Yankees homer in MLB-record 28th straight game

The New York Yankees wasted no time in breaking the major league record for the longest streak of consecutive games with a home run. DJ LeMahieu‘s leadoff homer off Toronto‘s Clayton Richard in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night in New York made it 28 straight games with a home run, breaking the […]

US-Iran crisis: Trump lashes out at ‘ignorant and insulting’ statement

Donald Trump has lashed out at the “ignorant and insulting statement” released by Iran after the US president announced fresh sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. The tweets came after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the move proved the White House was “mentally retarded”. Mr Trump said it showed Iran’s leaders “do not understand reality”. […]

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’, new UN report spells out

“Mere access is not enough” said UNICEF’s Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). “If the water isn’t clean, isn’t safe to drink or is far away, and if toilet access is unsafe or limited, then we’re not delivering for the world’s children”. The Joint Monitoring Programme report, “Progress on drinking […]

24 billion tons of fertile land lost every year, warns UN chief on World Day to Combat Desertification

‘It isn’t just about sand’ In his message, Ibrahim Thiaw, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention, said there are only three things all people need to know about the World Day to Combat Desertification: It isn’t just about sand, It isn’t an isolated issue that will quietly disappear; and It isn’t someone else’s problem […]