Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

On World Suicide Prevention Day, celebs bring the focus on mental health

With a hope for a better world, actor Akshay Oberoi says, “We’re too caught up with the idea of hoisting our happy lives and anything that’s sad is suppressed as though it’s something we should be embarrassed about. It’s time we talked about the not-so-perfect parts of our lives and erased the stigma associated with […]

Royal Row: Denmark’s Prince Henrik Is Still Really Angry That His Wife Has a Better Title Than Him

This is the latest volley in a very public row over the couple’s final resting place. Henrik made headlines last week when he declared that he would not share the traditional burial site at Roskilde Cathedral with his wife. “It is her that is making a fool of me. I didn’t marry the queen to […]

ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights urged to better performance

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives that was held online on September 10. The ministers praised the commission’s efforts in implementing the 2016-2020 work plan, saying they have approved the work plan for 2021-2025 […]

Palestinians Regroup, Tell Arab World Not to Deal with Israel Before Peace

“Rather than recognizing that reality and focusing on reaching a realistic compromise with Israel that will build a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike, unfortunately, these leaders remain mired in their rejectionism and stuck in the past,” Dermer said. “As the circle of peace expands to other countries in the Arab and Muslim world, […]

Inside mind of ‘world’s worst serial killer’ dubbed ‘The Beast’ who butchered 400 kids

Garavito only accepts food and drink from a few guards that he trusts because he fears being poisoned, and he rarely agrees to leave his cell. It is said he spends his time making earrings and necklaces, and is relaxed and chatty with guards.

Analysis: China’s rise takes the world into uncharted waters

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is building ports, railways and other infrastructure across not just Asia but also Africa and elsewhere in the developing world. Less welcome is China’s growing presence in the South China Sea, where it chases away the fishing boats of its Southeast Asian neighbors and has built artificial islands to stake […]

ICC World Cup 2019: Full list of awards, prize money and statistics

Need to accept it as a part and parcel of life: Kane Williamson on New Zealand’s dramatic loss in World Cup final

World knowledge forum to discuss pandemic perspective

The agenda will also include a Conversation with former British Prime Minister Theresa May; Crisis-Turned-Opportunity Innovation & Social Integration; ASEAN Entrepreneur Award 2020; The International Order in the Post-Corona Era; Building Communities and Business Resilience in Today’s World; and Future of Asia in the Next Normal.

Will a rival to the world’s most expensive drug give George, 9, a new life and relief from his muscle-wasting illness that left his ‘legs like spaghetti’?

At first glance, George looked much like any other baby. But mum Lucy knew something wasn’t quite right. Sitting up, he was wobbly and struggled to support his own head. At the age of ten months, when he started crawling, his movement was slow and laboured. Often, he would collapse on to the floor, unable […]