The Statistic

21st August, 2018
Number of people infected with measles in Europe in first half of 2018 (a record high): More than 41,000
Source: WHO

 

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Moments

21st August, 2018
SURVIVED: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a leadership spill, with defeated challenger Peter Dutton resigning as Home Affairs Minister.
KILLED:
 At least 10 hikers in southern Italy after flash-flooding.
FOUND: Direct evidence of water ice at the bottom of craters on the surface of the Moon.

 

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Essays

On World Entrepreneur's Day, MEREDITH SCOTT, chief executive of Opportunity International Australia, and JOANNA WHITE, chair of   Opportunity International Australia's board, celebrate the micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations who are turning around their families' lives...

In an article first published on The Conversation, ROSA FREEDMAN, of the University of Reading, and AOIFE O'DONOGHUE, of Durham University, write about the legacy of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Prize winner Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80...

In an article first published on The Conversation, SIMON GOTTSCHALK, professor of sociology at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, looks at the rising infantilisation of Western culture...

They Said It

"On Thursday morning, Earth lost her music. Heaven gained her music."
- Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson, speaking at a memorial service to the 'Queen of Soul', Aretha Franklin, held at a Baptist church in Detroit where her father had been pastor. Franklin died on 16th August at the age of 76 (as quoted on ABCNews).

 

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This Week on the Web

21st August, 2018
With both the Protestant and Catholic worlds "rocked in the past couple of weeks by news involving abuse and sexual misconduct", DANIEL JOSE CAMACHO, of Sojourners, says it's safe to say that "Christianity is experiencing a patriarchal crisis". Read his article here...

 

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The Word Explained

20th August, 2018
Cloister: A quiet enclosed place for spiritual reflection.

 

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