From serving time to serving lattes — Global issues

“I want to make the most of my time, even in prison, and this training should help me get a job later,” said Danny, 31, who has just over five years left on his sentence. “Of course, I knew how to make coffee before, but here I’m learning about different tastes, smells and aromas, as … Read more

Put an end to period poverty. global issues

Period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products, is a serious problem, especially in developing countries, a problem that girls and women face every month, and the focus of Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is celebrated every year on May 28. “I’m happy to come to work here because I get to meet and work … Read more

Man arrested in Japan after killing four people in rare gun and knife attack | Crime News:

The suspect was arrested after barricading himself in a building during a 12-hour standoff with police. A 31-year-old man has been arrested in rural Japan after four people were killed in a rare gun and knife attack that sparked a 12-hour standoff with police. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder after barricading himself … Read more

Climate change gets its day in court: global issues

Opinion: By Ines M Pusadela (Montevideo, Uruguay) Thursday, May 25, 2023 Inter press service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) – For global justice, the climate crisis has rightly made its way to the world’s highest court. On March 29, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of … Read more

A golden opportunity for the global south. global issues

Opinion: By Darini Rajasingham-Senayake (Colombo, Sri Lanka) Monday, May 15, 2023 Inter press service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 15 (IPS) – Asia is the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic region, according to the latest IMF report. “Recovery under constant uncertainty”. 1: Asia and the Pacific will contributing to around 70 percent of global growth … Read more

Powerful Cyclone Moka has reached Myanmar after battering parts of Bangladesh

Released: 14/05/2023 – 22:03 Thousands of people crammed into monasteries, pagodas and schools on Sunday to seek shelter from a powerful storm that battered the coast of Myanmar, tearing roofs off buildings and killing at least three people. Cyclone Moka made landfall in Myanmar’s Rakhine state near the city of Sittwe on Sunday afternoon, Myanmar’s … Read more

Ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to stand trial after shock arrest sparks riots

Released: 10/05/2023 – 09:04 Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan will appear in a special court at the capital’s police headquarters on Wednesday to answer bribery charges, a day after his shock arrest sparked violent protests. Khan’s arrest follows months of political crisis and comes hours after the powerful military reprimanded the former international cricketer … Read more

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida arrives in South Korea for a landmark summit

Released: 07/05/2023 – 08:50 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Seoul and Tokyo seek to resume their “shuttle diplomacy” and mend relations amid growing nuclear threats from Pyongyang. Kishida is the first official bilateral visit by a Japanese leader to South Korea in over a decade. He first headed … Read more

“It’s time for a new way.” Thais are looking for change as elections approach Election news

Bangkok, Thailand — As Thais celebrated the Songkran festival last month by soaking each other in water fights, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hoped the occasion would help salvage his lackluster re-election campaign. Wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt and armed with a huge blue water gun, Prayuth, the top military politician who overthrew Yingluck Shinawatra’s government … Read more

“Humanity Must Get Out of the Cradle” — Global Issues

“There is no doubt about the importance of the current foundations for sustainability, from environmental protection to climate change and green living. For the foreseeable future, upholding all these principles will be fundamental if humanity is to prosper. To continue growing, one must leave the cradle, same with humanity. To achieve a truly sustainable future, … Read more