2020-08-02: News Headlines

South Front (2020-08-02). Video: Turkey Cries Foul About Deployment of Egyptian Troops in Idlib. What's Going On? globalresearch.ca The Egyptian military has deployed about 150 troops on the frontline in the Syrian region of Greater Idlib to support forces of the Damascus government, Turkish sources claimed on July 30. | "The troops were later deployed in the Khan al-Asal …

David Edwards (2020-08-01). acism, Sexism, Classism — The Necessary Incoherence Of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate. zcomm.org What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee?>

Yuri Hanada, Kenneth K Wang (2020-08-01). [Comment] Screening for Barrett's oesophagus: is now the time? thelancet.com Screening for cancer is an important aspect of medical practice in this new millennium. It is well accepted that to decrease mortality due to oesophageal carcinoma, it is necessary to identify the malignancy at earlier, curable stages. In The Lancet, Rebecca Fitzgerald and colleagues1 report the results of a prospective, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial, done at 109 sociodemographically diverse general practice clinics in England, which investigated whether offering the Cytosponge-trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) procedure to patients on medication for gastro-oesophageal reflux would increase the detect…

yenisafak (2020-08-01). Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries due to coronavirus. yenisafak.com Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it said that it regarded as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.The countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, which all have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The list also includes China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.The ban was announced the same day Kuwait began a partial resumption of commercial flights. The authorities have said Kuwait International Airport would run at about 30% capacity from Saturday, gradually…

sputniknews (2020-08-01). It's Raining Cocaine: Plane Overloaded With Drugs Crashes in Papua New Guinea. sputniknews.com According to authorities, the plane had flown to Papua New Guinea from Mareeba in Far North Queensland, flying at about 3,000 feet to avoid being detected by radar.

sputniknews (2020-08-01). Obama's Half-Brother Says Ex-US President 'Wants People to Worship' Him. sputniknews.com In July, Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama, who supported Republican US President Donald Trump in the US 2016 election despite his brother's endorsement of fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, published a memoir titled 'Big Bad Brother From Kenya', in which he suggested that his brother was "cold and ruthless" to his Kenyan family.

teleSUR (2020-07-31). Cuba and Kenya Discuss Efforts to Free Kidnapped Cuban Doctors. telesurenglish.net Cuba and Kenya's Health Ministers spoke on Thursday about efforts to secure the release of two Cuban doctors kidnapped in 2019 in the African country by the Somali armed group Al Shabab. | RELATED: | Since April 12, Cuban surgeon Landy Rodríguez and general medicine specialist Assel Herrera have served a year in captivity after being kidnapped in the Kenyan city of Mandera. | The Cuban doctors were on their way t…

Media Lens (2020-07-31). Racism, Sexism, Classism: Incoherence of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate. Obfuscating Crimes against Humanity. globalresearch.ca What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? | The Observer 'There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an …

Media Lens (2020-07-31). Racism, Sexism, Classism: The Necessary Incoherence of "Mainstream" Ethical Debate. dissidentvoice.org What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? The Observer commented: 'There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by white police officers in Minneapolis …

teleSUR (2020-07-31). ECLAC and PAHO Call on Nations to Think About Health First. telesurenglish.net The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Thursday assured that the economies could only be reactivated if countries manage to flatten the COVID-19 curve. | RELATED: | High levels of inequality, poverty, and informality, as well as limited access to quality health care on time, explain why the pandemic is hurting Latin America so much. | T…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). WHO Reports Record Daily Rise In Global Covid-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the worldwide total rising by 292,527 on Friday. | RELATED: | According to a daily report, the most significant increases were from the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa. The four countries have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks, while India recorded its highest daily infection rate, with more th…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). South Sudan: UNICEF Appeals To Breastfeeding On Food Insecurity. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday that breastfeeding is one of the most suitable alternatives at the moment to save the almost 1.3 million children aged below five years that are at risk of acute malnutrition in South Sudan. | RELATED: | Since breastfeeding is scientifically proven to be the best nutrition for toddlers, UNICEF remarks that breastfed children have at least a six times greater chance of survival…

yenisafak (2020-07-31). US federal troops staying in Portland for now, Wolf says. yenisafak.com Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Friday that federal troops would remain in Portland until he was assured that the Oregon governor's plan to handle daily protests was working, and said sending in the National Guard was still an option if the state did not handle the situation.He said all the Department of Homeland Security "law enforcement officers that have been there over the past 60 days will remain there in Portland until we are assured that the plan that has been put in place by the governor and Oregon State Police will be effective night after night."Wolf said President Don…

Albrecht von Lucke (2020-07-31). The turn to less: Conora and the cnsumption dilemma. indybay.org The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We must get out of the old path dependencies. An enormous gain in quality of life for many has occurred.

Staff (2020-07-30). Chomsky on Israel's Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank. democracynow.org Noam Chomsky says Israel's planned annexation of the occupied West Bank "basically formalizes" what has already been official policy over the last half-century, from both left-wing and right-wing parties in Israel. He compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to anti-immigrant policies in the United States, and says the main goal of annexation is to take over as much territory while excluding its Palestinian inhabitants. "Israel does not want to bring Palestinian populations into the greater Israel they're constructing."

