Aerial China: People flock to Tianjin, legendary master Huo Yuanjia’s hometown, to study kung fu

Martial arts are still in vogue. Both foreigners and locals flock to #Tianjin, legendary master Huo Yuanjia’s hometown, to study kung fu. The footage is from the third season of “Aerial China”, a documentary television series showcasing China’s landscape using only aerial videos. Join us in this unique journey across the sky! Starting today, CGTN … Read more Aerial China: People flock to Tianjin, legendary master Huo Yuanjia’s hometown, to study kung fu

Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

Boris Johnson promised to re-write laws he says make it “very difficult” to deport migrants and asylum seekers ruled to have no right to stay in the U.K., as pressure builds on his government to stem the flow of small boats crossing the English Channel from France. More than 4,000 people have reached the British … Read more Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

State Council briefs on supervision work for poverty alleviation

State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development has briefed media on the supervision work of poverty alleviation. 2020 is the decisive year for winning the fight against poverty and building a moderately well-off society. Ou Qingping, deputy director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, called for … Read more State Council briefs on supervision work for poverty alleviation

Meet Italy’s oldest student to graduate at 96

At 96, Giuseppe Paterno has faced many tests in life – childhood poverty, war and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has sailed through an exam that makes him Italy’s oldest university graduate. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more Meet Italy’s oldest student to graduate at 96

Why Russian mercenaries seized control of key oilfield in Libya | Counting the Cost

Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country’s oil exports, starving the country of much-needed money. Moscow’s backing of Haftar, a former CIA asset, has increased tensions with the United States. Russian private military contractors are active in 16 African nations. How is … Read more Why Russian mercenaries seized control of key oilfield in Libya | Counting the Cost

Millions in US face eviction amid COVID-19 crisis

Millions of people who rent their homes in the United States are facing eviction amid the coronavirus pandemic. By some estimates, 40 million people could lose their homes, affecting poverty rates, homelessness and the wider economy. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami in the US. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Millions in US face eviction amid COVID-19 crisis

Beirut explosion: Is Lebanon on the brink of collapse? – BBC Newsnight

Lebanon has ricocheted from one crisis to another in the last two years. But what now as the country is placed under a state of emergency following a huge explosion in Beirut’s port area? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Lebanon is in mourning after an explosion in Beirut’s port on 4 August killed at … Read more Beirut explosion: Is Lebanon on the brink of collapse? – BBC Newsnight

Many feared dead in huge Beirut blast

Beirut was already on the brink after a stalling economy left many in poverty. Now many are facing financial and emotional ruin. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our … Read more Many feared dead in huge Beirut blast

Video shows huge explosion rocking central Beirut

A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut, injuring thousands of people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The blast near the port in the Lebanese capital sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away. At least … Read more Video shows huge explosion rocking central Beirut

Tehran housing cost skyrockets as people struggle to afford rent

The Iranian capital, Tehran, is becoming one of the most unaffordable cities in the world to live in. High inflation, stagnant wages and rising house prices are pushing many into poverty. Many are blaming US sanctions and government policies. Al Jazeera’s Assed Baig reports from Tehran. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Tehran housing cost skyrockets as people struggle to afford rent

Live: Weaving a 2-bln-yuan business out of poverty alleviation workshop走村直播看脱贫

In Pingyu County’s Xiyangtan Village, central China’s Henan Province, villagers are weaving out a road to “xiaokang,” which literally means moderately prosperous. Join us and see how poverty alleviation workshops help build a rattan business of an annual output value of 2 billion yuan (over 28 million U.S. dollars). #ZeroPoverty2020 #Roadtoxiaokangsociety

Lebanon poverty: Agency says 500,000 children are going hungry

International aid agencies say a rising number of Lebanese families are losing their income and sinking into poverty. Save the Children says half a million children are hungry in Beirut only. It is urging the government to help the vulnerable. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Lebanon poverty: Agency says 500,000 children are going hungry

Should Britain pay reparations for its part in the slave trade? | Counting the Cost

The toppling of slave owner Edward Colston’s statue amid the Black Lives Matter protests has raised some uncomfortable questions about the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade. The transportation of more than a million Africans as part of the triangle trade helped build the British economy. Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of … Read more Should Britain pay reparations for its part in the slave trade? | Counting the Cost

‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

China is determined to win the battle against poverty this year as scheduled despite adverse impact by the COVID-19 epidemic. What’s the biggest challenge of China’s poverty alleviation mission this year? What poverty reduction experiences can China share with other developing countries? And how does China cooperate with ASEAN countries on poverty alleviation? Su Guoxia, … Read more ‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

Syria: ‘economic crisis is deepening poverty & increasing humanitarian need’ – UN Humanitarian Chief

Briefing the Security Council, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said, “humanitarian aid operations across Syria are reaching an average of 6.8 million people each month,” adding that the economic crisis in the country is “deepening poverty and pushing more people into humanitarian need.” Addressing to the Council members via video link today (29 Jul), Lowcock … Read more Syria: ‘economic crisis is deepening poverty & increasing humanitarian need’ – UN Humanitarian Chief