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Declaring “moral bankruptcy”

International | WHO chief says we should not discount elderly COVID-19 deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/31/20, 06:41 pm

GLOBAL: The number of cases of the coronavirus around the world surpassed 25 million over the weekend, and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus gave a moving conclusion to his regular Monday briefing: “When the elderly [are] dying, it’s not fine. It’s a moral bankruptcy. We should not be morally dead. Every life, whether it is young or old, is precious. And we have to do everything to save it.”

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A defiant dictator

International | Belarusians enter another week of protests calling for Lukashenko’s ouster
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/24/20, 07:47 pm

BELARUS: Protests demanding the ouster of “Europe’s last dictator,” President Alexander Lukashenko, continue for a second week, with the embattled leader landing by helicopter at his residence and emerging before the crowd wearing body armor and carrying an assault rifle.

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Thai students lead pro-democracy protests

International | The demonstrations push for unprecedented reforms in the monarchy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/21/20, 05:19 pm

Students in Thailand lifted three fingers in a Hunger Games–style salute as they sang the Thai national anthem during morning assembly at several high schools this week. Others donned white ribbons to show solidarity with growing protests against the monarchy and the military-led Thai administration.

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