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'More dangerous every day': Land rights defenders killings surge

作者:admin 2020-08-01

At least 212 people were killed last year while defending their land from being taken over by industry, Global Witness said on Wednesday, making 2019 the deadliest year since the advocacy group began compiling data in 2012. More than half the killing 阅读全文

A delay in US 2020 election results does not mean fraud: Experts

作者:admin 2020-08-01

A shift to mail-in voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night. But that does not mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent, as President Donald Trump suggested on Thu 阅读全文

Missouri prosecutor declines charges in Ferguson teen's death

作者:admin 2020-08-01

The top prosecutor in St Louis County, Missouri announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri - a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense na 阅读全文

US COVID: child care closures disproportionally affect women

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Most days, Zora Pannell works from her dining room table in the United States city of Cleveland, Ohio, sitting in front of her computer, turning off the video on Zoom calls to nurse her one-year-old daughter, Savannah. Pannell has balanced working fr 阅读全文

Brazil medics seek ICC probe of Bolsonaro gov't COVID-19 response

作者:admin 2020-08-01

A group of unions representing Brazilian health workers have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro's government for crimes against humanity over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil has the w 阅读全文

Portland prepares for US agents to step back from protests

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Oregon police prepared Thursday to take over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that's been a target of violent protests, in a deal between the Democratic governor and the administration of US President Donald Trump that aimed to draw down t 阅读全文

US: Fauci 'cautiously' optimistic 2021 will see COVID-19 vaccine

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr Anthony Fauci assured United States legislators on Friday. Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation's re 阅读全文

Chile's pensions 'fair game' for further crisis drawdowns

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Within minutes of Chilean lawmakers approving a bill that allows citizens to draw down 10 percent of their pensions to help make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, a phrase started trending on Twitter: "We're going for more." The bill's autho 阅读全文

Widening charity scandal engulfs Canada's Justin Trudeau

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied on Thursday that a charity picked by the government to manage a major student grant programme received preferential treatment, although it had ties to his family. The escalating scandal over a multimillio 阅读全文

Escaping coronavirus in Ecuador's Amazon

作者:admin 2020-08-01

In the first of this two-part series, we bring you a story of what happens when an environmental crisis and a health crisis are stacked on top of one another, affecting one of the most vulnerable populations in one of the world's most vulnerable regi 阅读全文