Jul 25 · 3 min read

A concise weekly digest of the top readings, content, ideas and discussions from our global bureaux and correspondents at ComplexGlobal.

Floods and landslides kill more than 100 people

More than 100 people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced after torrential monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides across Nepal and parts of South Asia. At least 69 people have died in Nepal, with a further 31 people identified as missing and more than 2,500 rescued, the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday. Search and rescue efforts have been stepped up, with multiple federal agencies, the Nepalese Army, and paramilitary forces mobilized.

‘Worst payback killing’ in PNG history

The brutal deaths of about 30 women and children in Papua New Guinea’s highlands amount to the “worst payback killing” in the country’s history, the police minister has said.Bryan Kramer made the declaration after visiting Hela province, where 16 people were slaughtered by rival clansmen who the prime minister, James Marape, described as “warlords”.

After five weeks of HK protest, where to next?

For five consecutive weekends, the city of 7.4 million has been rocked by large-scale and occasionally violent protests, as demonstrators fight a proposed law that would allow individuals to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China. On Sunday, seven people were hospitalized after violent scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in riot gear, after a largely peaceful protest against the bill in the residential area of Sha Tin.

Trump rally crowd chants ‘send her back’

Goaded on by the president, a crowd at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night chanted “Send her back! Send her back!” in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the United States. Trump used the 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, to attack Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — calling them “hate-filled extremists”.

Reflecting 50 Years on since the Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” The Atlantic have put together a fantastic series of posts, images and interviews commemorating fifty years since man’s first steps on the moon.

Bellingcat Ep1: The People Who Fell From the Sky

A fascinating listen by a truly remarkable organisation as part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Leading online investigation & fact Checking website Bellingcat have launched their podcast. You can listen to the first episode of the Bellingcat Podcast on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). Their guests in episode 1 of the podcast described their experience in eastern Ukraine before the downing of MH17. Read, hear, and watch some of their reports from weeks before the downing.

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