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Redefining anti-Semitism on Facebook

Today at 08:45 AM, via Al Jazeera

If Facebook were to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, this would be detrimental to freedom of speech.

South Africa

SACU backs proposals to advance industrialisation

Today at 08:36 AM, via SAnews

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Ministers of Finance and Trade support the proposal of working together, through a regionally coordinated approach, to advance industrialisation, trade market access regionally and continentally, and to strengthen resource mobilisation.

South Africa

KZN crash claims 12 lives

Today at 08:25 AM, via SABC News

An early Tuesday morning crash on the R33 and R614 near Wartburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has claimed the lives of 12 people.


First man to climb Everest 10 times dies at 72

Today at 05:17 AM, via CNN

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.


Jamaican director of UCL’s slavery research centre: British racism is ‘clear and sharp’

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

The UK continues the fiction that racial exploitation is in the past, says Matthew Smith. He hopes his London appointment will help change that

Matthew Smith did not plan to quit Jamaica. Until last year the historian, who previously headed the history and archaeology department of the University of the West Indies at Mona, near Kingston, had made a point of staying. “I wanted my career to be...


I could lose my child if Covid closes her special needs school again | Beverley Cohen

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Parents like me need more help. I couldn’t cope with having my severely disabled daughter back at home full time

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Like most parents, I love my child with all my heart. Unlike most parents, if there’s a Covid-19 case at her school and it has to close again, I could lose her.

My daughter Liora Sangeeta is 14, she has complex needs:...


Keir Starmer has to abandon Corbyn’s promise on student fees | Steven Fielding

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Sooner or later, the Labour leader will realise that spending at least £6bn a year on free tuition won’t break down inequality

As he makes his first leader’s speech in the unusual context of an online Labour party conference, Keir Starmer’s position is rock solid. Since his election, the party has pulled almost level with the Conservatives in the polls, and more Britons think he would make...


Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via CNN

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.


Airbus Reveals Plans For Zero-Emission Aircraft Fueled By Hydrogen

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Airbus has announced plans for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft models that run on hydrogen and could take to the skies by 2035. The Guardian reports: The European aersospace company revealed three different aircraft concepts that would be put through their paces to find the most efficient way to travel long distances by plane without producing the greenhouse gas emissions...


WATCH | The new Audi E-Tron S Sportback

Today at 09:00 AM, via Wheels24

Audi is launching its first two fully electric S models, of which the E-tron S Sportback is being featured, in Europe and gives us a look at what the German brand is busy with on the electric car front.


Saving Cumbria’s plastic-lined river

16 September at 10:24 AM, via BBC News

The River Keekle was lined 20 years ago to protect it from pollution but the plastic became the problem.