World Book Day: FAMFA inspires children to love reading

Talking about reading books to children, Naza Alajika also told journalists that she believe everyone can do that part, “but it’s always good to start somewhere, develop a platform where other people can be inspired, whether you work in a local library, in a bank, wherever; you can contribute to children and help those that […]

After Facebook Meeting, Civil Rights Leaders Say Mark Zuckerberg’s Trump Policy Explanation Was ‘Incomprehensible’

“He did not demonstrate understanding of historic or modern day voter suppression and he refuses to acknowledge how Facebook is facilitating Trump’s call for violence against protesters. Mark is setting a very dangerous precedent for other voices who would say similar harmful things on Facebook,” the joint message added.

UK to mark 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day

They will include the Malawian president, Lazarus Chakwera, the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison. The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, the US president, Donald Trump, and the UK prime minster, Boris Johnson, will also deliver remarks.

Thailand protests: police arrest student activist for sedition

The authorities had acted with restraint, he said, by not clamping down on students who may have broken laws by posting comments on social media. He did not mention the lèse-majesté laws specifically but online criticism of the king has become increasingly direct.

Boris Johnson Sets Out COVID-19 Road Map With Bars Opening Within Two Months

Those who can’t work from home “should be actively encouraged to go to work” but public transport should be avoided if possible Sunbathing and unlimited exercise allowed from Wednesday It will “soon be time” to impose quarantine on those entering the U.K. Some non-core shops could be allowed to open from June Schools opened in […]

Mountain View Cemetery celebrates 150 years as dead end

Another, lesser-known resident of the row is San Francisco physician Georte Wintermute, who died in 1938 and whose grandson in 2003 posted a “for sale” sign on grandpa’s stone vault, in an attempt to convert some of the family assets into a more negotiable form. At the time, cemetery manager Jeff Lindeman cleared his throat […]

Bright spots for trade in Asia

The legal scrubbing of the RCEP has taken some time, as there were several fast and furious changes at the end of last year when talks were getting down to the wire. Not all of the bilateral commitments between members over tariff cuts were fully completed and the matching rules of origin work has also […]

Joshua Wong: ‘Forms of resistance need to be fluid and flexible’

On the same day the new law was put in place, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets. More than 610,000 citizens cast their ballots in the city’s primary polls, despite Beijing’s warnings. When Beijing tightens its red lines and sends a chill through the city, our message to the world is […]

‘One and Only’ Kyle Larson wins Outlaws opener at Knoxville Raceway

“I was able to track Logan down and hit the bottom really well in (turns) 1 and 2 and got a run on him.  It felt like I needed to take advantage of that before we got to heavier traffic and slid him and felt some contact. So, glad to see him not in the […]

From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically

• The campaign to ban peat from compost mixes gathers pace – and rightly so: the destruction of peat bogs in the UK and beyond is an environmental calamity. But finding good peat-free compost can be hit and miss, which puts many gardeners off trying it. Dalefoot Compost’s range of peat-free compost mixes are superb […]