Laura Burdon-Manley

Laura Burdon-Manley

Asia Pacific

Japan coronavirus: Theatre resumes in Tokyo amid surge in cases

As Tokyo's governor considers ordering a new state of emergency, the theatre is at risk of closing once more.

Japan coronavirus: Theatre resumes in Tokyo amid surge in cases

Human Rights

UN: Millions of children globally face lead poisoning risks

Children - in wealthy and poor nations - are at risk of irreversible health damage because of lead poisoning.

UN: Millions of children globally face lead poisoning risks

Asia Pacific

Tianwen-1: China launches first independent mission to Mars

'Tianwen' - which translates to 'Questions to Heaven' - will take seven months to reach Mars.

Tianwen-1: China launches first independent mission to Mars

Middle East

UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years

Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo and neither side is budging.

UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years

Europe

Serbia’s ruling party claims election win

Serbia's president toasts his election success, but not all parties recognise the result.

Serbia’s ruling party claims election win

US & Canada

Black Lives Matter dance: Protest performances spring up

Black Lives Matter protests have become a global movement.

Black Lives Matter dance: Protest performances spring up

Latin America

Mexico police set on fire during protests against fatal beating

Protesters accuse police officers of beating a construction worker in custody to death.

Mexico police set on fire during protests against fatal beating

Syria's War

Syrians flee camps and return to destroyed homes in Idlib

UN report says in 2019 alone, almost 1.9 million people were displaced in Syria.

Syrians flee camps and return to destroyed homes in Idlib

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO says Madagascar's herbal tonic against COVID-19 not a cure

Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau excited about herbal remedy purported to cure coronavirus.

WHO says Madagascar's herbal tonic against COVID-19 not a cure

Algeria

Algerian Berber musician Idir dies at 70

Berber music has lost one of its most cherished ambassadors and Al Jazeera looks back at the life and legacy of Algerian singer, Idir.

Algerian Berber musician Idir dies at 70

Latin America

El Salvador prisons: President authorises use of lethal force

Despite coronavirus fears due to overcrowding, prisoners are placed under 24-hour lockdown.

El Salvador prisons: President authorises use of lethal force

Africa

World Malaria Day: Governments urged to prevent rise in deaths

WHO officials are warning governments to move fast to contain outbreaks.

World Malaria Day: Governments urged to prevent rise in deaths