‘We all want to protect the people, we are just waiting for the green light’

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return. The Premier League began stepping up ‘Project Restart’ this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups. A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back […]

Britain now has more critical care beds, so why are more people dying?

Coronavirus deaths in Britain continue to mount. The sun is shining, the NHS has dramatically expanded its critical care capacity – but hundreds of deaths are still being reported each day.  The latest official figures show 4,934 Covid-19 deaths in Britain as of 5pm on Saturday, up 621 from Friday. The total number of deaths reported […]

Pakistan avalanches kill at least 77 people

The avalanches were triggered by heavy snowfall in the Neelum Valley, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to local authorities. Dozens of houses had been wrecked and buried by the snow, with most of those killed and injured in their homes when the avalanches hit, said Ahmad Raza Qadri, state minister for disaster management and rehabilitation, on […]

Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Dr David Pahan, Country Director of Lepra Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (IPS) – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the […]

Multiple people injured, one critically, in New Zealand volcano eruption

Multiple people were injured, at least one of them critically, and an unknown number of others were missing after a volcano erupted on White Island off the coast of New Zealand, police said Monday. GeoNet, the government earthquake agency, said the country’s most active cone volcano, Whakaari White Island, in the Bay of Plenty about […]

Typhoon Haiyan Killed Thousands Of People In The Philippines. Its Survivors Want Justice.

TACLOBAN, The Philippines — When the winds blow this strong, the rain stings like needles, scraps of wood cut through flesh like bullets, and corrugated metal sheets slice like knives. On that morning in November 2013, the wind churned the ocean into a mountain of water and pushed it onto the city. Survivors remember the […]

270 Million People are Migrants, Who Send Home a Staggering $689 Billion — Global Issues

Pakistani migrant workers build a skyscraper in Dubai. Credit: S. Irfan Ahmed/IPS united nations Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) – The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration […]

‘People will lend their vote in Brexit election’, says former MP Heidi Allen – Channel 4 News

25 Nov 2019 Joining me now are former Conservative culture minister, Ed Vaizey, who had the Whip removed in September this year for rebelling against the government. He subsequently had the Whip restored, but is standing down anyway. Also with me are the former Labour MP Gisela Stuart who campaigned for Brexit and the former […]