UK football fans to return to some stadiums when lockdown lifts

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor sporting events in the lowest-risk areas of England, the government announced. Fans of Premier League clubs in London and Liverpool can attend games when a monthlong national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on December 2, after the two cities were among […]

UN warns law enforcement against using ‘big data’ to discriminate

UN experts urged agencies around the world to ensure that the data they collect from artificial intelligence isn’t used to discriminate against minority groups. Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of “big data” collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on […]

COVID-19: Culled mink resurface after burial in Denmark

Dead mink emerge from shallow graves due to gases after thousands buried to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Some of the thousands of mink culled to minimise the risk of them retransmitting the new coronavirus to humans have risen from their shallow graves in western Denmark after gases built up inside the bodies, Danish […]

Americans celebrate scaled-back Thanksgiving as COVID-19 surges

Normally a day to feast with family, Thanksgiving has been upended by the coronavirus, with cases and deaths surging. Americans awoke on Thursday to celebrate a Thanksgiving Day transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Macy’s parade limited to a television-only event and many families resigned to meeting on video for turkey dinner. Thanksgiving, normally a day […]

Infographic: The life of Diego Maradona

The life and career of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who has died at the age of 60. Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack at just 60 years old, following years of health problems. Three days of national mourning were called for the player who led Argentina to a […]

France leads push for EU sanctions on Turkey

France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats have said. Paris says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not heeded EU leaders’ […]

It is time to decolonise the World Bank and the IMF

Most people assume that inequality between the global South and the global North (the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia) has been declining over the past few decades. After all, colonialism is behind us, and surely poorer countries are gradually “catching up” to richer ones. But, oddly enough, exactly the opposite has happened. […]

Top US court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

The court’s action could push New York to re-evaluate its restrictions on houses of worship in designated virus hot spots. As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the United States Supreme Court has barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The […]

Mexican economy beats growth estimates, but faces long road ahead

A surge in manufacturing tied to US demand helps the country regain some of its lost output, but the journey back to a pre-COVID economy is far from over. Mexico’s economy grew at the fastest pace in at least three decades in the third quarter, as a surge in manufacturing to meet U.S. demand helped […]

Burkina Faso: Preliminary election results hand victory to Kabore

Roch Kabore received 1.6 million votes of the nearly 3 million cast, with voter turnout at 50 percent. President Roch Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s leader, according to preliminary results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission. “Mr Kabore … with 57.87 percent of the vote, is provisionally elected president of […]

Thanksgiving by the numbers: Turkeys, travel and a shorter parade

Thanksgiving is traditionally the most travelled holiday for families in the United States, but this year, health authorities urged Americans to stay home amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The pandemic has had an economic effect on everything from airlines to turkey farmers. So what does the first socially-distant Thanksgiving in the US look like […]

Kashmir fighters kill two Indian soldiers in region’s main city

The attack comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Rebel fighters in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed two soldiers in an attack in the disputed region’s main city, the Indian army said. Colonel Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman, said fighters sprayed bullets at an army patrol […]

Azeris call for France to lose Nagorno-Karabakh mediation role

The move comes as an attempt to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. Azerbaijan’s parliament called on Thursday for France to be stripped of its mediation role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region’s independence. The French resolution adopted on […]

Paris police beat Black man, sparking fresh outrage in France

Officers suspended after being filmed attacking the man identified as Michel in the incident which comes as France tries to criminalise filming police. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent […]

‘Timber Mafia’ threatens the future of Romania’s ancient forests

Romania’s old-growth forests are vast ancient woodlands that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. They have survived unchanged since the end of the ice age. But now these extraordinary forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and once gone, they can never be fully restored. There is growing outrage about the environmental crimes committed […]

Romania: Rape of the Forest

Amid allegations of corruption and violence, Romania's ancient forests are being devastated by illegal logging. . Source link

Indigenous say ‘no thanks, no giving’ 400 years after Mayflower

As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, the community where it first took place continues to grapple with the legacy of the arrival of the Mayflower, the ship that 400 years ago transported the English Pilgrims who celebrated the apocryphal first feast with members of the Wampanoag tribe. But the modern telling […]

Some Trump voters still believe he can retain the presidency

As each day brings another blow to US President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn election results, many Republicans, echoing Trump’s baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud, are sceptical about the announced outcome and do not recognise Joe Biden as the president-elect. Some, like Jonathan Serrano, an entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois, believe Trump should wait to […]

To Return a King | Close Up

After losing almost everything after Nigeria’s police razed his community, Elijah Atinkpo now wants justice. . Source link

UN to open counterterrorism programme office in Qatar

UN project further cements Doha’s stance against accusations by regional rivals that it supports ‘terrorism’. The United Nations and Qatar have finalised an agreement to establish an office in Doha for a UN counterterrorism programme. The UNOCT Programme Office on Parliamentary Engagement will serve as a hub for research, knowledge, and capacity-building, leveraging on innovation […]

Violence against women intensified since coronavirus outbreak: UN

Many women continue to feel trapped with their abusers as lockdowns resume in some countries around the world. Women around the world on Wednesday marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, highlighting how lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic have left many trapped with their abusers and exposed to greater danger. The […]