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Colleges making the coronavirus crisis worse across the US

Colleges making the coronavirus crisis worse across the US

Across the US, the reopening of college campuses is fast becoming a new public health crisis. The arrival of students for the start of the fall semester has caused Covid-19 infections to spike in college towns from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to Chico, California.

Celebrating 75 years of the United Nations

Celebrating 75 years of the United Nations

As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, the world is in turmoil. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly one million deaths so far and is nowhere close to being contained.

Climate-change fight a long-term investment opportunity

Climate-change fight a long-term investment opportunity

Just as green, or socially responsible, investments are fast emerging as a focus domain across the financial world, more frequent and severe natural calamities have heightened the need to contain climate change, while expanding the use of clean energy.

Indian street vendors ‘shattered’ as coronavirus wrecks trade

Indian street vendors ‘shattered’ as coronavirus wrecks trade

A stack of unsold shawls is an unsettling sight for street vendor K Kunjalata Devi, reminding her of the daily struggle to feed her family as Covid-19 threatens the livelihoods of millions of informal traders across India.

Tour de France: a series of cautionary tales

Tour de France: a series of cautionary tales

Cycling’s rescheduled Tour de France made a proud entry into Paris Sunday with its boyish champion Tadej Pogacar the figurehead of a storied 21-day extravaganza crowned by a twist in the tail.

Fighting the Covid infodemic

Fighting the Covid infodemic

The emergence of the Sars-CoV-2 virus has not only led to the global Covid-19 pandemic, but also fuelled an accompanying onslaught of misinformation. Some have promoted drugs such as hydroxychloroquine as cures for the disease, despite insufficient scientific evidence of their effectiveness;

World leaders need to overhaul food production industries

World leaders need to overhaul food production industries

It is nothing new that humans are destroying the natural environment at an unprecedented and alarming rate. A new report just reiterates this sad truth.

Japan’s geopolitical balancing act just got harder for new PM

Japan’s geopolitical balancing act just got harder for new PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unexpected resignation last month for health reasons has raised many questions about the legacy of the country’s longest-serving premier.

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