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‘2015 set to be hottest year on record’

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Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organis-ation (WMO) Michel Jarraud shows a document on global surface temperature anomalies from 1950 to 2015 during a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday. — AFP

UNHCR decries restrictions on some refugees

About 1,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Macedonia from Greece as authorities deny entry to some nationalities in contravention of international law, the United Nati

Swiss farmer finds trove of Roman coins in orchard

In one of the largest discoveries of ancient coins in Switzerland, a farmer has helped unearth more than 4,100 bronze and silver Roman coins dating between 270 and 294 AD in his cherry orchard.

Fifa corruption: Panel ‘requests sanctions’ against duo

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

The Fifa ethics committee probing allegations of corruption against suspended president Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor, Michel Platini, requested on Saturday that sanctions be levelled agains

Second thoughts? No ‘leap second’ decision until 2023

It is no split-second decision.

India climbs to 108th spot in global gender index: World Economic Forum

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Last year, India was ranked 114 among 142 countries

‘Dangerously high antibiotic resistance levels worldwide’

Antibiotic resistance, which can turn common ailments into killers, has reached dangerous levels worldwide, the World Health Organisation warned on Monday, saying users still know too little about how

UN warns states against 'backtracking' on migrant commitments

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‘Refugees must not become secondary victims of these tragic events’

UN: El Nino worst in over 15 years

The “El Nino” phenomenon, which sparks global climate extremes, is this year the worst in more than 15 years, the UN weather agency said Monday, warning it was already causing severe droughts and floo

Are countries which have not been responsible over decades, perhaps even over centuries, for huge greenhouse gas emissions, promoting global warming now obliged to cut on their CO2 emissions in global

ISIS, or more accurately Daesh, is a creation of multiple forces – its seeds were sown by America during its Cold War confrontation against the erstwhile Soviet Union, it has been nurtured well since