He sounded a global alarm, warning leaders about the survival of humanity and the planet. In language that was sometimes downright undiplomatic, he called out those he blames for the perilous state of the world. It was Antonio Guterres’ strongest, most striking speech since he took the helm of the United Nations in 2017.
Pakistan has witnessed unprecedented higher rainfall in provinces like Sindh and Balochistan this year. The number of people who died in the flash floods, caused by the excessive rain has risen to more than a thousand people, and hundreds of thousands of others have been left homeless. International aid has been rushed from
President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to rejoin the Paris climate agreement sends an important signal to the world about US leadership. But the action will merely take us back to four years ago. To push us forward, on his first day in office,
A new report from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific about over 140 disasters that the world has faced last year because of climate change, demands collective measures to tackle the global warming (“Over 140 disasters hit 64m people, loss stands at $57b in Asia-Pacific region last year: Report,”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took all the leaders who were at the G20 Summit that India had hosted in New Delhi on September 9-10 to Raj Ghat, the place where India’s undisputed leader of the Freedom Movement and Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated, to pay respects. It was a symbolic
The Egyptian authorities have paused bulldozing tombs in Cairo’s fabled City of the Dead after protests by public figures, cultural preservationists, tour operators, and global historians. Too little, too late. A wasteland of rubble is all that remains of historic and family tombs in protected heritage sectors of the
Theresa May has joined the Conservative heavyweight pile-on against Rishi Sunak over HS2 as she becomes the third former Tory prime minister to call for the project not to be axed. Asked on Saturday if she would cut HS2, the former Tory leader responded with a categoric “no” over fears that abandoning the
The most interesting part of the Hollywood writers’ new contract is the AI clause. According to news reports, it explicitly allows the studios to “train” large language models on scripts written by members of the Writers Guild. The agreement implies that permission to train an LLM on a writer’s works has value.