General

18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

As 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region teeter on the edge of severe hunger over the next three months, the UN released on Friday an additional $30 million from its emergency humanitarian fund, to boost the humanitarian response across four count… read more

Business

US Casinos Had Best Month Ever in March, Winning $5.3 Billion

Though inflation may be soaring, supply chains remain snarled, and the coronavirus won’t go away, America’s casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March.The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s nat… read more

Education

Cornell University Event Calls for School’s Disentanglement With Chinese Partners

The tweeted invitation for a teach-in at Cornell University featured a photograph of “Pillar of Shame,” a sculpture that commemorates the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, which authorities removed from Hong Kong University last year.The topic: “A… read more

Entertainment

U2’s Bono Gives ‘Freedom’ Concert in Kyiv Metro

Irish rock group U2’s frontman Bono and his bandmate The Edge performed a 40-minute concert in a metro station in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday and praised Ukrainians fighting for their freedom from Russia.”Your president leads the world in t… read more

Medical

US Records More Than 107,000 Drug Overdose Deaths for 2021

The U.S. set another record for drug overdose deaths last year with more than 107,000 fatalities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.The provisional 2021 total represents a 15% jump from the previous record in 2020, and … read more

Sports

Brazil friendly game vs. Argentina canceled; Jesus recalled

Sao Paulo, Brazil’s friendly match against rival Argentina scheduled for June in Australia has been canceled, reports AP.The game was planned as part of Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup, but Brazilian soccer confederation coordinator Juninho Pau… read more