WHO COMMITTEE RULES AGAINST VACCINE PASSPORTS FOR TRAVELERS

Sat 16 January 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was opposed “for the time being” to the introduction of certificates of vaccination — so-called “vaccine passports” — against COVID-19 as a condition for allowing international travellers entry into other countries. Several countries have already signalled their interest in producing vaccine passports […]

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‘DEAD HEAT’: 2020 TIED FOR WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD, NASA FINDS

Fri 15 January 2021: The past seven years have been the seven warmest years on record since 1880, scientists reported. When it comes to the Earth’s global surface temperature, 2020 came in hot — tying 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to a climate analysis published Thursday by NASA and the United States’ National Oceanic […]

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‘ALTERING BEHAVIOR, POLICIES KEY TO AVOID WATER CRISIS’

Thu 07 January 2021: There is a dire need to change people’s water use habits if the world is to successfully overcome the looming global water crisis brought about climate change, according to a Turkish scientist. Behavioral changes among individuals can help massively reduce the current levels of water waste around the world, Mehmet Ekmeci, […]

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WORLD DAY OF WAR ORPHANS: HEAR THEM OUT AND HELP THEM OVERCOME THE TRAUMA

Wed 06 January 2021: World Day of War Orphans reminds the world that caring for children in traumatic circumstances is a priority particularly amid the pandemic. Children caught in crossfire or estranged from parents need utmost care to help heal the mental wounds of war, restart schools and normal life. World Day of War Orphans is marked every year […]

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BRITISH JUDGE BLOCKS US REQUEST TO EXTRADITE ASSANGE

Mon 04 January 2021: A UK judge on Monday refused a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser delivered the decision against the US authorities’ request on Monday, at the Old Bailey court in London. Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the US, Baraitser said. Assange faces 18 […]

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UK JUDGE TO RULE ON WIKILEAKS FOUNDER ASSANGE’S US EXTRADITION

Mon 04 January 2021: A UK court is set to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the US to face espionage charges, in what the leaks group called the most important press freedom case in decades. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser is expected to deliver the decision at 10:00 GMT on Monday at the Old Bailey. If the judge […]

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NEARLY 10 MILLION CHILDREN WILL SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION IN 2021: UNICEF

Friday 01 January 2021: UNICEF expects that 10.4 million children will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 due to prolonged conflicts, internal displacement and the coronavirus pandemic. As the pandemic deepens, acute food insecurity in poor countries is leaving millions of children at risk of famine.. According to a report published by the United Nations International Children’s […]

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