Topic: Current Affairs

Dognapping Is Surprisingly Common

We spoke to an expert at the American Kennel Club about the theft of Lady Gaga's dogs and how she might get them back.

The Fastest Growing Cities in the World

Iceberg Size of Los Angeles Breaks Off From Antarctica

A huge iceberg (1270 km²) the size of the county of Bedfordshire has broken off the 150-m thick Brunt Ice Shelf.

Barbed Wire, Concrete Barriers: Growing Tension in Minneapolis as Trial Looms in Floyd Death

Mayor Jacob Frey and Gov. Tim Walz, both Democrats, were sharply criticized for failing to move faster to stop last summer's looting and destruction.

The Terrifying Reality of Life Under Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown

One couple living in Yangon explain the impact of the military coup turning off the internet for millions of people

'Counter-Terrorism'?: Two Decades After 9/11, New Interactive Map Details Footprint of US War Machine in 85 Countries

"The map raises a number of questions. Why is the United States militarily active in so many countries? Are these operations meeting the stated U.S. goals of reducing violence against Americans?"

One in Three Troops Offered the COVID Vaccine Have Refused It So Far

Heists and Hustles: 10 of the World's Most Audacious Crimes

Heists and Hustles: 10 of the World's Most Audacious Crimes

Vaccine: Speed and Trust

Keys to an effective COVID-19 vaccination program

Activist Clive Thomson Jailed for Outing Salmond Accusers

A Scottish independence activist who named women who gave evidence against Alex Salmond has been jailed for six months.Clive Thomson, 52, breached a court order that prohibited the identification of

The Age of Peak Advice

You can get life tips from a greater diversity of voices than ever before, but what are we really searching for?

Germany Charges Man With Passing Bundestag Floor Plans to Russia

A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence.

Record European Haul of Over 23 Tonnes of Cocaine

Customs authorities in Hamburg and Antwerp have seized a record haul of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in two raids this month, Dutch prosecutors said.

The Secret Luxembourg Base of Italy’s ’Ndrangheta Mafia

Luxembourg’s company registry turns up firms controlled by people with ties to the ’Ndrangheta. Italian authorities say the country’s secrecy makes it a major draw for the powerful organized crime ...

Fact Check: No Links Found Between Vaccination and Deaths

Online claims of coronavirus vaccines being lethal are rife following a string of deaths in care homes that vaccinated residents. DW looks into cases around the world and what was behind them.

The Man Who Built the Billion Dollar Palace

Lanfranco Cirillo designed the ostentatious palace that Alexei Navalny claims belongs to Russia’s president. "We used fantastic materials, I was proud of my work," the architect says when...

The Secret Life of the White House

The residence staff, many of whom have worked there for decades, balance their service of the First Family with their long-term loyalty to the house itself.

Historic Six Bedroom Victorian House Moves to a New Home in San Francisco

How to Know When the Pandemic Is Over

At some point—maybe even soon—the emergency phase of the pandemic will end. But what, exactly, is that magic threshold?

In Pictures: Jakarta Slammed by Monsoon Floods

More than 1,300 residents forced to evacuate Jakarta after Indonesian capital hit by severe monsoon floods.

North Korea Hackers Want Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Bootleg Sales

North Korea is well-practiced at drug smuggling and hacking, and needs as much foreign currency as it can get.

A Day in the Life of an Indian Child Scavenger

Photos and Text Anupam Nath

Facebook Political Ad Ban Blocks Pro-Vaccine Messages

That’s led some public health experts to question if Facebook can be a viable forum for information on the pandemic.

Daily News MBS Approved Khashoggi’s Murder

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS), approved an operation to “capture or kill” Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, a declassified U.S. report has revealed on Friday.

Fresh: Harper's Index March 2021

Trump Hotel Employees Reveal What It Was Like Catering to the Right Wing Elite

Four years' worth of stories about VIP visits and grooming protocols, palm-greasing, rotten vegetables, and that time they lost Steve Mnuchin’s coat.

How a Winter Storm Tested Texas’ Go-It-Alone Attitude

Texans have long prided themselves on bucking federal oversight and standing apart from the rest of the country. But this week revealed the risk that comes with that independence.

Internet Occultists Are Trying to Change Reality With a Magickal Algorithm

The Sigil Engine adapts an ancient practice for the internet age, creating mystic symbols that true believers say can bend the universe to their will.

Chinese Minority Languages Face Extinction

A new study from UNESCO found that dozens of Chinese languages could be lost. But the phenomenon is not particularly unique to China.

Greyhound Racing in the U.S. Is Coming to an End

Florida once led the nation in dog tracks. Now it’s leading the nation in shutting them down.

American Cities Are Shrinking Because No One Is Moving In

It's not that people are moving out in a pandemic. It's that nobody new is moving in.

These Countries Have Yet to Start Covid-19 Vaccinations

The Moments That Could Have Accidentally Ended Humanity

In recent history, a few individuals have made decisions that could, in theory, have unleashed killer aliens or set Earth's atmosphere on fire.

Tanzania Refuses COVID-19 Vaccines

Government officials have dismissed COVID-19 vaccines and promoted unfounded remedies. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

‘Leftist Scum’ Memer Raised $400K for Planned Parenthood as a Special Tribute to Rush Limbaugh

“You know how to stop abortion?” Limbaugh once said. “Require that each one occur with a gun.”

Mapped: Visualizing Territorial Claims in Antarctica

How Chickens Took Over America’s Dinner Plates, in One Chart

Americans eat twice as much chicken as they did in the 1970s. Why?

How Trump Offered Kim a Ride on Air Force One

A new BBC series shows how threats of nuclear war against North Korea gave way to a Trump-Kim bromance.

Victim Silencing

Some people wonder why victims of abuse often don’t report the crime until years later, if ever. This documentary vividly illustrates one reason why. Even when someone has the strength to report...

A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer

Families will gather. Restaurants will reopen. People will travel. The pandemic may feel like it’s behind us—even if it’s not.

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