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Curated by Peter Hulm

News from 2020 not involving COVID-19, unless it predicts the impacts. See also: POST-COVID for assessments and reports on what comes next.

Sudan reaches historic peace deal with rebel groups — 31 August 2020

Heroic hotelier from 'Hotel Rwanda' arrested on terrorism charges — 31 August 2020

Ukraine Bitsonar Whistleblower Says Law Enforcement Faked His Murder in Attempt to Protect Him — 31 August 2020

Signature Bank Gave Dozens More PPP Loans to Crypto Firms Than Previously Reported — 31 August 2020

Factbox: What is QAnon and how are social media sites handling it? — 31 August 2020

Libya civil war: 10,000 people missing, rights group says — 30 August 2020

All migrants moved off Banksy-funded rescue vessel stranded in Mediterranean — 30 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: the World’s most Deadly Anti-Refugee ‘Wall’ (LINK)

Online Chess Olympiad: Indian chess team ties with Russia — 30 August 2020

Climate change didn't cause Hurricane Laura but it did make the storm worse — 30 August 2020

White soldiers declared war on their Black counterparts in an ugly incident from WWII — 30 August 2020

UN calls for action to increase women in peacekeeping — 29 August 2020

Dow closes more than 150 points higher to erase its 2020 losses — 29 August 2020

U.N. says life of Congo's Nobel Laureate doctor in danger — 28 August 2020

World Bank suspends 'Doing Business' report — 28 August 2020

Paying for Extreme Weather: Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts Quadrupled in Cost Since 1980 — 25 August 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. officially does resign from Liberty University — 25 August 2020

Why Uber's business model is doomed: it made a big bet on an automated future that has failed to materialize — 24 August 2020

Angry about protesters defacing statues? It’s actually a tradition going back thousands of years — 22 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Erasing history: ISIS, Balkans, US Civil War statues, and Saddam Hussein (LINK)

50% of people in India don't have Internet access, 41% in China, and 81% in Ethiopia — 17 August 2020

Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds — 15 August 2020

Looted landmarks: how Notre-Dame, Big Ben and St Mark's were stolen from the east — 13 August 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Chantal Akerman — in search of lost culture (LINK)

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Erasing history — ISIS, Balkans, US Civil War statues, and Saddam Hussein (LINK)

Fortnite video game removed from Google Play Store after getting kicked off the App Store — 13 August 2020

Tribune Publishing Closes Five Major Newsrooms Through 2021 Amid Pandemic Concerns, including New York News, once nation's biggest newspaper — 12 August 2020

Humanitarian NGO ACTED condemns murder of its team of eight in 'safe region' of Niger — 10 August 2020

Two years in the making, rights experts say what protesters can do — and can’t: 9' 29" video — 6 August 2020

Brazilian Amazon drained of millions of wild animals by criminal networks: Report — 5 August 2020

ILO Convention achieves universal ratification for first time, against Child Labour — 4 August 2020

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks — 4 August 2020

Ex-Google, Uber engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets — 4 August 2020

MSNBC producer resigns from network with scathing letter: They block 'diversity of thought' and 'amplify fringe voices' (Fox News) — 4 August 2020

Famous economics experiment reproduced thousands of times — 4 August 2020

SEC Investigating 1,000% Surge in Kodak's Share Price Just Before Announcement Of $765 Million Government Loan: Report — 4 August 2020

ISIS Attack On Afghan Prison Leaves At Least 29 Dead — 3 August 2020

Twitter faces $250 million FTC fine for misusing emails and phone numbers — 3 August 2020

China uses Hong Kong security law against US and UK-based activists — 1 August 2020

Non-COVID news from July 2020

Non-COVID news from June 2020

Non-COVID news from May 2020

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