Ultramarathoning is a dangerous sport, and runners accept a certain amount of risk when they compete. But some runners in China say they have seen the sport’s organizers cut corners at the risk of safety, which puts athletes in harm’s way.
Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.
As new COVID-19 variants emerge, health authorities around the world are racing to inoculate people, while facing often disjointed rollouts and limited supplies of shots. As part of The World's regular series of conversations on the pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon will take your questions and moderate a panel of experts to discuss where we are now in the global coronavirus crisis on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.
Top of The World: Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich and Freising and confidante of Pope Francis, offered to resign on Friday over the church abuse scandal. And, US President Joe Biden has expanded a blacklist of Chinese companies started by the Trump administration. Also, Facebook is reportedly planning to end a policy that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules.
Wearing black, or being in or around Victoria Park on the anniversary, could also land someone a one-year sentence in jail.
Top of The World: Israeli ultranationalist Naftali Bennett appears poised to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, health officials in China have reported that in just five days in May, the country administered 100 million shots. Also, NASA has announced plans for two new robotic missions to our solar system’s hottest planet, Venus.
The pandemic has contributed to a doubling in food insecurity around the world.
Sri Lanka faces an environmental disaster as it scrambles to contain a sinking ship carrying chemicals north of Colombo. And, the WHO approves the Chinese-made Sinovac Biotech vaccine. Also, the Biden administration suspends Trump-era oil and gas leases in the Arctic.
As China grapples with an aging population and the lowest birth rate in decades, the government is urging couples to have a third child.
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