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A Warming World

A Warming World

In the past 60 years, every decade has been hotter than the last, and 2020 is on track to be among the hottest years yet. But the burden of extreme heat is not shared equally — it’s significantly worse for people at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Extreme heat...

Common Problems Faced by PMAY Applicants in India

Initially launched in 2015 to address the problem of homelessness in our country, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana or PMAY list of benefits is pretty extensive. It includes affordable housing for all urban classes at subsidised home loan interest rates, eco-friendly...

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Pro-Russian ex-president of Moldova placed under house arrest

Pro-Russian ex-president of Moldova placed under house arrest

Arrest of ex-president Igor Dodon comes at a time when relations between Moscow and Chisinau are increasingly strained.A court in Moldova has placed the country’s former President Igor Dodon under 30-day house arrest as he faces an investigation into suspected...

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Texas shooting: Videos show parents pleading with police to act

Texas shooting: Videos show parents pleading with police to act

Law enforcement officials in the US state of Texas have come under criticism for the amount of time that elapsed before they stormed into a primary school classroom to stop a gunman’s rampage that killed 19 children and two teachers.Videos circulating on social media...

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Ray Liotta, star of ‘Goodfellas’, dies aged 67

Ray Liotta, star of ‘Goodfellas’, dies aged 67

Liotta’s most iconic role, as real-life mobster Henry Hill in director Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’, came in 1990.Ray Liotta, the American actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has...

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UK prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey with sexual assault

UK prosecutors charge actor Kevin Spacey with sexual assault

The Oscar winner and former Old Vic artistic director faces a series of charges related to alleged offences between 2005 and 2013.The United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with several criminal offences including...

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Blinken lays out US strategy to counter China as rivalry grows

Blinken lays out US strategy to counter China as rivalry grows

Washington, DC – Despite the current focus on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China poses the “most serious long-term challenge to the international order”, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said.In a major speech delivered at George Washington University in...

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US economy shrank by 1.5% in the first three months of 2022

US economy shrank by 1.5% in the first three months of 2022

The United States economy shrank in the first three months of the year even though consumers and businesses kept spending at a solid pace, the government reported on Thursday, in a slight downgrade of its previous estimate for the January-March quarter.Last quarter’s...

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Lebanon: Do election results offer any hope for change?

Lebanon: Do election results offer any hope for change?

On Thursday, May 26 at 19:30 GMT:This week, Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah political bloc lost their parliamentary majority in an election that also saw unprecedented wins by independent candidates inspired by the country’s 2019 protest movement.Economic hardship appears to...

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