‘People of colour will find solace by making their solace and protecting themselves’ – actor Wendell Pierce on Black Lives Matter

Many aficionados of the box set crime drama acknowledge The Wire as among the best of the genre ever to be produced. But when one of its most lauded stars, Wendell Pierce, saw the pilot for the first time, he thought it would never get anywhere. Pierce, who embodied an unflappable cop, has gone on […]

Historical Figures Transformed Into Modern-Day People

From the distant past to 2020. Earlier this year, we wrote about Royalty Now, an incredible project where graphic designer Becca Saladin photo manipulates historical figures into what they’d look like if they were alive today, and people couldn’t get enough. You may remember how Saladin envisioned what Abraham Lincoln might look today: She imagined […]

‘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 […]