The redevelopment of the Thu Thiem district in Ho Chi Minh is set to provide Vietnam’s largest city with new homes, parks and offices. Also seen as key to its success: Climate change preparedness.
How cities are confronting climate change
The coronavirus health crisis may lead to a slump in global carbon emissions this year but the outbreak poses a threat to long-term climate action by undermining investment in clean energy, according to the global energy watchdog.
Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog
The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said.
Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years
Lawyers for disgraced Cardinal George Pell claimed on Wednesday he remains behind bars for child sex abuse based on "wrong" and "egregious" legal decisions, as they concluded a last-ditch appeal in Australia's top court.
Cardinal Pell lawyers say conviction 'wrong'
Days before the first anniversary of a shooting in Christchurch that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, a post appeared on an encrypted messaging app showing a balaclava-clad man outside one of the attacked mosques with a threat and a gun emoji.
One year after mosque massacre, New Zealand is fighting rising hate
Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch of a joint UN agency program four years ago, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.
UN program to help spare millions from child marriage extended to 2023
After declining for most of the last decade, hunger is once again on the rise around the world, and climate change is a primary cause. Over 820 million people suffered from hunger in 2018, the greatest number since 2010 according to findings from a new World Meteorological Organization report released.
Climate crisis is disrupting life for millions, report finds
New rules could spell the death of a "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.
New rules could spell end of 'throwaway culture'
The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups on Tuesday as "unacceptable" and an attack on free speech.
Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger
Certain purchases are better than others at sparking people's in-the-moment happiness, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Spending on experiences versus possessions advances more immediate happiness

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