Nearly 14,000 people in Canada died from opioid overdoses in the last four years and more than 17,000 have been hospitalized in what officials say is a mounting crisis that shows few signs of relief.
Nearly 14,000 people in Canada die from opioid overdoses in four years
New documents reveal that the Trump administration has let a mining company take on a major role in writing the environmental report that is key to getting its Idaho gold mine project government approval, the Idaho Statesman reports.
US Forest Service allows mining company to write its own environmental analysis: Report
The Finnish government has a lot of catching up to do if it intends to reach its carbon neutrality goal by 2035, reported Helsingin Sanomat, the largest subscription newspaper in Finland and the Nordic countries
Finland’s net carbon sink contracted by 43% in 2017–2018
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on world leaders to reaffirm their commitment to promoting health care on the occasion of the International Universal Health Coverage Day.
UN chief urges reaffirmed commitment to universal health coverage
It was 81 days ago that Kamal Hussain Mondal, a 32-year-old brick factory worker from a remote village in West Bengal, India, took his own life. He had been a carefree man and attentive father to his two young sons, and was known throughout Soladana village for his devotion to his wife Khayrun Nahar Bibi.
‘They will lock us up or just kill us’: Muslims fearful in West Bengal
An environmental group launched legal action seeking to ban commercial use of “super-toxic” rat poisons in California, citing data showing the products pose a grave threat to a dozen endangered species and other wildlife.
Environmental group seeks California ban on 'super-toxic' rat poisons
The European Union has left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement after hours of summit haggling with three Eastern European member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power.
Poland left out of EU's 2050 climate neutrality targets
Spanish police said 33 people have been arrested globally in connection with a WhatsApp group for images of child sex abuse and other violent content.
Members of child abuse WhatsApp group arrested in 11 countries
Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released on Wednesday by UN agencies.
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

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