Category: World

Amazon wildfires part of ‘genocide’ facing Brazil’s Indigenous peoples, advocate says

The Brazilian government’s push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the...

Hong Kong protesters form human chain in call for democracy

Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city’s harbourfront Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic...

Lightning kills 5, injures more than 100 in popular tourist area on Poland-Slovakia border

Four people — including two children — were killed and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland’s Tatra Mountains on Thursday, Prime...

Amazon rainforest fires are a ‘very serious threat’ but misinformation is going viral

The wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest have prompted a public outcry on social media, with many accusing news organizations of either ignoring the crisis or...

Rohingya again balk at returning to Myanmar for fears of persecution

Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner said Thursday that no Rohingya Muslims turned up to return to Myanmar from camps in the South Asian nation as they wanted their...

Jeffrey Epstein’s will could prove complicated for those looking to sue

The will Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million US in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult...

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido casts doubts on Maduro claims of talks with U.S.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido cast doubt Wednesday on President Nicolas Maduro’s claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States,...

What the Disney/Sony spat means for the future of Spider-Man

For the first 10 years, Iron Man was the heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  The franchise, made up of 23 films worth $22.5 billion US, began with the smug...

At least 2,300 detained in crackdown in Indian-administered Kashmir

At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest...

A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE), as...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges talks with protesters to end unrest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore calm and that talks with...

Facebook, Twitter bust Chinese campaign aimed at Hong Kong

Twitter and Facebook said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong...