Bits of plastic have been detected in the faeces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.
A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.
After taking India by storm, the #MeToo movement has come to Nepal. Can it bring change?
The best - and fairest - way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday (Oct 15).
Today, October 9 is World Post Day. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.
Temperatures are likely to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at its current pace and if the world fails to take rapid and unprecedented measures to stem the increase, a U.N. report said on Monday (Oct 8).
Vogue meets supermodel Natalia Vodianova as she exclusively announces her latest international platform - together with the UNFPA - to assemble global policymakers and address the issues surrounding women’s health and gender equality.
The Federation of Cuban Women reaches its 58th anniversary facing new challenge
Women's role in the development of Asia is getting more and more crucial, stated Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister of Indonesia in a speech delivered on occasion of the recent World Economic Forum on ASEAN.
Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned on Monday (Aug 21).
Man-made global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published on Tuesday (Aug 14).
The work of building Singapore is not done, and bold, creative planning will allow the heartland to be remade, communities to be rejuvenated and the country to be re-imagined, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Aug 8).
It is a grim situation facing rescuers and aid agencies in Laos following Monday's collapse of one of dams in the Xe-Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he is ready to accept a peace deal to end a civil war and set up an inclusive new government.
Former U.S. president Barack Obama on Tuesday (July 17) used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times".
Britain set out in detail Thursday (Jul 12) its proposals for the future economic and security relationship with the EU after Brexit. The plan was agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet last week - only for two top ministers to quit in protest at its provisions to adopt EU rules on trade in goods. The plan foresees an overall "association agreement" with the EU encompassing different deals on different areas. Here are the key points:
When a powerful surge of mud started to sweep through the tidy streets of Yanohigashi, many of its residents were totally caught off guard.