Civilian deaths increased by 11 percent, as a string of bombings and suicide attacks annihilated a country already in the midst of war.
Canadian NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh became the first ‘non-white’ leader in the House of Commons on Monday, after winning the federal by-election in the riding of Burnaby South.
A series of tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia late Sunday, with at least 23 reported deaths.
Worldwide, some 466 million people have disabling hearing loss, and the WHO estimates that by 2050 that figure will almost double, affecting one in 10 people. The cost of unaddressed hearing loss is believed to be around US$ 750 billion.
Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee activist who has spent years holed up in an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG), has won a prestigious international human rights prize for exposing “the very cruel refugee policy” of Australia’s government.
In the next five years there’s also a chance we’ll see a year in which the average global temperature rise could be greater than 1.5C.
Under France’s fifth republic, which began in 1958, the president is able to call referendums, but the power has been used only nine times since then.
Following a crackdown that began in 2012, tens of thousands of Rohingya fled their villages, escaping Buddhist mobs who were often aided by the Myanmar military.
Britain is dropping the repatriation charges administered to victims of forced marriages following a public outcry, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Wednesday
“All Venezuelans are going to have a decent, beautiful, and proper home. We will achieve it with the Plan of the Homeland 2019-2025. I am finishing the constitutional mandate left to me by Comandante Chávez. The minimum goal is five million homes so that all Venezuelans have decent, fair, necessary, own housing, ” the president said.