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The Australia fires hint a future of environment apartheid

It will be a long hot summer in Australia. Fires of almost biblical proportions have swept across the country, devastating land, property and wildlife. More than 30 people have been killed, a billion animals have died, and more than 3,000 homes have been burned down. The cost of the bushfires has been estimated at $2bn and could climb even…

Auschwitz survivors alert of increasing anti-Semitism 75 years on

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered on Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning to the place where they lost entire families, and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. In all, some 200 survivors of the camp were expected, many of them elderly Jews…

BBC comes under fire after misinterpreting LeBron James for Kobe Bryant

Britain's state broadcaster has come under fire after mistaking LeBron James for 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. In a video clip aired on a BBC news programme, a voiceover outlined Bryant's life and achievements while the footage showed various scenes of James on a basketball court. More: …

Street kids arbitrarily apprehended, abused in Rwanda: HRW

Street children in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, are being arbitrarily detained and abused at a holding centre, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The New York-based rights group said in a report on Monday that vulnerable minors held in the facility, known as the Gikondo Transit Centre, were regularly beaten and exposed to overcrowded and unhygienic conditions. More: Crossing…

Trump impeachment trial week 2: What to look for

US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defence team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction…

Thousands presentation in United States cities versus India citizenship law

New York, United States - Thousands of Indian Americans, joined by several civil rights organisations, have staged protests across dozens of US cities against policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that critics say undermine the country's secular constitution. On Sunday, which marked India's Republic Day, Mohammad Mustaqeem and his eight-year-old son, along with thousands of others,…

Pie peace: My last argument with my sis

The last time I saw my sister we argued over pie.   She was sitting with the latest Ann Patchett, her Cheaters slithering down a nose made slick by July sweat.  But behind those glasses Lori was as vigilant as a lynx, policing her siblings and their grimy, greedy children, discouraging any attempt to cut too…

Afghan plane crashes in eastern Afghanistan

Senior Afghan officials say a plane has crashed in eastern Ghazni province, but the country's state-owned Ariana Airlines denied reports that one of its planes had crashed on Monday. "There has been an airline crash but it does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today from Herat to Kabul and Herat to…

Words made use of to discuss Auschwitz stir argument, 75 years on

Oswiecim, Poland - One tour group jutted up against another on a recent, cold Wednesday at Auschwitz, the German Nazi concentration and death camp complex. Guides shuffled guests through the crematorium, the torture block, barracks and displays, like human hair shorn from prisoners after their death in gas chambers.  Now known as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, it is about 70 kilometres…

What we comprehend up previously about coronavirus

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