A record high of nearly 35,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2019, according to official data, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador struggled to rein in violent crime in his first year in office.
The runaway train that is climate change is about to blow past another milestone: Global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions will reach yet another record high. Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO2 are expected to hit 37 billion tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson.
A United Nations (UN) report says more civilians lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan in 2018 than any other year on record, nearly 18 years into a United States-led invasion and ongoing occupation.
Record numbers of burned-out staff of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are quitting because they are fed up with spending too much time at work and not enough with their families, new research revealed.
The Earth experienced its fourth hottest year on record in 2018 as its global surface temperature has risen about one degree Celsius since the 1880s, largely due to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, NASA and NOAA scientists say.
Nearly 800,000 Afghan migrants returned or were deported back to Afghanistan from Iran in 2018 – an increase of two-thirds compared to the previous year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on January 8.
The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by 22 percent in 2018, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Monday, more than doubling the total of annual applications since Britain voted to leave the European Union.