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- Card hits market with $200 cash rewards bonuson August 4, 2021 at 1:57 am
- Attacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discriminationon August 4, 2021 at 1:57 am
- Covid Live Updates: N.Y.C. to Require Vaccine Proof Indoors at Restaurants, Gyms and Moreby The New York Times on August 3, 2021 at 5:54 pm
A program similar to France’s “health pass” is expected to start in August, with enforcement beginning in mid-September, as Mayor Bill de Blasio moves aggressively to get more New Yorkers vaccinated.
- Senator Lindsey Graham Says He Has a Breakthrough Covid Infectionby Zach Montague and Nicholas Fandos on August 3, 2021 at 5:47 pm
The positive test result raised concerns that other senators may have been exposed at a party hosted by Senator Manchin over the weekend.
- Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraineon August 3, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Vitaly Shishov was found hanged in a city park not far from his home.
- Coronavirus live: UK reports 138 deaths amid 21,691 new cases; row in Germany over jabbing childrenby Mattha Busby (now); Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) on August 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm
UK deaths are highest since mid-March; doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears 6.35pm BST 6.17pm BSTRita Flores, from the Russian political punk group Pussy Riot, was admitted to hospital with Covid that she contracted while inside prison, the band have said.It comes after she was jailed for 15 days last month in Moscow for disobeying a police officer as she reportedly travelled to visit fellow activist Maria Alyokhina in custody. The band have protested that she must return to jail and serve out her sentence once she has recovered.Pussy Riot’s Rita Flores was hospitalized with COVID from the jail.she got infected while arrested – you share your cell with many other people. after she recovers she’s obligated by a court decision to come back to jail and serve 6 more days. WHAT pic.twitter.com/bkdP9uWB2H Continue reading…
- N.Y.C. to Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining and Fitnessby Emma G. Fitzsimmons, Sharon Otterman and Joseph Goldstein on August 3, 2021 at 5:33 pm
“If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s time.”
- Australian government pays PR firm to copy existing Covid data into daily email to mediaby Christopher Knaus on August 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Health department refuses to say how much it is costing taxpayers for private company Cox Inall to distribute PDF of vaccination dataSome Australians turned away from getting Covid vaccine because of register errorsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictions; Qld hotspotsThe health department is refusing to say how much it is paying a public relations firm to email a copy of the Covid-19 vaccination data displayed on its website to media outlets each day.The department, which has its own media and communications team, has contracted PR firm Cox Inall Communications to take a copy of its daily PDF of vaccination data, attach it to an email, and send it to media outlets. Continue reading…
- ‘This is not who I am’: Cuomo issues denial after investigation finds he sexually harassed women – liveby Joan E Greve on August 3, 2021 at 5:25 pm
New York governor denies allegations contained in damning report State Democratic members of Congress call for Cuomo to resignNYC to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and gymsMore than 51,000 Americans currently hospitalized with coronavirus 6.24pm BSTAndrew Cuomo said in an address from the New York state capital of Albany that he has put out his own report on his website, countering allegations leveled at him a little earlier by state attorney general Letitia James that he has harassed multiple women.“Over the past several months you have heard a number of complaints brought against me….it has been a hard and painful period for me and my family, especially as others feed ugly stories to the press.”Cuomo: “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am” https://t.co/5gMbotH34x pic.twitter.com/gkw1qd1loK 6.13pm BSTCuomo is now refuting allegations of sexual harassment, some point by point, and alleged victim by alleged victim, after a state investigation found that he behaved inappropriately towards women who worked for him, with unwanted, intimate touching and grabbing. Continue reading…
- Taliban take much of provincial capital in south Afghanistanon August 3, 2021 at 5:20 pm
The Taliban are pressing ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan.
- Powerful explosion in upscale neighborhood of Afghan capitalon August 3, 2021 at 5:09 pm
Officials say a powerful explosion has rocked an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan’s capital where several senior government officials live, including the defense minister
- Hot Vax Summer Crumbled Before My Eyesby Spencer Kornhaber on August 3, 2021 at 5:05 pm
Over the course of one week in Provincetown, a new reality set in: Post-vaccine life wasn’t going to be as simple as it had seemed.
- Third day of protests in Delhi over alleged rape of nine-year-old girlby AFP in New Delhi on August 3, 2021 at 5:04 pm
Hundreds take to streets in Indian capital after latest case of grave sexual violenceThe alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl from India’s lowest caste has sparked a third day of protests in India’s capital, in the latest case to spotlight the country’s high levels of sexual violence.Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Delhi on Tuesday holding banners reading “Give justice to the little girl” and demanding the death penalty for the four men accused of the crime. Continue reading…
- Russia hands Navalny ally parole-like sentence over protestson August 3, 2021 at 5:04 pm
A court in Moscow has sentenced a close ally of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 1 1/2 years of parole-like restrictions
- ‘We’re Living in Hell’: Inside Fresnillo, Mexico’s Most Terrified Cityby Oscar Lopez on August 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm
Fresnillo feels to residents overrun by violence and paralyzed by fear, a testament to the failure of Mexico’s government to tackle organized crime.
- British navy group: ‘Potential hijack’ of ship off UAE coaston August 3, 2021 at 4:59 pm
The British navy has warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, without elaborating
- Anger in Turkey grows over government’s handling of wildfiresby Bethan McKernan Turkey correspondent on August 3, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Response of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party seen by many as out of touch as blazes rage for seventh dayPeople across Turkey are looking for answers as to how summer wildfires got so desperately out of control, after seven straight days of unusually ferocious fires that continue to blaze throughout the south and west of the country.Eight people, including two firefighters, have died in the wildfires that have engulfed large parts of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline since last week and destroyed huge swathes of pine forest and agricultural land. While 137 fires in more than 30 provinces have been extinguished, at least nine are still burning, and more than 10,000 people have yet to return to damaged homes, resorts and hotels evacuated in the middle of the tourism season. Continue reading…
- Study: Which Countries Will Best Survive a Collapse?by Heather Murphy on August 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm
A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.
- Thousands flee homes as heat wave fuels Greek wildfireon August 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Thousands of people have fled their homes north of Athens fled their homes as a wildfire reached residential areas and Greece grappled with its worst heat wave in decades
- With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Foundby Mike Ives on August 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm
A recovery mission off Vietnam’s coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon’s search for American war dead.
- Macron Answers Covid Vaccine Questions on TikTok and Instagramby Aurelien Breeden on August 3, 2021 at 4:50 pm
As governments look to social media influencers to try to raise vaccination rates among the young, President Emmanuel Macron of France is making his own self-consciously informal videos.
- Heat Emergency Brings Record Temperature and Fires to Southern Europeby Niki Kitsantonis on August 3, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week, and wildfires raged across the region, leaving much of Southern Europe struggling to cope.
