Protesters in Barcelona are pushing back against foreign investment firms that have bought up thousands of homes over the past decade and are forcing out residents who can’t pay the rent. From: New York Times
from: BBC News More than 17,500 fakes and illegal goods are confiscated in a pre-Christmas police operation.
The event, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, will have a reduced capacity of 30,000.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday a change to New Zealand’s virus strategy that would come into play once 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. From: New York Times
The country’s leaders have set aside some misgivings and cooperated with gang leaders to reach their communities. From: New York Times
from: BBC News Fifty years ago, a row of shops exploded killing 22 people and injuring more than 100, mostly women.
from: BBC News Police make 35 arrests in the group’s 12th day of protest in the past four weeks.
Leaked files show earnings from a business which paid bribes to secure contracts were funnelled offshore.
from: BBC News Sir Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC he was called “Tory scum” before someone tried to hit him in the head.
Officers were “gutted” to shoot the deer after nine hours trying to sedate it, police say.
Officers were concerned about the dangers posed by the animal to passing motorists and pedestrians. from: BBC News
A primary school teacher has found an innovative way to resume classes in India’s rural West Bengal state. from: BBC News
A group of street dancers in Nairobi, Kenya, struggle against the odds to become celebrities. from: BBC News
Street artist Jim Vision had an idea for what to do with planes that have ended their flying days.
The city aims to draw attention to victims of sexual violence after Eunice Osayande’s death in 2018. from: BBC News
Ahmad Massoud, a leading figure in the resistance to Taliban rule, hired a lobbyist to seek military and financial support in the United States. From: New York Times
from: BBC News The Welsh band on Trojan horse tracks, losing Richey Edwards and finding a new piano-pop direction.
More than 20 skateboards will be auctioned to raise money to build a rural skatepark.
Scientists say light pollution is a factor driving “worrying” declines in local insect populations.
from: BBC News The NHS initiative, for people in England over the age of 40, could save thousands of lives.