Museum and arts centre where British colonialist Cecil Rhodes was born is changing its name after Black Lives Matter protests

Who was Cecil Rhodes and why is he so controversial? Cecil Rhodes, pictured, who died in 1902, was the founder of the De Beers diamond company who was accused of exploiting his black miners. He was also a proponent of racial segregation which led to the Apartheid strategy in South Africa

McKinsey: 8-13 per cent of Asia GDP to be at risk from climate change by 2025

As Asia seeks to grow its economy – and remain a key source of growth for the world – climate is a critical challenge that the region will need to manage. Asia is also well positioned to address these challenges and capture the opportunities that come from managing climate risk effectively.

Amy Grant makes ‘miraculous recovery’ after open heart surgery: ‘Prayer changes everything’

‘I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back… just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed […]

Bulgaria’s PM says he will resign if deputies agree to change constitution

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday he would resign if parliament approves his plans to call elections for a grand national assembly to change the constitution.

ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

World EV Day will ask drivers to commit to an online pledge to make their next car an electric vehicle. This will be a tangible demonstration of how World EV Day will encourage recognition of the crucial role that electric vehicles play in driving forward sustainable transport.

Six Months After Soleimani, Iran’s War Machine Tested But Lives On to Fight

Ranj Alaaldin, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and co-director of the Proxy Wars Initiative, was skeptical of the continuity of the Revolutionary Guard’s pull among its partners without the iconic Quds Force leader. He also said that “it’s still too soon” to rate Ghaani’s performance but felt Soleimani’s “personal relationships and personal […]

Hundreds Of Actors Sign Petition Calling On SAG-AFTRA Health Plan To Reverse Sweeping Changes To Benefits Coverage

Shaan Sharma, a member of the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local’s board of directors, told Deadline that this will be the first time in seven years that he’ll lose his health coverage. “Already, less than 20% of our members qualified for healthcare pre-COVID,” he said. “With this week’s announcement, the Health Plan has now made it […]

Belarus pledges to release all protesters as evidence of beatings mounts

“Former detainees told us that detention centres have become torture chambers, where protesters are forced to lie in the dirt while police kick and beat them with truncheons,” said Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “They described being stripped naked and subjected to sadistic beatings while listening to the screams […]

Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tally

The changes were made after it was discovered fewer in-person pillar 2 tests had been carried out than originally reported, while more tests had been sent to NHS trusts and care homes. The problem was acknowledged by the DHSC on 6 July but the tests were removed from the data on 12 August.

Apple, Google ban one of the most popular games in the world

Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game “Fortnite” from their app stores for violating the companies’ in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging the two companies’ rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier on Thursday as the […]