A teenage Sri Lankan girl has lodged a case at the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) against the use of corporal punishment.
Dhaka turns world’s most polluted city on Friday
The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of world cities with the worst air quality.
Dhaka world’s second-most polluted city on Friday
Dhaka, Feb 12 – The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of world cities with the worst air quality.
Dhaka ranks world’s ‘most polluted capital city’
Dhaka once again has topped a list of cities with the worst air quality in the world.
PM for skills development to meet world’s future needs
Dhaka, Nov 25 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid emphasis on creating highly skilled manpower to meet the future needs as the world is now talking about the fourth industrial revolution.
An opportunity to see how we treat world’s starving children
By Miriam Gathigah NAIROBI, Sep 9 2020 (IPS) – While COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, Nobel Laureates and world leaders have today expressed concern that ongoing crisis is far from being an equaliser. The pandemic has revealed that…
World’s poorest being pushed ‘closer to the abyss’ of famine
17 July 2020 – Hunger threatens to soar to devastating levels in 25 countries in the coming months due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are warning.
IBBL among world’s best 1000 banks for ninth successive year
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has once again secured its position for the last nine consecutive years as the only bank of the country in the list of the world’s best 1000 banks. IBBL is ranked 904th in the year…
Climate change, conflict stalk world’s most vulnerable: ICRC
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for mobilization from within and beyond the humanitarian sector so that climate action and finance reach conflict zones and to ensure that communities hit hardest get the support they need…
World’s 22 richest men’s wealth more than all African women
By Anna Tonelli NEW YORK, Mar 3 2020 (IPS) – This International Women’s Day, 25 years after we first heard it declared that “women’s rights are human rights” at the historic Beijing 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, we need…
World’s oldest man dies at 112
A Japanese man who received his certificate as the world’s oldest man with a raised fist and big smiles earlier this month has died at 112.
Coronavirus outbreak: Much of world’s factories still shut
The longer than expected shutdowns of Chinese factories because of the coronavirus outbreak are having a big impact on the world’s second largest economy and the global supply chain.
Coronavirus world’s costliest epidemic, at over $62bn
A new report compiled by LearnBonds.com has revealed that the CoronaVirus is projected to be the costliest epidemic since 2000. Data indicates that by the first quarter of 2020, the virus is expected to cost China about $62 billion, an…
World’s first floating NPP crosses 10m kWh supply milestone
World’s first-ever floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov in Russia has delivered its first 10 million kWh of electric power to a network of the isolated Chauny-Bilibino hub in the Chukotka Autonomous Region of the country. The power plant…
China ranked world’s second largest arms producer trailing behind US
By Thalif Deen UN, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) – Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking “unfair” advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and “manipulating” the country’s currency to its advantage.…
World’s first car that can fly
It has been over century in the making, but the world’s first ‘fly and drive car’ is set to make its US debut Tuesday night in Miami, Florida.
30 of world’s largest cities have peaked greenhouse gas emissions
Austin, Athens, Lisbon, and Venice latest C40 cities that have peaked greenhouse gas emissions in line with science-based targets to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. C40 announces launch of C40 Knowledge Hub, an online platform providing cities with cutting-edge…
Biles tops women’s qualification at Gymnastics Worlds
Olympic champion Simone Biles, performing two new ultra-difficult elements, spurred the US team to lead the women’s qualification at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships here on Friday.
Wall Street can free world’s 40 million modern-day slaves
By James Reinl UN, Oct 2 2019 (IPS) – Financiers in Wall Street, the City of London and other banking centres should play a bigger role in freeing the millions of people who endure slave-like working conditions globally, according to…
World’s hard-fought battle against climate change
By Thalif Deen UN, Sep 23 2019 (IPS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres describes the ongoing crisis as a “climate emergency”– as the world continues its hard-fought battle against devastating droughts, floods, hurricanes and rising sea levels that threaten the…
World’s first floating nuclear power plant reaches its home
Akademik Lomonosov, world’s first floating nuclear power unit has reached its permanent destination the Pevek town in Chukotka region of Russia’s Far East on Sunday, September 14,2019. The floating plant is being docked here to start operations by the end…
How South Asia can remain world’s fastest-growing sub-region
Lei Lei Song Since 2014, South Asia has been the fastest-growing subregion in the world, with its eight economies collectively boasting average annual growth of 7.0%. This is higher even than East Asia (6.2%), which includes China; Southeast Asia (4.9%);…
Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress
Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to “day zero” conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report released Tuesday. The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas…
BRAC returns Foundation for Smoke-Free World’s Fund!
BRAC, the world-leading NGO of Bangladesh, has very recently returned the fund worth USD 64,115 that they have received from Foundation for Smoke-Free World (FSFW), an organization established and supported by Philip Morris International (PMI).
‘Super corals’ give glimmer of hope for world’s dying reefs
Hawaiian “super corals” that have recovered despite living in warm and acidic water offer a glimmer of hope that dying reefs across the world could be saved, a new study says. The research suggests that the gloomiest climate change picture…