Known Unknowns: Covid-19 and Biological Warfare

Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on another, potentially global, threat: biological warfare. By highlighting the dangers and consequences of pandemic disease, Covid-19 raises questions about what it would mean if a virus like this were used deliberately as a weapon.…

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship | Mauritius News

Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tonnes of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The…

Women Challenge Authoritarian Run Of Belarus President

Natalia Fedosenko / TASS via Getty Images Women hold portraits of (from left) Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Veronika Tsepkalo, and Maria Kolesnikova as they take part in a rally for Tikhanovskaya, the Belarusian presidential challenger. KYIV — Under a setting summer sun…

Near U.K.’s Busiest Port, Brexit Hopes Are Layered in Asphalt

MERSHAM, England — The fields around the quiet village of Mersham, just 20 miles from the white cliffs of Dover, are a vision of idyllic English countryside. Lush, green trees sway above rolling acres of golden wheat. The spire of…

Flooding in northeastern Ethiopia displaces nearly 20,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes. “The flooding has caused damages to properties and killed several dozens of animals,” Kulsuma Burhaba Ali, deputy head…

South Korea floods, landslides kill 21 as heavy rains continue

General view shows flooding along Seomjin River amid monsoon rains, in Duga-ri, South Korea August 8, 2020 (Re…Read More SEOUL: At least 21 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon…

Surrey fire service declares major incident after 100 homes evacuated | UK news

Surrey fire and rescue service has declared a major incident as crews continue to battle a 40-hectare wildfire after up to 100 homes were reportedly evacuated as a precaution. The blaze started in Chobham Common on Friday amid soaring temperatures…

Unknown gunman kills 2 Lebanese in Iranian capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An unknown gunman has killed two Lebanese nationals on the streets of the Iranian capital, local media reported on Saturday. The semiofficial Mehr news agency said the assailant, riding a motorcycle, shot dead Maryam Dawood and…

19 – Some 23.8 Million More Children Will Drop out of School — Global Issues

According to the United Nations, some 23.8 million additional children and youth (from pre-primary to tertiary) may drop out or not have access to school next year due to COVID-19’s economic impact alone. Credit: Umer Asif/IPS by Samira Sadeque (united…

Opinion – Europe and China’s Growing Assertiveness

Mounting tensions between the United States and China is increasingly testing Europe’s resilience. Both powers are stepping up pressure on European countries on issues and policies they consider vital to their strategic interests. This is particularly noteworthy regarding the role…

More than 60 missing after Beirut mega-blast: Live updates | Lebanon News

Lebanese president says blast probe looking into possible “external interference” in addition to simple negligence or an accident. Lebanese authorities have taken into custody 16 people as part of an investigation. US…

Former US Campaign Aide Languishes In Belarus Jail

KYIV — Belarus on Friday charged a former campaign staffer for Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama with allegedly organizing an illegal political rally for the candidate running against the country’s authoritarian president in Sunday’s election, his lawyer told BuzzFeed News.…

As Lebanon Reels, Long-Awaited Hariri Assassination Verdicts Loom

The blast ripped off balconies along the Mediterranean, smashed windows blocks away and echoed across Beirut, leaving a city shattered by the immeasurable loss. It happened 15 years, five months and three weeks ago, when Rafik Hariri, Lebanon’s former prime…

Temperatures in Iraq hit 126 F (52.2 C) degrees in record heatwave : worldnews

Users often report submissions from this site and ask us to ban it for sensationalized articles. At r/worldnews, we oppose blanket banning any news source. Readers have a responsibility to be skeptical, check sources, and comment on any flaws. You…