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New Threat to Nepal’s Rhinos — Global Issues

Loss of their favourite grass due to the spread of invasive vines have forced rhinos to venture outside Chitwan National Park, like this one in Sauraha last year. Credit: SAGAR GIRI/ Nepali Times. by Mukesh Pokhrel (chitwan, nepal) Monday, October 19, 2020 Inter Press Service CHITWAN, Nepal, Oct 19 (IPS) – Nepal’s population of one-horned […]

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Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions; global deaths near 1.1m | World news

7.44am BST07:44 The head of a leading pub chain in Britain has condemned the extension of lockdowns announced on Thursday as “a catastrophe from which the pub trade will never fully recover”. Patrick Dardis, the chief executive of Young’s Pubs, said Britain’s drinking establishments had complied with government guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in […]

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Energy Transition and Post-Covid Recovery, a Challenge for Latin America — Global Issues

Windmills in Calama, in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile. The projects in Chile to take advantage of its high potential in unconventional renewable energies have managed to reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and to reach a fall in the general cost of energy. Image: Marianela Jarroud / IPS by Emilio Godoy […]

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‘Tehran’ Is an Uncomplicated Look at Global Conflict: TV Review

An Israeli-produced series debuting on Apple TV Plus, “Tehran” is a show that looks at Iran through an alternately adversarial and nostalgic lens. The protagonist, Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan (Niv Sultan), infiltrates the nation following an emergency landing of a passenger jet in the capital city; she is on a mission that, should it succeed, […]

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After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of its Ultimate Goals — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Friday, September 18, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses’ enclosed offices. A […]

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Music Collective ‘Megative’ Dubs Out the Negative — Global Issues

The members of Megative, with Gus van Go (far left). Credit: Daviston Jeffers by SWAN (paris) Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Inter Press Service PARIS, Sep 02 (IPS) – Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize […]

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Global Knowledge Warfare: Using Strategic Imagination to Harness Uncertainty and Fear

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Lack of Human Capital is Holding Back Latin America’s Growth — Global Issues

Opinionwashington Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) – In 1990, Latin America’s average GDP per capita was a little over a quarter of the United States’ income level, while emerging and developing Asian countries’ GDP per capita was only 5 percent. In 2019, Asian countries had grown fourfold, but Latin […]

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Why the African Free Trade Area Could be the Game-Changer for the Continent’s Economies — Global Issues

A bigger free trade area will not only boost intra-regional trade, it will also hasten the development of regional supply chains. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS. Sunday, August 02, 2020 Inter Press Service Aug 02 (IPS) – Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa’s sustainable development. What it means is changing […]

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Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South — Global Issues

Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS by Fiona Broom Friday, July 17, 2020 Inter Press Service Jul 17 (IPS) – Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for […]

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