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African countries fare poorly in innovation ranking

By Farai Matebvu Africa’s quest to use innovation for sustainable development could suffer as only eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa were ranked among the...

America

Deported Central American children face violence, trauma: Unicef report

While poverty and violence drive several children to leave their homes to attempt to migrate to the US and Mexico, they face increased threat...

Asia

Official survey acknowledges presence of manual scavenging in Indian capital

Going against previous official claims, a new survey at Indian national capital has acknowledged the prevalence of the inhuman practice of manual scavenging in...

Australia

Pacific nations’ leaders challenged to lose weight

While the Pacific island nations record a high obesity rate among their population, the Prime Minister of Tonga said he will propose a year-long...

Europe

France to penalise single use plastic packaging

With an aim to reduce recycle 100% of the plastic produced in the country by 2025, the French government plans to introduce penalties on...

International

Climate models predict the world will be ‘anomalously warm’ until 2022

RRice / shutterstock Florian Sévellec, University of Southampton The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change....

India

Kerala hit by devastating rain and floods

South Indian state Kerala is reeling under an unprecedented flood situation due to heavy rains, causing over 67 deaths till Wednesday. Red alert, an official...

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The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit...

shutterstock. Carolyn Roberts, Keele University The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the...

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Human Rights experts call for protection of rights of indigenous people

Human Rights experts associated with the UN Human Rights Council has called on governments across the world to make sure that rights of indigenous...

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