It was a move that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. South Africa’s best batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pulled out of a crucial match in the short-form cricket series, the World Cup T20, rather than obey an order, made hours before by the body that runs cricket in his home country, to take […]
The National Health Service has stopped collecting data on ethnicity when doing Covid testing — even though the ethnic composition of people who may have contracted the illness has been a major issue in Britain and worldwide.
We sat on a balcony that overlooked the city of Jenin, soon after Zakaria Zumbeid had attacked and ransacked the office of the Governor of Jenin, his home town. The Governor was from the Palestinian Authority, which paid him and his men their salaries — though Zubeidi felt they were being underpaid and disrespected. “!Whhen […]
Jerry Carino of Asbury Park Press On Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Desire was working on a Brooklyn murder case when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers. He was 33 years old and four years into his tenure with New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Within minutes, he was on the […]
Dogs who helped rescue people from the collapsed Twin Towers at Ground Zero or sniffed out the injured and the dead received huge publicity and universal praise. One Minnesota couple even sent “dog boots” to help protect the heroic canines from the sharp rubble. But there was another, less-publicised drama going on: to rescue pets […]
His official date of death is December 5 2013, but on a wintry night six months earlier Nelson Mandela stopped breathing. Shortly after midnight on June 8 that year, Madiba, 94 and in frail health, was gently turned onto his left side in his bed in his Houghton home. He stopped breathing and had a “terminal event”. […]
An extraordinary interview was filmed with Aicha El Wafi at her home and in a park in Narbonne, France, before her son Zacarias Moussaoui was jailed for life. It’s still relevant today – full not only of her personal pain, but also of insights into very mixed-up minds.