Rescue workers remain on the scene of a massive explosion at Beirut’s port yesterday that killed at least 100 people. And, security authorities are enforcing restrictions in much of Kashmir today, a year after India revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a controversial move. Also, can artificial crowd noise match the thrill of packed stadiums?
Leaders of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) were expected to announce a decision on the matter after a meeting on Aug. 5, but Turkish newspapers reported Tuesday that the gathering has been postponed indefinitely. Turkish women, however, say they will continue to protest.
Ana Tijoux's new song “Pa Qué?” drew inspiration from statements early into the pandemic from politicians like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
With spectators unable to watch live sports in person due to the coronavirus, the cheers and jeers must come from somewhere. Teams, leagues and broadcasters around the world are taking different approaches to provide artificial crowd noise for games.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday the world faces a "generational catastrophe" in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the largest disruption of education in history. Also, Iraq faces record heat levels that reached temperatures of 125 Fahrenheit in Baghdad. And, Belarus' president, Alexander Lukashenko, has pledged his allegiance to Russia.
The country's economy is in a downward spiral as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Thousands of boda boda drivers have been out of work since March when the Ugandan government suspended most forms of public transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.