- A decade after the riots, so little has been learnedby Letters on August 3, 2021 at 4:38 pm
Keith Flett on enduring anger at a system that delivers for the few, Prof Joe Sim on punitive retribution, and Andy Stelman on lessons unlearnedOn 4 August it will be 10 years since police shot dead Mark Duggan in Tottenham Hale (Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn, 30 July). It is true that things have changed since the shooting and the events that followed it. Tottenham became a centre for craft beer and London’s only urban cheesemaker. New multi-storey flats surround my central Tottenham abode, very few affordable for existing inhabitants.But none of that, as David Lammy argues (A decade after Tottenham burned, social alienation means riots could happen again, 30 July), is of much use to those – far too many – who have to rely on food banks to get by and whose future job opportunities look difficult at best. Continue reading…
- Covid drug could help reduce heavy menstrual bleedingby Nicola Davis Science correspondent on August 3, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Trial suggests anti-inflammatory dexamethasone may offer welcome alternative to intra-uterine systemResearchers hope a steroid that shot to prominence during the Covid pandemic may help reduce blood loss in those who experience heavy periods.The cheap anti-inflammatory dexamethasone was discovered to improve survival rates among patients critically ill with Covid. It is also used for conditions including severe asthma and certain forms of arthritis. Continue reading…
- At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violenceon August 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Police say at least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad
- Taliban on brink of taking key Afghan city as residents told to fleeby Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat and Peter Beaumont on August 3, 2021 at 4:27 pm
Officials confirm all but one district of Lashkar Gah is under hardline Islamists’ control after fierce fightingTaliban fighters appeared to be on the brink of overrunning the key Afghan provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, as officials confirmed all but one district of the city was under the hardline Islamists’ control and residents were ordered to evacuate.Majid Akhund, the deputy chairman of the Helmand provincial council, said the Taliban had taken control of nine Lashkar Gah districts, as the Afghan government and US aircraft pounded their positions with strikes. Continue reading…
- Covid hospitalizations rise across US as hospitals say patients aren’t vaccinatedby Amanda Holpuch in New York on August 3, 2021 at 4:21 pm
More than 50,000 hospitalized in US as of Monday, similar to rates seen last summerCovid-19 hospitalizations are surging across the US and stretched hospitals are warning that the overwhelming majority of coronavirus patients are unvaccinated and their serious sickness preventable.More than 50,000 people were hospitalized across the US as of Monday, according to the US health department. This is significantly fewer people than during the peak in cases, deaths and hospitalizations this January, but similar to the rates last summer when coronavirus vaccines were still in development. Continue reading…
- Vitaly Shishov, Belarusian Activist, Is Found Dead in Ukraine Parkby Anton Troianovski and Megan Specia on August 3, 2021 at 4:20 pm
The police began an investigation after Vitaly Shishov went missing in Kyiv and was found dead in a park near his home.
- Extreme caution urged in Gulf of Oman after potential hijackingby Peter Beaumont on August 3, 2021 at 4:16 pm
Local media reports suggest two vessels’ automatic ID system trackers indicated they were ‘not under command’A serious maritime incident has reportedly occurred in the Gulf of Oman with a UK maritime monitor warning other shipping in the area to exercise “extreme caution” apparently following a potential “hijacking.”The warning notice was issued on Tuesday afternoon by the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which notified ships that “an incident is currently under way”. Continue reading…
- China’s Tencent tightens games controls for children after state media attackby Mark Sweney and Helen Davidson in Taipei on August 3, 2021 at 4:16 pm
Article called online gaming ‘spiritual opium’ in what many fear is latest target of regulatory interferenceTencent, the Chinese tech giant, has announced it will curb the time children spend playing its flagship computer game after its shares were sent into a tailspin by state media attacks againstthe gaming industry for peddling “spiritual opium”.In a social media post, Tencent announced a range of new measures after it said “relevant authorities” had requested greater protection of minors in gaming and for firms to carry out their “societal responsibility”. Continue reading…
- 1st cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico since pandemic beganon August 3, 2021 at 4:14 pm
The Carnival Mardi Gras has docked in Puerto Rico — the first cruise ship to visit the U.S. territory since the pandemic began
- Kristina Timanovskaya, Belarus Sprinter, Becomes an Unlikely Dissidentby Valerie Hopkins and Tariq Panja on August 3, 2021 at 4:14 pm
An Instagram complaint against her coaches embroiled Kristina Timanovskaya in the precarious politics of her home country, and may force her into asylum
- Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates’ coast a ‘potential hijack’on August 3, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates’ coast a ‘potential hijack’
- Brazil’s election authority to investigate Bolsonaro over baseless fraud claimsby Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro on August 3, 2021 at 4:04 pm
President has stepped up crusade against Brazil’s electronic voting system – prompting counter-attack from superior electoral courtBrazil’s top electoral authority has launched a counter-offensive against Jair Bolsonaro’s Donald Trump-style campaign against the country’s voting system by announcing it will investigate his potentially criminal propagation of groundless vote-rigging claims. Related: Lula 2022? Brazil poised for sensational political comeback Continue reading…
- Thai protest leader renews calls for reform of monarchyon August 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm
A protest leader in Thailand has renewed calls for the reform of the country’s monarchy and suggested that time is running out for the powerful institution to respond
- Vitaly Shishov, head of Belarusian exile group, found dead in Ukrainian capitalon August 3, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Vitaly Shishov, the head of a Kiev-based organization helping Belarusians flee abroad, was found dead on Tuesday, a day after he went missing, according to Ukraine’s National Police.
- 2 ships off UAE in Gulf of Oman warn they’ve lost controlon August 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm
Two ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported “an incident” was underway in the area.
- Kim Jong Un photographed with mystery spot, bandage on headon August 3, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Kim Jong Un has appeared in public with a dark spot, at times covered by a small bandage, on the back of his head – stoking more speculation about the slimmed-down North Korean despot’s health.
- Watch the U.K. to Understand Deltaby Sarah Zhang on August 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm
The country lifted all its COVID-19 restrictions just as Delta peaked. What happens next will tell us how well vaccines are working.
- Saudi man executed in Shiite-populated east for rebellionon August 3, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Saudi Arabia has announced the execution of a man it says had been found guilty of armed rebellion and protesting against the state
- Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortageon August 3, 2021 at 3:27 pm
North Korea is releasing emergency rice reserves.
- Turkey’s Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfireson August 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is facing increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires that have left eight people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes
- Owl play: Macron’s T-shirt logo inspires conspiracy theoriesby Kim Willsher in Paris on August 3, 2021 at 3:19 pm
French president’s TikTok session about Covid vaccine overshadowed by speculation over bird designWas it a bird, a subliminal message or a secret sign? Or was it just a logo of an owl on a T-shirt?Hours after Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to persuade French youngsters to get vaccinated on Monday, the buzz across the country was less of Covid shots and more of mysterious clothing symbols. Continue reading…
- Malaysia leader in limbo as key party, minister pull supporton August 3, 2021 at 3:15 pm
The biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance says embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lost the right to govern because a number of its lawmakers have withdrawn their support
- On the bus or off, Venezuela journalists try to deliver newson August 3, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Two decades of governments that see the press as an enemy have pushed Venezuelan journalists to find alternative ways to keep citizens informed
- Greece claims Turkey endangered migrants in Aegean accidenton August 3, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Greece’s migration minister has accused neighboring Turkey of allegedly endangering migrants at sea and ignoring an agreement with the EU to stem illegal migration into Europe
- Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunton August 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm
A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.’s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building, this time to draw attention to climate change
- Unvaccinated People Need to Bear the Burdenby Juliette Kayyem on August 3, 2021 at 2:40 pm
Beyond limiting the coronavirus’s flow from hot spots to the rest of the country, allowing only vaccinated people on domestic flights will change minds, too.
