'More dangerous every day': Land rights defenders killings surge

Colombia and Philippines account for more than half those killed in 2019, with Indigenous people at greatest risk. At least 212 people were killed last year while defending their land from being taken over by industry, Global Witness said on Wednesday, the deadliest year since the advocacy group began compiling data in 2012. More than […]

Where police may be more deadly than coronavirus

In Uganda, at least 12 people have allegedly been killed by security officers enforcing measures to restrict the spread of coronavirus, while no-one has been confirmed as dying from the virus itself. Patience Atuhaire has been meeting some of those affected by the violence. Joyce Namugalu Mutasiga speaks to me as she fries small pancakes, […]

Four more years? Trump struggles to outline second term plan. – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is adamant that he wants another four years in office. It’s less clear what he would do with them. The Republican president repeatedly assailed Democratic rival Joe Biden during a rambling, hourlong Rose Garden news conference Tuesday that doubled as a reelection rally. But he offered few clues about […]

More US schools go online-only as Florida COVID-19 deaths surge

Despite record increase in deaths, Florida still plans for its schools to resume in-person learning in August. With coronavirus infections and deaths rising in many parts of the country, United States educators from California to Wisconsin are opting for online learning rather than a return to classrooms when the school year begins in a few […]