Spyware’s repeated use to target journalists and those close to them poses an existential threat to the privacy required for press freedom to flourish.
Virus threatens catastrophe for all unless overcome together
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.
COVID-19 threatens ‘generation’ in academia, warn scholars
A deepening of inequalities in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic and risks of a “lost generation” of researchers must serve as a catalyst for systemic change.
Biodiversity at risk threatens human survival
As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.
Severe cold threatens Boro paddy seedling output in Kurigram
Kurigram, Jan 1 – A cold snap, disrupting life in the northern part of Bangladesh, will likely damage the Boro seedbeds if the weather does not improve and potentially trigger a seedling crisis.
New malaria mosquito threatens mass outbreaks in Africa
By: Syriacus Buguzi , Fiona Broom Africa has just months to react to an invasive malaria mosquito that thrives in cities, before the situation escalates beyond control, experts warn. Scientists predict that more than 125 million city dwellers across Africa…
Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of Past Decade: WB
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that…
TikTok threatens legal action against Trump US ban
TikTok has threatened legal action against the United States after Donald Trump ordered the firms to stop doing business with the Chinese app within 45 days.
Inadequate Water, Sanitation Threatens Women Dev in Senegal
By Stella Paul HYDERABAD, India, Jul 22 2020 (IPS) – With Tabaski (Eid al-Adha) around the corner, 11-year-old Fatoumata Binta from Terrou Mballing district in M’Bour, western Senegal, wakes up early and joins her brothers Iphrahima Tall and Ismaila to…
Erosion threatens Sherpur primary school buinding
Shariatpur, JULY 10 – Narayankhola Dakshin Primary School, an old school in Nakla Upazila of Sherpur, is being gobbled up by the Mrigi River.
Trump threatens war crimes against Iran
Laws of War Prohibit Deliberate Attacks on Cultural Property: HRW Washington – United States president Donald Trump’s public threat to attack Iranian sites of cultural importance would be war crimes if carried out, Human Rights Watch said today. The US…
Climate change threatens Bangladesh’s impressive agri growth
Dhaka, Dec 11 – Climate change and sea-level rise pose a serious threat to Bangladesh’s impressive growth in agricultural productivity.
Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs
Asian stocks sank Wednesday after President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all…
Drug-resistance in farm animals threatens human health
by Sahana Ghosh • The highest levels of antimicrobial resistance in farm animals are currently found in China and India, a study has found. This finding highlights antibiotic overuse and misuse in animals in the wake of increasing meat consumption.…
US: Assange’s possible extradition threatens journalism: HRW
‘Hacking’ Charges Could Expand to Standard Investigative Reporting Practices The extradition of Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States for alleged computer-related crimes could have dangerous implications for journalists in the digital age. London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed…
US threatens International Criminal Court
(Washington, DC) – The United States decision to impose visa bans on International Criminal Court (ICC) staff will imperil accountability for grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on March 15, 2019 announced that the bans…
Hate speech threatens our humanity
BHUBANESWAR, India and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 2019 (IPS) – Do politicians’ words matter? Since becoming US President, Donald J Trump has dismissed his opponents and others he does not like as evil, stupid or both. He has referred to undocumented…
Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall
US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he met senior Democrats, who refused his requests for funding. The stand-off has seen…
UUnauthorised tree felling threat to Gopalganj environment
Gopalganj, Sept 24 – Some influential quarters are cutting down roadside trees in Kashiani Upazila without taking any permission from the local administration, putting the environment of the Upazila in jeopardy.