- Comic Jamie MacDonald on being creative and blind: ‘It’s triumph with – not over – adversity’by Jamie MacDonald on August 3, 2021 at 2:39 pm
In new BBC show Blind Ambition, MacDonald and Jamie O’Leary meet artists who have lost their sight – including a rapper, a photographer and a wood turner ‘who still has all his fingers’I’m a blind standup comedian, currently co-starring in the BBC Two documentary Blind Ambition. As the title suggests, the show is about blindness. But please don’t think this is a violins, tissues at the ready, “oh didn’t they do well” type of documentary. The show creator and Essex wide boy Jamie O’Leary wanted to make a different kind of show about disability. You’ll know the classic disabled show formula: person has a dark phase then overcomes their disability and achieves something wonderful. In this paradigm the disability is a hurdle that needs to be jumped over. Or, if there are mobility issues at play, an obstacle to get around. In the Blind Ambition paradigm, blindness – a disability readers of the New York Times voted the worst thing a person could have in the world (which is bollocks as blind people can’t read the flipping New York Times so couldn’t vote) – is positive. Continue reading…
- Lithuania to turn migrants crossing in from Belarus awayon August 3, 2021 at 2:34 pm
Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as a surge of Iraqis coming in from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue
- What is An Olympic Gold Medal Actually Worth?by Neil Vigdor on August 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm
Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.
- China sticks to goal of having carbon emissions peak by 2030on August 3, 2021 at 2:23 pm
China’s climate change envoy says it will stick to its goal of having its carbon emissions peak by 2030
- Turkey battles coastal wildfires – in picturesby Matt Fidler on August 3, 2021 at 2:22 pm
The country’s most destructive fires in decades have razed forests and farmland across swathes of land next to the Mediterranean and Aegean seas Continue reading…
- Touring Trinity, the Birthplace of Nuclear Dreadby Dennis Overbye on August 3, 2021 at 2:20 pm
A recent visit to the site of the first atomic bomb explosion offered desert vistas, (mildly) radioactive pebbles and troubling reflections.
- U.S. Hits 70 Percent Vaccination Goal, Four Weeks Lateby Azi Paybarah on August 3, 2021 at 2:09 pm
States with low vaccination rates are seeing more people seeking out the shots as the Delta variant creates a new wave of cases.
- Scotland to scrap social distancing amid plan to lift most Covid rulesby Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent on August 3, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Nicola Sturgeon confirms blanket self-isolation measures for school pupils will also end from 9 August Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe legal requirement for physical distancing in Scotland will be removed from next week, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she confirmed the country would move beyond level 0 of the Scottish government’s five-tier system of Covid controls from 9 August.Blanket self-isolation for school pupils will also be scrapped in an attempt to avoid continued educational disruption: when Scottish schools return over the next two weeks, pupils will no longer be required to isolate for 10 days when someone in their bubble tests positive for Covid, as long as they test negative themselves. Continue reading…
- Olympic Sprinter From Belarus Seeks Refuge in Japan, Fearing Jail at Homeby Valerie Hopkins on August 3, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Belarus tried to force the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, to return home after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event.
- Your Monday Briefingby Whet Moser on August 3, 2021 at 1:55 pm
French protests over Covid passes.
- Russia Scoffs at Tokyo Olympics Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’by Andrew E. Kramer on August 3, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.
- The Most Surreal Aspect of Returning to the Officeby Oliver Munday on August 3, 2021 at 1:21 pm
Back at The Atlantic after the long pandemic exile, I discovered pages from an unfinished issue of the magazine, written and illustrated in a different world.
- German Greens say they’ll meet Paris climate goalson August 3, 2021 at 1:13 pm
With less than two months before Germany holds an election, the environmentalist Green party has announced a 10-point plan that puts the Paris climate accord’s goal at the heart of its election program
- Unassailable Thompson-Herah strikes second gold of Tokyo 2020 in 200m finalby Barney Ronay at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2021 at 1:03 pm
Namibia’s Christine Mboma, 18, storms to shock silverThompson-Herah retains sprint double won at Rio 2016Welcome, then, to the double-double. The two-peat. The 4X4. However you choose to style it, what the Tokyo Olympic stadium witnessed here was the unassailable ascent of Elaine Thompson-Herah, who strode with a brilliant purity of purpose around lane seven to retain the women’s 200m Olympic gold medal.It took 21.53 seconds on a sticky Tuesday night to put in place the final peg in the Thompson-Herah Supremacy. There is now a beautifully pared-back simplicity to her record on these occasions: four Olympic finals, four golds. It is a wonderfully stark piece of athletic symmetry. Continue reading…
- Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraudon August 3, 2021 at 1:03 pm
After years of attacking Brazil’s voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro has ignored a deadline from the nation’s electoral court to present proof of his claims
- Belarus exile group leader Vitaly Shishov found dead in Kyiv, police sayby Andrew Roth in Moscow and Jon Henley on August 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm
Police open murder investigation after activist discovered in park after failing to return from a run The head of a Kyiv-based non-profit organisation that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution has been found dead in a park in the Ukrainian capital, police have said, raising suspicion that he may have been murdered.Vitaly Shishov, the head of Belarusian House in Ukraine (BDU), was reported missing by his partner on Monday after he failed to return from a run and could not be reached on his mobile phone. Continue reading…
- Fourth officer who responded to US Capitol attack dies by suicideby Hugo Lowell in Washington on August 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm
Kyle DeFreytag, who was deployed to protect Capitol after police cleared building of rioters, died earlier in JulyA fourth police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump is now confirmed to have taken his own life.Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department (MPD) confirmed late Monday that another of their officers, Kyle DeFreytag, died by suicide earlier in July, just hours after declaring that MPD officer Gunther Hashida killed himself on 29 July. Continue reading…
- Looking for St. Mark’s Square? You May Find Yourself in a Shipyard Instead.by Jason Horowitz on August 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm
As Venice’s ban on cruise ships took effect this weekend, some tourists were surprised to be docked hours away from the city’s famous sights.
- Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO sayson August 3, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Coronavirus deaths in Africa rose rapidly over the past month, as fatalities surged by 80 percent within the last four weeks, the World Health Organization has said.
- Left-Wing Activists Are Bringing Back MAGA Twitterby Kaitlyn Tiffany on August 3, 2021 at 12:12 pm
An anonymous social-media account claims to “combat right-wing threats” to democracy, and recently started fundraising through a PAC.
- After Beirut blast, winning justice becomes a life’s missionon August 3, 2021 at 12:04 pm
Fighting for justice has become their life’s mission for many who lost family.
- Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba gave us an identity crisis’by Robert Ham on August 3, 2021 at 11:51 am
Best known for their global No 1 in 1987, the Los Angeleno band first emerged through the phlegm of the punk movement and are now returning to their rootsLos Lobos reached pop’s pinnacle in 1987 when their cover of La Bamba, recorded for a film of the same name, reached No 1 around the world. On their way up, and indeed back down the other side, the Los Angeles roots-rockers have mastered multiple musical styles during nearly 50 years together – from traditional Mexican folk to jump blues and avant-rock – and have earned 11 Grammy nominations (with three wins), working or appearing with Paul Simon, the Clash, film-maker Robert Rodriguez and more along the way.Now, to move forward, Los Lobos decided to look back. Native Sons, their 17th studio album, is a wide-ranging celebration of the LA artists that inspired the band early on. With covers of well-known pop tunes by the Beach Boys (Sail on Sailor) and Buffalo Springfield (For What It’s Worth) sitting alongside rare cuts from 60s garage rockers Thee Midniters and Latin jazz legend Willie Bobo, it’s the perfect polyglot collection for this multi-faceted ensemble. “You wouldn’t run into [these artists] at the same party,” says guitarist Louie Pérez Jr. “But once they all got to the party, everyone in the band thought, ‘Hey, this is kind of fun.’” Continue reading…
- Wuhan Will Test All Residents Amid Its First Covid Outbreak in a Yearby Vivian Wang on August 3, 2021 at 11:31 am
The city in central China that endured the pandemic’s first lockdown has found its first signs of local transmission since May 2020.
