McKinsey: 8-13 per cent of Asia GDP to be at risk from climate change by 2025

As Asia seeks to grow its economy – and remain a key source of growth for the world – climate is a critical challenge that the region will need to manage. Asia is also well positioned to address these challenges and capture the opportunities that come from managing climate risk effectively.

Museum and arts centre where British colonialist Cecil Rhodes was born is changing its name after Black Lives Matter protests

Who was Cecil Rhodes and why is he so controversial? Cecil Rhodes, pictured, who died in 1902, was the founder of the De Beers diamond company who was accused of exploiting his black miners. He was also a proponent of racial segregation which led to the Apartheid strategy in South Africa

Amy Grant makes ‘miraculous recovery’ after open heart surgery: ‘Prayer changes everything’

‘I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back… just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed […]

Hundreds Of Actors Sign Petition Calling On SAG-AFTRA Health Plan To Reverse Sweeping Changes To Benefits Coverage

Shaan Sharma, a member of the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local’s board of directors, told Deadline that this will be the first time in seven years that he’ll lose his health coverage. “Already, less than 20% of our members qualified for healthcare pre-COVID,” he said. “With this week’s announcement, the Health Plan has now made it […]

ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions commented: “As part of ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero, we are committed to enabling a cleaner and greener society for all. World EV Day shines a spotlight on the need for greater electric vehicle uptake, and we hope this campaign will help to catalyze […]

Apple, Google ban one of the most popular games in the world

Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game “Fortnite” from their app stores for violating the companies’ in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging the two companies’ rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier on Thursday as the […]

This startup wants to turn Dubai’s desert into farmland

Laboratories have been closed due to Covid-19, but the field trials are going well, says Ismahane Elouafi, ICBA’s Director General. “If the result that we have seen continues to be positive and gets confirmed on the vegetables and pearl millet, it could be a huge help to countries with desert environments,” she says.

Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tally

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the changes affected data reported between 14 May and 12 August. It said there had been “a double-counting of test kits that had been dispatched”, “which had not been removed from the lab’s processed data”.

Friday briefing: holiday chaos as France taken off safe list

‘Do you regret your lying’ – There was drama at Donald Trump’s daily press briefing last night when a reporter asked the president if “you regret all the lying you’ve done to the American people?”. Trump appeared taken aback by SV Dáte’s question and quickly cut him off but the Huffington Post correspondent later said […]

‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Pointing to slices of sauted meat, from the belly of a short-finned pilot whale, that he has brought from home, Kobata adds: “In the days when there was no refrigeration, people preserved meat like this in salt. Of course, there are lots of other sources of protein around these days, but people of my generation […]