© Andre Borges Demonstrators hold a sign reading '500 thousand lives' during a protest June 19, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro against President Jair Bolsonaro, who is widely blamed for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic more seriously Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the coronavirus pandemic, questioned measures to stop its spread, doubted the safety of vaccines and promoted unproven remedies to combat it.
Hundreds of women rally in Istanbul on Saturday, urging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to withdraw from an anti-violence treaty ahead of a formal exit on July 1. Erdogan sparked outrage in March by pulling out of the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women, known as the Istanbul Convention.
The monarch, 95, arrived at Royal Ascot on Saturday after missing the horse racing event last year for the first time in 68 years due to the ongoing pandemic. Unlike in years past, the Queen did not arrive by carriage. The Queen's carriage typically leads a procession, with other royal family members following behind, but the horse-drawn carriage royal procession isn't happening this year.
When I was in college, a girl who lived in my dorm was an evangelist for an unlikely cause: the potential of insects as food. She was really, really passionate about bugs as an ethical, environmentally friendly source of protein, in the way that driven undergrads can be really, really passionate about quixotic causes.
The brothers are no longer as close as they were after the Duke of Sussex stepped back from royal duties last year There’s no bond quite like brothers - and princes Harry and William have been there for one another through thick and thin. The pair shared a close relationship growing up, after tragically losing their mother at a young age, and were each best man at one another’s weddings.
Coming up with GCSE and A-level grades for students this year has been “soul destroying” and “draining”, teachers have said. With exams cancelled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic, teacher assessment has been used to award students their results in 2021.
By 24matins.uk with AFP, . World Hong Kong boasts large tracts of subtropical mountains and parkland that host a thriving number of Eurasian wild pigs© AFP/File Anthony WALLACE A young wild boar in Hong Kong has sparked delight by hopping onto a Hong Kong subway train and leading staff on a merry cross-harbour chase that included boarding two separate trains.
The DOJ has said two bans in West Virginia and Arkansas affecting transgender people violate federal law The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has challenged two bans affecting transgender people in West Virginia and Arkansas, saying they violate federal law. On Thursday, the DOJ filed statements of interest in lawsuits seeking to overturn the two laws: One in West Virginia blocking transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports and another in Arkansas that blocks transgender children from undergoing gender-confirming treatments or surgery.
Protests against coronavirus vaccine mandates reportedly erupted outside a Foo Fighters show in California this week due to the vaccine requirement to enter the venue. It was the first full-capacity concert in California this year, with 600 people inside the venue. Protests were held outside the venue with people holding signs saying "Foo Fighters fight to bring segregation back" and "event for vaccinated only, unvaccinated not allowed," according to TMZ.
The EU has lost a legal battle in Brussels to force Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca to supply 120m doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of June. It went to court last month after the company delayed shipment of the vital vaccines, having originally committed to supply 300m doses by the same date.
Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital and will now spend time with his family at home after a “successful” operation to fit a device to regulate his heart. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s 1-0 Euro 2020 defeat to Finland on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch.
Portland Police Quit Crowd Control Team After One of Their Own Is Indicted for Assault During 2020 Protest
Protesters and police square off on a street in downtown Portland, Oregon, on July 23, 2020. Police fired teargas and fought running battles with protesters. (Photo by Ankur Dholakia / AFP via Getty Images) Portland police officers who were members of a specialized crowd-control team have stepped down from their positions after one officer on the team was indicted for an alleged assault during an August 2020 protest.
The UK is on course to lift all lockdown restrictions next month as the vaccination programme continues to weaken the link between Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths, with scientists declaring two doses “virtually guarantees” protection from the virus. Although the number of cases almost doubled to nearly 76,000 over the last week due to the highly transmissible Delta variant – which is now responsible for almost all cases – health officials estimate that two vaccine doses provides more than 90 per cent protection against hospitalisation.
The popular Tesco Metro has been rebranded to Tesco Express - and customers report at least a 10 percent increase in pricing. Disgruntled customers of a Tesco Metro in Edinburgh have expressed their upset at the increase in pricing, following the store's conversion to a Tesco Express.
What's happening: The International Monetary Fund's Global House Price Index, which tracks 57 countries, has surpassed its prior peak from 2008. According to Oxford Economics, house prices are growing at over 10% year-over-year in many major economies. The frenzy is boosting stocks exposed to the sector.
The halls of museums and galleries echo to the sound of a sector close to collapse. Covid’s impact on this country’s culture sector has been immense. But instead of championing this important industry, home to an estimated 400,000 jobs, the culture secretary has been the Government’s arsonist-in-chief for lighting the fires of culture wars.
Male rats gave birth to healthy offspring after being sewn to females in a controversial scientific experiment. Researchers think this is the first time male mammals have successfully become pregnant. Scientists behind the study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, say it could have ‘a profound impact on reproductive biology.’
A heat wave in the Southwest U.S., Colombian protests and a royal birthday round out this week's most stunning images. During the ever-changing news cycle, it’s easy to miss captivating images that fly under the radar. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
The organisers of Notting Hill Carnival have decided to cancel this year’s street party due to the pandemic. The iconic west London festival celebrating Caribbean culture usually takes place at the end of August, which would fall around six weeks after the return of freedoms recently postponed to July 19.