The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.
UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption
Ibraahin’s first week of work at a market in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was also his last. As the sun set on the fifth day, the police descended upon the crowds and rounded up the 40-year-old Somali, along with several other undocumented migrant workers. They were transported to the nearby Al-Shumaisi Detention Center where many, including Ibraahin, remain months later, awaiting deportation.
‘Packed as animals’: Migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centers
More than 27 million people in the Philippines — about a quarter of the population — go back into lockdown on Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus.
Millions return to lockdown in the Philippines as virus cases soar
When an Afghan refugee boy was one of the top matriculation exam scorers in Mardan, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, last month, Asma Rahimi said she was happy for him, but that the feeling was bittersweet.
Afghan refugees face an uphill task getting education in Karachi
Biology student Ma Jingjing wandered the hall of a job fair in central China among other young Chinese hoping to find work in an economy crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.
China's young jobseekers struggle despite economic recovery
US President Donald Trump has said US cities are seeing a spike in crime, as he sends in federal law enforcement agents to tackle the situation.
Are US cities seeing a surge in violent crime as Trump claims?
After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo walked free in part because of a cartoon he drew. It showed a bound prisoner begging for liberation after multiple negative tests, while a health minister demanded to know where he was hiding the virus.
Stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response in Africa
A group of 218 Kenyan tea plantation workers has filed a complaint with the UN against Unilever, alleging that the multinational consumer goods company violated international human rights standards by not adequately assisting its employees, who were attacked when ethnic violence broke out following a disputed election in 2007.
Kenyan tea workers file UN complaint over 2007 ethnic violence
A US appeals court overturned the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and ordered a lower court to hold new sentencing hearings.
Boston Marathon bomber wins death penalty appeal

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