Topic: Current Affairs

Sacrifice, Sorrow: 20 Years of War in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden has announced a withdrawal of all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September, about 20 years after the start of a war provoked by the deadliest terror assault on the...

AskReddit: What's the Low-Down, Dirty, Inside Scoop on Zoos?

The 'Stomp Reflex': When Governments Abuse Emergency Powers

History shows that during times of crisis, politicians tend to reach for more power. It's happening again now, argues researcher Luke Kemp.

AskReddit: What Was the Biggest Scam You Ever Fell For?

India Is What Happens When Rich People Do Nothing

The chamber of horrors the country now finds itself in was not caused by any one man, or any single government.

Va Bene: Italian Hospital Employee Accused of Skipping Work for 15 Years

The hospital worker in southern Italy earned €538,000 while not going into work, media say.

A Few Short Stories

Thirty-seven thousand Americans died in car accidents in 1955, six times today’s rate adjusted for miles driven. Ford began offering seat belts in every model that year. It was a $27 upgrade,...

U.S. Military Spending Outstrips These Countries Combined

Mass Funeral Pyres Reflect India's COVID Crisis

Delhi has been cremating so many bodies of COVID-19 victims that authorities are getting requests to start cutting down trees in city parks for kindling, as a record surge of illness is collapsing...

Why Sweden and Norway Are More Different Than You Think

It’s always tempting to lump the countries of Scandinavia together, especially since the Covid pandemic when Sweden took a different course of action to its neighbours (and most of the world). But...

From Rodney King to George Floyd: Inside 30 Years of America's Police Violence

The Shallowness of What Tech Calls Thinking

The smartest people on Earth have a surprising lack of curiosity.

Why Governments Fail

Yascha Mounk and Tyler Cowen talk about populism, the failure of state institutions during the pandemic, and the value of economic growth.

Today’s Hearing of the Undercover Policing Inquiry Started With the Reading of Witness Statements of Undercover...

The Undercover Policing Inquiry heard Celia Stubbs, whose partner Blair Peach was killed by police in 1979, & who's been spied on for decades

Asian Man in Critical Condition After Another Attack in New York City : NPR

Why Does India Have So Many COVID Cases?

A combination of the UK variant becoming dominant and a new “double-mutant” variant emerging has overwhelmed India.

One-Third of Asian-Americans Fear Hate Crimes

A survey by a US think tank has found that one-third of Asian-Americans worry about becoming victims of hate crimes.

Republicans Still Don’t Really Know What to Say About Joe Biden

The popular president is immune to the racist, sexist attacks launched at Clinton and Obama

MacKenzie Scott Gave Away Billions. The Scam Artists Followed

She has no large foundation, headquarters or public website. That makes it easier to dispense money on her own terms — and for others to prey on the vulnerable in her name.

The Big Pentagon Internet Mystery Now Partially Solved

BOSTON (AP) — A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world’s...

Oxygen Gets Armed Escort in India as Supplies Run Low in COVID Crisis

Sirens wailing, a police convoy escorting a tanker carrying oxygen reached a hospital in India's capital just in time, to the huge relief of doctors and relatives of COVID-19 patients counting on...

Anti-Maskers Are Trying to Recruit People of Colour So They Don't Look Racist

Despite making common ground with racist agitators, some within the anti-lockdown movement are desperate to distance themselves from the far-right.

From Diapers and Mattresses to a Can of Coke: Why Price Tags Are Climbing

Businesses and manufacturers in many different industries are experiencing rising costs mainly because of commodity prices. The pandemic is playing a role, both squeezing supply chains and...

Death Row-Usa: A History of the Death Penalty in America

At the end of his tenure, Trump presided over the deaths of 13 prisoners. What will happen to the 2,500 on death row?

Prince and Basketball: Match Made in Heaven, Draped in Purple

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today—five years after his death—to remember one of the rarest talents ever to be drawn to the game.

AP Images: Latin America & Caribbean in Review

This monthly gallery features some of the top photojournalism made by Associated Press photographers documenting Latin America and the Caribbean during the month of March.

Hungary's Poor Roma Children Struggle With Digital Education

Photos Laszlo Balogh | Text Justin Spike

Indonesia Searches for a Submarine With 53 People Aboard

Indonesia’s military said five navy ships and a helicopter were taking part in the search

35 Years Later, Chernobyl - A Journey Into Tragedy and Hope

Identity Is Often Used Against Us

Identity feels permanent, powerful, emotional and fragile. Identity has been used to unite college alumni (“we are!”), political factions and groups of all kinds. Criticism is not in sh…

Covid: Canada Sounds the Alarm as Cases Overtake US

Infections in the largest province could increase sixfold without tougher measures, experts warn.

Darnella Frazier Was 17 When She Filmed George Floyd's Death

Months before the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd, millions of people around the world watched footage of Mr. Floyd’s death that had...

'We Have a Deal': EU to Cut Emissions by 'At Least 55%' by 2030

The announcement comes on the eve of an international climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden.

The Rise and Fall of a Double Agent

Cameron Ortis was an RCMP officer privy to the inner workings of Canada's national security—and in a prime position to exploit them

Ted Nugent Discloses COVID-19 Diagnosis After Dismissing 'Scam' Pandemic

Ted Nugent has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and has been suffering from symptoms unlike anything the musician has previously endured, he said Monday.

The Girl in the Kent State Photo and the Lifelong Burden of Being a National Symbol

In 1970, an image of a dead protester immediately became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him?

Harriet Tubman’s Maryland Home Found

The famed abolitionist’s father, Ben Ross, sheltered her and family on the Eastern Shore in the 1840s

Alexei Navalny and Russia's Future

To kill Alexei Navalny would be not just a crime, but a mistake.

New Toronto Field Hospital Prepares to Accept COVID-19 Patients as ICUs Overflow

A new field hospital at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto will likely be ready to accept patients this week, says the manager in charge of the temporary medical facility located in a...

With One Budget, Freeland Overturned 3 Decades of Political Orthodoxy

Most members of Parliament grew up in a political culture that embraced the Reagan-Thatcher school of low taxes, light regulation and small government. Thanks to the pandemic — and Finance...

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