News Headlines - 26 March 2021

H&M under heat in China for past statement on Xinjiang labor - Nikkei Asia

At least one Chinese online retailer appeared to drop H&M's products amid social media attacks on the Swedish company for saying it was "deeply concerned" about reports of forced labor in the farwestern region of Xinjiang... H&M had previously said in a statement it was "deeply concerned by reports from civil society organizations and media that include accusations of forced labor" and that it did not source products from Xinjiang... H&M's official store on Alibaba's Tmall, an e-commerce platform, was not accessible on Wednesday. The official People's Daily reported that searches for H&M products on platforms and Pinduoduo no longer showed any results.

Amid Covid fears, Tokyo Olympic Games' torch relay kicks off. It should be extinguished.

Tokyo Olympic organizers kicked off the Olympic torch relay in Japan on Thursday with 10,000 torchbearers set to zigzag across the country before they arrive at the Olympic stadium on July 23 for the opening ceremonies. Olympic organizers, whether from Tokyo or the International Olympic Committee, are quick to grasp for symbology as a salve. But amid a pandemic, the Tokyo torch relay risks sacrificing public health on the altar of Olympic pageantry - a tradition established by the Nazis, no less. Some traditions, especially those rooted in Nazi propaganda, should be extinguished.

Why some Britons will have to leave EU countries by March 31st - The Local

There have been a lot of Brexit deadlines over the last four years - many of them missed - but March 31st is an important one for some UK nationals if they don't want to end up in trouble with immigration authorities.

Winchester University's Greta statue on Good Morning Britain | Hampshire Chronicle

THE debate over Winchester University's controversial statue has gone national.
Its sculpture of Greta Thunberg which cost £23,760 has not even been unveiled yet.
But the story has already been published in several national newspapers – and today it was slated on Good Morning Britain.

Scientists Cook Hot Dogs in Lava From Iceland's Erupting Volcano

Scientists on-site at Iceland’s erupting volcano near the capitol city of Reykjavik cooked up some hot dogs on Sunday. What were these scientists studying with such a wacky experiment? The lava dogs weren’t part of their experiments, sadly enough. The scientists were just hungry.