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Ex-US Donald Trump says he expects to be arrested  – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 19, 2023



Donald Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday, and the former US president has urged his supporters to launch mass protests in response.

It comes as prosecutors have been investigating alleged hush money paid on Mr Trump’s behalf by his lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election.

If he is indicted, it would be the first criminal case ever brought against a former US president.

But, his lawyer said there had been no communication from law enforcement and the former president’s social media post was based on media reports.

The Slow Mo Guys: How to capture the world in slow motion – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 19, 2013




YouTubers Gav and Dan, also known as The Slow Mo Guys, know a thing or two about filming in slow motion.

The pair have been creating and sharing ‘slo-mo’ videos since 2010, amassing more than 14 million YouTube subscribers to date.

BBC Click met the YouTubers to learn more.

This clip is from BBC Click – the BBC’s flagship technology programme.

Earthquake hits Ecuador and Peru causing widespread damage

Guardian News – Mar 19. 2023

A powerful earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and trapping others under rubble. The US Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of about 6.8 in Ecuador’s Guayas region. Videos shared on social media show streets littered with debris and fallen power lines. A museum on a pier in the coastal area of El Oro province was almost completely submerged after it collapsed into the sea At least 15 dead after strong earthquake hits Ecuador and northern Peru

Skeleton reveals early humans had sex with Neanderthals – BBC News

BBC News – Mar 19, 2023




In 1998, the skeleton of a 29,000-year-old child was unearthed in Portugal’s Lapedo valley.

The child had both early modern human and Neanderthal features, including the chin and lower arms of a modern human but the jaw and build of a Neanderthal.

Researchers believed that the child’s anatomy was the result of mixed Neandertal-early modern human ancestry.

Now new archaeological and DNA techniques may hold the answer.

Suella Braverman visits site yet to house deported asylum seekers in Rwanda

Guardian News – Mar 18, 2023

The home secretary toured a housing facility in Rwanda that is being built to provide accommodation for asylum seekers deported from the UK. Britain agreed to send tens of thousands of people to Rwanda as part of a deal last year but no flights have taken off after the policy was challenged in court. The deal is part of the government’s wider plans to deport asylum seekers arriving in small boats across the Channel. Critics say the approach is impractical and could criminalise the efforts of thousands of genuine refugees

“Antarctica’s Fate & Africa’s Future: Record Ice Movement, Unprecedented Storms & Unparalleled Suff ering (with More in Store…)”

“Antarctica’s Fate & Africa’s Future: Record Ice Movement, Unprecedented Storms & Unparalleled Suffering (with More in Store…)”

BBC World Service – The Real Story, Is the asylum system broken?

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Millions of people around the world are on the move today in search of a safe and better life. It’s estimated over 100 million people were displaced last year. Over 30 million are refugees and 5 million are asylum seekers. The UN body for refugees says 72% of the refugees originate from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine, Afghanistan and South Sudan. These refugees are often fleeing persecution, conflict, violence, natural disasters and human rights violations. They make the dangerous journey across land and sea to seek asylum in other countries. Over the years, thousands have died or gone missing in the the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. While, with help from the UNHCR and host countries, many get legal status and are settled, thousands are held in processing centres and camps, often for years. We discuss problems with the current international asylum system and ask what would a fair global asylum system could look like?

Owen Bennett Jones is joined by:

Gerald Knaus – the founding chairman of German think tank The European Stability Initiative.

Jeff Crisp – former head of policy development and evaluation at the UNHCR.

Dr Ashwini Vasanthakumar – author of The Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora. She writes on the ethics and politics of migration.

Also featuring:

Ahmed – a migrant, an asylum seeker and a refugee, who fled Syria in 2015 and is now settled in the UK>

Alexander Downer – Australia’s former foreign minister.

Ylenja Lucaselli – A member of the Italian Parliament for Fratelli d’Italia.

(Photo: The number of people crossing the English Channel has risen in recent years. Credit: PA)

Producer: Rozita Riazati and Rumella Dasgupta.

The aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Mozambique and Malawi

CGTN Africa Mar 18, 2023

Cyclone Freddy hit both Malawi and Mozambique, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction. Suzgo Chitee, a journalist based in Lilongwe, and CGTN’s Rene Del Carme discussed about the possible recovery plan for the southern Africa nations and what the future holds.

Experts: America needs to accept the fact of China’s rise and multipolar world order

CGTN Mar 18, 2023

For more: Is China out to change the international order? Is it out to challenge the sole hegemon, the United States? At Our World forum, CGTN spoke with David Ferguson, a senior translation editor from Foreign Languages Press of China International Publishing Group, and Einar Tangen, a political and economic affairs commentator, on the concept of the U.S. hegemony. They believe America should accept China’s rise and be open to a multi-polar world order.

Big History and Great Transition – Great Transition Network

To become astute visionaries and shrewd activists, must we also be students of history? This question animates our March forum: Big History and Great Transition. Of course, our concern with the shape of the future springs most immediately from the dire condition of the present. Still, discerning a feasible path to a transformed civilization rests with an understanding of the roots and driving forces of the contemporary predicament, and that requires looking to the past.

In our own past, GTI has prolifically examined questions of the present and future (Where are we? Where are going?) but only sparsely the question of the past (How did we get here?). What fresh lessons, insight, and inspiration can we glean from a long view of history? In a mind-expanding opening essay , David Christian, an eminent historian, and leading figure in the emerging transdisciplinary field of Big History, offers answers.

David sees three key dimensions that link Big History to Great Transition. The first is epistemological: taking a panoramic view across the phases of cosmological, planetary, and human evolution is essential for grasping this moment of history. The second is cultural: our interdependent world of shared crises and destinies spurs the scientific knowledge, public awareness, and a cosmopolitan ethos necessary for corrective action. The third is futural: deep technological and social innovations can be expected that provide a basis for optimism.

What are your thoughts on these intriguing claims? What does the view from the moon reveal and what does it conceal? How can the cultural contribution of big picture perspectives be augmented, e.g., curricula organized around Big History? Does the arc of history point strongly enough toward enlarged public consciousness and collective action to warrant optimism?