Top of The World: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi who has been detained by authorities since Monday following a coup by the country’s military has now been formally charged. And, the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine may reduce the spread of the virus by two-thirds and prevent severe disease. Also, a devastating wildfire in Australia has torched more than 70 homes near the country’s western city of Perth.
A high profile case of child rape and human trafficking in the UK has led to the conviction of men of Pakistani and North African origin. Talat Ahmed is Chair of the Social and Family affairs committee for the Muslim Council of Britain.
The World's Alex Gallafent assesses British fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien's views on, not Middle Earth or hobbits, but America.
U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
Aung San Suu Kyi has emerged from the shadows of protest in Myanmar and taking a seat in the country's government. That's enabled her to travel the world, finally, and to the United States this week. But her visit comes shortly before the visit of the president who implemented reforms that freed her, which has forced the U.S., and her, into difficult balancing act.
For years, Filipinos have been largely absent from American politics, despite being the second-largest group of Asian- Americans. But, for at least two people in California, that's starting to change.
Scientists are turning to an insect to get rid of the invasive Japanese knotweed.