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Almost half of World Heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 - Glaciers are set to disappear completely from almost half of World Heritage sites if business-as-usual emissions continue, according to...

World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018

STOCKHOLM, April 29, 2019 - Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to...

Justice Systems Fail to Help 1.5 Billion People Resolve Their Justice Problems, New Global...

April 29, 2019 - Justice systems fail to resolve justice problems for 1.5 billion people, finds a new report by the Task Force on...

Ocean acidification ‘could have consequences for millions’

April 26, 2019  - Ocean acidification could have serious consequences for the millions of people globally whose lives depend on coastal protection, fisheries and...

Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immunity’ against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

April 26, 2019 - According to UNICEF, widening pockets of unvaccinated children have created a pathway to the measles outbreaks currently spreading around the world. “The...

Cyclone Kenneth: First reports from northern Mozambique

Beira/Nairobi/Geneva, April 26, 2019 -  Red Cross teams in northern Mozambique are reporting serious damage in towns and communities that bore the brunt of...

Report Finds US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Responsible for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Washington, DC, April 25, 2019 — A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs,...

Investigation reveals US-led Coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in Raqqa ‘death trap’

April 25, 2019 - The US-led military Coalition must end almost two years of denial about the massive civilian death toll and destruction it...

$4.9 trillion oil and gas investment incompatible with Paris climate goal

April 24, 2019 - All of the $4.9 trillion the oil and gas industry is forecast to spend on exploration and extraction from new...

Over 200 organizations denounce multimillion dollar suit brought by U.S. mining firm against Guatemala

April 24, 2019 - Today, a letter signed by 227 Guatemalan and international networks and organizations was delivered to Guatemalan authorities and the U.S....

Bachelet strongly condemns mass executions in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA April 24, 2019 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday strongly condemned the beheading of 37 men in spite...

Climate change has worsened global economic inequality

April 24, 2019 - A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing...

Two Mozambican journalists freed after being held for months

April 23, 2019 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the release of two journalists who were held for months for covering an...

UN, world leaders, condemn Sri Lanka terrorist attacks which leave more than 200 dead

April 21, 2019 - More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri...

Yemen: Houthi Landmines Kill Civilians, Block Aid

Beirut, April 22, 2019 – Houthi forces’ widespread use of landmines along Yemen’s western coast since mid-2017 has killed and injured hundreds of civilians...

Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

April 19, 2019 - Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very...

Northern Ireland: Freelance journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during riots

Brussels, April 19, 2019 - Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while she was covering the riots at the Creggan housing estate in the...

Major spike in Yemen cholera cases likely as agencies struggle to reach infected people...

April 18, 2019 - Fears that the world’s worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence are growing as aid agencies in...

2019 World Press Freedom Index: A cycle of fear

April 18, 2019 - The 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into...

Libya: Heavy shelling and civilian deaths ‘blatant violation’ of international law – UN envoy

April 17, 2019 - “Horrible night of random shelling of residential areas”, tweeted UN Special Representative Ghassan Salame on Wednesday, after the Abu Salim district was hit. “For...