The Statistic

25th October, 2021
Number of people displaced in Haiti because of gang violence since June: At least 19,000
Source: UNICEF

 

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Moments

25th October, 2021
KILLED: At least one person when a bomb exploded in a restaurant on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala on Saturday; President Yoweri Museveni said the attack "seems to be a terrorist act".
CAPTURED: In Colombia, drug lord Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, during an operation in a rural area of Antioquia province; government and security sources said the priority was now to extradite Usuga to the US.
SCRUTINISING: Safety procedures on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza in what appeared to be an accidental misfire.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, the University of Manchester's STEPHANIE SODERO, BERTRAND TAITHE and RAM VADI outline seven "critical changes to mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health in vulnerable regions of the world"...

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They Said It

“Otoniel was the most feared drug trafficker in the entire world."
- Colombia’s President, Iván Duque, speaking after the capture of drug lord Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, in an operation in a rural area of Antioquia province on Saturday afternoon (as quoted on The Guardian).

 

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This Week on the Web

25th October, 2021
On its 75th anniversary last year, the United Nations asked people around the world to share their vision of #TheWorldWeWant and received more than 50,000 responses. See a selection here...

 

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The Word Explained

25th October, 2021
Stoney ground (as in the Parable of the Sower): People whose commitment to Jesus is short-lived because love has not been rooted deeply in their life.

 

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