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The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it? By UNB | Last Updated: 23rd August, 2019, 17:38

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade

The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it?

Vocational education, training  address root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang Vocational education, training address root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang

Vocational education and training centers have been addressing the root causes of terrorism in Xinjiang


India's move on Kashmir spells trouble for other states Kashmir move spells trouble for other Indian states

The new union territories (Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh) will be ruled directly from Delhi.


Kashmir: A priority for British Asians? Kashmir: A priority for British Asians?

The protest has come as Indian PM Narendra Modi said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status


How could China intervene in Hong Kong protests? Hong Kong protests: How could China intervene?

The Chinese government has strongly criticised the protesters, but many are wondering whether it will eventually lose patience and take more direct action


Article 370: Has India bitten off more than it can chew in Kashmir? Has India bitten off more than it can chew in Kashmir?

The "reorganisation" of Jammu and Kashmir also reflects a longstanding Hindu nationalist agenda


What do US Democrats want to do about guns? What do US Democrats want to do about guns?

Whether or not Trump bears some culpability, his reaction to these most recent shootings are further evidence of shifting ground on the gun debate


Simple ways to take care of your leather accessories this monsoon Tips to take care of leather accessories in monsoon

Moisture during the monsoon season can get accumulated in the leather and increase the chances of fungus


Hong Kong protests: How badly has tourism been affected? How weeks of protests have hit Hong Kong tourism

Hong Kong is part of China but its citizens have more autonomy than those on the mainland


Why I translate all of Trump's tweets into Chinese Why I translate all of Trump's tweets into Chinese

China blocks selected foreign websites, including Twitter, and the invisible boundary between the domestic and global internet is commonly known as the Great Firewall


Dengue dashes dreams Dengue dashes dreams

Hasan said moving without the help of others was very difficult for him. “How can I prepare for the exam?”


Nuon Chea: Cambodia's unrepentant perpetrator of genocide Pol Pot's unrepentant right-hand man

Nuon Chea, who was seen by some experts as the brains behind policies that led to a quarter of his nation perishing, died in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Sunday


Olga Misik: Russia’s ‘Tiananmen teen’ protester on front line Russia’s ‘Tiananmen teen’ protester on front line

The authorities are clearly getting very scared if they are consolidating armed forces from different parts of the country to chase peaceful protesters


Turkish government destroys more than 300,000 books Turkish government destroys more than 300,000 books

Regime says it is cracking down on anything linked to Fethullah Gülen, the Muslim cleric it blames for 2016’s attempted coup


Article 370: India's move on Kashmir will fuel resentment 'Modi's Kashmir move will fuel resentment'

India's BJP-led government has now unilaterally torn up that special dispensation


Ebola vaccine: Why is a new jab so controversial? Why is a new Ebola vaccine so controversial?

The only way to test it on humans is for it to be used in an outbreak scenario, as it wouldn't be safe to trial the medicine on volunteers infected with the virus in a clinical trial


Lyubov Sobol: The woman driving Russia's opposition protests The woman driving Russia's opposition protests

The young lawyer and popular video blogger is one of a group of opposition activists who have been barred from local elections in Moscow


Rookie jockey Khadijah Mellah makes history in a hijab Rookie jockey Khadijah Mellah makes history in a hijab

The Peckham teenager is the first Briton to compete in a horse race while wearing a hijab


Hamza Bin Laden: Is al-Qaeda still a threat? Where is al-Qaeda now?

Part of its new strategy has been to build local alliances, and foster a network of affiliates or "branches" in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia


India promotes Hindu pilgrimage as sign of peace in Kashmir India promotes Hindu pilgrimage as sign of peace in Kashmir

The Amarnath cave is covered with snow most of the year except for a short period in summer when it is open for the pilgrims


US slavery: How is America marking the 400th anniversary? How is the US marking 400th anniversary of slavery?

In 1619, a ship arrived in an English settlement in what is now the US state of Virginia, carrying some 20 captured Africans


Democratic debates: Who won and lost in round one? Who stood out in Democratic debate?

Sanders and Warren will also be pleased with their performance


Can fresh US-China talks end the trade war? Can fresh US-China talks end the trade war?

The US is stepping up its attacks on Huawei


Pakistan censorship: 'Hovering above the mute button' Pakistan censorship: 'Hovering above the mute button'

During a visit to Washington this week Prime Minister Imran Khan dismissed allegations of censorship


‘2021 declared Int’l Year for elimination of child labour’ ‘2021 declared Int’l Year for elimination of child labour’

UNGA has unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour


Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar dam dilemma with China The dam that could kill Myanmar's biggest river

The Myitsone was to be the largest of seven dams SPIC is promising to build in the region


Have no girls been born in 132 villages in India? Have no girls been born in 132 villages in India?

Officials say the media possibly cherry-picked the birth data provided by volunteer health workers entrusted with collecting it


Why is India sending humanoid robots into space?

Why is India sending robots into space?

The Indian government has sanctioned $1.4bn (£1.1bn) to the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for its first manned space flight by 2022


India turns to electric vehicles to beat pollution India wants electric vehicles to drive its future

The new proposal is to have only electric three-wheelers operating in the country by 2023, and only electric two-wheelers by 2025


How Japan's trade row with South Korea could hit tech supplies How an Asian trade row could hit electronics supplies

Japan has also warned tougher trade curbs could be on the way


Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

Five women shaking up the science world

Professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, she was one of a group of female scientists whose efforts led to awards recognising commitment to advancing the careers of women in science


This crisis was entirely predictable, but was it avoidable? Was the Iran tanker crisis avoidable?

This would have been a breach of EU sanctions directed against various Syrian entities and individuals


Preserving the memory of the Brave Mother of ‘71 Preserving the memory of the Brave Mother of ‘71

To preserve her memories as well as those of her eldest son, Shaheed Shafi Imam Rumi, Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam Memorial Museum has been working silently since 2007


Do Trump rally taunts mark new strategy? Do Trump rally taunts mark new strategy?

Part of the reason Mr Trump won the presidency in 2016 was because enough voters, particularly in key mid-western swing states


New cracks in the global economy as exports tumble

Trade war infects Asia as exports plunge

This dramatic fall comes as Singapore's growth figures released last week showed a 3.4% decline in growth in comparison to the last quarter.


Scotland Yard questions Asians in UK’s forced marriage crackdown Be aware of going UK through forced marriage

There have been instances when UK citizens are taken on holiday to the countries of their origin and forced to marry to non-British individuals for purposes such as immigration into the UK


Debt fears over India's decision to borrow from abroad Debt fears over India borrowing move

Like most countries, India runs a fiscal deficit, which means that it spends more than it earns


Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia's floods The river politics behind South Asia's floods

India and Nepal share an open border that stretches for nearly 1,800km (1,118 miles)


Neil Armstrong - the man behind the legend Neil Armstrong - the man behind the legend

Neil Armstrong is one of the most famous people in human history


Afghanistan war: What could peace look like? What could peace in Afghanistan look like?

The war in Afghanistan is now the deadliest conflict in the world, causing more casualties than the fighting in Syria, Libya or Yemen

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