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World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body.
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. The distress it has caused globally is immeasurable. The deadly pandemic has launched a war on humanity on two fronts — health and economy.
The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday.
"All our efforts must go towards building sustainable and resilient pathways that enable us not only to beat COVID-19, but to tackle the climate crisis, reduce inequality and eradicate poverty and hunger," underscored the UN chief.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a maxim attributed to the Greek philosopher, Thales, of sixth century Before the Common Era (BCE), and it has been assumed that it is true. It looks like that no one checked it out. The maxim has its own merits in very many ways. But it seems that it is not holding up after a lapse of 2,500 years.
The unexpected loser in Tuesday’s special Texas congressional election was Susan Wright, the widow of the North Texas suburban district’s former Republican representative. But the bigger loser may have been former President Donald Trump.
With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition.
As the United States wrestles with how to curb the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant — and President Joe Biden launches a push to get federal workers vaccinated — it’s painful to compare our struggle with that of the rest of the world.