- The Gymnast Who Won’t Let Her Daughters Do Gymnasticsby Emma Green on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am
Gymnast Rachael Denhollander is one of many people who can no longer watch the Olympics with casual enjoyment.
- Welcome to the Afterparty of the American Dreamby Zoë Hu on August 3, 2021 at 11:00 am
Anthony Veasna So’s electric story collection sketches a world where the lights are dimmer, the truths blurrier, the hangover incoming.
- Tencent Weighs Kids Games Ban After ‘Spiritual Opium’ Rebukeby Zheping Huang / Bloomberg on August 3, 2021 at 10:57 am
The developments have triggered fears Beijing will set its sights next on the world’s largest gaming arena
- Rights group: Lebanese officials failed to protect residentson August 3, 2021 at 10:41 am
An international human rights group says Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it
- Iran supreme leader endorses hard-line protégé as presidenton August 3, 2021 at 10:40 am
Iran’s supreme leader has officially endorsed his hard-line protégé as the nation’s next president, just two days ahead of the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi
- California’s Pandemic Recallby Jennifer Medina on August 3, 2021 at 10:25 am
Californians will soon vote on whether to recall their Democratic governor. Could he lose?
- Germany Will Offer Vaccine Booster Shots Starting in Septemberby Katrin Bennhold on August 3, 2021 at 10:24 am
In rich countries, the momentum is growing for giving additional doses to the fully vaccinated, though many experts say the focus should be on getting first doses to people around the world.
- UN criticises UK for failure to redress colonial-era landgrab in Kenyaby Nazia Parveen, community affairs correspondent on August 3, 2021 at 10:20 am
Two clans brutally evicted to make way for tea plantations owned by white settlers are seeking reparations for rights violationsThe British government has been criticised by the UN for a lack of resolution over colonial-era crimes committed in Kenya.Six UN special rapporteurs have written to the government expressing concern over its failure to provide “effective remedies and reparations” to the Kipsigis and Talai peoples. Continue reading…
- Robin DiAngelo and the Problem With Anti-racist Self-Helpby Danzy Senna on August 3, 2021 at 10:00 am
What two new books reveal about the white progressive pursuit of racial virtue
- China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreadson August 3, 2021 at 9:06 am
Chinese authorities announced Tuesday mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019.
- COVID-19 Delta Variant Reaches Wuhan as China Battles Widest Outbreak Since Disease Emerged in 2019by Bloomberg on August 3, 2021 at 9:05 am
The Delta variant has broken through China’s COVID-19 defenses, which are some of the strictest in the world, and reached nearly half of China’s 32 provinces in just two weeks.
- Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraineon August 3, 2021 at 9:05 am
A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday.
- ‘Still going through hell’: the search for Yazidi women seven years onby Kate Denereaz on August 3, 2021 at 9:01 am
As two women are rescued in Syria after being kidnapped by Isis years earlier, Yazidis renew calls for international help to find the thousands still unaccounted forFor seven years, their families waited and hoped for news. In July, they finally received it. Two young women, kidnapped by Islamic State as teenagers, had been found alive in Syria.Salma*, now 25, was located in Deir el-Zour province, in the east of the country. She had “suffered all kinds of injustice”, said the Yazidi House in the Al-Jazira region, an organisation that assisted with the rescue of both women. Continue reading…
- Florida Faces its Worst Coronavirus Wave Yetby Adeel Hassan on August 3, 2021 at 8:59 am
The state is about a month away from its peak, according to an epidemiologist who tracks the virus there.
- ‘Now it’s continuous noise’: Italy’s Crusoe adjusts to life off his islandby Angela Giuffrida in La Maddalena on August 3, 2021 at 8:52 am
It is more than three months since Mauro Morandi left Budelli after living alone there for 32 yearsEvery morning, Mauro Morandi woke up to the uninterrupted sea view that only he was privy to. Immersed in nature, he was intimately in tune with the dawn sounds and habits of the wildlife that surrounded his home, a former second world war shelter on Budelli, the Mediterranean island where he had lived alone for more than 30 years.Now the 82-year-old is adjusting to life in a one-bedroom apartment next to a shop with a Sky TV sign outside, surrounded by neighbours and with only a glimpse of the ocean in between the gaps separating the buildings opposite on nearby La Maddalena, the largest of an archipelago of seven islands off the north coast of Sardinia, Italy. Continue reading…
- Outside the Olympic Cocoon, a Tokyo Abuzz Only With Cicadasby Hannah Beech on August 3, 2021 at 8:08 am
The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.
- BMW reaps $5.7 billion in profit, warns on parts shortageson August 3, 2021 at 8:08 am
Germany’s BMW is reporting 4.8 billion euros in profit for the second quarter
- Hong Kong Arrests Anthony Wong Yiu-ming for Singing at Election Rallyby Austin Ramzy on August 3, 2021 at 6:45 am
Anticorruption officials arrested Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, a Cantopop singer, who has publicly supported the Chinese territory’s pro-democracy opposition.
- If education is such a great investment, it deserves serious international backingby Kevin Watkins on August 3, 2021 at 6:00 am
The World Bank and IMF should step in to finance a recovery of children’s learning chances devastated by the pandemic“Education,” wrote Nelson Mandela, “is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” One wonders what he would have made of the response to the education crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. A crisis threatening to derail social and economic progress, trapping millions of children in poverty. The UN secretary general has warned of a “generational catastrophe”, yet the international response has been marked by staggering complacency.That lack of concern was on public display at last week’s Global Education Summit in London. Fresh from cutting UK aid to education by 40%, Boris Johnson – a self-styled champion for universal girls’ education – opened proceedings by declaring that education was “the single best investment we can make in the future of humanity”. Continue reading…
- Karate’s Big Question in Its Olympic Debut: Is It a Sport or a Martial Art?by Ben Dooley and Hisako Ueno on August 3, 2021 at 5:54 am
To Japan’s traditionalists, karate represents qualities fundamental to the national character. But to be a modern sport, the discipline has been forced to adapt.
