Woman records her mom reacting to her getting into law school to show ‘black joy’

Melinda Oliver had been refreshing her email routinely for the past few days, waiting on a notification that might change her life. When she didn’t receive an email by 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, however, she decided to take her dog for a walk. She figured the business day was nearly over and that she probably […]

Qatar World Cup stadium workers struggle to secure salaries

Migrant workers building a World Cup stadium in Qatar have been struggling to secure pay they are owed, a human rights group and the Qatari government said Wednesday, highlighting ongoing labor issues in the country. Amnesty International said around 100 workers on the Al Bayt Stadium have had problems securing months of salaries from design […]

Woman who had to give birth to her dead baby feels left alone in a ‘nightmare’

A woman whose baby died when she went into labour at 18 weeks pregnant says she feels abandoned in lockdown. Faye, 28, who works for a charity in campaigning and communications, lost her child when she suffered from preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). PPROM occurs when the amniotic sac that holds the baby […]

Scrub that: Pandemic forces ship owners to shelve anti-pollution gear

Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of “scrubbers” that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances. Regulations from United Nations agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which took effect in January, were viewed by the oil and shipping industries as one of the first worldwide efforts to […]

Samsung heir Lee may be arrested soon on new corruption charges

Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics vice chairman and the de facto leader of the Samsung Group conglomerate, may soon find himself back in jail. Prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant against Lee, known as Jay Y. Lee in the West, arguing that he should be detained while they investigate new allegations against him. The new legal […]

Could regular volunteering be the key to a long and healthy life?

Altruistic acts such as volunteering could help us live longer, according to new research published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A study of 13,000 adults in the US found that people over the age of 50, who volunteer for two hours a week have a substantially reduced risk of mortality, less chance of […]