Global / 07/08/2020 Anti-government protests erupt in Lebanon

Anti-government protests have broken out in Lebanon following an explosion in Beirut port that killed at least 154 people with a further 5,000 injured. Although President Michel Aoun has stated: “the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined”, it is suspected 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had ignited after being unsafely stored in...

Global, Main Stories / 05/08/2020 Beirut sees explosions further worsening the Lebanon situation

On Tuesday evening, Beirut witnessed two horrifying explosions in its port area, which the Lebanese government has blamed on a warehouse containing almost 3000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. Videos of the second explosion went viral on social media. Footage showed columns of fire and smoke -the result from the first explosion- moments before the second,...

Global, Main Stories / 04/08/2020 Huge explosions rocks Beirut

A huge explosion has occurred in Beirut. The capital city of Lebanon was rocked at roughly 5PM by a huge blast in the port area. The explosion is believed by some to be at a warehouse in the port, with some local news channels reporting it was a nitrate storage facility. This may have contributed...

Global / 04/08/2020 China’s crimes against the Uighur population

Desperate cries haunt the international community as the Uighur population plea for aid against alleged human rights abuses in China. “We just need hope”, Jevlan Shirmemmet, whose mother has been arrested for “supporting terrorism”, tells Sky News. “My mother… our family members [are] now in hell. Not in prison… [it] is hell”. China has been...

Global / 04/08/2020 US Supreme Court ruling: Half of Oklahoma is Native American land

A ruling by the Supreme Court of the US has declared that half the state of Oklahoma is Native American land. The case was brought by Jimcy McGirt, who in 1997 was convicted for raping a girl, and was ruled 5-4 by the justices. The decision affects Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Seminole Nation, Chickasaw...

Global / 04/08/2020 Talks to resume over Ethiopia dam conflict

Egypt and Sudan have agreed to continue discussions with Ethiopia surrounding the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd). Ethiopia has begun to fill the dam’s reservoir, despite an agreement not yet having been reached on how water supply will be managed. Talking about the recent filling of the reservoir, Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed said: “It...

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China reimplements restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases

A new outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing has proven to be the most severe since the original epidemic in February. This has led to government officials reimplementing restrictions and rising concerns regarding the efficacy of previous quarantine measures. Excluding Chinese nationals returning from abroad, Beijing had reported no new locally transmitted cases of the virus…

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Black Lives Matter around the world

The murder of George Floyd while under police custody sparked multiple protests around the world displaying their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are some covered by our Global Writers! South Africa Resonating particularly with a post-colonial country that was scarred by decades of apartheid, the BLM movement has ignited in South Africa’s…


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