INTERVIEW: The many ways space technologies make the world a better place

Maruška Strah, Executive Director of the World Space Week AssociationThe theme of this year’s World Space Week is “Space and Sustainability”. The UN Week,...

UN envoy urges dialogue to end political impasse in Iraq

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, UN Special Representative in Iraq, briefed the Security Council in New York, warning that “public disillusion is running sky-high”, as too many...

Pakistan: To avert ‘second wave of death’, UN raises funding appeal to $816 million

Julien Harneis, Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan, told journalists in Geneva on Monday that there would be an increase in child morbidity, disease outbreaks such...

In Bangladesh, gov’t uses law to ‘harass’ environmental activists

The UN says the Digital Security Act is being used to punish criticism of government, including its environmental policies.Dhaka, Bangladesh – Environmental activist Shahnewaz...

Two dead as avalanche hits group of trainee mountaineers in India

At least 19 others are missing as soldiers and rescuers scour the area in the northern state of Uttarakhand.Two people have died and at...

EU approves adoption of world’s first single charger rule

USB-C chargers will become the EU standard for all phones, tablets and cameras by 2024.The European Parliament has approved a new rule that will...

Ukraine war: Liberated town shows human cost of Russia’s defeat

They were kneeling just metres away from mines scattered along the roadside, their dark green colour camouflaged by the grass and leaves. They are...

Philippine journalist shot dead in ‘brazen’ Manila attack

The 63-year-old radio broadcaster, also known as Percy Lapid, was killed near his home in suburban Manila.Media groups and press freedom activists in the...

At least three women die after Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

More than a dozen missing after a fishing trawler bound for Malaysia runs into bad weather in the Bay of Bengal.At least three people...

Coyote strays into California school toilets

Animal Control had to be called after a coyote strayed into school toilets in Jurupa Valley, California. The animal was safely removed and released...