Senior defense officials of Iran and Azerbaijan have signed an agreement aimed at boosting defense and military cooperation between the two neighbors.
Iran, Azerbaijan sign agreement on defense cooperation
An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world’s top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.
Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment
Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. That's certainly true for nitrogen fertilizers.
Right green for crop, environment, wallet
Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heatwave hit the continent's southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend.
Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth as heatwave sizzles
Japan welcomed a record high of more than 300 million foreign visitors in 2018, despite a series of natural disasters that temporarily shut down major airports, raising hopes that government's goal of attracting 40 million tourists annually by 2020 can be achieved.
Japan overcame natural disasters to attract record-high visitors in 2018
Central China's Henan Province lifted more than 1.2 million people out of poverty last year, with its poverty headcount ratio dropping from 2.57 percent in 2017 to 1.21 percent, a provincial official said on Tuesday.
Provincial official: China’s Henan lifted over one million out of poverty in 2018
The number of people living in extreme poverty in Latin America increased in 2017 to the highest level in almost a decade despite an improvement in government social spending policies, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.
UN agency: Number of Latin Americans in extreme poverty highest since 2008
A school in a tough area in England which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils' results are mediocre, said the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).
Ofsted pledges 'rebalanced' deal for schools in England’s tough areas
A third of United Nations (UN) employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released on Tuesday.
Survey: One in three UN employees have experienced sexual harassment
Indonesia has maintained a single-digit poverty rate as it posted a 9.66-percent rate as of September 2018, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday, with the number of poor people standing at 25.67 million.
BPS: Indonesia’s poverty rate down to 9.66%, Gini ratio improves to 0.384

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