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UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

There are 92 countries which lack national policies ensuring that new fathers get adequate paid time off, to spend with their newborn babies. “Positive and …

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans

“The facts are clear.  Our oceans are a mess,” said António Guterres at an outreach event, that was part of the Group of Seven – or G7 – …

5 wage gap myths about women at work

Blame for the gender wage gap in the United States shouldn’t fall on women, report researchers. In a review paper, they draw on existing psychological …

Will bat-borne Nipah virus be the next global pandemic?

A recent outbreak in South India has renewed interest in Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine or cure that generally spreads from bats or pigs to humans and …

Death of Ebola patients who fled Congo’s hospital, highlights dangers

Two of the three patients died after leaving an isolation unit in Wangata hospital in Mbandaka city in the last week, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic …

Record-high opium production in Afghanistan creates multiple challenges for region and beyond

The report noted opium cultivation increased by 63 per cent; from 201,000 hectares in 2016 to an estimated 328,000 hectares in 2017. UNODC said that it would …

Four Superstar Athletes Who Are Also Called ‘Mom’

Mom. Mother. Mama. Madre. Or maybe even Auntie. No matter what we call them, we all have special women in our lives who deserve to be celebrated this upcoming …

UN expert warns of “stark increase” in hate crimes across UK, post-Brexit

“I am shocked by the criminalisation of young people from ethnic minorities, especially young black men. They are over-represented in police stop and …

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by US decision to exit Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House, and immediately afterwards signed a memorandum to begin reinstating economic sanctions on Iran …

Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million children at risk of illness and death

In a new report “Coverage at a Crossroads,” released on Monday, UNICEF stressed that just two doses of vitamin A per year, can save thousands of …