Australian Bushfires in pictures: A country in flames

Australian Bushfires in pictures: A country in flames

A demonstrator with a mask attends a climate protest rally in Sydney on December 11, 2019. Saeed Khan | AFP | Getty Images Australia has been burning since September and an end to the catastrophic destruction does not appear to be in sight. Officials believe the fires could take months to extinguish. The wildfires have … Read more…

Lil Nas X teases 'new bangers' in 2020 after shaking the music world with 'Old Town Road' in 2019

Lil Nas X teases ‘new bangers’ in 2020 after shaking the music world with ‘Old Town Road’ in 2019

Lil Nas X can’t get enough of lighting up the stage and entertaining fans with good music. The American rapper, singer, songwriter posted on Instagram Stories yesterday a selfie with a posed question, “Who’s ready for new bangers in 2020?” The rapper is seen in a grocery store and enticing the fans with two possible … Read more…

Why do Eritreans flee their country? | Africa

Why do Eritreans flee their country? | Africa

Ever since independence from Ethiopia 26 years ago, Eritrea has been ruled by President Isaias Afwerki. Opposition parties are banned and the judiciary is not independent, but the president has dismissed allegations made by rights groups that the country under his government is one of the world’s most tightly controlled. Thousands of Eritreans leave every year to escape … Read more…

Amazon picks low-cost airline Sun Country to expand its cargo business

Amazon picks low-cost airline Sun Country to expand its cargo business

A Prime Air cargo plane, operated by Amazon.com Inc., sits on display with other passenger jets during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, in Paris, France. Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon is turning to an unlikely partner to help expand its package-delivery business: a low-cost airline. Sun Country Airlines, … Read more…

India Citizenship Protests: Is the Country Moving to Become a Hindu Nation?

India Citizenship Protests: Is the Country Moving to Become a Hindu Nation?

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has rounded up thousands of Muslims in Kashmir, revoked the area’s autonomy and enforced a citizenship test in northeastern India that left nearly two million people potentially stateless, many of them Muslim. But it was his gamble to pass a sweeping new citizenship law that favors every … Read more…

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China TV network cancels soccer broadcast after player criticizes country

China’s state-run broadcaster CCTV canceled the broadcast of a soccer game on Sunday after a star player criticized the country’s treatment of Muslims. The match between England’s Arsenal and Manchester City teams was removed from CCTV’s schedule after Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil posted comments on social media about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China. … Read more…

Ghana have a good time: top tips for visiting the country | Travel

Gyankroma Akufo-Addo: director of the Creative Arts Council, Ghana There’s a burgeoning arts scene in our capital, on the Atlantic coast in West Africa. Head to Jamestown, the oldest district, and walk through the old port and along the beaches scattered with graffiti, studios and boxing gyms. Every August the Chale Wote festival takes over … Read more…

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Bezos says ‘country in trouble’ if big tech turns its back on the Pentagon

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos gave a dismal outlook for the nation if U.S. tech companies decide … Read more…