As the pandemic has forced the cancellation of most large gatherings, many institutions are marking the day with online events
The long read: At two months old, Maria Diemar was flown to Sweden to be adopted. Years later, she tracked down her birth mother, who said her baby had been taken against her will. Now...
India’s annual 26 January Republic Day celebrations featured spectacular military and cultural pageantry, despite being curtailed by Covid restrictions, but in New Delhi thousands of protesting...
Eight hours and 26 minutes. I clearly remember the exact time I walked that day. On more than several occasions, I lost my way; on many more, the courage to keep going. By the time I had reached...
Which risks are top of mind in 2021? We visualize the World Economic Forum's risk assessment for top global risks by impact and livelihood.
If social media platforms can silence the most powerful office in the world, why can’t they do the same for India’s anti-Muslim politicians?
A former Boeing manager says more investigations are needed on the plane, grounded after two crashes.
Photos show thousands of people descending upon the northern Indian city of Haridwar to bath in the sacred river.
When Brent Underwood bought an abandoned mining town, he didn't anticipate moving there to ride out a pandemic. Or that it might actually be haunted.
The glittering city-states of the Persian Gulf fit the classicist Moses Finley’s criteria of genuine slave societies
Nubian ibex have been roaming the empty streets of Mitzpe Ramon as Israel’s coronavirus lockdown extends to the end of the month
With a mob approaching, a police lieutenant fatally shot a woman trying to vault through a window near the House Chamber.
On Facebook, videos of people claiming disturbing side-effects of Covid-19 are being viewed by millions. The truth can’t keep up
China's social credit system isn't a world first but when it's complete it will be unique. The system isn't just as simple as everyone being given a score though
An opinion that corn-dealers are starvers of the poor, or that owning private property is robbery ought to be unmolested when simply circulated through the press, but may justly incur…View Post
Nearly one year ago, the World Health Organization sounded the alarm about the coronavirus, but was ignored.
Trapped gold miners in China have to wait 15 days for rescue
The crises of 2020, particularly the pandemic and violence against Black Americans, have caused many travelers to rethink how and where to travel.
Anthony Fauci on Thursday said it has been “liberating” to work as the nation's top infectious diseases doctor under President Biden after his experience working for former President Trump.
In a country riven by racial politics, three women strove for a just society.
How NYPD officers continue to use chokeholds — which can be deadly and are explicitly prohibited by the department — on civilians, while officers with substantiated claims of abuse go without any...
Facebook has 2bn users posting 100bn times a day. The global SMS system had 20-25bn messages a day. So is this a publisher? A platform? A telco? No. We don’t really know what we think about speech...
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The once-feared Japanese mob is on the verge of extinction. Targeted by new laws, rapidly ageing, and unable to find fresh blood, the yakuza has dropped from a height of 180,000 members to less...
As many as half of Covid-19 sufferers lose their sense or smell or taste. For master sommeliers and professional bakers, it could spell the end of their careers
Assuming Congress lets him keep them.
The storming of the US Capitol illustrated just how dangerous a conspiracy theory can be. In Germany, QAnon is gaining momentum — and its most ardent followers are sticking with Donald Trump. DW...
On the evening of October 9, 2013, 50-year-old elementary school teacher Laura Ramírez was run over by a car and killed on Avenida Dr. José María Vertiz near downtown Mexico City. The vehicle fled...
Baseless election fraud claims and the Capitol riot have compounded already-looming threats to his bottom line. And the cash lifelines he once relied on are gone.
As Silicon Valley reckons with the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol, Telegram appears to be benefiting big-time. But at what cost?
...a 56-year-old man, who was not further identified, had hidden the animals in socks and empty ice-cream boxes when he was caught at customs control in Vienna.