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Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

The world’s business and government leaders may have found a way to fight climate change without having to call global warming by its name or agree on what is causing it.

Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

When forest fires swept into the Canadian city of Fort McMurray four years ago, a hurried evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the loss of thousands of homes and other buildings made the $10bn disaster the costliest in Canada’s history.

S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

South Korea’s push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang’s scepticism and chart a careful course around US efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong-un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal.

Nigerian rice farmers fall short after borders close

Nigerian rice farmers fall short after borders close

Thomas Tyavwva Maji is planting rice on more of his land in Nigeria’s Benue State than ever to take advantage of a surge in prices since the country shut its land borders in August. But he says he cannot go much further.

UN court ruling on Rohingyas’ plight a ‘victory for humanity’

UN court ruling on Rohingyas’ plight a ‘victory for humanity’

The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Myanmar to “take all measures within its power” to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Trump frames climate change as global culture war

Trump frames climate change as global culture war

In Davos on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pledged the United States to a major global project to plant a trillion trees worldwide in the next decade.

Pakistan crafting a new, coherent security policy

Pakistan crafting a new, coherent security policy

In a world spinning with rapid change and throwing up newer challenges every so often, it is deceptively easy to waltz into a ring of fire for a short term gain than sustain the hard yards of a policy with no immediate rewards.

UN official praises Qatar’s contribution to global humanitarian initiatives

UN official praises Qatar’s contribution to global humanitarian initiatives

HE the Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Dr Ahmed bin Mohamed al-Muraikhi praised Qatar’s role in the the field of humanitarian action, and its humanitarian contributions at the global level, describing them as a pivotal role compatible with all international standards.

Is California’s primary a disaster waiting to happen?

Is California’s primary a disaster waiting to happen?

California lawmakers moved the state’s 2020 presidential primary up to March 3 to give voters in the most populous state more influence over who will be running in the November general election.

Spotlight on White House lawyer in Trump trial

Spotlight on White House lawyer in Trump trial

When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump’s case in a Senate trial this week, he will also be defending his role in a controversial legal strategy that helped lead to Trump’s impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

Fighting climate change: New risks call for new ways

Fighting climate change: New risks call for new ways

The world’s just gone past its warmest decade on record.

S Korea’s emerging feminists reject marriage

S Korea’s emerging feminists reject marriage

No dating, no marriage and no babies: two South Korean YouTubers who vow to stay single have caused uproar in the east Asian nation as it battles the world’s lowest fertility rate.

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