I Thought My Job Was To Report On Tech In India. Instead, I’ve Watched Democracy Decline.

I was in a cavernous college auditorium on the frigid winter afternoon in New Delhi in 2015 when Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, was selling the promise of India,…

British Columbia declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

A provincial state of emergency was declared by the B.C. government on Tuesday after wildfires in the area triggered dozens of evacuation orders, officials said. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public…

Henan floods: woman swept to streets by extreme floods

A woman was rescued after being swept away on a central Chinese street during extreme flooding. Twelve people died and more than 100,000 evacuated following record rainfall. More than a…

Tanzania’s Chadema Party Says Leader Freeman Mbowe Arrested | Tanzania News

Freeman Mbowe and 10 other Chadema members were arrested in Mwanza ahead of a conference scheduled to demand constitutional reforms, the party said. Tanzania’s main opposition party, Chadema, said its…

Daunte Wright killed by police in Minnesota

Police shot dead a 20-year-old black man outside Minneapolis on Sunday – a few miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Brooklyn Center,…

1946: British bakeries sell out before bread rationing begins

Credit…International Herald Tribune From the Herald Tribune Bureau. LONDON, July 20. – At seven this morning British housewives started lining up in front of almost every bakery in Britain and…

Olympics: the boss of Tokyo 2020 does not rule out the cancellation of the Games

Just days before the Games’ opening ceremony, more and more athletes have tested positive for Covid. Source link

Violence Intensifies in Protests Against Water Crisis in Khuzestan, Iran | News of the protests

Tehran, Iran – Iranian authorities said a policeman was shot dead by “agitators” in Iran’s Khuzestan province, where six nights of protests against water shortages turned deadly. State media reported…

Prince Philip’s death: world leaders react

“Alongside the Queen or lagging behind the usual two steps,” wrote former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, “Prince Philip showed the world what it means to be…

Make the discovery, not the distance, the purpose of the trip

As one veteran travel writer recalls on a short jaunt from his home in France, you don’t have to go far to get away from it all. “Small trips,” he…