A freight train in India's western Maharashtra State's Aurangabad district on Friday ran over and killed at least 14 home-bound migrant workers who reportedly fell asleep on the tracks due to exhaustion.
India's lockdown turning into humanitarian crisis
A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia, the US, and charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, an incident that touched off a furor in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide.
Ex-US officer, son charged with murder of unarmed black man
The first wave of a massive exercise to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Indians stuck abroad began on Thursday, with two flights landing in India from the UAE.
Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE
From India to Argentina, untold millions who were already struggling to get by on the economic margins have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work.
World’s working poor hustle to survive amid pandemic
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a “tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, and appealed for an all-out effort “to end hate speech globally.”
Virus has unleashed 'tsunami of hate, xenophobia' across world: UN chief
An international team of scientists has found new evidence of rivers that flowed on the surface of Mars billions of years ago — a discovery that could give us new insights into the search for ancient life on the Red Planet.
More evidence a rushing river existed on Mars billions of years ago
A group of refugees has sued the German government for accessing personal data on their mobile phones, which they said constituted an unnecessary invasion of privacy, a lawyer for the group confirmed.
Refugees sue German government for invasion of privacy
Chinese youngsters in the global virus epicenter of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners.
Students in China's virus center Wuhan return to school
Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being exposed to dangerous levels of toxic pollution that is causing birth defects in their children as they mine for cobalt used to make rechargeable batteries for smartphones, laptops and electric cars, a new medical study has found.
Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt miners: Study
As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials — across the world — it has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion people who remain offline.
Pandemic makes universal digital access, cooperation essential: ITU

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