United Nations

Dementia ravaged David Cassidy — and it’s going to devastate the world

David Cassidy, a teen idol from the 1970s and one of the stars of the hit television show the “Partridge Family,” died Tuesday, after suffering from …

David Cassidy

Cuba and North Korea hold anti-US meeting and reject Donald Trump's 'arbitrary' nuclear demands

Cuba's foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart have rejected the United States' “unilateral and arbitrary” demands while expressing concern …

North Korea

If air pollution is deforming sperm, will men finally take it seriously?

Links between pollution and other conditions are already proven. Maybe the heterosexual men who run the world might pay attention this time<p>• Jenny Jones is a former chair of the Green party<p>There is nothing like the image of deformed sperm to grab the attention of male politicians. The tentative …

Opinion

'It has just started' - Mlambo-Ngcuka on women speaking out on sexual harassment

United Nations – The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says the head of …

Gender

U.S. calling Rohingya operation 'ethnic cleansing' unhelpful: Russian envoy | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - The U.S. labelling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing” is unhelpful and could aggravate the …

Asia

Why are Germany's midwives feeling squeezed out?

Fewer midwives are attending to birth in the country, where insurance premiums are punitive and medical intervention is increasingly widespread. And it’s not only mothers who are missing their skills<p>Ten years ago, Dr Christiane Schwarz - a lecturer and researcher - decided that she could no longer …

Pregnancy

Selangor Welfare Dept asks public help to stem begging exploitation

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Welfare Department is calling for public assistance to prevent begging syndicates from exploiting vulnerable victims.<p>This …

UNHCR

Scientists chase deadly monkeypox virus deep in African rain forest

The last few miles are difficult to navigate. As the sun dips low in the western sky, everyone worries about arriving after dark, when chances are …

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Living With London's Air Pollution Is As Dangerous As Living In A Nuclear Fallout Zone Warns Expert

How cosmopolitan.<p>In the latest horrifying revelation about what London-living is doing to our health, a study claims that the capital’s population …

Pollution

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, Unicef set up children's rights network

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s $1-trillion (752.22 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund and Unicef have established a network to strengthen children’s rights in the garment and footwear industry, the fund said on Friday.<p>A UNICEF logo is pictured outside their offices in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, …

Children's Rights

Drills could be suspended during Olympics

South Korea's military is considering consulting with US forces over a rescheduling of joint military drills that will overlap with the PyeongChang …

North Korea

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #sugar and #Sugardemic : Todays meeting of Health Ministers is a real chance to improve #HealthStarRatings for our mob

<i></i><i>” Right now, there’s a Sugardemic threatening the health of our kids, with skyrocketing rates of obesity threatening to make this generation the</i> …

Sugar

France-China cooperation needed for globe

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>At the invitation of my Chinese counterpart Mr. Wang Yi, November 24 marks the start of my first visit to China as Minister …

News (China)

Howard and Rudd: 10 years on

Ten years after Kevin Rudd forced John Howard out of office and out of his seat of Bennelong, that seat is again under threat by a female Labor …

Julia Gillard

Israeli PM Netanyahu to visit India in January, to be received by PM Modi in Ahmedabad

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a four-day visit in January to meet the country's top leadership, six months after …

India

UNHCR takes over Rohingya detainees

ALOR STAR: Kedah Immigration Department have released 102 Rohingya detainees from its detention depot in Belantik, Sik yesterday.<p>It's director Zuhair …

Immigration

Britain Must Act To Prevent A Humanitarian Disaster In Yemen

Whatever the British Government’s good intentions towards Saudi Arabia, the crisis keeps getting worse<p>Saudi Arabia must end the blockade of Yemen …

Middle East

There’s no better time than Christmas to give blood

A FRIEND of mine went to the doctors for a blood test and afterwards the practice nurse gave him a slip of paper stating it was “Type A.”<p>“I thought …

Nelson Mandela

Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental armageddon

Even on the better days in the enveloping smog, the climate-compromised city hurts your lungs and reddens your eyes<p>It was 2am on Sunday in Delhi and a friend and I were travelling in a rickshaw, heading home from a party. It was a hellscape.<p>The highway was mostly empty, the air a greasy brown. On …

Opinion

How the world forgot to sleep

<b>Both sides of the pillow</b> have become irritatingly warm. It's now light outside as your mind races with thoughts of work, thinking about thinking and replaying that one time you called your boss "mum". In the daytime you feel and look like your face is melting. You are jealous of babies and cats …

Sleep

North Korean Soldier Who Defected Had Roundworms, Hepatitis B And Inactive Tuberculosis

The North Korean soldier who was shot while defecting to South Korea last week had a number of health problems before getting injured while crossing …

World News

Human form of 'mad cow' disease detectable in skin: Study

MIAMI: Abnormal proteins involved in the brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a human form of "mad cow" disease, are detectable in the …

Medicine

Besieged Syrians Are Eating Trash To Survive

Children are dying of starvation in the rebel-held region of eastern Ghouta.<p>Desperate Syrians trapped in eastern Ghouta have started eating garbage to survive as a government-imposed siege tightens around the dilapidated Damascus suburb like a noose. Many famished children in the region have …

Syria

Delhi's off-the-charts smog, explained

Just breathing in Delhi this month was like smoking 50 cigarettes a day.<p>Delhi has earned the unenviable distinction of becoming the most polluted city on Earth this month, as air quality has reached epically bad proportions, prompting some residents to flee.<p>On November 8, pollution surged so high …

Environment

Air pollution may be linked to men's sperm shrinking and changing shapes, which could cause infertility

Air pollution may decrease the size and shape of sperm, according to a newly published study in <i>Occupational and Environmental Medicine</i>. Such …

Pollution

Saudi Arabia lifts blockade on Yemen air and seaports to allow in vital aid

The Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen has said it will reopen some of the vital air and seaports in rebel-controlled parts of the country to …

Middle East

Youth Obesity Is At New Highs Globally. See Where It's Increased the Most Over the Past 20 Years.

The world is getting much, much heavier. And we can expect a massive increase in obesity-related medical costs as a result. Obesity rates are at new …

Medicine

The Bottomless Cynicism of Saudi Diplomacy - The American Interest

Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen expose the hypocrisy of its humanitarian pretensions at the United Nations and in other international forums.

Middle East

Latin America, Caribbean is world's most violent region for women, says United Nations

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Thursday, highlighting Central America …

Latin America

Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

“Australia has in effect created and then abandoned a humanitarian crisis," a UN watchdog group said of the situation on Manus Island.<p>Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian …

Refugees