The Statistic

15th April, 2021
Number of civilians killed or wounded in fighting between Afghan Government and Taliban forces in the first three months of 2021: Almost 1,800
Source: UNAMA

 

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Moments

15th April, 2021
CHARGED: Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with second-degree manslaughter over the shooting of 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright in a shooting that has ignited days of unrest in the community.
SIGNED: Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a disputed law extending his mandate for two years after his four year term expired in February and elections were not held.
DIED: Bernie Madoff, a Wall Street fraudster who stole billions in a massive Ponzi scheme, at the age of 82 while serving a 150-year prison term.

 

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Essays

In an article published on The Conversation, SUJEET KUMAR, a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University,  says its time for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi "to show decisive leadership"...

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They Said It

"President Biden has said that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and now with the G7 ahead there is an unparalleled opportunity to provide the leadership that only the US can provide."
- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown who was among 60 former heads of state and more than 100 Nobel Prize winners who have called on US President Joe Biden to back a waiver of intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines to speed up the response to the pandemic in poorer countries (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

15th April, 2021
Christian authors Duke Kwon and Greg Thompson want to refame the debate in the US around racial identity by "putting reparations through restitution and restoration at the forefront". Read SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY's interview published in The Washington Post...

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The Word Explained

12th April, 2021
Gate-crashers (in Jesus' Parable of the Wedding Feast): People who sneak in without the host's appropriate clothing.

 

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