The UN deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education.
UN: 258 million kids not in school
Expanding Heathrow airport is unlikely to be compatible with the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, leading scientists have said, adding that government policies are lacking in many other key areas from home insulation and transport to carbon capturing.
UK ministers doing little towards 2050 emissions target, say top scientists
The Indian capital’s air quality fared much better than usual, doing better than Mumbai and Pune for the first time this winter season.
Delhi's pollution at lowest level this winter
America’s largest annual anti-abortion protest drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C., in one of the most precarious years in decades for reproductive rights.
Protesters call for end to abortion at Washington rally
With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side.
Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs
Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was center-stage on Friday, as the president of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education.
Drive for quality education worldwide facing ‘mammoth challenges’
NHS staff are being encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles to help the health service tackle climate change.
NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change
John Kapoor, the founder of US drugmaker Insys, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Thursday for helping fuel America's deadly opioid crisis.
US pharma boss gets 66 months for fueling US opioid crisis
Before the floods hit her village, crumpling buildings, ripping out pathways and submerging swathes of land, Nurto Mohamed Hassan could buy a kilogram of rice for the equivalent of about 70p.
Floods spark a scramble for survival in East Africa
Water being pumped to millions of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital city came from reservoirs contaminated by dangerous toxins, according to a report seen by the Guardian.
Millions at risk after toxins found in Harare water supply: Study

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