo against Iran, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters News Agency on condition of anonymity, said the executive order was expected to be […]

Analysis: Why Trump’s best news of the week may not pay off | News

It has been the story of Donald Trump’s brief political career: even when he is able to tout a significant accomplishment, a negative development, either circumstantial or self-inflicted, almost immediately overshadows it, dampening its positive effects. Take Tuesday’s UAE-Bahrain-Israel normalisation deals brokered by Trump. In any other year, under any other president, that event would […]

When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Americans are desperate to know when a coronavirus vaccine will be available to finally curb the pandemic that has already taken nearly 200,000 lives in the United States, and allow schools and the broader economy to reopen. Scientists and vaccine makers have long said that a handful of vaccines could be available by the end […]