Appointment of SA doctor to UNHRC ‘a big win’ for the country
Tlaleng Mofokeng, popularly known as Dr T, was appointed by the global organisation as a special rapporteur for the right of enjoyment and attainable standard of physical and mental care.
A coronavirus vaccine would be a triumph, but the worst human impulses threaten its success
The combination of anti-vaxxers on the march and a government with woeful health messaging could be lethal, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee
Health chiefs say possibility of traveller bringing Covid-19 into Northern Ireland from England 'very low'
HEALTH chiefs have said the possibility of a traveller bringing Covid-19 into Northern Ireland from England is
Mask mandate in city of York, lack of one in York County creating confusion
A mask mandate, and the lack thereof in some areas, is creating confusion for people living in the city of York.
Coronavirus: Disease likely to become one of leading causes of death in US this year, CDC experts predict
Coronavirus is likely to become one of the leading causes of death in the US in 2020, Centres for Disease Control (CDC) statisticians have predicted.While experts cannot officially rank leading causes of death until they have a full year's worth of data at the end of the calendar year, statisticians
West Lothian Council given funding boost as part of 'Spaces for People' pot
West Lothian has been awarded £641,500 to spend on improvement measures such as pop-up cycle lanes.
'Slim' chance much-needed migrant workers will be allowed into NZ as COVID-19 worsens globally - Agriculture Minister
"We've got to try hard to get Kiwis who might not be doing something else to come out and help us."
Melbourne restaurants could be bellwether for rest of world
Food is being served either quickly, casually and cheaply, or in a format that is lengthy and expensive. The middle ground is falling away.
Italy's Senate opens way for trial of Salvini over migrant ship
Italy's Senate lifted the immunity of former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday, opening the way for a trial of the right-wing leader on charges of kidnapping over the detention of those on a migrant ship at sea last year.
Auckland International Airport currently one of the busiest in the world
Its most popular destinations maybe aren't where you'd expect.
TSU and TPU entered the top 10 of the national ranking of universities
Tomsk State University (TSU) invites everyone to learn parallel programming using OpenMP and MPI; one can join the course free of charge on the Coursera international platform, TSU teacher Nikolay Bogoslovsky told RIA Tomsk on Thursday.
No lockdown this weekend in 4 districts of Uttarakhand ahead of festivals
There will be no lockdown this weekend in Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand in view of the upcoming festivals, officials said on Friday
Lack of port control in the Azores criticised
The leader of the Alliance in the Azores has denounced the lack of control in the region's ports and marinas "outside office hours", a situation that he says is "regrettable" in the context of Covid-19 pandemic.
Mexico now has third highest coronavirus death toll in the world
Health officials also confirm Mexico, with twice the population of Britain, has had more than 424,000 coronavirus cases during the pandemic
Fury as ex-Brexit Party MEP who 'defended' the IRA is awarded a peerage in latest criticism of honours system
There was also anger that the new batch of Labour peers includes an academic who retweeted claims that the 'Jewish establishment' had 'taken out a contract' on Jeremy Corbyn.
How the UAE became the hub of global humanitarian work
The United Arab Emirates has helped dozens of countries respond to the pandemic
The ANC is a runaway train, South Africans are the passengers – and the baggage
The only thing that is certain is that the new generation of ANC members seems at least as corruptible and perfidious as the previous one – who are still among us. The new blood have made it clear that any inquiry of corruption in the movement will have to go through them. They have ignored Cyril Ramaphosa’s warning that corruption has tarnished the party’s brand.
Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
The Australian state of Victoria declared a state of disaster and authorities in the Philippines said they would impose fresh restrictions in Manila this week, reflecting worries around the world about getting the coronavirus pandemic under control.
36 heritage trees at the mercy of the axe
The stretch is part of the 39.48-km road proposed for development between Besthamanahalli near Anekal and Hoskote road that passes via Attibele, Sarjapura and Whitefield.
Profiting from disaster is the action of scavengers
Covid-19 presents us with opportunities to change the way we live, do business and govern. This moment is definitely a turning point in the fight against corruption.
Light Airplane Crashed Into a Building in Northern Greece
A single-engine airplane crashed into the facade of a house in the village of Proti in Serres, northern Greece on Monday morning; no injuries among the residents were reported. The 19-year-old pilot of the small airplane emerged with minor injuries and was transported to the Serres General Hospital.
Amnesty International ‘very concerned’ for welfare of academic held in Iran
Kylie Moore-Gilbert is in detention in the notorious Qarchak prison.
Pandemic brinkmanship: the geopolitics behind the race for a vaccine
How competition between nations could undermine the fight to eradicate Covid-19.  
Three cranes collapse at India’s biggest container port near Mumbai
MUMBAI, Aug 5 — Three cranes collapsed at India’s largest container port on the outskirts of Mumbai due to strong winds today, police and port officials said. Heavy rainfall has hit India’s west coast since Monday night, flooding parts of the financial capital. Wind speeds picked up this...
