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Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriageAn outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Children play in a pool which has been set up for them on the street in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.  Local authorities have been back and forth about banishing day trippers from the Belgian seaside, leaving inner city children and others with little alternative to deal with the current heatwave. (AP Photo/Mark Carlson)
Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension The coronavirus and a heat wave are weighing heavily on Belgium, where people are living under a new series of health restrictions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
File - In this Monday, July 13, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, visits the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. The British government insists that science is guiding its decisions as the country navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic. But a self-appointed  group of independent experts led by a former government chief adviser says it sees little evidence-based about Britain’s response. Unlike other countries, the scientific opposition to Britain’s approach is remarkably organized. The independent group sits almost in parallel to the government’s own scientists, assesses the same outbreak indicators and has put out detailed reports on issues such contact tracing, reopening schools and pubs, and relaxing social distancing. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP, File)
UK scientists openly question government's pandemic responseThe British government insists that science is guiding its decisions as the country navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People gather in honor of the victims at the scene of the last week's explosion that killed many and devastated the city, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in LebanonThe U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A woman wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus is reflected on a mirror window of a shop Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Tokyo. Hot weather Wednesday has set with temperatures rising up over 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tokyo, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The Latest: Pope decries pandemic's culture of individualityPope Francis has denounced a culture of individuality revealed by the pandemic, which has sacrificed the care of the weakest members of society
The Associated Press4 hours ago

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