Is the world facing a second wave of COVID-19? | Inside Story

Just a few weeks ago, many governments thought they had the coronavirus under control. The number of cases was falling and the curve of infections flattening. Governments started lifting restrictions and reopening their economies. Some were even praised for their successes and many people resumed their daily lives. But that optimisim hasn’t lasted. A sudden … Read more Is the world facing a second wave of COVID-19? | Inside Story

Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

The US presidential election is planned to happen just over three months from now. With the number of coronavirus infections still rising in the world’s worst-affected country, many states are making postal voting easier so Americans won’t need to queue at polling stations. But Donald Trump says mail-in ballots will lead to fraud, without providing … Read more Could the US presidential election be delayed? | Inside Story

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp over ‘certain editorial content’ in news outlets | ABC News

Rupert Murdoch’s son James has resigned from News Corp’s board of directors, saying he disagreed with some of the editorial and strategic decisions made by the company. News Corp is Rupert Murdoch’s media giant that owns a number of companies around the world, including Australian outlets like The Australian, News.com.au and Foxtel. James Murdoch had … Read more James Murdoch resigns from News Corp over ‘certain editorial content’ in news outlets | ABC News

Trump attempts to sow doubt over Election Day | WNT

The president eluded to a possible delay of the election and claimed without evidence that results would be “rigged” as the Postal Service expects challenges with a surge of mail-in ballots. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/39JMj1G WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: … Read more Trump attempts to sow doubt over Election Day | WNT

Trump Predicts Mail-In Voting Catastrophe in November Election

President Donald Trump predicted a “catastrophic” November election as mail-in voting expands to more states as a safety precaution during the COVID pandemic. “This will be catastrophic for our nation, you will see it. I’m always right about these things,” Trump said during a meeting with police leaders from across the country. Trump has made … Read more Trump Predicts Mail-In Voting Catastrophe in November Election

New Documents Show Jeffrey Epstein Contacts With Ghislaine Maxwell

Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice to Ghislaine Maxwell as late as 2015, according to newly unsealed documents, despite her lawyer’s statement that the British socialite had “no contact” with the disgraced financier in a decade. “You have done nothing wrong and I would urge you to start acting like it,” Epstein writes in a typo-ridden … Read more New Documents Show Jeffrey Epstein Contacts With Ghislaine Maxwell

Johnson postpones easing of coronavirus restrictions in England as cases rise

England has “probably reached the limits” of reopening society, its chief medical officer has warned, as evidence of rising cases of coronavirus led the Prime Minister to postpone lifting any more lockdown restrictions. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Boris Johnson warned that with figures increasing, people could not afford to be complacent. The number of UK deaths rose … Read more Johnson postpones easing of coronavirus restrictions in England as cases rise

Trump floats election delay, claims voter fraud risks amid virus

US President Donald Trump has been condemned by Democrats and some senior Republicans, for suggesting a delay to the presidential election in November. Many states want to make postal voting easier because of coronavirus health concerns. But Trump insists – without evidence – that mail-in voting will lead to a rigged result. Al Jazeera’s Kimberly … Read more Trump floats election delay, claims voter fraud risks amid virus

What China has been up to under the cover of coronavirus

Global power dynamics are changing, the world order re-shaping; the risk of escalation is everywhere, as further strategic and ideological confrontation looms. This is Xi Jinping’s assertive new nationalism happening. Gone, the “bide your time” deference of pre-superpower status. Welcome to China’s brave new world. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) If you’ve been a little distracted by the … Read more What China has been up to under the cover of coronavirus

Boris Johnson Puts Brakes on Easing U.K. Lockdown as Virus Rates Rise

Boris Johnson slowed the easing of U.K. lockdown measures, warning the resurgence of coronavirus across the country must be stamped out. The prime minister postponed plans to allow high-risk venues such as casinos, bowling alleys and ice rinks to re-open on Saturday. They will have to wait at least another two weeks, he said. Johnson also … Read more Boris Johnson Puts Brakes on Easing U.K. Lockdown as Virus Rates Rise

Nasa’s Perseverance begins mission to find evidence of life on Mars

Nasa has successfully launched its next-generation Perseverance rover on a seven-month journey to Mars in search of evidence of ancient microbial life on the red planet.  The car-sized robot will attempt to land on the Jezero crater – which may have been a lake more than 3.5bn years ago – where it will gather information … Read more Nasa’s Perseverance begins mission to find evidence of life on Mars

Eid al-Adha: Turkey’s President Erdogan Takes Part in Prayer at Hagia Sofia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes part in prayer at the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul. To Erdogan and his religious conservative supporters, the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque is a milestone in Turkey’s rebirth as a powerful, Muslim nation after a century of misguided efforts to imitate the Christian West. … Read more Eid al-Adha: Turkey’s President Erdogan Takes Part in Prayer at Hagia Sofia

What We Know About Kids and Covid-19

Children typically are “superspreaders” of respiratory germs, which makes the fact that they don’t seem to be major transmitters of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 puzzling. They’re relatively absent among hospitalized patients, which initially was thought to be because they’re less likely to become seriously ill once infected. Later studies indicate that those of primary … Read more What We Know About Kids and Covid-19

Michael Brown: Police Officer Won’t Be Charged For 2014 Shooting of Teen

St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color. Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell’s decision marked … Read more Michael Brown: Police Officer Won’t Be Charged For 2014 Shooting of Teen

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)