The Statistic

21st October, 2020
Managerial positions held by women, globally, in 2020: 28 per cent (close to the same proportion in 1995)
Source: The World's Women: Trends and Statistics

 

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Moments

21st October, 2020
FILED: By the US Department of Justice a landmark anti-trust lawsuit against Google, claiming the $US1 trillion tech company abused its position to maintain an illegal monopoly.
ACCUSED: By French President Emmanuel Macron, a French domestic militant Islamist group as “directly implicated" in the killing of a teacher in a Paris suburb who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. 
LANDED: NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on the asteroid Bennu where it collected a sample from the surface before taking off again.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, CERI HUGHES, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, examines US President Donald Trump's use of religious language compared to previous presidents...

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They Said It

“People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong."
- US President Donald Trump, speaking on Monday with regard to top US infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci; the President's disparaging comments came after an interview with Fauci on 60 Minutes on Sunday in which he said he wasn’t surprised that the President had contracted COVID-19 (as quoted on Bloomberg).

 

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This Week on the Web

20th October, 2020
JANE ARRAF, of NPR in the US, spoke recently with Christian refugees from Iraq who are now living in Jordan about their new lives. You can listen here...

 

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The Word Explained

19th October, 2020
Abbot: The leader of a monastery.

 

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