- ‘Collective strength’: the LRA captive restoring dignity to survivors in Ugandaby Sarah Johnson on August 3, 2021 at 5:00 am
Kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army rebels as a girl, Victoria Nyanjura has pushed through major reforms for victims of abduction and rapeWhen Victoria Nyanjura was abducted from her Catholic boarding school in northern Uganda by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, she prayed to God asking to die.She was 14 when she was taken, along with 29 others, in the middle of the night. During the next eight years in captivity she was subjected to beatings, starvation, rape and other horrors that she cannot talk about even 18 years later. Five of the girls who were taken prisoner with her died, and Nyanjura gave birth to two children. Continue reading…
- The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transportby Tom Standage on August 3, 2021 at 5:00 am
To every age dogged with pollution, accidents and congestion, the transport solution for the next generation seems obvious – but the same problems keep coming backIn the 1890s, the biggest cities of the western world faced a mounting problem. Horse-drawn vehicles had been in use for thousands of years, and it was hard to imagine life without them. But as the number of such vehicles increased during the 19th century, the drawbacks of using horses in densely populated cities were becoming ever more apparent.In particular, the accumulation of horse manure on the streets, and the associated stench, were impossible to miss. By the 1890s, about 300,000 horses were working on the streets of London, and more than 150,000 in New York City. Each of these horses produced an average of 10kg of manure a day, plus about a litre of urine. Collecting and removing thousands of tonnes of waste from stables and streets proved increasingly difficult. Continue reading…
- ‘You’re not snowflakes’: baby boomers answer gen Z’s biggest questionsby Sirin Kale on August 3, 2021 at 5:00 am
It can feel as if the generation gap is wider than ever – but not when people really talk. Here, four sixtysomethings offer advice to those in their teens and 20sWe live in an era in which, for the most part, the generations do not mix frequently. Grandparents are visited occasionally; young people seek the freedom of independent living as early as possible. On social media, intergenerational warfare is commonplace, as members of gen Z (those born between the mid-90s and the early 10s) criticise older people for hoarding wealth, while baby boomers bemoan the perceived sensitivity of the younger generation.But what would happen if baby boomers gave the TikToking young adults of today an insight into their thinking – and threw some life advice into the bargain? To that end, we assembled a panel of baby boomers – Tayo Idowu, 64, a marketing director from London; Liz Richards, 68, a retired nurse from Derby; Paul Gibson, 63, an accountant from Arundel, West Sussex; and Maggie Tata, 65, a carer from London – to answer gen Z’s questions (even the tongue-in-cheek ones). Continue reading…
- Death toll from China floods jumps to 302, as Covid complicates recoveryon August 3, 2021 at 4:59 am
The death toll from floods that ravaged central China last month now stands at 302, local authorities said Monday — more than triple the last estimate.
- Hundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of Queenslandby Staff and agencies on August 3, 2021 at 4:19 am
Outbreak forces millions into lockdown in the sunshine state as New South Wales races to administer 6m doses amid Covid surgeSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of critical health workers in the Australian state of Queensland have gone into isolation as the country battles a growing Delta outbreak, while New South Wales raced to administer 6m vaccine doses before the scheduled end of lockdown in less than four week’s time.Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeannette Young, said health workers in quarantine included all the cardiac surgeons at the Queensland Children’s hospital, leading to delays in surgery and outpatient work. Continue reading…
- Your Tuesday Briefingby Victoria Shannon on August 3, 2021 at 3:36 am
Germany moves ahead on booster vaccinations.
- Two-headed sea turtle found on South Carolina beachon August 3, 2021 at 2:36 am
Park volunteers patrolling a beach in South Carolina on Wednesday stumbled upon an unexpected surprise: a two-headed baby sea turtle.
- Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube for a week over Covid-19 misinformationon August 3, 2021 at 1:15 am
YouTube has temporarily barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content over misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Afterpay lets you buy now and pay later. Square just bought it for $29 billionon August 2, 2021 at 11:41 pm
Jack Dorsey’s Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire.
- Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74by Katharine Q. Seelye on August 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm
She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.
- Even the Pope Has Prayed to Venezuela’s Beloved ‘Doctor of the Poor’by Meridith Kohut and Isayen Herrera on August 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm
In a deeply polarized country, suffering an extreme health crisis, one of the few uniting beliefs is the admiration across the political spectrum for a doctor recently beatified by the Vatican.
- State Dept. Offers Potential Refugee Status to More Afghans Who Worked With U.S.by Michael Crowley on August 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm
As the Taliban make territorial gains, more Afghans, including those who helped U.S. news outlets, will become eligible for visas.
- The Atlantic Daily: 3 Key Tenets for the Pandemic’s Next Chapterby Katherine J. Wu on August 2, 2021 at 9:30 pm
Delta is a menace—but we can still help keep it at bay with tools we’ve been using for the past year and a half.
- Your Tuesday Briefingby Melina Delkic on August 2, 2021 at 9:01 pm
How Covax went wrong.
- China has placed millions under lockdown as the nation faces the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in monthsby Peter Aitken on August 2, 2021 at 8:55 pm
China has placed millions under lockdown as the nation faces the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in months due to the more transmissible delta variant.
- Hackers block Italian Covid-19 vaccination booking systemon August 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Hackers have attacked and blocked an Italian Covid-19 vaccination booking system, a source from Italy’s cybercrime police told CNN on Monday, marking the worst cyberattack the country’s health service has ever seen.
- With #MeToo Case Against Kris Wu, China Hits Out at Celebritiesby Amy Qin and Elsie Chen on August 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm
The detention of Kris Wu, a popular Canadian singer, has been hailed as a rare victory for the movement. But Beijing, wary of social activism, has cast it as a warning to celebrities.
- Flooding Death Toll in China Rises Sharplyby Austin Ramzy on August 2, 2021 at 7:48 pm
The total more than tripled since last week, suggesting delays in reporting other deaths.
- Britain Rethinks Letting China Enter Its Nuclear Power Industryby Stanley Reed on August 2, 2021 at 7:39 pm
Financing and security issues are clouding new power station projects.
- Haitians Investigating President’s Death, Under Threat, Go Into Hidingby Anatoly Kurmanaev on August 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm
The officials, two court clerks and an investigative judge who collected evidence in President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, are now in hiding.
- Congress Is Slashing a $30 Billion Plan to Fight the Next Pandemicby Robinson Meyer on August 2, 2021 at 7:26 pm
The proposal would overhaul America’s approach to tackling outbreaks, allowing scientists to develop vaccines in advance. But for now, Democrats are cutting it down.
- Coronavirus vaccine shortage: World’s refugees pushed to the back of the lineon August 2, 2021 at 6:53 pm
Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time.
- Photos: Deadly Wildfires Along Turkey’s Coastby Alan Taylor on August 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm
High winds and scorching temperatures have driven the fires, forcing residents and tourists to evacuate by land or by sea.
- Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series to premiere next yearon August 2, 2021 at 6:49 pm
Amazon’s highly anticipated, and reportedly quite expensive, “Lord of the Rings” series finally has a premiere date.
- Afghan president blames swift US withdrawal for Taliban surge, with key cities under threatby Peter Aitken on August 2, 2021 at 5:16 pm
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed the United States’ “sudden” decision to withdraw its troops for the rapid collapse of security in the country as Taliban forces close in on three major cities.
- Why the Chinese and Russian Vaccines Haven’t Been the Geopolitical Wins They Were Hoping Forby Ian Bremmer on August 2, 2021 at 4:58 pm
China and Russia both thought the pandemic would give them a chance to show that they are scientifically innovative—and more generous—than Western countries, which were slower to roll out vaccines and which have been accused of hoarding supplies. It hasn’t worked out. China’s president Xi Jinping referred to Chinese vaccines as a “global public good.”…
- Amnesty condemns Colombia police brutality after scores of protesters killedby Joe Parkin Daniels in Cali, Colombia on August 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm
‘He died as he lived, resisting’, says mother of young artist killed in Cali, as report claims authorities used systematic ‘pattern of violence’ in cityNicolás Guerrero, a 26-year-old artist from the Colombian city of Cali, took to the streets on 2 May to protest against the lack of opportunities he saw in his country. He had a family in Spain that he had hoped one day to bring to South America. But later that night, after riot police launched a brutal crackdown, he was found lying on the pavement, seriously wounded. He died hours later in hospital. Continue reading…
- Dwayne Johnson Misunderstands His Own Star Appealby David Sims on August 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm
In Disney’s Jungle Cruise, the actor plays a typical hero—and ignores the qualities that make him so magnetic on-screen.
