Health Care Workers in Mexico City Protest Deaths of Co-Workers, Lack of PPE

As nations around the world try to get their economies humming again, the number of coronavirus tests coming back positive has turned into the metric to watch. Five percent is the threshold to reopen safely. Ten percent is troubling, twenty percent outrageous. In Mexico, it stands at 50%. The sky-high results are easy to explain … Read more Health Care Workers in Mexico City Protest Deaths of Co-Workers, Lack of PPE

Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

For the first time in Belgium’s history, a reigning king expressed regret Tuesday for the atrocities carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a letter to D.R.C. President Felix Tshisekedi published on the 60th anniversary of the African country’s independence, Belgium’s … Read more Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

What are the advantages of China’s CPC-led political system?

China’s political system enables the government to mobilize economic resources and social forces more efficiently. By concentrating on the “big projects,” the nation can cut through long decision-making cycles. #CPC Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: … Read more What are the advantages of China’s CPC-led political system?

Pakistan attack: Deadly raid on stock exchange in Karachi – BBC News

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, killing two guards and a policeman and wounding seven others before being shot dead. The assailants launched a grenade attack at the main gate to the building and opened fire but police say they failed to make it to the trading floor. Staff inside took refuge … Read more Pakistan attack: Deadly raid on stock exchange in Karachi – BBC News

What’s behind the dispute over Africa’s largest dam project? | Inside Story

For thousands of years, the Nile has been the backbone of civilisations and a source of conflict. The latest dispute is over the the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam project in Africa. Ethiopia’s government says its $4 billion project on the Blue Nile will provide power to its more than 100 million … Read more What’s behind the dispute over Africa’s largest dam project? | Inside Story

‘Half a million visitors’ to south coast of England on hottest day of the year | ITV News

The UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far on Thursday, triggering a major incident to be declared after “half a million” visitors headed to the south coast of England. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were “completely overstretched” as huge numbers of visitors defied advice to stay away – prompting authorities … Read more ‘Half a million visitors’ to south coast of England on hottest day of the year | ITV News

‘Major incident’ as thousands flock to Bournemouth beach in heatwave

A major incident has been declared after thousands of people defied advice to stay away and descended on beaches in Bournemouth on the hottest day of the year so far. A multi-agency emergency response has been activated by BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) Council to co-ordinate resources across the area to tackle the issues. Council … Read more ‘Major incident’ as thousands flock to Bournemouth beach in heatwave

China Launches Beidou Satellite to Emulate U.S. GPS

Citing technical reasons, China has delayed the launch of the final satellite to complete its Beidou Navigation Satellite System constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday’s mission aboard a Long March-3 rocket from the southwestern satellite launch base of Xicheng was scrubbed after pre-launch checks discovered “product … Read more China Launches Beidou Satellite to Emulate U.S. GPS

How U.S. attaches importance to national security education

In 1991, the National Security Education Act was written and passed by Congress and signed by the president. Along with the Universal Military Training and Service Act, they provided a framework of organizations and human and material resources for national security education. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more How U.S. attaches importance to national security education

Alaska’s ‘Into The Wild’ bus removed from wilderness

An abandoned bus in Alaska featured in the film “Into The Wild” has been airlifted as a public safety measure. Adventurer Christopher McCandless, the film’s subject, has inspired people to find themselves in the wilderness and they have sometimes put themselves in harm’s way. Some have had to be rescued, and some even died. Local … Read more Alaska’s ‘Into The Wild’ bus removed from wilderness

Out of the wild | Alaska removes ‘Into the Wild’ bus from Stampede Trail

After multiple search and rescue missions to save thrillseekers from the Alaskan wilderness over the years, the state National Guard removed a 1940s bus, featured in the 2007 film ‘Into the Wild,’ using a Chinook helicopter. In a joint mission between the Department of Natural Resources and the National Guard, soldiers flew to the remote … Read more Out of the wild | Alaska removes ‘Into the Wild’ bus from Stampede Trail

Sesame Street create special broadcast to help children during coronavirus lockdown

Elmo, Cookie Monster and Muppets from around the globe are joining forces for a special episode of “Sesame Street.” The 25-minute Sesame Street special will be broadcast across the world and aims to inform children about the pandemic and use characters to teach children about how to handle their lockdown feelings. With many schools closed … Read more Sesame Street create special broadcast to help children during coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What do you know about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus that … Read more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

World Day Against Child Labour & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Seafarers – Central Africa – Mali – Sudan – Libya – Sahel – Zimbabwe – Syria – Yemen – World Day Against Child Labour – Verified Initiative – Financial Contributions SEAFARERS The Secretary-General is concerned about the growing humanitarian and safety crisis facing seafarers … Read more World Day Against Child Labour & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 June 2020)