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Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years.<p>Six scientists who were leaders in past …

Climate change is increasing the risk of war in Africa

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon once described the war in Darfur, Sudan as the world’s first climate change conflict, caused in part by the fighting over scarce water resources. Now, researchers believe climate change may be raising the risk of war across the continent.<p>In a study …

Climate Change

Global carbon dioxide levels reach highest point ever, likely for good

Global carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have surpassed 400 parts per million, and will almost certainly remain there indefinitely, according …

Take a Deep Breath? But 9 in 10 People Worldwide Live with Excessive Air Pollution!

Air pollution in Cairo, Egypt. Credit: World Bank/Kim Eun Yeul ” Source: UN News Centre<p>ROME, Sep 29 2016 (IPS) - The warning is sharp and the facts, …

Colombia Referendum - First Acid Test for Peace | Inter Press Service

Colombia Referendum – First Acid Test for Peace<p>Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signs the peace agreement, observed by FARC chief Rodrigo …

Duterte: Hitler killed millions of Jews, I will kill millions of drug addicts

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday compared his campaign to kill criminals to the Holocaust, saying he would like to "slaughter" millions of addicts just like Adolf Hitler "massacred" millions of Jewish people.<p>"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are 3 million drug addicts. …

Asia

On God and heaven, Americans are all over the map

“American Theological Views: Character of God.” Graphic courtesy of LifeWay Research<p>(RNS) Two-thirds of Americans believe God accepts the worship of …

Indian Dalits hope to end discrimination through conversion

MUMBAI, India (RNS) Next month, Kanti Sarvaiya will abandon his Hindu heritage and become a Buddhist.<p>“Hinduism has done nothing for us,” said …

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles: health agency

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday.<p>A vial …

Public Health

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

<b>Nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, even outdoors, the World Health Organisation said.</b><p>Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes.<p>The south-east Asia and western Pacific …

A new book will show you the beauty and hopes of everyday Africa

An eight-year-old boy in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, takes a leap into the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. A law student in Nigeria is sitting in a car, heading to graduation, her eyes focused and fixated, looking away from the camera. A man in Mauritania, wearing an indigo-dyed traditional …

Social Media

Obama’s UN speech revealed a paradox at the heart of global politics

Near the beginning of President Barack Obama’s final speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, he pointed out something really important about the world today: We are living through the best time in human history, but it feels to a lot of us like anything but.<p>“This is the …

Forever Young? What Africa can learn from Southern Africa’s demographic transition

<b>Forever Young: Southern Africa’s Demographic Opportunity</b><p>There has been an increase in attention on Africa’s changing population. Academics, …