- Delta Variant, R.S.V. Infections Rising Among Childrenby Jesus Jiménez on August 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm
An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus, combined with growing Covid-19 pediatric cases, is straining hospital resources in some U.S. cities.
- German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100on August 2, 2021 at 2:17 pm
A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II.
- How to Avoid the Worst Parenting Mistakeby Emma Green on August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Emily Oster caters to a data-obsessed crowd of modern parents. But sometimes you just can’t optimize your kid.
- Belarusian Sprinter Who Feared for Her Safety Is Offered Asylum in Polandby Motoko Rich and Tariq Panja on August 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.
- Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee programon August 2, 2021 at 1:56 pm
The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month.
- Texas Governor Bars Mask and Vaccination Mandatesby Dave Montgomery on August 2, 2021 at 1:51 pm
The state’s daily average of cases has risen more than 200 percent over the past 14 days and hospitalizations are surging, but an executive order ensures that masking and vaccinations remain voluntary.
- On the island paradise of Mauritius, real estate is boomingon August 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm
There’s a real estate boom happening in this small African nation, as local visionaries are making their mark on city landscapes and providing an inside look at an island on the rise.
- In N.Y.C., a push to bring back tourists includes razing homeless encampments.by Andy Newman and Nicole Hong on August 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm
- Pfizer and Moderna raised their vaccine prices in their latest E.U contracts.by Monika Pronczuk and Léontine Gallois on August 2, 2021 at 12:54 pm
- Aerial footage of Pescara wildfire as residents and tourists evacuated – videoon August 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm
At least five people were wounded and holidaymakers evacuated after wildfires devastated a pine wood near a beach in Pescara, Italy, as one of the worst heatwaves in decades swept across south-east Europe.About 800 people were evacuated from their homes, including a convent of nuns, after a fire broke out in the 53-hectare (131-acre) Pineta Dannunziana nature reserve, as the fires continue to be active on different frontsTourists evacuated from Pescara as Italy records more than 800 wildfiresContinue reading…
- How to Show ‘Wise Compassion’ to Struggling Loved Onesby Rebecca J. Rosen on August 2, 2021 at 11:00 am
Being truly supportive of someone who is in pain requires strength, patience, self-knowledge, and discipline, “Dear Therapist” writes.
- 12-Hour Days, Six Days a Weekby Vivian Wang on August 2, 2021 at 10:33 am
Today, Vivian Wang explains Chinese work culture and the debate around working conditions.
- How the Bobos Broke Americaby David Brooks on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 am
The creative class was supposed to foster progressive values and economic growth. Instead we got resentment, alienation, and endless political dysfunction.
- Death toll jumps to more than 300 in recent China floodingon August 2, 2021 at 9:45 am
Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods.
- Fleeting Glimpses of Indonesia’s Endangered Orangutansby Matt Stirn on August 2, 2021 at 9:00 am
On the island of Sumatra, a devoted group of conservationists is grasping for a solution that will benefit both the animals and the people who live around them.
- Brian May’s Flooded Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressureby Mark Landler on August 2, 2021 at 9:00 am
After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.
- Covax, the vast global vaccination program, struggles to get shots into arms.by Benjamin Mueller and Rebecca Robbins on August 2, 2021 at 8:56 am
- Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignoreon August 2, 2021 at 8:30 am
Housing markets are hotter than ever, and big money is getting in on the act.
- Leaves of change: Paraguay’s small-scale farmers see a new future in yerba mate teaby William Costa on August 2, 2021 at 7:30 am
A resurgence in the traditional drink is offering rural communities independence and a sustainable alternative to industrial soy and cattle farmingFour men emerge from the intense heat and steam of the barbacuá into the cold winter’s night in the rural district of Edelira, southern Paraguay. They rest, leaning on pitchforks they have used to turn over the prized load of fragrant yerba mate leaves inside this traditional drying oven. The centuries-old design drives hot air from a fire on to the large wooden frame where the leaves sit.“I control the leaf’s humidity through intuition,” says Lisandro Benítez, the group’s lead, or uru. “Too humid and it won’t have the right flavour, too hot and dry and it could catch fire.” Continue reading…
- Where Covax, the Vast Global Vaccine Program, Went Wrongby Benjamin Mueller and Rebecca Robbins on August 2, 2021 at 7:00 am
After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.
- Pakistan reckons with its ‘gender terrorism epidemic’ after murder of Noor Mukadamby Alia Waheed on August 2, 2021 at 5:30 am
Victims’s family speak of their heartbreak as brutal killing sparks national debate on lack of progress to end violence against womenThe family of a 27-year-old woman who was allegedly tortured and beheaded by the son of a business tycoon have spoken of their devastation in a case that has pushed Pakistan to examine what has been called a “gender terrorism epidemic”.Zahir Zakir Jaffer was arrested on suspicion of the pre-meditated murder of Noor Mukadam, the youngest daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, after allegedly holding her captive for three days at his apartment in an upmarket area of Islamabad. Continue reading…
- ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemicby Emily Anthes on August 2, 2021 at 5:20 am
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
- N.I.H. Director: Proof of Vaccination Is Step in ‘Right Direction’by Jesus Jiménez on August 2, 2021 at 5:07 am
Businesses and government agencies are pushing employees to get vaccinated amid a surge in new coronavirus infections across the country.
- Jacinda Ardern apologises over New Zealand ‘dawn raids’ in 1970s – videoon August 2, 2021 at 3:17 am
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologised to Pacific Island people who were targeted for deportation in aggressive home raids in the mid-1970s. Ardern attended a ceremony at the Auckland town hall during which she made the apology on behalf of the nation for the racially charged ‘dawn raids’, which targeted Pasifika people for deportation. ‘The government expresses its sorrow, remorse, and regret that the dawn raids and random police checks occurred and that these actions were ever considered appropriate,’ Ardern said.Jacinda Ardern apologises for New Zealand ‘dawn raids’ on Pasifika people in 1970sContinue reading…
- In Vaccine Holdout States, a New Urgency to Administer Shotsby Eduardo Medina on August 2, 2021 at 2:45 am
Data from the C.D.C. shows that many people in states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri are now receiving their first doses. On Friday, more than 850,000 total shots were recorded in the U.S.
- Fiji’s emergency Covid-19 hotline fell silent during the rugby sevens final: we really needed this win | Sheldon Chanelby Sheldon Chanel in Suva on August 2, 2021 at 2:25 am
The men’s gold and women’s bronze medals meant everything to Fiji, which has the highest per-capita Covid infection rate in the worldWhen the Fijian men’s sevens team beat New Zealand to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, the entire nation celebrated.The win could not have come at a better time. Fiji is in the grip of a deadly second outbreak of Covid-19, on top of a potential political crisis over controversial native land legislation. Continue reading…
- Germany protesters slam ‘unbearable level of arrogance’ as lockdown fears loomon August 2, 2021 at 12:40 am
Thousands turned out in Berlin on Sunday to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with police and the detention of some 600 protesters.
- What I Heard in the White House Basementby Alexander Vindman on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 am
I knew the president had clear and straightforward talking points—I’d written them.
- Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Townsby Roger Cohen on August 1, 2021 at 10:40 pm
Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.
