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World 27 Nov 2020 | 4:21 AM

FAO's flagship report urges for immediate move to address global water shortages

ROME, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Shortages and scarcity of water must be promptly addressed at a global level, as they affect more than 3 billion people around the world overall, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged in its flagship SOFA report issued on Thursday.

World 27 Nov 2020 | 12:26 AM

Feature: Menstrual education critical in promoting education equity in Malawi

CHIKWAWA, Malawi, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- It is estimated that a large number of girls miss classes in Malawi because of growing menstruation taboos, a non-government organization has found.

Vietnam 27 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

‘Test food packaging from Covid-19-hit countries’

The Ministry of Health of Vietnam has ordered the testing of samples of food packaging imported from countries with large Covid-19 outbreaks to head off potential exposure to the virus.

Nation 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Melaka gets ready for spike in waterborne diseases

MELAKA: The state government is taking precautionary measures against the spread of water and vector-borne diseases after torrential rains caused massive floods in the state.

Nation 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak group against wild boar meat trade

KUCHING: A state environmental group has objected to a call for Dayaks in Kapit to be given leeway to sell wild boar meat to supplement their income which had been hard hit by the economic impact of Covid-19.

Laos 26 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

PM urges action to end violence against women

PRIME Minister Thong­loun Sisoulith has called for all sectors in Laos to join forces with the international community in striving to end violence against women and girls.