There appears to be a shift in the global fight against COVID-19. The number of reported cases worldwide just surpassed 25 million, with the U.S. and Brazil still topping the grim tally. But as David Akin reports, the epicentre of the pandemic may soon be shifting from the U.S. to India.
The police shooting of Jacob Blake in the United States last week has sparked outrage not only in America but right around the world. Violent, and at times deadly, protests have erupted across the U.S. as people demand justice for Jacob Blake and an end to police brutality. This week President Donald Trump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Blake was shot in the back seven times by police. Trump is running his re-election campaign on law and order, labeling protesters as “thugs.” And as Jennifer Johnson reports, his visit is expected to add more fuel to the fire.
In Belarus, defiant protesters took to the streets for a third straight Sunday following that country’s contentious presidential election. Tens of thousands marched in the capital of Minsk despite warnings from the government. Reports say that more than a hundred protesters were arrested. As Mike Armstrong reports, the crackdown comes as the president received a birthday call from his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
For years we’ve heard allegations of China’s oppression and mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims. The U.N. estimates that at least a million members are being held against their will in detention camps, which Beijing insists are re-education camps to fight extremism. But for one Jewish man in Britain, the allegations are all too reminiscent of another dark chapter of history. Redmond Shannon has his story.
Thousands of students returned to the classroom last week, and many more will follow across the country in the coming days. And besides pencils and notebooks, their school days may involve masks, cohorts, and a lot of anxiety.
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