- Wuhan lab report raises further questions about possible COVID-19 lab leakby Rich Edson on August 1, 2021 at 10:10 pm
As calls to investigate the COVID lab-leak theory gained traction, Chinese government propaganda has become much more aggressive to dispel it.
- Don’t Let Anyone Normalize January 6by David Frum on August 1, 2021 at 9:15 pm
If you can shrug it off as just another incident of Trump talking too much, then you have already signed up for the next incident—and the one after that.
- Your Monday Briefingby Melina Delkic on August 1, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Afghans are fleeing the Taliban advance.
- US, UK and Israel blame Iran for attack on Israeli-managed tankeron August 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm
The United States has joined the United Kingdom and Israel in accusing Iran of carrying out a deadly drone strike that killed two aboard a tanker off Oman.
- Thousands Protest in France Against Health Pass for 3rd Weekendby Aurelien Breeden on August 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm
The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.
- Tourists Flee as Wildfires Threaten Turkish Beach Resortsby ZEYNEP BILGINSOY / AP on August 1, 2021 at 3:22 pm
Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats
- Tunisia’s President Holds Forth on Freedoms After Seizing Powerby Vivian Yee on August 1, 2021 at 3:14 pm
“‘Why do you think that, at 67, I would start a career as a dictator?’” President Kais Saied said in a meeting with The New York Times, quoting Charles de Gaulle. He vowed to preserve hard-fought rights.
- Tourists evacuated from burning Med resorts as fires rage across southern Turkey – video reporton August 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm
Holidaymakers have been evacuated from beaches by rescue boats in Turkey after wildfires threatened hotels is several resort towns.Six people have died and more than 500 needed hospital treatment in Turkey’s Mediterranean towns from fires that have raged across the country since WednesdayTourists rescued from burning Med resorts by flotilla of boatsContinue reading…
- A Crimson Tide of Debtby Josh Mitchell on August 1, 2021 at 1:07 pm
Instead of propelling students into the middle class, many public institutions such as the University of Alabama are leaving them saddled with large loans.
- Stillwater Isn’t a Typical True-Crime Dramaby David Sims on August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The director Tom McCarthy is known for subtle, well-acted character films that take surprising narrative turns. His latest work is no exception.
- The Day the Space Station Lurchedby Marina Koren on August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm
A recent arrival at the International Space Station created a little too much excitement.
- The Anti-vaccine Con Job Is Becoming Untenableby Brooke Harrington on August 1, 2021 at 11:00 am
Why targets of deliberate deception often hesitate to admit they’ve been deceived
- Squanderby W. J. Herbert on August 1, 2021 at 11:00 am
I’m still a magpie. If it glitters, I want it, no matter the cost—I don’t connect the bangle I buy online to a gold mine’s cyanide heapleaching, or the made- with-fracked-gas plastics that I throw in the trashto the survivor in an as-yet- unnamed epoch who’ll sniff the fossilbones of a predator unknown to it, though the skull that it lickswill likely be ours, and even if this creature resembles the rat-sizemammal that evolved when dinosaurs died, by what blood chemistry will it breathe?
- Extreme heat cooks mussels in their shells on Canada coast – videoon August 1, 2021 at 9:43 am
More than 1bn marine animals along Canada’s Pacific coast are likely to have died in this year’s heatwave, highlighting the vulnerability of ecosystems unaccustomed to extreme temperatures. Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia, walks along the shore of Porteau Cove Provincial Park in British Columbia. The crunch heard in the video is the shells of dead mussels underfoot that perished during low tide as temperatures spiked across the region Continue reading…
- Top Myanmar General Says Military Rule Will Continue Into 2023by Hannah Beech on August 1, 2021 at 8:51 am
Six months after seizing power, the junta’s leader on Sunday extended a state of emergency for two more years. Protesters said they would persevere.
- Boris Johnson’s wife pregnant with second child months after miscarriageby Brie Stimson on August 1, 2021 at 7:44 am
Carrie Johnson, the wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announced she is pregnant with the couple’s second child just months after she suffered a miscarriage, according to reports.
- Key Afghan City in Danger of Falling to the Talibanby Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Taimoor Shah on August 1, 2021 at 4:44 am
Government reinforcements arrived Saturday in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, but people were fleeing their homes and a hospital in the city had been bombed.
- U.S. Shifts Tactics Against Virus in Days With Mask Guidanceby Lauren McCarthy on August 1, 2021 at 4:30 am
Delta-driven surges are prompting new measures from the federal government, states and cities, companies and the military, as well as defiant rejections.
- French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Parison August 1, 2021 at 12:10 am
Thousands of people protested France’s special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital.
- Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.by David E. Sanger, Lara Jakes and Farnaz Fassihi on July 31, 2021 at 8:10 pm
Both sides have much to lose if a delicate negotiation over limiting Iran’s activities in return for a lifting of sanctions falls short.
- The Long Kiss Goodbye: Will Covid End the French Bise Forever?by Gaëlle Fournier on July 31, 2021 at 5:21 pm
Social distancing made the cheek kiss a much rarer greeting, and polling suggests it may stay that way. Some say good riddance, but others miss the warmth of times past.
- US Marine quick reaction force deployed twice in last 30 days to defend embassiesby Peter Aitken on July 31, 2021 at 5:19 pm
The U.S. Marine Security Augmentation Unit has deployed twice in the past 30 days to support and protect embassies in Africa and the Caribbean.
- Stranded Killer Whale Survives With Help of Good Samaritansby Alyssa Lukpat and Jacey Fortin on July 31, 2021 at 5:03 pm
Rescuers and wildlife officials kept it cool and wet while waiting for a rising tide. The orca returned to sea about six hours after it was spotted on the rugged shores of an Alaskan island.
- Osama bin Laden was found because his family hung their clothes out to dryon July 31, 2021 at 4:51 pm
One of 54 children, Osama was born in 1957 to 15-year-old Allia Ghanem, one of at least 20 women whom Mohammed, nearly 40 years her senior, had married and divorced during his lifetime.
- Police in China Detain Canadian Pop Star Kris Wu on Suspicion of Rapeby Amy Qin and Elsie Chen on July 31, 2021 at 4:42 pm
Kris Wu, a 30-year-old celebrity, is the most prominent figure in China to be held over #MeToo allegations.
- Massive landslide sweeps away portion of road in India – videoon July 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm
A massive landslide in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India has led to a road collapsing down the side of a mountain. The footage, captured on 30 July, has been widely shared on social media and Indian news channels. It is not clear whether there were any casualties. There have been incidents of landslides in the area amid heavy rains. Recently a huge rockfall hit the Sangla valley, destroying a bridge, cars and killing at least nine tourists Continue reading…
- Buried in concrete: mafia architecture – in picturesby Alessio Mamo, Roberto Saviano and Lorenzo Tondo on July 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Alessio Mamo has photographed the illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas in the south of Italy that mafia bosses constructedWords by Roberto Saviano and Lorenzo TondoRead more on how the mafia made a killing from the destruction of Italy’s south Continue reading…
- Mourning Families Seek Solace From the ‘Grief Purgatory’ of Covid-19by Eduardo Medina on July 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of Americans alone in bereavement, unable to plan proper funerals for their loved ones. Now, they’re planning larger celebrations of life.
- Two American travelers to Canada fined $16,000 each for fake vaccination documentsby Peter Aitken on July 31, 2021 at 11:58 am
Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each – around $16,000 USD – for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents.
