Faith leaders from across the world unite to condemn China’s brutal repression of its Uighur Muslim minority

Rabbi Julia Neuberger and the representative of the Dalai Lama in Europe also lent their weight to a joint statement last night that condemned the communist regime in Beijing, asserting that ‘the clear aim of the Chinese authorities is to eradicate the Uighur identity’.

How Manchuria Changed the World

With China weakened militarily, Japan saw an opportunity to claim parts of Manchuria for itself, protecting its interests in the Korean peninsula in the process. In February of 1904, it declared war on Russia, altogether ignoring China, who still technically ruled the area.

Macron condemns ‘cowardly’ killing of aid workers in Niger

The attack took place on Sunday morning in a reserve known as the Giraffe Zone, home to the last remaining population of west African giraffes, in the south-western region of Kouré. Images broadcast on France’s TF1 television channel showed the torched remains of a 4×4 vehicle sprayed with bullet holes.

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, August 10

As parents and teachers grapple with the dangers of reopening schools, cases are still surging across the country. More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive in the last two weeks of July, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. That’s more than a quarter […]

Children in England fully back at school in September, leaked plans say

According to detailed plans reported by Huffpost UK, the government is keen to see a return to the full curriculum where possible, but secondary schools are expected to be told to focus on the core subjects, with some year 11 pupils allowed to drop other GSCEs to allow them to concentrate on English and maths.

Germany’s SPD picks Merkel-like figure to run for top job in 2021

Scholz, a former mayor of Germany’s second-largest city, Hamburg, surprisingly lost last year’s contest to lead his party but has now secured the support of the SPD’s more leftwing leadership duo, Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken, to lead the party into next autumn’s election.

Beirut blast: judge questions security chiefs as third minister resigns

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a fire that ignited a stockpile of explosive material that had been stored at the port since 2013. The disaster has been widely blamed on years of corruption and neglect by the entrenched political leadership that has governed Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war.

German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land

If the magazine’s political messages are at times deliberately covert, the leanings of its supporters are less so: one of its most prominent champions on social media is Björn Höcke, the Thuringian leader of far-right party Alternative für Deutschland’s aggressively nationalist wing – a German court last year ruled he could legally be called a […]

Prince Harry says social media is stoking a ‘crisis of hate’ as he reveals he and Meghan have been calling business leaders for the last month to ask them to stop funding the sites in column for US business magazine

‘We have an opportunity to do better and remake the digital world, to look at the past and use it to inform the future,’ Harry rallied. ‘We must take a critical eye to the last two decades, where advancements in technology and media have outgrown many of the antiquated guardrails that once ensured they were […]

US would share coronavirus vaccine with world after Americans’ needs are met: Azar

“After our departure from the WHO, we will work with others in the world community to find the appropriate vehicles for continuing to support, on a multilateral and bilateral basis, global public health on the order that the United States has done in the past,” Azar said.