The collapse in peace negotiations between the US and Taliban has removed a potential barrier to holding Afghanistan's presidential election as scheduled on September 28. But the recent surge in Taliban attacks dispels any expectation that the election will lead to peace and stability for people who rate their lives more poorly than any other worldwide.
The June jobs report marked a turnaround with 224,000 jobs added last month. But even as the numbers point to strength in the labor market, millions of Americans are teetering on the edge of financial ruin.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered "psychological torture" from a defamation campaign against him by the media, judges, and senior political figures, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.
Coral reefs in the far north of the Great Barrier Reef are showing lasting effects from the mass bleaching of 2016 and 2017 and in some cases their health has declined further, according to fresh surveys by the Australian Institute of Marine Science.