Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most

Shoppers walk through the Nishiki market in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Japan expanded its state of emergency beyond the Tokyo region to encompass the country’s other main economic hubs including Osaka, as it battles to contain a record surge in coronavirus cases. Photographer: Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg

There is an increasing concern that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could harm psychological health and exacerbate suicide risk. Japan had seen a rise in the number of people taking their own lives in recent months, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous… Continue reading Japan suicides jumped 16%. And women have been impacted most

How does Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution work?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks to reporters in Washington, on Jan. 7, 2021.Erin Scott / Reuters

Following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, a growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet officials said that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, and… Continue reading How does Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution work?

Historic change to Australian national anthem

Olivia Fox sings Australia's national anthem in the Eora language during the Tri Nations rugby match in Sydney on December 5, 2020.

Australia woke up to a new year on Friday — and a slightly different national anthem. There has been a historic change to Australia’s national anthem to reflect the country’s indigenous past. The first line “Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free,” and now end with “one and free.” The anthem,… Continue reading Historic change to Australian national anthem

Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage

The ten Chinese nations have been detained by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) on espionage charges. They were allegedly running a terror cell in Kabul with the help of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, and two were in contact with terrorist outfit Haqqani Network which serves as the sword arm of the Taliban. Pakistan’s… Continue reading Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage