The Statistic

24th June, 2021
Numebr of new millionaires created worldwide in 2020: 5.2 million
Source: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report (via The Guardian)

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Moments

24th June, 2021
CLAIMED: Russia, that on Wednesday it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a British warship to chase it out of waters Moscow claims in the Black Sea off the coast of the Crimea peninsula. The UK rejected Russia's account of the incident.
PRINTED: Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, its last edition on Thursday after a year in which tycoon owner Jimmy Lai and other staff were arrested under a new national security law and its assets frozen.
DIED: British-born US technology entrepreneur John McAfee on Wednesday by suicide in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges.

 

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In an article first published on The Conversation, MARIA DE JESUS, a US-based scholar of global health specialising in healthcare inequities, looks at the global picture when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

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In an article first published on The Conversation, GAVIN EVANS, a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, looks at the life and legacy of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, who died last week at the age of 97...

They Said It

"Overall the election and election day processes were conducted in an orderly, peaceful and credible manner."
- Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the head of the mission of 100 observers at Ethiopia's recent election, speaking at a news conference in Addis Ababa as authorities continued counting ballots (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

24th June, 2021
With the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start in less than a month, Catholic churches say they are continuing to maintain infection control measures despite the Japanese Government lifting the state of emergency. Read the report on UCANews...

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The Word Explained

14th June, 2021
Confession (sacrament): To confess sins to a Catholic priest to obtain absolution.

 

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