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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Know Reasons Behind Extreme Weather 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live): Extreme Weather 2016 : Last year’s record global average temperatures, extreme heat over Asia, and unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea would not have been possible without human-caused climate change, according to a new report published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). Explaining Extreme Events in 2016 from a Climate Perspective presents 27 …

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New York City to Audit Its Black Box Algorithms

New York Black Box Algorithms :  New York City will be among the first cities in the US to earnestly tackle black box algorithms, the automated decision-making systems that are rarely made public, but have greater and greater influence over lives. A bill passed by the city council this week orders the creation of a local task force to monitor …

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Trump Jerusalem Statement Opens a Pandora’s Box

Trump Jerusalem Statement : US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has been predictably condemned by the governments of all states, except Israel itself. Trump’s own statement on the issue what’s more carefully worded than the reaction to the decision would suggest. In typical Trump style, he expressed the United States’ wish for “an …

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António Guterres Alerts North Korea Military Confrontation

New York (ABC Live): António Guterres : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.” “While all concerned seek to avoid an accidental escalation leading to conflict, the risk is being multiplied by misplaced over-confidence, dangerous narratives and rhetoric, and the lack …

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Palestine to Submit Jerusalem Special Status Resolution in UNSC

New York (ABC Live) Jerusalem Special Status Resolution : A draft Security Council resolution reiterating the special status of Jerusalem — and rejecting any attempts to declare Israel’s capital or to establish an embassy there — would likely be submitted as early as Monday, the Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine told the Palestinian Rights Committee today. On the …

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UNSC Pledges Support for South Sudan Peace Pact

New York (ABC Live): South Sudan Peace Pact : As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal. In a presidential statement, the 15-member Council said it …

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António Guterres Bat for Health for all in Health Coverage Forum 2017

Tokyo (ABC Live): Health Coverage Forum 2017 :Health is everyone’s right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN’s readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. “Our goal must be to protect and promote physical and mental well-being for all. Health is both an outcome and a driver of progress,” Mr. Guterres told …

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Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 Alerts on Electronic Waste

New York (ABC Live): Global E-Waste Monitor 2017 : The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Environmental protection is one of the three pillars of sustainable development …

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Nuclear Technology to Control Mosquitoes

Vienna (ABC Live): Control Mosquitoes : After its success in controlling a devastating fruit fly with nuclear technology, Argentina is gearing up to fight a new enemy: mosquitoes that transmit Zika, in addition to dengue and chikungunya. The method applied in both cases is the sterile insect technique (SIT), an insect birth control method that uses irradiation to sterilize and release insects …

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Know the Lausanne Treaty Resultant of First World War

New Delhi (ABC Live): Lausanne Treaty : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, when visiting Greece, called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty. This is thrilling news, the significance of which is comparable to Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In fact, it means the beginning of the revision of the world order established after …

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