By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) – The world’s major military powers exercise their dominance largely because of their massive weapons arsenals, including sophisticated fighter planes, drones, ballistic missiles, warships, battle tanks, heavy artillery—and nuclear weapons of…
Best & Worst Destinations Worldwide for Sustainable Expats
Making up eight of the top 10 destinations, Europe dominates the ranking of the best and worst destinations for sustainability in the world. At the other end of the scale, Asia fails to impress with six destinations in the bottom…
Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 passes 1 million
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live,…
Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 18 million, 687,941 deaths
PARIS, Aug 3 – The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide has passed 18 million, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 2240 GMT Sunday.
Worldwide coronavirus death toll climbs to 200,000
More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show. There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the tally. It comes after the number of fatalities in the…
Worldwide 5G connections to grow 20 times to 2.7bn by 2025
Data compiled by Finbold.com shows that in the next five years global 5G connections will be 2.7 billion. According to the data, this will be a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s 120 million connections.
Death toll from COVID-19 passes 100,000 worldwide
New York, Xinhua/UNB, April 11 – The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 100,000 worldwide on Friday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
900,000 pangolins trafficked worldwide: watchdog
Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked worldwide in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade. As the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal, the creatures are targeted for…
Govts launch 294 reforms to make doing business easier: WB
Regulation exists to protect workers, public safety, businesses, and investments. But inefficient or inadequate regulation can stifle entrepreneurial activity and business growth and impact the ease of doing business. It takes over 200 hours to complete export border requirements for…
A writer tracks air pollution worldwide on unique tour
Beth Gardiner’s world tour started with the diesel smell in her adopted hometown of London.
Amazon fires stir worldwide protests: Brazil deploys the army
Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies on Friday to protest against inaction on Amazon fires. Hundreds gathered in cities including London, Madrid and Bogota, calling for Brazilian president Jairo Bolsonaro to act.
Decade on, Chinese yuan wins worldwide recognition
Beijing, July 12 (Xinhua/UNB) — From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan’s rise on the global stage over the past decade is a testament to China’s growing economic clout and…
Rise of right-wing nationalism hurts human rights worldwide
UNITED NATIONS, May 10 2019 (IPS) – The rise of right-wing nationalism and the proliferation of authoritarian governments have undermined human rights in several countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. As a result, some of the…
Cholera threatens a comeback worldwide
Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.