Coronavirus: First passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 3,700 people were quarantined on board the Diamond Princess About…

As Planet Burns, One Million Species in World’s Eco-System in Danger of Extinction

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 (IPS) – When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the 193-member General Assembly…

Camp Hill: Three dead, including children, in ‘horrific’ Australia car fire

Three people, including children, have died after a car was allegedly set alight in the Australian…

Boy Scouts of America: Why is it filing for bankruptcy?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for bankruptcy as it faces increasing legal costs…

China economy: Why it matters to you

China is one of the world’s biggest economies. It makes and sells all sorts of products…

‘I clean the famous Sistine Chapel frescoes’

What is it like to look after one of humanity’s greatest masterpieces? The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel,…

Rod Blagojevich: Why did Trump just free a jailed Democrat?

Image copyright Joe Amon Image caption Rod Blagojevich, shown in 2012, could be released prison early…

Will Zimbabwe Allow Freedom of Airwaves and Freedom of Speech too?

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) – Zimbabwe is making fresh commitments to open up its airwaves…

Kenya plastic bag ban: Three fruit sellers arrested in Nairobi

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKenya’s drastic plastic bag ban Social media users…

Vladislav Surkov: Russia’s Putin dismisses secretive adviser

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Surkov, left, was a close adviser to President Putin Russian…