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Hundreds executed, thousands homeless – the human cost of fighting in Tigray

Hundreds executed, thousands homeless – the human cost of fighting in Tigray

World
The breadth and depth of human suffering in the Ethiopian region of Tigray is perfectly clear to humanitarian workers, human rights groups and the international diplomatic community.After four months of warfare between Ethiopia's national defence force and fighters from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), observers are collecting a worrying selection of data. More than 500,000 Tigrayans have lost their homes. Almost 60,000 have sought refugee status in neighbouring Sudan. Two refugee camps in Tigray have been obliterated by military force. Nearly 70% of 106 health facilities have been looted. Only 13% are functioning normally. Image: An abandoned central pharmacy at the Humera Hospital in Tigray, Ethiopia (Pic: Medecins Sans Frontieres/...
Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Jo Whiley: My sister has finally been offered a vaccine but it’s too late – she’s in hospital fighting for her life

Entertainment
Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley says her younger sister has finally been offered a coronavirus vaccine but it could be too late, as she is already "fighting for her life" after catching the virus in her care home.Whiley's sister Frances, 53, has diabetes and learning difficulties, which both put her at higher risk from COVID-19. But last week, Whiley said she had been offered a vaccination before Frances, saying she "desperately" wished her sibling had been offered one first. Image: Frances is 'fighting for her life' against COVID-19. Pic: Twitter/Jo Whiley Whiley, a radio DJ and TV presenter, said it had been "the worst week of our lives" after Frances tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at her care home in Northamptonshir...

Federal Reserve joins global group focused on fighting climate change

Finance
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell prepares for a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 2, 2020.Jim Lo Scalzo | ReutersThe Federal Reserve has made a move that cements its nod to the risk that climate change could pose to the financial system.In a statement released Tuesday, the central bank said it has formally joined a global peer group that is addressing climate's impact on finance. The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System, as it's called, was formed in 2017 and now has 83 members from around the world. The U.S. already had been an informal participant for more than a year."As we develop our under...
How good was Roy Jones Jr? The man who knocked a guy out with his hands behind his back is fighting Mike Tyson who bit a man’s ear off

How good was Roy Jones Jr? The man who knocked a guy out with his hands behind his back is fighting Mike Tyson who bit a man’s ear off

Sports
Is this Mike Tyson’s comeback fight or a showcase of two legends when he takes on Roy Jones Jr? You could be forgiven for thinking it’s the former such is the buzz Tyson’s name generates. Whatever he is doing or involved with, he is the story and given his storied career, it’s easy to see why. Getty Images - Getty Jones Jr had an uncanny knack of where to be and where to move in the ring Getty He is a former pound-for-pound king who fought much more recently than Tyson But Roy Jones Jr is truly a boxing legend. A genuine luminary of the sport, his legacy is one precious few can match, and yet, the shadow of Tyson looms large. The pair will face off this Saturday in an eight-round exhibition fight, which is live
India-China clash: Two sides blame each other for deadly fighting

India-China clash: Two sides blame each other for deadly fighting

World
China and India have accused each other of provoking fighting in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a disputed Himalayan border area.Soldiers reportedly brawled with sticks, bats and bamboo sticks studded with nails in the late-night clash in the Ladakh region on Monday.But both sides insist no shots were fired, as part of a longstanding pact.India's army said that both sides suffered casualties. China confirmed the incident but did not give details.The Indian statement notes that injured soldiers were "exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain".An extraordinary escalation 'with rocks and clubs'It is the first deadly clash between the two sides in the border area, in the disputed Kashmir region, ...