The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to “an even more unequal world”, the Deputy UN chief said on Thursday, speaking at the closing session of the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum.
The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy — and went against “our principles and the values that we have” — in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
Health officials from the UN and the European Union will meet with top executives of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday to discuss Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody.
The death toll from Covid-19 in the world topped 2,593,073 and cases 116,822,839 as of Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Covid continues to devastate countries across the world, as the global death toll from the deadly virus fast nears the grim milestone of 2.5 million.
Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards.
President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dhaka, Jan 30 – The pandemic continues to grow even as nations race ahead with mass vaccination programmes. In fact, the global Covid caseload has now surged past 102 million.
Security has been ramped up in Washington DC in preparation for an inauguration like no other.
The world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” because of unequal Covid vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Dhaka, Jan 10 (AP/UNB) – Almost 90 million people have been infected with coronavirus as COVID-19 cases hardly show any sign of slowing down, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Dhaka, Jan 9 — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world, as cases approach 89 million. According to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University, the total count of COVID cases reached 88, 821,629, while the…
Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol.
ATLANTA (AP/UNB) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach.
The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.
Washington, Dec 12 – The US presidential election 2020 is over. But it is clear that nothing – no fact, no piece of evidence and no court ruling – will dissuade Trump from trying to mislead Americans about Joe Biden’s…
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus’ petition on putting people ahead of pharma patents has received nearly one million signatures.
A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7%, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures show.
Washington, AP/UNB, Dec 07 – The number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 67 million, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). According to the data compiled by JHU, the total caseload globally reached 67,009,962 while the death toll climbed…
Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet.
Washington, AP/UNB, Dec 05 – The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 65.8 million with 1.5 million fatalities on Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The global death toll from Covid-19 pandemic surged past 1.5 million on Friday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Delhi, 27 Nov (Indrajit Bose) — The Board of the UNFCCC’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved with conditions, USD 1.1 billion for 16 funding proposals at its 27th meeting held virtually from 9-13 November. Three funding proposals from Burundi, Sudan…
Geneva, 26 Nov (Kanaga Raja) – The cumulative economic cost of the Israeli occupation in Gaza on account of prolonged closure and economic and movement restrictions as well as military operations during the period from 2007-2018 is estimated at $16.7…
Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president by the electoral college. The president has refused to accept defeat in the 3 November vote, and told reporters…
AP/UNB, Nov 23 – The number of global Covid-19 cases crossed 58.5 million on Monday with the death of 1,386,596 people , according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).