2018's top disasters showed that even the world's most advanced and resilient economies can find themselves at the mercy of weather amped up by climate change (AFP/File)
05 December 2019
Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced...
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf (C, left) and Queen Silvia (C, right) arrive at the Imperial Palace to attend the proclamation ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, 22 October 2019. Photo: EPA
02 December 2019
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will arrive in India for a five-day visit...
A sapper landmine clearance personal belonging to the HALO Trust, walks during demining efforts next to an abandoned church at Qasr al Yahud baptism site on the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho. Photo: EPA
02 December 2019
The 164 signatory countries to the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) agreed Friday to accelerate the...
A student activist poses for a portrait during a 'Solidarity Sit-down' protest outside of the office of the Liberal Party of Australia in Sydney, Australia, 29 November 2019. Photo: Steven Saphore/EPA-EFE
30 November 2019
Protesters in smoke-covered Sydney kicked off a fresh round of global protests against...
Myanmar boys play at flooded road in Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar, 10 August 2019. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
30 November 2019
Climate negotiations opening next week in Madrid must prioritise funding for nations...
This photo taken on November 6, 2019 shows Aung Sein Phyo (C), 22, and other crew members operating a human-powered ferris wheel in Taunggyi, Shan state. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
27 November 2019
An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking...
The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain have arrived in Vietnam (AFP Photo/Nhac NGUYEN)
27 November 2019
The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in...
Southeast Asia has been flooded with plastic from more developed nations such as the US and Australia since last year when China -- which boasted a massive recycling industry -- ordered a halt to imports (AFP / Mohd RASFAN)
26 November 2019
Britain has agreed to take back 42 containers of plastic waste illegally exported to...
US President Donald J. Trump. Photo: EPA
23 November 2019
On August 7, 1974, a trio of top Republican leaders went to the White House and told...
Prince Charles (L) and Camilla (C-L), Duchess of Cornwall, greet people during their royal visit to New Zealand, in Auckland, New Zealand, 19 November 2019. Photo: EPA
23 November 2019
Prince Charles warned Friday that time is running out to address the impact of climate...
Record number of IED casualties last year: monitor. (AFP Photo)
22 November 2019
Nearly 3,800 people were killed or injured around the world last year by improvised mines...
Pope Francis arrives at Military Air Terminal of Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 November 2019. Photo: Ciro Fusco/EPA-EFE
21 November 2019
Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, on the first...

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