Short news from the United Kingdom.
An alternative World Cup for linguistic minorities and internationally unrecognised nations will be held in London in May. For example, the competition organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations equips teams from Tibet and Northern Cyprus. There is also a team with players from North and South Korea.
Look out to sea from the Thames Estuary in the south-east of Britain on a fine day, and you can see small dots in the distance. They look like the anchors of giant ships. more
A touch of Venice in the Turkish capital. more
During the lockdown we asked eight international authors to write a story together. Chapter 6. more
UNESCO's World Heritage Convention turns 50 this year. There's plenty of cause for celebration but also for concern amid loud calls for reform. more
Burns night is a big thing. You don't think about it when you're growing up but it's actually really nice that this national, specifically Scottish thing is a celebration of a writer, a very humanist and unusual writer. more
The historian Norman Davies takes us on a journey through global history. more