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How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl
The story of 8-year-old Asma, injured by a U.S. tear-gas canister, echoes the heartbreak and heroism of the 20-year American misadventure in Afghanistan.
United Nations withdraws Matt Hancock job offer
Matt Hancock, the former UK health secretary, will no longer become a special envoy for the United Nations after the job offer was withdrawn.
SOM designs UAE diplomacy building with Middle Eastern motifs in Manhattan
Architecture firm SOM has designed a limestone-clad building patterned with symbolic palm leaves for the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in Manhattan.
A Last-Chance 'Ghost' Building in Taiwan Becomes a Deathtrap for Many
"I had no choice but to live here," said one resident who survived a blaze that killed 46 of her neighbors and raised questions about lax safety standards.
Australian PM to attend Cop26 in Glasgow but emissions deal with Coalition partner still weeks off
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed he will attend the Cop26 conference in Glasgow in two weeks but has signalled it might take a fortnight, rather than days, to land an agreement with junior Coalition partner the Nationals on new climate policy initiatives.
Analysis | For a New Global Climate Deal, All Eyes Are on COP26: QuickTake
The United Nations has convened world leaders many times before to discuss climate change, dating to the 1990s. The next meeting, scheduled for November in Glasgow, may be the most important ever.
Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters
Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has rejected a decision by the UN's highest court to grant Somalia control of disputed waters in the Indian Ocean, saying it would "strain relations" between the neighbouring countries.
Handling Exceptions in Python Object-Oriented Programming
Systems built with software can be fragile. While the software is highly predictable, the runtime context can provide unexpected inputs and situations.
Navalny, Afghan women on shortlist for EU rights prize
BRUSSELS - Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a group of Afghan women are on the shortlist to win to European Union's top human righs prize.
Forest Crayons reveal the spectrum of colours within Japanese wood
Design studio Playfool has created a set of sustainable crayons made entirely from Japanese wood, which was designed to celebrate the unseen colours within a forest's trees.