All life on earth will eventually be affected as an increasingly warm and acidic ocean produces less oxygen, The Ocean Foundation President Mark J Spalding points out.
Efforts to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole in southern Spain on Jan. 13 hit a major snag on Tuesday when engineers said they would have to widen a parallel shaft before they could dig a horizontal passage to reach the toddler.
NAIROBI -- Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said on Monday.
A medical emergency and a mechanical problem left passengers on a United Airlines flight stuck for about 16 hours on the frigid tarmac of a Canadian airport in the plane's barely heated interior, the CBC network reported.
Kenyan security forces have "eliminated" the militants who stormed an upscale hotel compound and killed at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday (Jan 16).
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) was officially launched in Siem Reap, Cambodia on January 15 with a view to promoting mutual understanding, solidarity, cultural exchanges, and cooperation among countries in the region.
President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years on Friday (Dec 4) after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump's request for USD 5.6 billion (4.4 billion pounds) to build a wall on the Mexican border.
Australian police are investigating after needles were found in grapes bought from a supermarket in Melbourne.
Thailand's first tropical storm in three decades, packing winds of up to 80kph, is expected to make landfall on Friday evening, sending thousands of people flocking to shelter inland and shutting down two major airports.
A Chinese lunar rover landed on the dark side of the moon on Thursday (Jan 3) in a global first.
President Donald Trump warned that the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, which entered its 12th day on Wednesday (Jan 2), could last a "long time" as he stood firm in his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.
Australia's largest city Sydney put on its biggest-ever fireworks display in a spectacular welcome to the New Year, kicking off a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
Rescuers hunted for survivors on Monday (Dec 31) after a gas explosion tore through a high-rise residential building in central Russia, killing at least four people and leaving several dozen unaccounted for.
2018 was the year of women’s resistance. From the launch of the #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces nationwide, to the Nobel Peace Prize being won by those working to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, this year was all about advocating for women’s rights. Women and gender equality activists from around the globe are using their voices to call out inequality and rally communities for a better future for all.
The 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially came into force on December 30, creating a free trade area covering more than a tenth of the global economy.
Udin Ahok was forced to make a choice that no one would ever want to make: save his wife or his mother and baby.
Indonesian authorities warned on Wednesday (Dec 26) of "extreme weather and high waves" around the erupting Anak Krakatoa volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.