South Front (2020-07-30). Video: Turkey Shifts Focus to Southern Libya Amid Stalemate Near Sirte. globalresearch.ca Turkey is looking for opportunities to shift the current balance of power in Libya after its proxies failed to break the Libyan National Army defenses and capture the port city of Sirte in northern Libya in an off-the-cuff advance. | Turkish…

news.un (2020-07-30). Ravages of acute hunger will likely hit six in 10 in Zimbabwe: WFP. news.un.org The World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently seeking more international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-07-30). Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow. yenisafak.com Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Alexey Zaytsev, deputy spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the delegations from the two countries will discuss "different aspects of the Libyan crisis," including disposition of the warring sides at the moment of the cease-fire declaration.Zaytsev recalled that the previous rounds of consultations on Libya were held in Turkey — In Istanbul in June and in Ankara in July.Asked about violations of arms embargo on Libya by Russia, he said "allegations are groundless" and that countries accusing Russia "directly involved in arms supplies to the Libyan warring…

news.un (2020-07-29). Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi. news.un.org Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi, with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers, and young women to sexual exploitation in nightclubs or bars. The UN is supporting the Malawian governments to end the practice and protect vulnerable people.

2020-08-01: News Headlines

Marleen Hendriks, Judith van Andel, Gershim Asiki, Catherine Kyobutungi (2020-08-01). [Correspondence] Cardiovascular risk in hypertension: open questions about HOPE 4. thelancet.com With great interest we read the encouraging results of the HOPE 4 trial by Jon-David Schwalm and colleagues.1 However, we agree with Tanzeen H Jafar and colleagues2 that the generalisability of the findings is limited because the non-physician health workers were privately paid by the study, and drugs were provided for free. Our work in Kenya shows that non-physician health workers are often overburdened, and that drugs are frequently out of stock in public facilities and pricey in private health facilities, leading to high out-of-pocket expenditure.

David Edwards (2020-08-01). acism, Sexism, Classism — The Necessary Incoherence Of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate. zcomm.org What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee?>

Yuri Hanada, Kenneth K Wang (2020-08-01). [Comment] Screening for Barrett's oesophagus: is now the time? thelancet.com Screening for cancer is an important aspect of medical practice in this new millennium. It is well accepted that to decrease mortality due to oesophageal carcinoma, it is necessary to identify the malignancy at earlier, curable stages. In The Lancet, Rebecca Fitzgerald and colleagues1 report the results of a prospective, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial, done at 109 sociodemographically diverse general practice clinics in England, which investigated whether offering the Cytosponge-trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) procedure to patients on medication for gastro-oesophageal reflux would increase the detect…

yenisafak (2020-08-01). Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries due to coronavirus. yenisafak.com Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it said that it regarded as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday.The countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, which all have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The list also includes China, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq.The ban was announced the same day Kuwait began a partial resumption of commercial flights. The authorities have said Kuwait International Airport would run at about 30% capacity from Saturday, gradually…

sputniknews (2020-08-01). It's Raining Cocaine: Plane Overloaded With Drugs Crashes in Papua New Guinea. sputniknews.com According to authorities, the plane had flown to Papua New Guinea from Mareeba in Far North Queensland, flying at about 3,000 feet to avoid being detected by radar.

teleSUR (2020-07-31). Cuba and Kenya Discuss Efforts to Free Kidnapped Cuban Doctors. telesurenglish.net Cuba and Kenya's Health Ministers spoke on Thursday about efforts to secure the release of two Cuban doctors kidnapped in 2019 in the African country by the Somali armed group Al Shabab. | RELATED: | Since April 12, Cuban surgeon Landy Rodríguez and general medicine specialist Assel Herrera have served a year in captivity after being kidnapped in the Kenyan city of Mandera. | The Cuban doctors were on their way t…

Media Lens (2020-07-31). Racism, Sexism, Classism: The Necessary Incoherence of "Mainstream" Ethical Debate. dissidentvoice.org What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? The Observer commented: 'There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by white police officers in Minneapolis …

Media Lens (2020-07-31). Racism, Sexism, Classism: Incoherence of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate. Obfuscating Crimes against Humanity. globalresearch.ca What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? | The Observer 'There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an …

teleSUR (2020-07-31). ECLAC and PAHO Call on Nations to Think About Health First. telesurenglish.net The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Thursday assured that the economies could only be reactivated if countries manage to flatten the COVID-19 curve. | RELATED: | High levels of inequality, poverty, and informality, as well as limited access to quality health care on time, explain why the pandemic is hurting Latin America so much. | T…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). WHO Reports Record Daily Rise In Global Covid-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the worldwide total rising by 292,527 on Friday. | RELATED: | According to a daily report, the most significant increases were from the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa. The four countries have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks, while India recorded its highest daily infection rate, with more th…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). South Sudan: UNICEF Appeals To Breastfeeding On Food Insecurity. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday that breastfeeding is one of the most suitable alternatives at the moment to save the almost 1.3 million children aged below five years that are at risk of acute malnutrition in South Sudan. | RELATED: | Since breastfeeding is scientifically proven to be the best nutrition for toddlers, UNICEF remarks that breastfed children have at least a six times greater chance of survival…

