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1,500 Britons killed by climate change-fuelled...

1,500 Britons killed by climate change-fuelled...

Europe

Tue, Mar 2 2021

About 5.2 million homes and other properties in England are at risk of flooding, according to Britain's...

Study: Women finance firm directors...

Study: Women finance firm directors...

World

Mon, Mar 1 2021

Women board members made £247,100 on average per year while men earned £722,300

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge...

Malaysian wins challenge against Muslim...

South-East Asia

Thu, Feb 25 2021

In a unanimous decision, Malaysia's top court ruled on Thursday that the Islamic provision used in...

Bangladesh inoculates older sex workers...

Bangladesh inoculates older sex...

Bangladesh

Thu, Feb 25 2021

Among the 1,400 sex workers who live in the Daulatdia brothel, few knew how to register for the jab

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on...

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on...

World

Tue, Feb 23 2021

As a result of the pandemic, the number of people living in poverty has doubled to more than 500 million,...

Climate action in fashion, as big clothing...

Major clothing brands laud Bangladesh...

Business

Sat, Feb 13 2021

Bangladesh is the world's second-largest producer of clothes and its economy depends heavily on the...

More at risk of losing homes as climate...

More at risk of losing homes as climate...

World

Sat, Feb 6 2021

Fiji chairs the Platform on Disaster Displacement, which supports states to prevent and prepare for displacement...

Climate change seen posing health risks...

Climate change poses threat to 12m...

Europe

Fri, Feb 5 2021

Last year was Britain's third-hottest on record, causing some 2,500 heat-related deaths, which could...

Climate adaptation summit hears dire...

Climate adaptation summit hears dire...

North America

Tue, Jan 26 2021

The world is currently on track to heat up by 3.7°C -4.5°C

World urged to act swiftly to end child...

'Act swiftly to end child labour'

World

Fri, Jan 22 2021

According to the ILO, the number of child workers globally dropped from 246 million in 2000 to 152 million...

'Step up adaptation to climate change...

'Step up adaptation to climate change...

World

Fri, Jan 22 2021

A changing climate, including more severe floods and droughts, could depress growth in global food production...

Feeding the world while saving the planet...

Feeding the world while saving the planet...

World

Tue, Jan 19 2021

A sharp increase in food prices in 2007 triggered a global rush for land to increase food security

Scientists warn climate change is harming...

Scientists warn climate change is harming...

Climate Change

Fri, Jan 15 2021

Some 144 million children worldwide are stunted by malnutrition and face a future of ill health

Thousands of child marriages in Canada...

Thousands of child marriages in Canada...

World

Tue, Jan 12 2021

Worldwide, an estimated 12 million girls are married every year before the age of 18 - nearly one girl...

From child marriage to revenge porn:...

10 set-backs for women in 2020

World

Tue, Dec 29 2020

Covid-19 forced school closures in most countries, impacting hundreds of millions of girls

Climate risks to health set to worsen...

Climate risks to health set to worsen...

World

Mon, Dec 21 2020

Many of the biggest health concerns from climate change boil down to maternal and child health...

Climate crisis set to treble migration...

Climate crisis set to treble migration...

South Asia

Fri, Dec 18 2020

'Policy makers in the Global North and the Global South are not yet waking up to this...

Oxfam: Third of world's people get no...

Oxfam: Third of world's people get no...

World

Tue, Dec 15 2020

'The coronavirus united the world in fear but has divided it in response'

India's low-caste women raped to keep...

Report: Indian Dalit women are targeted...

South Asia

Wed, Nov 25 2020

In almost 90% of cases, at least one of the accused was from a dominant caste

Bangladesh vows to speed up efforts...

Efforts to convict human traffickers...

South Asia

Wed, Nov 25 2020

At least 4,000 cases are pending investigation or prosecution under a 2012 law that criminalized...

Indian teenage trafficking survivor...

Indian teenage trafficking survivor...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 24 2020

About 2,260 cases of human trafficking were reported in India last year, with nine in 10 related to sexual...