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Global warming to displace One-third of coastal people

Dhaka – One-third of people in coastal areas of Bangladesh will be displaced from their households by 2050 due to climate change. Besides, severe floods, tidal surges and cyclones will increase due to an increase in global temperature and the coastal people will be sufferer seriously for these natural calamities. Read More »

Sovereignty in Europe: Integrationists and statists

by John Lloyd In most conversations and interviews on what’s broadly called populism, “Trump” and “Brexit” are bracketed. These events in the two largest Anglophone countries are taken, without the need for further discussion, to signal a turn to the nationalist right, to take their place with the German Alternative für Deutschland, the French Front National and the Italian Lega ... Read More »

China salary hike rate down as involuntary turnover rises

Shanghai, China – Media OutReach – Dec 12 – At an average of just 6.5% (excluding promotion), Chinese enterprises recorded the lowest salary increase rate since 2010 this year, according to the Human Capital Intelligence (HCI) Study 2017. The study was conducted by Aon (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and ... Read More »

Mental health docs warn of Trump’s increasing instability

As questions over President Donald Trump’s mental health grow, we continue our interview with Dr Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert on violence. She edited the best-selling book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” Read More »

Silence breakers – Time Person of the Year

Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers,” representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and the #MeToo movement, which represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault. Read More »

The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

By Jonathan Cook Nazareth: At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalise a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights? Read More »

‘Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus’

Damascus, Dec 2 (BSS/AFP) – Syrian air defences intercepted at least two Israeli missiles fired at a government “military position” in Damascus province early Saturday but the attack still caused damage, state media reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said the missiles, presumably Israeli, targeted “positions of the Syrian regime and its allies” ... Read More »

New missile puts all of US in striking range, says North Korea

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of the continental United States. State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. The Hwasong-15 missile, which it said was its “most powerful”, was launched in darkness early on Wednesday. It landed in Japanese ... Read More »

Time Magazine sold in Koch-backed deal

US magazine publisher Time Inc will be bought by rival media company Meredith Corporation for $2.8bn (£2.1bn). The deal is backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are known for supporting economically conservative causes. Read More »

South African wins Miss Universe crown

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett. Ninety-two women from around the world participated in ... Read More »

Sinai attack kills 235, Sisi pledges forceful response

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with “the utmost force” after 235 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was bombed and fleeing worshippers were then gunned down. The Egyptian military has said it has conducted air strikes on “terrorist” targets in response. No ... Read More »

Neoliberalism and the New World Order. IMF-World Bank “Reforms”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global financial warfare as outlined in professor Chossudovsky’s writings. Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup d Etat; The role played by the IMF and World Bank in the economies of debtor nations, The Real Plan in Brazil, The imposition of the Washington Consensus; Loss of national sovereignty, Neoliberal institution funding of grassroots movements; The main corporate actors ... Read More »

Bonn climate confce begins: Strong calls to uphold Paris Deal

Dhaka, Nov 6 – This year’s UN Climate Change Conference kicked off in Bonn, Germany on Monday with strong, unified calls to hold to the path of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The opening of the conference (COP23, November 6-17) takes place against this year’s background of destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and impacts on agriculture which threaten ... Read More »

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Cairo, Nov 2 (AP/UNB) — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep ... Read More »

Major rethink must for conflict prevention: UN rights expert

The UN’s conflict prevention processes are in need of radical reform to ensure they start earlier, don’t merely react to existing crises, and take human rights fully into account, a UN human rights expert has said. Current efforts to prevent conflict were “reactive, ineffective, often incoherent, and neither holistic nor strategic in preventing violence or avoiding recurrence”, and lacked any ... Read More »

East Asian cities among top 10 safe urban centres: Study

The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC. The report is based on the second iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. The index was devised and constructed by Chris Clague, Stefano Scuratti and Ruth Chiah. The report ... Read More »

Indonesia asks ‘why’ as US refuses entry to its military chief

Jakarta: Indonesia is demanding an explanation after it said its military chief Gatot Nurmantyo was refused entry into the United States, moments before his plane departed from Jakarta on Saturday. General Gatot – who earlier this year suspended military ties with Australia over teaching materials perceived as derogatory at a Perth Army base – was travelling to Washington with his ... Read More »