The Statistic

3rd August, 2021
Proportion of identified trafficking victims, globally, who are migrants, in most of the world's regions: More than half
Source: UNODC

 

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Moments

3rd August, 2021
OPENED: Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court, an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his statements claiming there will be fraud in next year's elections.
CLAIMED: The US and British embassies in Kabul, that the Taliban may have committed war crimes in southern Afghanistan by carrying out revenge murders of civilians; the charge is denied by the Taliban.
REFUSED: Orders to fly home to Belarus, Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who has taken refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo and intends flying on to Poland after being granted a humanitarian visa. Sources have said Tsimanouskaya plans to request asylum in Germany or Austria.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, RAJIB DASGUPTA, chair of the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University, looks at the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in India..

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In an article first published on The Conversation, JOSHUA REISS, a Reader at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London, looks at the evolution of how sound has been recorded and broadcast at successive Olympics...

They Said It

"The current situation is due to a sudden decision on the withdrawal of the international troops."
- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in comments made to the Afghan Parliament as the country faces worsening violence with the Taliban launching attacks on a number of major cities; it comes as the US and its allies end their two decade long troop deployment in the country (as quoted on the ABC).

 

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This Week on the Web

3rd August, 2021
In the US, Facebook is now inviting users to share prayer requests on the platform. Read GINA CILIBERTO's report on Sojourners...

 

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The Word Explained

2nd August, 2021
Conversion: To become a follower of Jesus either through an experience or an evolving process.

 

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