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South rejects US memo on Special & Differential Treatment

Geneva, Oct (D. Ravi Kanth) – More than 50 developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (16 October) rejected the US Presidential Memorandum for bringing about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

World leaders must not let down climate protesters

Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet Earth from climate catastrophes. Read More »

World is in crisis– & multilateral approach is the key

By Abby Maxman Boston, USA, Sep 19 2019 (IPS) – As the UN General Assembly begins, we are once again ringing the alarm on the urgent issues of climate and development that demand our global attention and action. And I worry yet again leaders will not heed the warnings and not act with the clarity and at the scale the ... Read More »

The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »

BGMEA to hit Guinness record sewing world largest T-shirt

Bangladesh is set to sew the world’s largest T-Shirt to break the Guinness record, marking the centenary founding anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been assigned to sew the T-Shirt using cotton fabric to be branding the country’s apparel industry, which is the world second largest exporter. Talking to BSS, BGMEA ... Read More »

Star Wars hotel at Disney World like cruise into space

It’s going to be a cruise to nowhere, but that will be just fine with die-hard “Star Wars” fans. Disney officials on Tuesday offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida. “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” will be like a two-day cruise in that it drops visitors into a completely self-contained world. Except instead of traveling on ... Read More »

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019

The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer than the 20th Century average. The heat was most notable in parts of Europe, Russia, Canada and South America, it said. The ... Read More »

50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on another world

Americans were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on Saturday, a generation-defining event watched by half a billion people globally, as the US seeks to pivot to a new era of crewed space exploration. At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the ... Read More »

Facebook and friends threaten to libralise the world

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) – On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new global digital currency it plans to launch in the first half of 2020. The Libra will be managed by a ‘not for profit’ Swiss-based Facebook-led consortium of ‘for-profit corporations’, with Uber, eBay, Lyft, Mastercard ... Read More »

Celebrities spotted at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Entertainment Desk Famous actors and musicians stepped out of their sets and studios to join the world cup festivities that started on May 30 and will continue till July 14. From Mick Jagger and Ed Sheeran to Jaya Ahsan and Ranveer Singh, everyone cheered their respective teams in England during the group stage. Actor Stephen Fry was seen enjoying the ... Read More »

World is off track in its education commitments for 2030

Almost a third of the way to the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, new UNESCO projections prepared for the UN High-level Political Forum show that the world will fail its education commitments without a rapid acceleration of progress. In 2030, when all children should be in school, one in six aged 6-17 will still be excluded. Many children ... Read More »

World Environment Day Observed at BAU

Mymensingh, June 23 – The Environmental science department of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) observed the world environment Day on Monday with amid much enthusiasm and festivity on the campus. This year’s theme of the day is: Connecting People to the Nature. The department chalked out a day-long programme to celebrate the day including a colourful procession with types of poster, ... Read More »

UK lab destroys largest world stock of animal-killing virus

Scientists have destroyed the UK’s laboratory stocks of a virus that once caused devastating cattle losses. These stocks accounted for most of the world’s lab samples of rinderpest, which were held at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey. Rinderpest and the deadly smallpox virus are the only diseases to have been eradicated from the face of the Earth. BBC News had ... Read More »

A call for concrete changes to achieve more gender equal world

By Princess Sarah Zeid Amman, May 29 2019 (IPS) – On the eve of the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver June 3-6, Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan interviewed Dr. Olfat Mahmoud, a Palestinian refugee and women’s rights advocate. Princess Sarah spoke with Dr. Olfat about what the humanitarian system would look like if organizations like hers could help shape it, ... Read More »

World military spending at 3-decade high, biggest spender US

By Countercurrents TeamThe past year has been immensely successful for the war industry. The US is leading the charge, while some of its NATO allies are also buffing their war budgets citing the Russian threat despite Moscow decreasing its military spending. The driving force behind this increase is the growing appetite of the US military-industrial complex rather than real threats, ... Read More »

World Health Assembly for antimicrobial resistance action

Geneva, 27 May (Heba Wanis): Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), reiterating their commitment to urgently address AMR in recognition of the emerging public health threat of the loss of treatment options. AMR is estimated to kill 700,000 globally per year. By 2050, if AMR is not addressed, 10 million people ... Read More »

Fuad composes song ‘Cholo Bangladesh’ for ICC World Cup

Entertainment Desk Renowned musician and composer Fuad-Al-Muqtadir has composed a new fan song to celebrate the ICC World Cup 2019. The song, titled “Cholo Bangladesh,” has been dedicated to the Bangladesh National Cricket Team and is brought by Grameenphone, as in the previous ICC World Cup. In a press release, Fuad said: “The song will inspire every Bangladeshi in every ... Read More »

Absence of BD universities in Asia, World rankings sad: BNP

Dhaka, May 19 – BNP on Sunday termed it unfortunate that no university of Bangladesh, including Dhaka University (DU), could grab any position in the Asia University Rankings-2019 by Times Higher Education due to their outdated curricula and lack of quality teachers. “This is unfortunate that no Bangladeshi university, including the Dhaka University, could make their way into the list ... Read More »