The Statistic

24th May, 2022
Number of people expected to watch the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar: Five billion
Source: FIFA president Gianni Infantino

 

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Moments

24th May, 2022
PUBLISHED: New photographs of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at a leaving party at his Downing Street residence by ITV News, reigniting opposition accusations that he breached his own COVID-19 lockdown rules.
ANNOUNCED: Armenia and Azerbaijan, that they had set up a border commission, a potential step towards ending a dispute over the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh that has festered for three decades.
ATTENDED: Queen Elizabeth II, the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in the latest of several appearances that have helped to ease public concerns about her health ahead of a national celebration of her seven decades on the throne.

 

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Essays

ROBERT GOLDMAN, professor of law at American University and the president of the International Commissions of Jurists, says conducting a war crimes trial during active hostilities, and by a civilian court, is not normal...

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In an article first published on The Conversation, DEEPAK RAY, a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota, looks at how increasing amounts of crops are being used for uses other than food and how that's impacting to push to end global hunger...

They Said It

"From an Australian point of view, we understand the complexity of the relationship...but China is seeking to shape the world around it in ways we have not seen before...All of that I think is going to make it a pretty challenging pathway forward."
- Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, speaking to Australia's ABC amid reports the Chinese premier had congratulated the new Labor government on its weekend election victory (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

24th May, 2022
The recent attack on a Californian church "underscores the unique challenges churches face as they balance safety and security with serving as beacons of welcome and hospitality for everyone", writes PAT MCCAUGHAN. Read the article on Episcopal News Service...

 

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The Word Explained

23rd May, 2022
Prosperity gospel: Erroneous belief that faithfulness to God automatically results in prosperity or a well-to-do-life for the believer. 

 

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