Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, denting hopes that a second wave gripping the state of Victoria may be stabilizing.
Australia suffers deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic, cases rise
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Youth Day, August 12, 2020, called on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible to enable the world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity and contribute to the fullest of their great potential.
UN chief calls for lives of safety, dignity and opportunity for youths
When the huge explosion ripped through Beirut last week, it shattered the glass doors near where three-year-old Abed Itani was playing with his Lego blocks. He suffered a head injury and cuts on his tiny arms and feet, and he was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding people.
Children in Beirut suffer from trauma after deadly blast
The head of a UN investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of "serious international crimes", despite promising to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country including against the majority-Muslim Rohingya.
UN says Facebook has not shared 'evidence' of Myanmar crime
Fans attending an electronic music festival, long lines at breakfast stands, gridlocked traffic — the scenes in coronavirus ground zero Wuhan these days would have been unthinkable in January.
Shadow of coronavirus slowly lifts from epicenter Wuhan
Coronavirus is predicted to push more than one million people from their homes across the Sahel, creating havoc in an already highly fragile region, according to new forecasting software.
COVID to displace more than a million across Sahel, new tool predicts
Seven people have died, including a baby, as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads.
Baby among seven dead as floods sweep Greek island
Tensions are mounting between the UK and France over migrant crossings in the English Channel after the number of people who have reached UK shores in small boats this year surpassed 4,000.
More than 4,000 have crossed English Channel to UK in small boats in 2020
As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. And in them, she saw how her country, Ethiopia, had transformed.
Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away
Mexican journalist Julio Cesar Zubillaga shudders when his young daughter asks him why "they" want to kill him.
Journalists in southern Mexico 'live in terror' of gangs’ violence

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