Mereana Hond

Mereana Hond

Weather

July was world's 'warmest month on record'

EU scientists say rising temperature continues upward trend in 2019, and is accompanied by major ice melt in Greenland.

July was world's 'warmest month on record'

Health

Global fight against Aids stalling, warns United Nations

Death toll in Eastern Europe and Central Asia rises by 5 percent in the past nine years, and 9 percent in the Middle East and North Africa.

Global fight against Aids stalling, warns United Nations

Asia Pacific

Does Japan still have a taste for whale meat?

Japan is set to resume commercial whaling, but its people may have lost their taste for the meat.

Does Japan still have a taste for whale meat?

World Health Organization

WHO discusses Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization confirms more than 2,000 infections since the most recent Ebola outbreak in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO discusses Ebola outbreak

United States

Killer robots: Scientists concerned over ethics of military AI

Google employees rebelled last year, signing a petition saying Google should not be in the business of war.

Killer robots: Scientists concerned over ethics of military AI

Science & Technology

Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production

28 countries sign up to ban on developing robots that could kill humans but some states are choosing to opt out.

Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production

Health

China gene editing case triggers calls for regulation

Gene editing is a breakthrough technology that may be able to help fix faulty DNA.

China gene editing case triggers calls for regulation

Asia Pacific

New Zealand mosque attacks: Social media comes under attack

Why was it so difficult for social media giants to contain the spread of videos of New Zealand mosque attacks?

New Zealand mosque attacks: Social media comes under attack

Social media

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

More than two billion people, around a quarter of the world's population, use Facebook.

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

Vaccination

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Many people continue to resist vaccinating their kids despite small chance of adverse reactions.

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Global Warming

Five things we can do to combat climate change

Climate scientists say if we don't act there will be irreversible damage to our planet within decades, so here are five ways we can change our own lives to help create change.

Five things we can do to combat climate change

Africa

Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise

Government says it needs money normally used for fuel subsidies to fund operations against armed groups.

Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise