Nuradli Wublikas, a young Uyghur man from Kashi in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, is seeking to sue a think tank, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) for its report on so-called forced labour in China's Xinjiang, because the ASPI report has hurt the image of the Uyghur group and undermines their employment opportunities.
The Philippine president has faced criticism over his methods of fighting the drug lords in his country, which purportedly included extrajudicial killings. The president later argued that a harsh approach was necessary to root out the drug cartels, which he sees as a national security problem.
A new analysis of the surface of Venus shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice. According to scientists, these movements could help them in understanding both exoplanet tectonics and the earliest tectonic activity on Earth.
Last week, a cattle herder in KwaHlathi in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province found something he thought to be diamonds. He was wrong, but this did not prevent thousands from flocking to the site in hopes of hitting the jackpot.
The president gave his speech after a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany. The Great Patriotic War claimed the lives of nearly 27 million Soviet soldiers and civilians and ended in May 1945, when Nazi Germany capitulated.
Relations between Pyongyang and Washington, a close ally of South Korea, have been tense for decades. Joe Biden's predecessor Donald Trump managed to hold three meetings with Kim Jong-un in what has been seen as a major breakthrough in bilateral ties. However, the talks broke down in 2019 after the US refused to lift economic sanctions on the DPRK.
Postponed for a year already, the Tokyo Olympics are now scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August. Despite public opinion against the Olympics, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee is not only going ahead with the games, but has now allowed spectators inside the venues.
The number of infected has surpassed 178 million worldwide, while the death toll from the virus has reached 3.87 million, according to data collected by Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University.