16 articles from SATURDAY 18.6.2022

Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave

Spain, France and other western European nations on Saturday sweltered under a blistering June heatwave that has sparked forest fires and concerns that such early summer blasts of hot weather will now become the norm.

China wants all social media comments to be pre-reviewed before publishing

China is fine-tuning its censorship machine, this time proposing changes to how to regulate the billions of online comments posted in China every day. On June 17, the internet regulator Cyberspace Administration of China published a draft update on platform and content creator responsibilities in managing online comments. One line stands out: all online comments would have to be pre-reviewed...

Mystery of Waterloo’s dead soldiers to be re-examined by academics

Modern techniques to test traditional explanation that most bones from 1815 battle were ground into powder for fertiliserIt was an epic battle that has been commemorated in words, poetry and even a legendary Abba song, but 207 years to the day after troops clashed at Waterloo, a gruesome question remains: what happened to the dead?While tens of thousands of men and horses died at the site in...