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

He once claimed: ‘Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire?’

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

This compares to 0.6-0.7 per cent for Advanced Asia (Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea). The regressive impacts of climate change, if allowed to proceed without adaptation or mitigation, thus could put the Asian growth story at risk and potentially affect the lives and livelihoods of millions.

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 […]

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

As a global leader in e-mobility, ABB is committed to driving innovation in the sector, supporting greater adoption of electric vehicles. ABB has unrivalled expertise in electrification, having sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the […]

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

Major General Qassem Soleimani’s fiery slaying at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq was the product of a top-secret operation hidden from much of the United States’ own vast espionage network but news of his death immediately sparked reactions from across the Middle East and beyond. While international experts as well as officials from Iran and […]

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

“During a recent presentation, we were told that these changes have been in the works for years, which means SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director David White; general counsel and COO Duncan Crabtree-Ireland; chief contracts officer Ray Rodriguez, and senior adviser John Maguire – who are all also Trustees of the Health Plan – knew this was […]

Belarus pledges to release all protesters as evidence of beatings mounts

Lukashenko has ruled Belarus since 1994 and for many years retained a significant base of support for his idiosyncratic form of autocracy, which drew on certain Soviet collective traditions preferred by the former collective-farm manager. The 65-year-old has faced increasing anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic – which he dismissed as a “psychosis” […]

Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tally

Allyson Pollock, a clinical professor of public health at Newcastle University, said: “The government needs to make clear what they mean by an adjustment and why the change has taken place. There are also big questions that should be asked about the Randox contract, and the one with Deloitte is still not published, we should […]

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 […]

Friday briefing: holiday chaos as France taken off safe list

Sport Premiership rugby players will be forbidden from hugging and celebrating tries within two metres of each other as part of a number of strict measures introduced for the league’s long-awaited restart on Friday. Players from three clubs will take a knee as part of the tournament’s new Rugby Against Racism campaign, which aims to […]