yenisafak (2020-07-31). US federal troops staying in Portland for now, Wolf says. yenisafak.com Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Friday that federal troops would remain in Portland until he was assured that the Oregon governor's plan to handle daily protests was working, and said sending in the National Guard was still an option if the state did not handle the situation.He said all the Department of Homeland Security "law enforcement officers that have been there over the past 60 days will remain there in Portland until we are assured that the plan that has been put in place by the governor and Oregon State Police will be effective night after night."Wolf said President Don…

Albrecht von Lucke (2020-07-31). The turn to less: Conora and the cnsumption dilemma. indybay.org The Corona crisis could be the beginning of a better normality. Corona could make a turning point in history. The global North has benefited from unequal trade relations. Global employment has lost its role as the center of life. We must get out of the old path dependencies. An enormous gain in quality of life for many has occurred.

Staff (2020-07-30). Chomsky on Israel's Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank. democracynow.org Noam Chomsky says Israel's planned annexation of the occupied West Bank "basically formalizes" what has already been official policy over the last half-century, from both left-wing and right-wing parties in Israel. He compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to anti-immigrant policies in the United States, and says the main goal of annexation is to take over as much territory while excluding its Palestinian inhabitants. "Israel does not want to bring Palestinian populations into the greater Israel they're constructing."

South Front (2020-07-30). Video: Turkey Shifts Focus to Southern Libya Amid Stalemate Near Sirte. globalresearch.ca Turkey is looking for opportunities to shift the current balance of power in Libya after its proxies failed to break the Libyan National Army defenses and capture the port city of Sirte in northern Libya in an off-the-cuff advance. | Turkish…

news.un (2020-07-30). Ravages of acute hunger will likely hit six in 10 in Zimbabwe: WFP. news.un.org The World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently seeking more international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-07-30). Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow. yenisafak.com Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Alexey Zaytsev, deputy spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the delegations from the two countries will discuss "different aspects of the Libyan crisis," including disposition of the warring sides at the moment of the cease-fire declaration.Zaytsev recalled that the previous rounds of consultations on Libya were held in Turkey — In Istanbul in June and in Ankara in July.Asked about violations of arms embargo on Libya by Russia, he said "allegations are groundless" and that countries accusing Russia "directly involved in arms supplies to the Libyan warring…

RT (2020-07-29). Libya-born diplomat Richard Moore to head MI6 intel service. rt.com Britain's overseas spy agency — better known as MI6 — has installed diplomat Richard Moore as its new chief, the UK Foreign Office announced on Wednesday. | Libya-born Moore succeeds Sir Alex Younger, who will relinquish duties as head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in the autumn. The 57-year-old will also be known as 'C' — a role made famous in the James Bond movies. | Moore's current role is Director General for Political Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), a position he has held since April 2018. He has previously worked in other director roles in the SIS and has…

Raul Diego (2020-07-29). New Reports Suggest Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar is Working with Mossad. mintpressnews.com Reports of Israeli support for the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are nothing new, but as the apartheid state gains ground among Arab nations, the need to hide Mossad's role in the destabilizing of oil-rich Libya may be disappearing.

news.un (2020-07-29). Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi. news.un.org Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi, with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers, and young women to sexual exploitation in nightclubs or bars. The UN is supporting the Malawian governments to end the practice and protect vulnerable people.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). South African government to release funds following BidAir workers' protest. peoplesdispatch.org Following a picket outside the labor department, the commissioner of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has committed to release funds for the payment of workers' wages for the month of May by July 30…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). Violent attacks on shack dwellers continue in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org Two shack dwellers have been hospitalized after the South African police, along with a notorious private security agency, attacked yet another informal settlement organized by Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-29). South Africa's restaurant sector reels under impact of COVID-19 restrictions. peoplesdispatch.org It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week…

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating. yenisafak.com Gambia's Vice President Isatou Touray has tested positive for COVID-19, leading President Adama Barrow to enter self-isolation for the next two weeks, the presidency said on Wednesday.The presidency's statement did not provide any further details about Touray's condition. Touray, who is 65, was named vice president last year.Gambia, mainland Africa's smallest country, has recorded 326 cases of COVID-19, including nine deaths, the lowest totals in West Africa.

yenisafak (2020-07-29). Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC leaders on eminent Africans list. yenisafak.com Ethiopia's prime minister and the presidents of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been named among the 100 Most Reputable Africans.Abiy Ahmed, Paul Kagame, and Felix Tshisekedi were joined by Kenyan minister Amina Mohamed on the list released by Reputation Poll International, a reputation management consultancy firm.The list features 47 women and 53 men from diverse sectors, including leadership, entertainment, advocacy, education, and business.They were selected on the criteria of integrity, visibility, and impact, according to a statement.Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization's director for…