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Why I don't have a child: I don't have enough money

My wages barely let me support myself, let alone a child, and has interfered with my dream of having a childWe want to hear from childfree women: share your experienceOver the last few years I’ve been an outspoken advocate for raising wages and winning union rights for fast-food workers, and workers in other industries. As a fast-food worker myself,...

Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on controversial drug after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne...

How Bolsonaro downplayed Covid-19 before, and after, he contracted the virus – video

Jair Bolsonaro has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus - after months of repeatedly trivializing the pandemic and flouting social distancing guidelines.In March, as Covid-19 claimed its first victims in Brazil, the far-right populist leader bragged that, if infected, he would quickly shake off the illness thanks to his...

Kenya calls for help in fight against rising sexual abuse by foreigners

Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders makes children an easy target for abusers from the westChild protection organisations in Kenya say more needs to be done to protect young people from exploitation by overseas perpetrators, as the country reports a rising number of abuse cases.The warning follows the arrest of Gregory...

Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on hydroxychloroquine after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne...

China's grip on Hong Kong eroding its status as financial hub, investors believe

Money has already started leaving Hong Kong, with US$5bn quitting the territory last year, according to Bank of England figuresThe Chinese government’s increasingly tight grip on Hong Kong is undermining the former British colony’s position as a regional financial hub, analysts and investors say.In its latest move to clamp down on Hong Kong, which has...

'Evidence emerging' of airborne Covid-19 spread, says WHO – video

Members of the World Health Organization’s technical committee have said they are working on publishing a scientific brief about how and if the coronavirus can spread in the air, following a letter signed by more than 200 scientists who have called for the WHO and others to acknowledge that the disease can spread in the air. Committee member Prof Benedetta...

Mary Trump: from uncle's would-be ghostwriter to his literary nemesis?

The president’s niece clashed with him over the family fortune 20 years ago but had remained largely silent until her scathing bookIn her bombshell new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Mary Trump, the president’s niece, describes a series of family conflicts she never wanted but could not escape.There...

Inside the 'dysfunctional family' that gave us Trump, according to his niece

The president’s father fueled division and detested weakness, says Mary Trump. Now the country is paying the priceHappy families are all alike, Leo Tolstoy observed, while every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Then there are the Trumps, who sound like they were incapable of getting through a Thanksgiving or Christmas without blood on the walls.In...

Lagos Leap: inside a ballet school in Nigeria's suburbs - in pictures

The Leap of Dance academy has brought ballet to children in a poor district in Africa’s largest megacity Continue reading...

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