Current Events RSS Feed

The following are current news stories at the several recommended sites on your Current Events Article Review assignment.  These may or may not apply to the current unit being studied in class, but will serve as a good base point.  Be aware that only the top five news stories from each source are displayed – many more things are currently happening in the world right now!

New York Times


The Guardian

  • Belarus election: Lukashenko's claim of landslide victory sparks widespread protests August 9, 2020
    Riot police deployed in Minsk and about 20 other cities in some of the biggest clashes in the country’s historyOpposition candidate comes out of hiding as Belarus votes Clashes broke out in cities across Belarus on Sunday evening as riot police used rubber bullets, flash grenades, teargas and water cannons to quash protests against the results of the contest […]
    Yan Auseyushkin in Minsk and Andrew Roth in Moscow
  • Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise August 9, 2020
    US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mGreece sees highest daily case riseUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavi […]
    Helen Sullivan
  • UK weather: a month's rain could fall in two hours as heatwave breaks August 9, 2020
    Fears of flash flooding in parts of country, while experts warn extreme heat could become the normOver a month’s worth of rain could fall within two hours on parts of Britain this week, causing flash flooding, while an ongoing heatwave is set to break records.Police and the coastguard issued warnings over the weekend as two people died – a woman after a coll […]
    Amy Walker
  • Australia weather: towns evacuated amid flash flooding warnings for NSW south coast and ACT August 9, 2020
    SES orders parts of Moruya, Nowra and Captains Flat to evacuate as kayaker in Canberra dies and 400 calls for help come from Sydney and Blue Mountains Several New South Wales south coast communities were on high alert on Monday morning as river levels continued to rise and towns evacuated.The body of a kayaker was found in swollen river waters in southern Ca […]
    Matilda Boseley and Australian Associated Press
  • US passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic 'breaks heart' August 9, 2020
    US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world as former vice president attacks Donald Trump over coronavirus ‘failures’The US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “un […]
    Richard Luscombe, Tom Lutz and Joanna Walters

National Public Radio


Al Jazeera


The Atlantic


The Economist

  • How the internet is changing the experience of coming out August 6, 2020
    PROPPED UP BY his Union flag pillows, Tom Daley was at last ready to unburden himself. As the camera wobbled about, the then 19-year-old British diver—who the year before had won a bronze medal at the Olympics in London—told his fans he was ready to talk about his private life, though his darting eyes seemed to belie that assertion. After two minutes of buil […]
  • When covid-19 recedes, will global migration start again? July 30, 2020
    EVERY WEEKEND the removal vans come to a leafy suburb of Dubai. Expatriates are packing up. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), of which Dubai is part, will lose 10% of its population this year, reckons Nasser al-Shaikh, an ex-finance minister. Covid-19 has devastated the Gulf’s trade-and-transport hub. Emirates, Dubai’s airline, says it may cut 30% of its rough […]
  • The pandemic shows the urgency of reforming care for the elderly July 23, 2020
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub “IT SMELLED LIKE death,” says Stephanie (not her real name) of her first day at Camilla Care Community, a nursing home in Mississauga, a city in Canada. She and other care workers were sent to h […]
  • School closures in poor countries could be devastating July 16, 2020
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub SUHANI, WHO is nine years old, wakes each day before dawn. She collects flowers to weave into necklaces which she flogs to drivers stuck in Dhaka’s endless traffic jams. Until recently Suhani an […]
  • As schools reopen, how can pupils make up for lost time? July 15, 2020
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub LAST YEAR Kiana Jones took a summer job at a trampoline park, supervising birthday parties and keeping an eye out for overzealous bouncers. This season Ms Jones, an undergraduate in Tennessee, i […]

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