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‘Decades-long fight’ against bloody Islamic regime will continue, say Iran protesters

‘Decades-long fight’ against bloody Islamic regime will continue, say Iran protesters

Breaking News, London, Worldnews
Image credit: Nicholas Dunning Activists gathered opposite Iran’s London embassy to call for both the resignation of the country’s president and the fall of its theocracy this afternoon. “Today we wake with the sad news they executed Majidreza Rahnavard, just because he participated in protests in Iran”, said Parinaz Psrtow, coordinator of Leading Women. “He just wanted basic rights”. The activist group was joined by other Iranian diaspora living in the British capital, chanting in unison for the end of the regime. “We have a strong ambition to be the voice of the young generation and support them […] they kill and execute the young (in Iran)”, said Ms Psrtow. While protests were sparked over the treatment of Masha Amini by the morality police, Ms Psrtow countered: “Iranian
‘It became super heavy and now, this is insane’–Seeing snow for the first time

‘It became super heavy and now, this is insane’–Seeing snow for the first time

Climate, Explainers, Worldnews
We woke up to see our balcony covered in ice and our streets covered in ice, and the only way is to drop my kids' scooter because walk to school. Adi Misra/ Photo Credit: Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi The United Kingdom is currently experiencing heavy snow with the England temperature of -1 degree Celsius. In typical winters, snow is rarely observed in England; but, this winter, the Met certifies that this night was the coldest of the year.  While some UK residents don't find snow weird, others who have never experienced snow told Westminsterworld that the snow is ridiculous and has made the already chilly weather even colder. Adi Misra, who had never experienced snow, told WestminsterWorld that the nighttime fog and snow made his room much chilly and made it difficult to ...
Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

Camel Flu warning for England fans returning from the World Cup

Animals, Breaking News, Explainers, Health, Medical, Sport, Sports, Travel, UK news, Worldnews
Picture credit: Unplash Football fans returning from Qatar are being told by WHO and UKSHA to look out for the symptoms of camel flu which is 10 times deadlier than covid and has the potential to spread and cause a pandemic in the future. Camel flu is MERS-CoV, usually referred to as MERS, and is a rare but serious respiratory disease. It can be diagnosed with similar symptoms to covid 19 but it can cause more risk to health symptoms are fever and cough, and it can progress to pneumonia and cause breathing problems. Picture Credits: Neha Tekawade and Rishab Shaju Camel flu is a zoonotic virus and can be spread from humans to animals. There is proof that the virus is mostly spread by camels in the Middle East. Droplets from a cough can also transmit MERS from one person to anot...
Iranians in UK hold demos to support protest movement

Iranians in UK hold demos to support protest movement

Breaking News, Worldnews
The wave of protests sweeping Iran since the death of Masha Amini on September, 16th 2022 continues unabated. Over the weekend convoys of cars bearing the Iranian flag were seen at St. John’s Woods. Iran Protests in St. John Woods, photo credits: Paul- Hudson Erwin The violence used by Iranian authorities fails to silence the voices of Iranians who continue to demand justice and equality while calling for support from international governments. WestminsterWorld took the streets of London to get views on the protest from the public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pANcm9oBRok Edited by Nneoma Ekwegh and Krithika Iyer
Conversion therapy – What is it?

Conversion therapy – What is it?

Breaking News, Culture, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Gender, UK news, Worldnews
In 2018 the British government pledged to ban conversion therapy across the nation. However, now in 2022 the situation surrounding the practice has become a more difficult to understand. The latest on conversion therapy in the UK. Credit: Luke Severn Legislative timeline: 2018 Theresa May's government pledge that it would completely ban all conversion therapy practices in the UK as part of its LGBT equality plan. Many charities and activists were happy to see that the government had recognised the situation and were making plans to change it. 2020 In the summer of 2020, now under Boris Johnson's government, it was stated that plans were due to be brought forward to get start outlining legislation to ban conversion therapy. 2021 In March of 2021, three governme...
Why is Putin so obsessed with Ukraine?

Why is Putin so obsessed with Ukraine?

Breaking News, Explainers, Worldnews
The relationship between Ukraine and Russia has historically been complex and intertwined, with the two countries having deep historical and cultural connections. The disputes between the two have become a centre of attention after Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Eastern Ukraine (Donbas region) in 2014. Today, approximately 130,000 Russian troops are stationed within striking distance of Ukraine’s borders, and some political experts say that the security of European countries is seriously compromised. So what are the reasons for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and what does president Putin want to achieve with his actions? Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the relationships between the Soviet states have gone through multiple ups and downs. In 1991, the second most popul
Fall of the Soviet Union and the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Fall of the Soviet Union and the Russia-Ukraine crisis

Breaking News, Explainers, International, News, Politics, Worldnews
These recent skirmishes have become like a game of chess between Russia and the West backed Ukraine, This board shows the king is advanced from both sides, but when viewed from the Ukrainian side, it has only one piece on the board. As it stands, all diplomatic channels and discussions have hit a roadblock. French President Emmanuel Macaron, travelled to Moscow to hold talks with Russian President, Vladimir Putin which did not result in the Russian army pulling back or de-escalating the issue. On the contrary, more forces have been stationed near the Ukrainian borders with the biggest troop gatherings around Yelsk, in Belarus and Slavne in Donetsk Oblast which is in the eastern part of Ukraine.  Map credit: Siddarth Rishi Battula These recent skirmishes are a build-up of two...
What is RBI central bank digital currency and why is India launching it?

What is RBI central bank digital currency and why is India launching it?

Business, economy, Education, Explainers, International, Worldnews
Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the country on February 1, 2022. In her budget presentation, she announced the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by 2022–23 as a means to boost India’s economic growth. If you can’t beat them, copy them. This partially elucidates why central banks in nine countries have introduced their own digital currencies. Recently, in the Union Budget for 2022-23, India draws itself closer towards adopting cryptocurrencies after years of wavering on its stance, as the country seeks to keep up with the global move towards the digital assets. Besides announcing a flat 30 per cent tax on profits from all virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman talked about the virtual d
Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

Breaking News, Covid-19, economy, Explainers, International, Student, Worldnews, youth
Since the mid-2000s, India’s youth have referred to themselves as the “Nowhere Generation” - the ones who are stuck between the need to work for sustenance and the lack of options to help them. It has been over two decades since this term was coined but the situation seems to get worse with every year with rising “berozgari” or unemployment. Picture Credit: Australia India Institute On the 1st of February, India’s Finance Minister announced the budget for 2022 and promised to create six million jobs over the next five years. However, the “Nowhere Generation” doesn't seem to have much faith in this statement as pulling this off will not be an easy feat. In the past few years, in spite of being Asia’s third-largest economy, the country’s unemployment rate exceeded most of the emer
What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

What is Wordle and why is it popular all of a sudden?

Culture, ed-tech, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Media, News, Social media, Tech, Technology, Worldnews
Credits: Sharv G Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times. What is Wordle? It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word. The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag