Breaking News, Global, Main Stories / 07/12/2021 Women Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China

The sexual assault scandal involving a former world doubles number one tennis player, has led to WTA’s decision to suspend tournaments taking place in Hong Kong and mainland China. After Peng Shuai’s  allegations were directed towards  China vice-premier Zhang Gaoli and his involvement in the scandal, her disappearance caused widespread concerns over her safety. The CEO...

Global Investigates / 07/12/2021 Global Investigates: An Illyrian inferno: why Albania’s story should be listened to as the world goes up in flames

At 7:27, on the 25 August, in southwest Albania, sunlight was just starting to creep past dusty mountain ridges onto the valley below. The haze began to focus. 18 kilometres south of the coastal city of Vlora, tourist towns, irrigated fields, and olive groves lie cradled between peaks that shoot up from the rolling semi-arid...

Global Investigates / 07/12/2021 Global Investigates: A Renovation of Memory: The Refurbishment of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Site.

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre site holds a position of doleful reverence in the collective psyche of Indians, and South Asians at large. The Bagh, or the Garden, situated in Amritsar, India was the site of a massacre orchestrated by the British Brigadier-General R.E.H. Dyer. The massacre accounted for the death of 400-1000 Indian civilians, as...

Global / 07/12/2021 Foreign nationals urged to leave as Ethiopian emergency intensifies

Just over a month since a UN report detailed the brutal rape, torture and kidnapping of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, countries are urging their nationals to leave Ethiopia as the conflict continues to expand beyond the northern regions. The UK, US, France, and Germany all insist on citizens taking the next available flights out...

Global / 07/12/2021 China warns America to follow ‘one China’ policy after Biden invited Taiwan to democracy summit

China has accused Biden of making “a mistake” after the American President invited Taiwan to a democracy summit featuring 109 other democratic governments, not including China. Taiwan is a self-governing democracy, but Beijing’s ongoing claims that Taiwan is a province of China has led to significant tension in the region.  Taiwan was listed amongst the...

Global / 07/12/2021 Norwegian Journalists Reporting On World Cup Workers Arrested In Qatar

Two Norwegian Journalists, Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani, were held in custody for 32 hours and arrested after reporting on the 2021 Fifa World Cup. They were released on 23 November and arrived in Norway the following day. The Government Communications Office of the State of Qatar said the pair trespassed “on private property and...

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Breaking News, Global, Main Stories

Women Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China

The sexual assault scandal involving a former world doubles number one tennis player, has led to WTA’s decision to suspend tournaments taking place in Hong Kong and mainland China. After Peng Shuai’s  allegations were directed towards  China vice-premier Zhang Gaoli and his involvement in the scandal, her disappearance caused widespread concerns over her safety. The CEO…

Global Investigates

Global Investigates: An Illyrian inferno: why Albania’s story should be listened to as the world goes up in flames

At 7:27, on the 25 August, in southwest Albania, sunlight was just starting to creep past dusty mountain ridges onto the valley below. The haze began to focus. 18 kilometres south of the coastal city of Vlora, tourist towns, irrigated fields, and olive groves lie cradled between peaks that shoot up from the rolling semi-arid…

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China warns America to follow ‘one China’ policy after Biden invited Taiwan to democracy summit

China has accused Biden of making “a mistake” after the American President invited Taiwan to a democracy summit featuring 109 other democratic governments, not including China. Taiwan is a self-governing democracy, but Beijing’s ongoing claims that Taiwan is a province of China has led to significant tension in the region.  Taiwan was listed amongst the…

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Rise and resignation in a day as Sweden’s first female PM is elected

Last Wednesday, 24 November, Magdalena Andersson was announced as Sweden’s first female Prime Minister, only to resign hours later. Following a last-minute deal with the opposition Left party, the Social Democrat leader and finance minister briefly secured Sweden’s ultimate political job title. Though Andersson lacked a parliamentary majority, in fact facing 174 votes against compared…


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