Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

“Tourists come here to eat and take in the traditional atmosphere, and I don’t think that’s going to change,” said Sannohe, whose store has been selling dried seafood at Tsukiji for 40 years. “But we’re going into uncharted territory, as the market has been in the same place for such a long time. I and […]

Brazil detains man accused of being Amazon’s biggest deforester

In addition to being home to around one-third of the planet’s biodiversity, the Amazon is considered one of the world’s most important natural defenses against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75% of Brazil’s emissions as vegetation is burned and felled […]

Thinktank calls for Sunak to help ‘zombie firms’ struggling with debt

Onward, led by a former senior adviser to Theresa May – and with close links to the Treasury and an advisory board packed with Tory grandees – said debts built up during lockdown could push 4.3% of UK firms – employing 1.8 million people – into technical insolvency.

U.S. Gave Millions to Help Vulnerable in Greece Amid COVID-19, yet Biggest Refugee Camp Saw Little Support: Aid Workers

A quarantine had been enforced at Moria, causing unrest among those living there, while aid workers on the ground were left frustrated by the fact that local authorities had forced them to shut down a coronavirus clinic ready to provide care just before the new outbreak was identified.

Struggle over Tibet’s ‘soul boy’

It is tempting to switch off the mind and tune in the spirit when you enter Tashilumpo monastery, the home of one of Tibet’s great Buddhist orders and the empty seat of one the world’s most politically controversial religious leaders. Set against an imposing mountain backdrop on the slopes above the city of Shigatse, its […]

Struggling single mum breaks down in tears after finding note left in car

She needed to buy her own car quickly so they would be able to get around and when she found an advert for one she rang the owner, who told her someone else had already arranged to inspect it.

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“The longer the wildlife stay in supply chains with other humans and people, the greater the risk of spillover of a wildlife disease to humans. We are playing Russian Roulette with the threat of pandemics and in the end we will lose … big. And Covid-19 is only the beginning,” she said.

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]

Wealth Report: London, Not New York, Is World’s Greatest City

Stephen Bayley, cultural critic and Londoner, said the fresh, foreign impetus had left London unrivaled. “Baalbek, Palmyra, Pompeii, Rome, Liverpool. New York can now be added to that melancholy list of lustrous metropolises gone dull,” he said. “My son often goes to what he calls New York, but he means Brooklyn. Williamsburg means to him […]

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]