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

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is among a more than 40-strong group demanding a halt to what they called ‘one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust: the potential genocide of the Uighurs and other Muslims in China’.

How Manchuria Changed the World

The Japanese victory over Russia in Manchuria did much to shake up the balance of world power. Embarrassed and discontent, the people of Russia revolted against imperial rule in the later months of 1905 — the precursor to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 that would finally topple the czars and turn Russia into the Soviet […]

Macron condemns ‘cowardly’ killing of aid workers in Niger

West Africa’s giraffe population has been reduced by drought and intense poaching, though in recent years numbers have rebounded from just 50 in 1996 to more than 600, thanks to protection from local communities and the efforts of conservation groups.

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

Richard Sheriff, chief executive of the Red Kite Alliance, which includes nine primary schools and four secondary schools across Leeds and North Yorkshire, said: “I’m fully expecting all children to be back in school on a full timetable from September. The government is going to be very, very keen to make sure this is not […]

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

The former leader of Juso, the SPD’s youth wing, is a more divisive figure among his own party faithful, many of whom accuse him of lacking the courage to go after banks implicated in the “cum-ex” tax fraud scheme and having failed to detect and prevent the Wirecard accounting scandal.

Beirut blast: judge questions security chiefs as third minister resigns

About 20 people have been detained over the blast, including the head of Lebanon’s customs department and his predecessor, as well as the head of the port. Dozens of people have been questioned, including two former cabinet ministers, according to government officials.

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

Asked why he had chosen to reclaim such an inflammatory symbol, he said: “You have to cause a scandal before you get a hearing. Obviously we distance ourselves from National Socialism, but we can’t deny our history”. Dircks said his movement would resist being patronised by any party, and claimed there had been no overt […]

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

Americans will not have to travel far to receive a coronavirus vaccine, and the Trump administration’s goal is access for every American through doctor’s offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals and health centers, a senior administration official previously told FOX Business.