From Battle of Adwa to Gun War, here’re five colonial-era battles in Africa that shocked the world
There were interesting conflicts and battles that took place during the colonial era in sub-Saharan Africa including the Battle of Adwa you should know
Youm-e-Istehsal: Timeline of one year of siege in Occupied Kashmir
Youm-e-Istehsal: Timeline of one year of siege in Occupied Kashmir
Russia is Perceived as the Country Stopping the West From Achieving Hegemony Across the World
The UK government has claimed that Russia was directly involved in the leaking of documents related to the UK-US post-Brexit trade deal. The files were stolen from an...
The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city
The port, and surrounding neighbourhoods devastated by the explosion, are at the heart of Beirut.
How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings
Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
Article 370 was the biggest barrier in JK’s development
The Rising Kashmir provides the most comprehensive coverage news, breaking news, videos, information on Kashmir, politics, cricket and more.
The port of Beirut: The vital, historic centre of a complex city
The port has played a key role in Beirut's history and stands at the centre of the city, surrounded by some of its most important neighbourhoods
UK weather – ‘Saharan blowtorch’ heatwave hits the UK today as parts of the country set to be hotter than the Caribbean
A ‘SAHARAN blowtorch’ heatwave is due to hit the UK today as it hots up to a scorching 29C – even hotter than parts of the Caribbean. The mercury is set to climb even higher on Fr…
Jack Airey: the Tory aide at centre of England's planning overhaul
Policy drafted by thinktank operative is seen as precursor to government’s announcement
UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout which prioritises cyclists opens in Cambridge
Motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.
UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout which prioritises cyclists opens in Cambridge
Motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.
Devon ranked in top five places for staycations in the country
Everything from weather to green space has been taken into account
New record set for number of migrants crossing the Channel in a day
Border agents intercepted 235 migrants crammed onto just 17 vessels on Thursday.
Hottest tourist destination in the Kingdom described as the Saudi Maldives
JEDDAH: With serene white sands, deep blue waters and hidden coral reefs, one Saudi Arabian governorate on the Red Sea coast has become this summer’s hottest destination. The hidden gem of Umluj gained wide recognition as a tourist destination when domestic travel became highly recommended due to the continued suspension of international flights. Visitors never imagined the
New record set for number of migrants crossing the Channel in a day
Border agents intercepted 235 migrants crammed onto just 17 vessels on Thursday.
New record set for number of migrants crossing the Channel in a day
PA analysis has revealed more than 1,100 migrants arrived in the UK in July.
Revisiting the hiccups, moving moments and LOLs from NDP history
National Day is nearing and while we wait to celebrate it virtually from home, let’s take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of its best moments.
Philippines now has the worst Covid-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia
The nation’s virus containment efforts were complicated by a deluge of returning overseas workers who had become unemployed due to the pandemic, failures in testing and a lack of qualified health-care professionals.
Trans-Tasman cooperation in a Covid-19 world - Winston Peters
New Zealand and Australia reaffirmed today the need for the closest possible collaboration as they tackle a global environment shaped by COVID-19, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said.
Travel chaos with 15-MILE queues in 36C heat as thousands of sun-seekers hit the seaside for weekend getaway
MOTORISTS have been hit by 15-mile queues in sweltering 36C heat today as thousands of sun-seekers flocked to the seaside for a weekend getaway. Drivers were stuck in the long queue and searing hea…
Air India Express crash in Kerala is flag carrier’s deadliest tragedy since 2010
The crash Friday is the worst for Air India since May 2010, when a flight from Dubai overshot the runway at the Mangaluru airport and burst into flames. 158 people died.
70 Euros for COVID-19 Test at the Thessaloniki Airport
Travellers arriving or departing from Thessaloniki’s international airport will be able to do a molecular test to determine whether they have been infected by the novel coronavirus as of August 21, the airport operator said on Tuesday. The airport has teamed up with the Interbalkan Medical Centre in Thessaloniki to set up a small medical unit in departures to test tourists, Fraport Greece said.
Jake O'Kane: John Hume will go down in history as one of the great peacemakers
I DON'T remember the first time I met John Hume; I was six and he was visiting my father, at the time a Belfast City Councillor.
Plane crash: DGA earlier warned of flows in the construction of runway
The Director-General of Aviation has earlier warned of the lurking danger associated with landing at  Karipur Airport. The runway is too soft to make landing for the flights here.  A notice has been issued by the DGA seeking an explanation from the Airport Director over the matter.
Festival of Homes extends into a stretched-out summer selling season in central Oklahoma
The annual Festival of Homes, which continues Friday-Sunday on the south side of the metro area, is the same in the era of the coronavirus, but the pandemic has had its effects on some home shoppers' timing and preferences. "With schools delaying their openings, it has some homeowners jumping at the last-minute opportunities to find a new home before students go back to school, which has extended our summer selling season," said Lindsay Haltom, of Homes By Taber, which has three neighborhood model homes in the festival. "It also has homeowners looking at their space differently than they did before, now needing space to homeschool or work full time.
Air India crash | Condition of 14 passengers critical
Twenty persons have been discharged.
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