• 21 May 2019

Daily Brief

Vale’s dam problem

Vale’s dam problem

Vale SA is a Brazilian multinational mining and metals corporation. It is the world’s largest producer of iron ore and nickel. It also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash and cobalt, among others.

The Christchurch Call

The Christchurch Call

In March 2019, a suspected white supremacist live-streamed footage of him shooting innocent worshippers at various mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hateful of New Zealand's Muslim residents, the perpetrator’s live stream was downloaded, re-uploaded and shared hundreds of times.

Alabama bans abortions

Alabama bans abortions

Abortion is the dissolution of human pregnancies through the termination of the embryo or foetus. Many ethical and moral arguments are made regarding abortion, with some believing that it is the right of the woman to decide whether she carries the pregnancy to term.

Protestors killed as Sudan deal reached

Protestors killed as Sudan deal reached

The Sudanese Uprising (2018–19) are demonstrations that broke out in December 2018 in some Sudanese cities, due to spiralling costs of living and deterioration of economic conditions at all levels of society.

Sri Lankan Bomb Blasts

Sri Lankan Bomb Blasts

On Easter Sunday (21 April, 2019), between 8:25AM and 9:05AM, three churches in Sri Lanka (Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo) were attacked by suicide bombers. The bombers entered the churches during the mass service, mingled with the congregation and set off their deadly payloads.

Blue Origin unveils lunar lander

Blue Origin unveils lunar lander

Blue Origin LLC, is a privately funded American aerospace manufacturer created by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. Initially focused on suborbital spaceflight, Blue Origin moved into the orbital spaceflight technology business in 2014.

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