Rise of facial recognition triggers growing chorus of concern in Russia

A report published on Monday by U.S.-based researchers showing that Russian facial recognition companies have built tools to detect a person's race has raised fears among digital rights groups, who describe the... Read more »
11:47 am

Thousands protest against Turkey’s withdrawal from treaty to combat violence against women

The protests came hours after President Tayyip Erdogan defended the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, negotiated in Turkey's biggest city in 2011 and designed to prevent and prosecute violence against women and... Read more »
10:19 am

Unequal access to vaccines leads to diverging global economic recovery

Well over a year on from the start of the pandemic, many countries are still battling the virus, particularly the increasingly dominant and highly infectious Delta variant. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia... Read more »
10:05 am

China’s ban on cryptocurrency mining is a blow to industry criticized for its environmental impact

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are created or "mined" by high-powered computers competing to solve complex mathematical puzzles, which guzzle energy and fuel planet-warming emissions unless they consume electricity from renewable sources. Read more »
2:28 pm

Dowry system degrades Indian daughters as commodities

"Marriage must not be a pompous show of the family's social status and wealth. Parents have to realise the barbaric dowry system degrades our daughters as commodities," he tweeted. Read more »
10:54 am

COVID-19 pandemic will push 10 million more girls into child marriage

"Refugee communities are reeling from protracted displacement, poverty and the consequences of COVID-19 and we know that economic hardship, protection concerns and lack of access to education are persistent drivers of child... Read more »
3:37 pm

Over 8,500 children used as soldiers last year, 2,700 were killed

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres' annual report to the Security Council on children and armed conflict covers the killing, maiming and sexual abuse of children, abduction or recruitment, denial of aid access and... Read more »
12:13 pm

UK foreign aid cuts will harm world’s poorest nations

The move will cut about 4 billion pounds ($5.34 billion) in spending, with some programmes such as the Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) health programme cut... Read more »
2:33 pm

Digital database for farmers raises privacy concerns and exclusion of poor farmers

Each farmer will have a unique digital identification that contains personal details, information about the land they farm, as well as production and financial details. Each ID will be linked to the... Read more »
10:43 am

Worldwide families struggle to stay afloat amid rising food prizes

World food prices are at their highest level in a decade, according to the U.N. food agency, making basic staples like rice, beans and cooking oil increasingly unaffordable for billions of people. Read more »
12:05 pm

COVID-19 pandemic left many poor struggling under lock-downs and crumbling economy

"The stateless in India have not received economic relief packages provided by the government...they don't have a bank account or proof of citizenship," stated a report titled, Together We Can: The COVID-19... Read more »
10:45 am

The rich in India getting Covid vaccine preferentially?

With the world's second-highest tally of infections, India's federal government has faced criticism for a bungled vaccine roll out that has covered fewer than 5% of an estimated adult population of 950... Read more »
12:25 pm

Many families still live on the knife’s edge of daily wages

It is important to understand that the world is gradually opening up. But it will still be a long time till we get back to self-sustenance. The Covid situation has pushed million... Read more »
7:06 pm

Organisations and individuals from more than 25 countries extend solidarity with agitating farmers

The statement comes close on the heel of the wide global coverage of the agitation in international media and demonstrations organized in several European and North American cities by Indian diaspora and... Read more »
2:34 pm

Worker unrest in Indian manufacturing hubs could increase

"It is the only way for workers to be heard in the absence of legal safeguards and proper grievance redress mechanisms," Anand told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone. Read more »
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