Day: August 28, 2020

Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police

KENOSHA, Wis. — Until the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the bedroom community of Kenosha had been largely untouched by the level of demonstrations that were seen in nearby Milwaukee and Chicago after the death of George Floyd. Like other places in America, Kenosha’s Black residents saw inequality […]

AP finds Brazil’s plan to protect Amazon has opposite effect

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil — In May, facing urgent international demands for action after a string of massive wildfires in the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro put the army in charge of protecting the rainforest. Instead, The Associated Press has found, the operation dubbed as “Green Brazil 2” has […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says he’s resigning for health reasons

TOKYO — Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said Friday he intends to step down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters that it was “gut wrenching” to leave so many of his goals unfinished. Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager […]

Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans’ safety as he accepted his party’s renomination on the South Lawn of the White House. While the coronavirus kills 1,000 Americans each day, Trump defied his own administration’s pandemic guidelines to speak for more than […]

Recovery hopes dashed for India’s recession-hit economy: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – India’s deepest recession on record will linger through the rest of this year and begin to lift only in early 2021 as a rapid surge in the coronavirus spread squelches a nascent rebound in consumption and business activity, a Reuters poll showed. New Delhi has already […]

Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

NEW DELHI – In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy offering his clients a peek into their future as the COVID-19 pandemic has muddied their present. “Right now people are really frightened about their […]

India reports record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus infections

MUMBAI – India reported a record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus infections on Friday, taking its total to 3.39 million, as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed. India has reported the highest single-day caseload in the world every day since Aug. 7, […]

Clarification over India’s Carbon Emissions

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 28: Certain media reports have misquoted a Ministry official about falling of India’s carbon emissions for 2020. It is clarified that the statement was in the context of predicted fall in global Carbon Dioxide emission, not country’s emission, which was reported […]

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