- When Pursuing Love Is the Only Optionby Sophie Gilbert on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am
A new Amazon adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s beloved 1945 novel resists the conventions of costume drama to make a more pointed argument.
- If the Hardiest Species Are Boiled Alive, What Happens to Humans?by Stephen Leahy on July 31, 2021 at 10:30 am
The June heat wave caused billions of deaths.
- Who Owns Amanda Knox?by Amanda Knox on July 31, 2021 at 10:00 am
Fourteen years ago I was wrongfully convicted of murdering my roommate. Ever since, the world has believed it can tell me who I really am.
- UK Covid cases are plummeting and no one knows whyon July 31, 2021 at 8:45 am
There’s one menacing global traveler currently racing through countries faster than Phileas Fogg and its name is the Delta variant.
- UN compound in Afghanistan attacked, at least one guard killedby Caitlin McFall on July 31, 2021 at 12:49 am
At least one security guard was killed in Afghanistan Friday after the Taliban attacked the central United Nations compound in the western province of Herat.
- Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison for violating China-imposed national security lawon July 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm
A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory.
- Tunisia’s President Staged What Looks Like a Coup. But Democracy Isn’t Dead There Yetby Simon Speakman Cordall / Tunis on July 30, 2021 at 11:04 am
Many Tunisians support Kais Saied’s move. But the next 30 days will prove crucial to the path the country takes
- Bangkok Builds Another Field Hospital as Struggling Thailand Reports Record COVID-19 Cases and Fatalitiesby TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL / AP on July 30, 2021 at 7:23 am
The Thai capital Bangkok and its surrounding provinces have been in lockdown for more than two weeks
- President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines Has Changed His Mind About Scrapping a U.S. Security Pactby JIM GOMEZ / AP on July 30, 2021 at 6:10 am
The move will allow the resumption of combat exercises between U.S. and Philippine forces that have alarmed China
- Climate Disasters Are Making It Hard to Enjoy the Olympics. And I’m Not Sure I Want to, Anywayby Alejandro de la Garza on July 29, 2021 at 5:17 pm
In the midst of catastrophe, mass recreations of normalcy can deepen our sense of unease
- China’s US ambassador pick shines light on debate over ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacyby Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent on July 29, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Analysis: Xi Jinping wants his country to appear more lovable, but critics say Beijing’s efforts are too superficialChina’s appointment of a new ambassador to the US has shone a light on the ongoing debate among analysts about how Beijing communicates with its biggest competitor, the future of its “wolf warrior” diplomacy and how Xi Jinping’s call to “tell a good China story” might work in practice.The debate over the “wolf warrior” style – under which, as the Chinese ambassador to Sweden said on Swedish public radio in 2019, “we treat our friends with fine wine, but for our enemies we have shotguns” – comes amid a burst of positive publicity that delighted Beijing’s propaganda officials: the foreign coverage of the herd of 15 wandering Asian elephants in southern China that captured the country’s imagination and led Chinese vloggers to travel hundreds of miles to take selfies with them. Continue reading…
- Everyone Knew Tokyo Would Be One of the Hottest Olympics Ever. It’s Still Taking a Brutal Tollby Amy Gunia on July 29, 2021 at 11:45 am
Many Olympic athletes tried to prepare for the Japanese host city’s scorching summer. But the extreme weather is still creating potentially dangerous conditions
- New York City restaurant unveils $200 french frieson July 28, 2021 at 4:49 am
Jerome Powell, this story’s for you.
- The Two Koreas Talk Again and Agree to Improve Tiesby HYUNG-JIN KIM / AP on July 28, 2021 at 2:36 am
But any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons is still a long way off
- Powerbrokers of Arab world will be closely watching Tunisiaby Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent on July 27, 2021 at 6:20 pm
Analysis: while the politics behind the government’s dismissal are local, regional players will want to influence what happens nextIn the decade since the Arab spring, the crucible of the uprisings has been where its legacy has been thrashed out.Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, where it all began from mid-December 2010, have remained central to the narrative of what took place when autocracies crumbled in the face of restive streets. And for the region’s powerbrokers, all three north African states have since been the centre of an even bigger tussle for influence. Continue reading…
- Teens getting the AstraZeneca vaccine: ‘They want a light at the end of the tunnel’by Kate Hennessy on July 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm
When I heard my 18-year-old nephews had received their first jab, it was like sunshine slicing through the cloudsSee all our coronavirus coverageEven by pandemic standards, Saturday was a rattling day. As Covid cases in Sydney reached their highest tally to date, anti-lockdown protests turned violent in the CBD.The day before, New South Wales had begged both the federal government and other Australian states for more Pfizer vaccines. The proposed approach gave me new hope, which by afternoon was extinguished. No solution appeared to be in sight. Continue reading…
- People in Japan thought skate culture was dangerous. Now it’s going mainstreamon July 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm
A teenager leaps into the air on his skateboard before thudding to the ground. Nearby, his friend rotates a board on his head while another uses zig-zags down concrete steps.
- Dolly Parton recreates iconic Playboy coveron July 21, 2021 at 1:22 pm
The celebrity fragrance may be primed for a comeback, with Dolly Parton announcing that her first-ever perfume, “Dolly — Scent From Above,” will launch Monday.
- China debuts world’s fastest trainon July 21, 2021 at 10:57 am
A maglev bullet train that can reach speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour) has made its debut in Qingdao, China.
- Researchers identify 14 living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci’s familyon July 19, 2021 at 10:09 am
Decades-long research into Leonardo da Vinci’s purported remains has revealed how many people currently alive can claim to be descendants of the family of the Renaissance genius and “Mona Lisa” painter: It’s 14.
- When a woman stole his dog, this man didn’t press charges. Instead, he’s paying for her drug rehabon July 18, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Drug addiction sabotaged Brayden Morton for five years. During that span, he attempted to get clean of fentanyl 16 times before he was successful.
- The abandoned airport terminal where everything still workson July 18, 2021 at 2:54 pm
“The first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds — the cemeteries — one of the best things there are here” wrote Bob Dylan in his 2004 book “Chronicles: Volume One.”
- Lessons from Amazonia’s remotest tribeson July 16, 2021 at 2:59 pm
When you know Sebastião Salgado studied economics, something clicks in the great photographer’s work. All the dots join up: the goldrush in Brazil, the oil fires in Kuwait, the famine in Ethiopia — economics as an inescapable force, shaping lives and bending the planet to its will.
- The assassination of Haiti’s president is the latest challenge for CNN Heroes serving their nationon July 15, 2021 at 11:52 pm
Before the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, CNN Heroes and their non-profits already faced significant challenges serving their communities. Yet they have found ways to step up and make Haiti a better place, often in the face of gang violence and a lack of resources.
- This restaurant owner spends his free time fixing old cars and donating them to people in needon July 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm
When Eliot Middleton was a little boy, he followed his father around everywhere, watching the talented mechanic carefully fix car after car.
- Meet the scientist trying to travel back in timeon January 1, 2020 at 12:25 am
The past, it has been said, is a foreign country. And sometimes it’s another country we yearn to visit.
- A collector rescued 850,000 discarded negatives. This is what he foundon November 15, 2019 at 4:32 am
For the last decade, Thomas Sauvin has been purchasing discarded color negatives by the kilogram from a recycling plant outside Beijing. The old 35-millimeter films capture family outings, weddings, birthdays, vacations — anonymous, everyday memories that would otherwise be lost.
- US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matterson September 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm
If you’re looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation’s latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.