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The World 's Richest and Poorest Countries

To rank the world’s richest and poorest countries for 2016, we consider GDP per capita, adjusted for relative purchasing power. What do we mean when we apply terms like “richest” and “poorest” to entire countries? If one simply considers gross domestic product (GDP)—the total value of goods and serv


Climate change and migration in ‎Kiribati‏ , Tuvalu and Nauru

The atoll of states of Kiribati and Tuvalu have the unenviable distinction of being among the countries in the world that are most vulnerable to climate change. Both atoll nations are situated just metres above water. Both are already feeling the effects of a changing climate, with recent years seei


Harry and Meghan attend gala performance at Natural History Museum

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited the Natural History Museum for a gala performance of a play chronicling Charles Darwin’s travels across the globe. Meghan, who was wearing a white Calvin Klein dress and a white Amanda Wakeley coat, held hands with Harry as she entered the museum where she


Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins silver medal in Thailand event

NEW DELHI: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Friday clinched silver medal in men's 67kg category, fetching India's second medal in the EGAT's Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Air ‎Kiribati‏ schedules one-time Tarawa -- Majuro charter in Feb 2019

Air Kiribati later this month is operating one-time charter service to Marshall Islands, as the airline scheduled Tarawa – Majuro nonstop flight. This route is scheduled to be operated by Dash8-100 aircraft.


Is the World Ready for Climate Change Refugees ?

Residents of Kiribati face climate change displacement without legal protections granted to other refugees. Image: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty. The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tro


Macedonians and Macchiato

On Wednesday afternoon, I kept my midweek date with John Oakley on Toronto's Global News Radio 640. Among the topics were the Liberals' new Ministry of Truth, Howard Schultz's venti presidente campaign, and whether the concept of "foreigners" still exists. Click below to listen:


Helping Inmates Adjust After Prison Release + More Good Latter-day Saints Are Doing Around the World

Here's a recent look at what Latter-day Saints have been doing to make the world and their communities a better place. USA: Giving Thanks—The Power of One, the Miracle of Many.


GFW 's new data cell to combat illegal fishing with $ 5.9 m gift from Bloomberg

Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has taken another step in its effort to detect and prevent illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, launching a new data and analysis unit with the help of a $5.9 million, four-year commitment from the charity started by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomber


Dealing with rising public debt in the Pacific

Some degree of caution is required in assessing debt sustainability in the Pacific. The debt to GDP ratio, a commonly used benchmark, may look disproportionately high at first glance. But this is because of generally small economic bases: as of 2017, eight of ADB’s 14 Pacific developing member count


CWE Mod Version 1.09

It has been some time since I posted an update article for CWE so this article will do a recap of both the changes since 1.06 and a sneak peek of the changes to come in 1.09. I will also briefly outline my goals for 1.10.


MOPA Spotlights Social Justice with Human Rights Watch Film Festival

MOPA Spotlights Social Justice with Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Five films inspire San Diego residents to take action through powerful storytelling. San Diego CA— For the ninth year, the Museum of Photographic Arts opens its doors to a weekend of compelling films and conversations at the annua


Australia expands Pacific labour scheme to win influence in region

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fijians will be allowed to work in Australia for up to three years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favour with its neighbours amid rising competition from China.


There 'll Always Be An England -LRB- Brussels Permitting -RRB-

On Wednesday afternoon, I kept my midweek date with John Oakley on Toronto's Global News Radio 640. Among the topics were the Gillette #MeToo ad, Justin's showdown with the Chinese Politburo, and Brexit with bonus music-hall gags and Vera Lynn lunch orders. Click below to listen:


New WHO Asia-Pacific centre for environment and health to open in Seoul

A new World Health Organization (WHO) Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health in the Western Pacific Region will open this year in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The agreement to open the Centre was signed today by WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Shin Young-soo, Minister of Environme


Basketball -- A Global Game

In my three-part series on Basketball throughout the world, I will take a look at all FIBA-recognized countries and the best players from those countries. Here are numbers 101-213 as we count down. Most of these players you don’t know and many of them will never see the inside of an NBA gym but the