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A kerfuffle about whether British actor Benedict Cumberbatch will have to pay reparations to descendants of slaves in Barbados made headlines this week. It’s still unclear who exactly may become subject to legal action to atone for atrocities of slavery. But online buzz over famous Brits’ ties to slavery, like Cumberbatch’s, put wider attention on […]

Canadian artist Michael Snow, a towering figure in the world of avant-garde cinema, has died at the age of ninety-four. His death was confirmed by Jack Shainman Gallery, which represents him. Best known for his 1967 film Wavelength, a structuralist masterpiece frequently named as the most important avant-garde film ever made, Snow remained uncategorizable as an […]

Pope Benedict was buried last week with great pomp and circumstance, though not the kind known of old in the Catholic Church. The display was regnant, but primarily because of Pope Benedict’s office and the gravity of the moment. There was little flair or embellishment, and to these young eyes, it was something of a […]

The hope that the U.S. will intervene anywhere in the world for humanitarian reasons is misguided in the extreme. Claims of concern are always a ruse hiding ulterior motives. Imperialist actions are always antithetical to human needs. As someone who spends a lot of time studying African conflict, I often witness and find myself drawn into discussion […]

By Megan Sayles | AFRO Business WriterReport for America Corps We’ve all heard the age-old saying that “hard work pays off.”  But, sometimes, working too hard can do more harm than good. “Burnout” is a form of work-related stress in which an individual experiences physical, emotional or mental exhaustion caused by their job’s demands. […]

Streets around the historic site Ruins of St. Paul’s remain quiet after the easing of entry rules in Macao on Dec. 28. Gambling haven Macao’s relaxation of border restrictions after China rolled back its “zero-COVID” strategy is widely expected to boost its tourism-driven economy. Kanis Leung ~ Associated Press MACAO — Only a few tourists […]

A special court here on Monday transferred to the chief metropolitan magistrate court a CBI case against the GVK group of companies, the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) and others for alleged financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in running of the airport here. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the […]

Snakes v lizardsSnake-catcher Dean Gallagher, 43, a British-Australian teacher and property manager who has lived in Ibiza for 15 years, throws the body of a horseshoe whipsnake into a valley so it can be eaten by the birds. The growing trend for imported ornamental olive trees has brought hordes of invasive snakes to the Spanish […]

Whether it’s weather, wildlife, crime or politics, there’s no doubt British Columbia was a domestic and international newsmaker in 2022. The province made headlines around the world repeatedly throughout the year, advancing discussions on reconciliation, climate change, mental health and addictions, and more. Here are just a few of the B.C.-based stories that were shared […]

February saw a furious round of diplomacy at the UN, as it became increasingly clear that Russia was intent on invading Ukraine, a crisis which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was testing the “entire international system”. “We need restraint and reason. We need de-escalation now,” spelled out the UN chief, urging all sides to “refrain […]

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