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Demand for workers remains lower than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic, and more importantly, many have withdrawn from the labour market.

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The IPCC report is the most up-to-date scientifically accurate study on climate change, and its first published part issues a ‘code red for humanity’.

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Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka are leading the mental health movement in the sporting world

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Recent Incidents

The most decorated American gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, took the decision not to participate in the Tokyo Olympic team finals to focus on her mental health. This followed a disorienting experience on the vault during the first rotation. On her Instagram story, she described a condition known as the “twisties,” wherein there is a lack of spatial awareness while performing a skill. She defended her decision, explaining that her participation risked her own safety and the team medal. Calling it “petrifying” to perform a skill while her mind and body were not in sync, she…


Recent incidents of racial abuse in the game are forcing us to address the much wider societal issue: systemic racism.

Marcus Rashford taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matters movement. Photo: Sky News

What Happened?

Being the first major sporting event held after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the hype surrounding the finals was considerable. Furthermore, it was the first time England made it to the finals in 55…


Armed forces across the world have been making use of child soldiers in what the UNICEF calls a violation of children’s human rights.

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China’s overreaching behaviour has forced Hong Kongers to take their pro-democracy movement to the streets.

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Background

During the First Opium War in 1839, China ceded Hong Kong to the British. Under the Second Convention of Peking in 1898, China extended Britain’s “lease” on the island by 99 years. Therefore, Hong Kong remained under colonial occupation from 1841 until 1997. After 150 years of British occupation, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. In the Sino-British Joint Declaration which outlined the return, China’s Premier Zhao Ziyang agreed that Hong Kong’s legal and judicial systems would remain unchanged and it would retain a high degree of autonomy for another 50 years. …


Could the proposed Three Million African Genomes project bring us closer to the goal of accurate genetic risk prediction for everyone?

Volunteer in rural Uganda providing blood samples and health information for the biggest genomics effort in Africa. Photo: Georgina Murphy | Science Mag | The Uganda Genome Resource


Did Biden and Putin seriously bury the hatchet in Geneva Summit, 2021 or is there a catch?

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the US-Russia summit in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Photo: Patrick Semansky | AP


In a recent summit, NATO has taken a strong stance against China’s emerging global presence.

Chinese soldiers during a training exercise in Xinjiang in January. Photo: Agence France-Presse

NATO on China

The latest NATO communique, which was released after the Brussels summit on June 14, heavily featured China as a topic of concern. The statement issued warnings against China’s growing influence, describing its power and policies as presenting “systemic challenges” that need to be addressed “together as an alliance.” In particular, it highlighted China’s use of disinformation, lack of transparency, and rapidly…


Post February 1 coup that brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy, Myanmar has further been a victim of a deadly crackdown by the military.

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