26 May 2021 – Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on…
The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World
We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.
World Press Freedom Day 2021
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: a reminder to governments of their commitment to press freedom. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme: “Information as a Public Good.”
Delusion of Endless World Dominion
Empires live and die by their illusions. Visions of empowerment can inspire nations to scale the heights of global hegemony. Similarly, however, illusions of omnipotence can send fading empires crashing into oblivion.
World Military Spending Rises to a Hefty $2.0 Trillion
But according to a new report released April 26 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditure rose to nearly $2 trillion in 2020, an increase of 2.6 percent, in real terms, from 2019.
Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World
Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind.
Bangladesh eyes stronger relations with external world
Dhaka, Mar 11: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh will have stronger relations with the external world through celebrating the 50 years of Independence amid presence of global leaders – both in person and virtually. The…
Post-COVID World Needs Amplified Women’s Voices in Politics
Theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in the COVID-19 World,’ is grounded in the reality that this women’s day is unlike any other.
Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city
Here’s some good news. Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city. That’s Lahore now.
World carbon dioxide emissions drop 7% in pandemic-hit 2020
A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7%, the biggest drop ever, new preliminary figures show.
World’s top-ranked T20 trio sign up for Australia’s Big Bash
SYDNEY – All three of the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 players have signed on for Australia’s Big Bash League with Afghan spin king Rashid Khan Thursday confirming his return to the Adelaide Strikers. The 10th season of the eight-franchise tournament is…
World risks losing generation of children: Nobel Laureates
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) – The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of people worldwide, accounted for over 869,000 deaths, destabilised the global economy and triggered a marked rise in poverty and hunger…
World reacts to ‘historic’ Israel-UAE deal
DUBAI, Aug 14 – Israel and the UAE agreed Thursday to normalise relations, a historic shift making the Gulf state only the third Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M
WASHINGTON, AP/UNB, July 23 — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are undercutting the pandemic response. With the U.S. tally of confirmed infections at nearly 4 million…
World off track to meet 2030 Agenda, UN deputy chief warns
16 July 2020 – The world was off track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, but can get back on course by increasing investment in public services, showing solidarity on financing,…
Fahim Saleh: Life of a star in business world ended too soon
Fahim Saleh was found murdered at his apartment in New York on Tuesday. His gruesome death came as a shock for everyone. The limbless, headless torso of the millionaire tech entrepreneur was found inside his swanky Manhattan condo Tuesday afternoon…
Global social leaders to discuss post pandemic world: Yunus
Social Business Day to be observed on June 26-28 Dhaka, June 25 – Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Mohammad Yunus is going to hold several discussions with global social business leaders about the post-pandemic world in the observance of Social Business…
Global coronavirus cases near 8 million, deaths 432,922
Dhaka, June 15 – The number of globally confirmed coronavirus cases reached 7,893,700 as of Monday morning, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. Besides, 432,922 deaths recorded across the globe since the virus emerged in China…
China, S. Korea see new virus cases as world lockdowns ease
China and South Korea both reported more coronavirus infections Friday after reopening economies damaged by devastating outbreaks. Around the globe, governments are opting to accept the risks of easing pandemic-fighting restrictions that left huge numbers of people without income or…
Australia become world’s top Test and T20 side
NEW DELHI (BSS/AFP) – Australia have deposed India in the world Test rankings and Pakistan in the Twenty20 standings, the International Cricket Council said Friday. Just two points separate Australia (116), New Zealand (115) and India (114), who slipped to…
I’m fascinated by world of wrestling: Chris Hemsworth
Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he is excited to play veteran WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan in the biopic, which is currently in writing stage.
Crime drops around the world as COVID-19 keeps people
The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled big-box retailers and mom and pop shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of America’s most violent cities, drug arrests have plummeted 42% in the weeks since…
‘COVID-19 reminds world to be a community of shared future’
While the COVID-19 outbreak might trigger a rethink on the current form of globalization, the pandemic also reveals that people around the world are part of a community of shared future when fighting against a common threat, a Malaysian analyst…
Global coronavirus death toll hits 33965; infected 721902
The global death toll from coronavirus reached 33,965 on Monday — a mortality rate of 18 percent. COVID-19 has so far infected 721,902 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 536,643 are currently being treated with 26,789 in…
Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus
Washington, AP/UNB, March 14 – The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went on a war footing amid mounting deaths as the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic.
Messi named in Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named in Argentina’s preliminary 23-man squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
World remains violent, highly discriminatory place for girls
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 4 2020 (IPS) – Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN…
World Wildlife Day for more caring relationship with nature
People everywhere need to remember that we depend on Mother Earth to survive, the UN chief said in his message for World Wildlife Day marked on Tuesday, March 3, advocating for “a more caring, thoughtful and sustainable relationship with nature”.
World Champions Young Tigers return home
Sports Desk ICC U-19 World Champions Bangladesh team were given a hero’s welcome when they returned home Wednesday afternoon.
U-19 World Cup Young Tigers put Bangladesh on top of the world
Dhaka — Junior Tigers made history beating the four-time champions India by three wickets in a dramatic final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup on Sunday at Potchefstroom, South Africa. It was Bangladesh’s first-ever final in an ICC event (outside…