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China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence: Researchers

China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published on Wednesday (Mar 13) showed.

  • Avoiding climate chaos means 'unprecedented' change: UN report

    Avoiding climate chaos means 'unprecedented' change: UN report

    Public: 10/6/2018 6:01:36 AM

    The U.N.'s 195-nation climate science body plunged deep into overtime on Saturday (Oct 5) to finalise a report outlining stark options - all requiring a global makeover of unprecedented scale - for avoiding climate chaos.

  • Natalia Vodianova is teaming up with the UN to tackle taboos and empower women

    Natalia Vodianova is teaming up with the UN to tackle taboos and empower women

    Public: 9/25/2018 4:42:32 PM

    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.

  • Cuban women of the 21st century

    Cuban women of the 21st century

    Public: 9/18/2018 9:13:10 AM

    The Federation of Cuban Women reaches its 58th anniversary facing new challenge

  • Asia: The future is female

    Asia: The future is female

    Public: 9/17/2018 10:07:18 AM

    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.

  • John McCain's final message to his country

    John McCain's final message to his country

    Public: 8/28/2018 4:20:15 PM

    One of Sen. John McCain’s final wishes was to tell the country not to “despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.”

  • Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

    Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

    Public: 8/21/2018 8:54:27 AM

    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).

  • Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: Study

    Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: Study

    Public: 8/15/2018 8:49:03 AM

    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).

  • PM Lee Hsien Loong: Bold creative planning can re-imagine Singapore

    PM Lee Hsien Loong: Bold creative planning can re-imagine Singapore

    Public: 8/9/2018 2:44:44 PM

    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).

  • Laos dam collapse affects more than 10,000 people: UN report

    Laos dam collapse affects more than 10,000 people: UN report

    Public: 7/28/2018 8:32:20 PM

    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 Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

    South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

    Public: 7/19/2018 7:49:08 PM

    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.

  • Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

    Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

    Public: 7/18/2018 7:27:24 AM

    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".

  • Key points of Britain's plan for post-Brexit ties with EU

    Key points of Britain's plan for post-Brexit ties with EU

    Public: 7/12/2018 10:53:06 PM

    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:

  • ‘I watched my neighbour get swept away’: Japan flood survivors

    ‘I watched my neighbour get swept away’: Japan flood survivors

    Public: 7/11/2018 10:48:53 PM

    When a powerful surge of mud started to sweep through the tidy streets of Yanohigashi, many of its residents were totally caught off guard.

  • Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate 'hotspots': World Bank

    Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate 'hotspots': World Bank

    Public: 6/29/2018 8:20:10 AM

    Changes in temperature and rainfall will impact almost half of South Asia in the coming decades, reducing economic growth in one of the world's poorest regions, the World Bank said.

  • Angelina Jolie: People in Mosul needs more support to rebuild their lives from ruins

    Angelina Jolie: People in Mosul needs more support to rebuild their lives from ruins

    Public: 6/20/2018 2:16:36 PM

    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today visited West Mosul, an urban area held captive by ISIS for three years until its liberation last summer. After walking among the bombed-out buildings that line its quiet streets and meeting with some of the first families to return, she urged the world not to forget the agonies they have endured – and not to ignore the new struggles they now face.

  • Ceasefire extension Hopes of peace for Afghanistan

    Ceasefire extension Hopes of peace for Afghanistan

    Public: 6/18/2018 11:55:56 AM

    These days, the Afghan people cannot hide their joy when they see government soldiers appear beside Taliban militants in the streets of the capital city of Kabul. An indefinite ceasefire has sparked great hopes of lasting peace for the war-torn South Asian nation.

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