The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which missed in early March, has most certainly crashed in the southern part of the Indian Ocean.
On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the “substantial” funding gap for TB care and control.
Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within reach of all, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which met in Dublin this weekend.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services says that while Kazakhstan’s recent local currency devaluation will not generally destabilize the economy, it will place additional pressure on the local banking sector. This is according to a report titled “Ripples From The Tenge Devaluation Will Add To Already High Credit Risks In Kazakhstan’s Banking Sector In 2014,” published on RatingsDirect.
The amount of global debt has soared more than 40% or US$30 trillion to $100 trillion in six years, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
The world loses or wastes one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the latest issue of the World Bank’s quarterly Food Price Watch citing FAO and World Resources Institute estimates.
The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today.
Facebook has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately US$16 billion, including US$4 billion in cash and approximately US$12 billion worth of Facebook shares.