Show me the way… | Zimbabwe reopens bars, but only for vaccinated drinkers

Zimbabwe is allowing bars to reopen for the first time in more than a year, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to take a swig from inside the

This day in history | 1986 Nuclear technician missing after secrets leak

Fears are growing for the missing nuclear technician who disappeared in London after revealing details of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme. The American magazine, Newsweek, claimed earlier this week that Mordechai Vanunu

Social Media | Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress

A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty

The Buzz | French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France’s Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released yesterday that represents the country’s first major

Haiti to UN Security Council: Help us handle gang violence

Haiti’s top diplomat implored the U.N. Security Council yesterday for help tackling gang violence and crime, saying the existing U.N. political mission needs to pivot toward strengthening security and

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France's Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released today (Tuesday) that represents the country's first

‘Pandora papers’ show London is a key hub for tax avoidance

Transparency advocates are calling on Britain to tighten the country's defenses against money laundering and tax avoidance after a massive leak of financial data showed how London is a key

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world in the early hours of today (Tuesday, Macau time). The company said it was "aware that some

This day in history | 1957 British public gets ‘Asian Flu’ vaccine

The so-called Asian Flu pandemic has already killed thousands of people around the globe - many of them in the United States. The virus is believed to have originated in North

Koreas | Kim seeks better ties with South, but slams US

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to restore stalled communication lines with South Korea in coming days while shrugging off U.S. offers for dialogue as “cunning ways” to

The Buzz | From 007 to Macbeth: Daniel Craig plots return to Broadway

Fresh off his turn as James Bond in “No Time To Die”, which opened in U.S. theaters, Daniel Craig (right) has his next project lined up and its also got

India builds strategic tunnel project in Kashmir

High in a rocky Himalayan mountain range in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, hundreds of people are working on an ambitious project to drill tunnels and construct bridges to connect

This day in history | 1955 James Dean killed in car smash

The Hollywood film star James Dean has been killed in a road accident in California, USA. The 24-year-old actor was behind the wheel of his German-made Porsche sports car when it

Zimbabwe | Vaccine mandates squeeze some of world’s poorest

For months, Acholo Jani was told to get a COVID-19 vaccination because it might save his life. He hesitated, fearful of potential side effects. But the moment he was told

The Buzz | Think tank finds Chinese aid to Pacific nations has declined

China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydney-based think tank. Chinese aid

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency

The top U.S. military officer told Congress that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn’t planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of

This day in history | 1978 Catholics mourn Pope’s death

Courtesy BBC News In context Two weeks later the conclave elected the first Polish pope - Karol Wojtyla, who took the name John Paul II. A whiff of conspiracy hung over

North Korea launches missile as diplomat decries US policy

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea yesterday at nearly the same moment its U.N. diplomat was decrying the U.S.’s “hostile policy” against it, in an apparent return

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he

World Views | ‘The Big Delete:’ Inside Facebook’s crackdown in Germany

  Days before Germany’s federal elections, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: the removal of a series of accounts that worked together to spread COVID-19 misinformation and encourage violent

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