Struggling to make ends meet, some Filipinos swap old items for food via online bartering sites, as dozens have sprouted during the Philippines' virus lockdowns.
Boris left flailing as his limitations become clear for all to seeRather than being seen as the man with the winning touch, many Tories are waking up to the fact that PM may be a liability
The UK faces a permanent £33bn annual hit to the economy as it emerges from the pandemic, the Bank of England governor has told MPs.Andrew Bailey said behavioural shifts, such as people being more cautious about going out, would cut GDP by 1.5 per cent every year, translating to around £1,700 per household per year.
The Norwich North MP's husband Sean McFadzean attended a march protesting against COVID-19 restrictions.
There’s an animal in this entry into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition but can you spot it?The picture is one of the 16 "highly commended" images from 49,000 entries by professionals and amateurs across 86 countries.The animal portrait is called Eye of the Drought by Jose Fragozo, from Portugal, and shows a hippopotamus in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.Now in its 56th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s showcase for the world's best nature photography. The overall winners will be announced in the first-ever virtual awards ceremony, streaming straight from the Natural History Museum on 13 October. The exhibition at the museum featuring the images opens on 16 October.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed he, his wife and his two young daughters tested positive for Covid-19.The Hollywood star said Jasmine, four, and two-year-old Tiana experienced "a little sore throat" but no other symptoms, however he and wife Lauren Hashian had a "rough go".
Race to track 200 people on flight after officials fail to tell airline of Covid cases. Exclusive: Wizz Air left in dark after eight teenagers travelling from Crete to London Luton test positive
The Rule, Britannia! row is too important for anti-racists to ignoreThe Last Night of the Proms anthem goes to the heart of what a multicultural Britain actually means. This is not about the past, but the present
For a piece of political theatre, the backdrop was dramatic: The rubble of a broken city, a distraught resident aside their ruined business, and a self-proclaimed savior president promising deliverance from anarchy.When Donald Trump visited the city of Kenosha on Tuesday, ostensibly to pay tribute to law enforcement following violent protests, the imagery and the characters were all there.
Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator has said 'it is the UK's responsibility' to find a compromise and avoid crashing out of the EU.Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that he is “worried and disappointed” after his counterpart, David Frost, made no concessions to end the impasse during informal talks.
The Scottish Government has already announced travellers from Greece would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Thursday.
The Trump administration has imposed "unprecedented" sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and one of her top aides for continuing to investigate war crime allegations against Americans. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, announced the moves as part of the administration's pushback against the tribunal, based in The Hague, for investigations into the US and its allies. The sanctions include a freeze on assets held in the US or subject to US law and target prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the court's head of jurisdiction, Phakiso Mochochoko. “Today we take the next step, because the ICC continues to target Americans, sadly,” Mr Pompeo told reporters. Ms Bensouda was given the go-ahead by the court in March to investigate whether war crimes were committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Afghan military and US forces. Mr Pompeo had previously imposed a travel ban on Ms Bensouda and other tribunal employees because of its investigation into allegations of torture and other crimes by Americans in Afghanistan. Human rights groups and others have condemned the administration's moves against the court and Wednesday's announcement was immediately met with criticism. Richard Dicker, the international justice director at Human Rights Watch, called it "a stunning perversion of US sanctions, devised to penalise rights abusers and kleptocrats, to persecute those tasked with prosecuting international crimes." "The Trump administration has twisted these sanctions to obstruct justice, not only for certain war crimes victims, but for atrocity victims anywhere looking to the International Criminal Court for justice," he said. In March 2019, Mr Pompeo ordered the revocation or denial of visas to ICC staff seeking to investigate allegations of war crimes and other abuses by US forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. He also said he might revoke the visas of those who seek action against Israel. Katherine Gallagher, a human rights lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights, described the move as “unprecedented”. “To see ICC prosecutors listed on OFAC (The Office of Foreign Assets Control) sanctions list bc (sic) of investigations of war crimes & crimes against humanity is simply incredible. Shame,” she tweeted. “Pompeo said designations were being made because the ICC ‘continues to target Americans.’ There has been NO movement in the investigation of US torture - at least that I as a legal representative has seen. Instead, Afghanistan situation is on hold, pending decision on deferral.” Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur, wrote: “Speechless right now. I am. Sanctions against the Prosecutor of the ICC??”
British expat teachers at international schools in Hong Kong are self-censoring in classes, changing curriculums and even considering resigning, fearing that they will fall foul of a severe national security law imposed by Beijing. Teachers interviewed by the Daily Telegraph described confusion and concern about how to operate in the classroom under the new law, which criminalises anything the authorities deem to be terrorism, secession, subversion, or foreign collusion, punishable by life in prison. The ruling Chinese Communist Party is seeking to bring Hong Kong under control after mass pro-democracy protests roiled the city last year, the latest in a series of flare-ups over recent years as demonstrators speak out against encroaching Beijing rule. “For the first time ever, I am going to be put in a position where I may have to censor or shut down a discussion,” said a teacher who has taught for decades at a British international school in Hong Kong. “Under the new law, it seems that although a right to freedom of speech is still ‘allowed,’ you are not allowed to criticise the government,” he said. “If a student decided they wanted to create a piece of art or piece of theatre which explored the protests, I would not be able to allow that direction.” Official curriculum changes so far have not been decided or mandated, said six teachers interviewed by the Telegraph, who requested anonymity over fear of retribution. But many are already acting to scrub lessons of material that may be deemed illegal by the authorities.