County Lines gang made starving autistic schoolboy, 15, work as drugs runner

Members of a County Lines gang have been jailed for over 40 years after trafficking a 15-year-old autistic schoolboy from London to Wales to work as their drugs runner. The five dealers repeatedly ignored the starving teen's requests for food, Kingston Crown Court heard. Meanwhile, one of the leaders was…

Your Tuesday Briefing

We’re covering Covax’s failures and Simone Biles’s return at the Olympics. How Covax fell short The multibillion-dollar alliance of international health systems and nonprofits was supposed to ensure that poor countries received vaccines as quickly as rich ones. Instead, Covax struggled in its attempts to secure doses, falling half a…

Poshmark to Launch in India

Consumers in India will soon be able to sell their closets on the Poshmark app, as the social marketplace prepares its second global expansion this year and third overall. For the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, which opened in Canada in 2019 and Australia last February, the addition represents more than…

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB win gold in team eventing competition

Team GB have won gold in team eventing at the Tokyo Olympics for the first time in nearly 50 years. Laura Collett, Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend secured what is Team GB’s 11th gold at this year’s Games – the team’s 33rd medal in total. All three riders were making…

China's conundrum in South China Sea

Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. One of the few places open only to tourists from China are the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article….