Honiara, the Solomon Islands capital, has been hit by civil unrest since Wednesday, with protests, looting and burning of shops and businesses. Defying a previous 36-hour curfew, thousands of demonstrators have come out onto the streets calling for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s resignation. The new curfew will last from 7Continue Reading

An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago, but its ocher pavilions are filled with activity. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sylvia Poggioli/NPR An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago,Continue Reading

Wang Xiahong is the head of the Public Security Department. One of the longtime collaborators with Chinese President Xi Jinping has been appointed party chairman of the Public Security Service to fight corruption, leading the law enforcement agencies.Wang Xiaohong, 64, will replace Zhao Kezhi, the current Deputy Minister of PublicContinue Reading

Enrollment in New York City’s public school system has dropped by about 50,000 students since the fall of 2019, the Department of Education said on Friday, the latest example of the profound disruption the pandemic has had on public education across the country. The 4.5 percent drop was likely drivenContinue Reading

Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped lead the nation’s coronavirus response as President Biden’s assistant secretary for health and made history as the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate, has a new title: admiral. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday morning that Dr. LevineContinue Reading

The U.S. online social media and social networking service Facebook’s logo is shown on a laptop screen. Facebook has announced changes to its policies on online bullying. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images The U.S. online social media and social networking serviceContinue Reading

Britain’s initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic “ranks as one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced,” a parliamentary inquiry has found, blaming the British government for “many thousands of deaths which could have been avoided.” The government, in effect, pursued an ill-conceived strategyContinue Reading