A rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, now the scene of numerous land conflicts.
New Zealand’s carbon emissions are continuing to rise according to the new Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released this month.
Levels of wild salmon in Scotland are at their lowest since records began, sparking calls for a radical effort to preserve the species as a matter of UK national priority.
Kaiser Permanente (an American integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, the US) researchers found long-term benefits for patients and health organizations that employ screenings, interventions, and referrals.
E-cigarettes are contaminated with lung-damaging bacterial toxins of the type found in waste-incineration plants, scientists have discovered.
A new British Medical Association (BMA) report based on survey data has found a ‘severe mental health crisis among the country’s physicians and medical students.
A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the US by about $50 million (about two percent of the overall costs in the first year). The study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the country’s National Cancer Institute researchers was published April 24, in JNCI.
A separatist group seeking disintegration of Northern Ireland from Britain has claimed responsibility for an attack in the region on Thursday that killed a young journalist.
Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators have called on the United Nations to put an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s tight blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has been in place against the impoverished coastal enclave for more than a decade.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh slams the US and its allies for using oil as a political “weapon” to put more economic pressure on the Islamic Republic, emphasizing, however, that Washington will never be able to achieve its “dream” of cutting Tehran’s oil exports to “zero.”
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has said that the US Congress should take steps toward impeaching President Donald Trump in the wake of the publication of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying she believes that Mueller's report revealed evidence of obstruction of justice.
The Syrian government has agreed to a request by the Qatari civil aviation authority to allow planes of Qatar Airways to fly over Syria, eight years after the Persian Gulf's peninsular state suspended its ties with Damascus.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un will "soon" travel to Russia on his first ever meeting with President Vladimir Putin, state media say.
Most of the Democrats running for president are vowing to put the United States back in the Iran nuclear deal that President Trump withdrew from nearly a year ago.
Chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee Mohammadreza Pour-Ebrahimi said on Tuesday that promoting trade cooperation is a priority for Iran-China relations.
Ronnie O’Sullivan was dramatically knocked out of the World Snooker Championship in the first round at the hands of amateur James Cahill.
Iranian Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said that Iran has serious plans to make a joint investment in the Iraqi pharmaceutical sector.
Iran exported minerals worth more than $9.22 billion in the year to March 2019, according a report by Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
The Milwaukee Bucks wiped away 18 years of frustration on Monday by beating the Detroit Pistons 127-104 to complete a four-game sweep of their first round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded a strong reaction from his team, stunned by its 4-0 loss to Everton, when United faces title-chasing Manchester City in today’s Premier League derby at Old Trafford.
As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military wartime powers, police arrested 40 suspects after the Sunday coordinated bombings in the country.
The Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly passed a law, which designates American forces in West Asia – known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) – as a terrorist organization in a countermeasure against the US blacklisting of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
US President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said US President Donald Trump is endangering global security by violating international rules and humanitarian principles.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia's Far East capital of Vladivostok for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin on April 25, the Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday.
More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday, a member of parliament and a rescue worker said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote on India's "Super Tuesday" when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country's marathon election.
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.
The 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) honored Ali-Akbar Sadeqi, a globally acclaimed painter, animator and illustrator, with a Crystal Simorgh.
The INSTEX mechanism set up by France, Britain and Germany for Iran to skirt US sanctions is making positive progress, said the French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, as it responded to the latest moves by the US government to put pressure on Iran.
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Two employees at Google who have been active in criticizing the company's management over the treatment of women and other workplace issues are accusing the company of retaliating against them, a person familiar with their accusation said on Monday.
People around the world generally say their country is more diverse and has greater gender equality today compared to the past, but also say overall family ties are getting weaker.
NASA shared a spectacular picture of the Northern Lights adorning the sky in Iceland – but warned that the "beauty and the beast" aurora could wreak havoc here on Earth.
As China cracks open the door further to its massive financial market, a handful of foreign firms are pulling ahead of the pack.
Sri Lanka faces a likely collapse in tourism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels, which would deal a severe blow to the island’s economy and financial markets, and potentially force it to seek further IMF assistance.
Increasing demand for electric vehicles in the US over the next decade will create revenue opportunities for electric utilities that invest in greater grid capacity and offer EV charging and related services, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Facebook Inc.’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: Dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.
In a recent preliminary study, scientists used stem cells to ease osteoarthritis. Although the trial was small-scale, the results are promising and will pave the way for larger studies
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"Patients who were seen in an emergency department that was not associated with where they received cancer treatment or one of the 14 major cancer centers in Ontario Province of Canada were less likely to be admitted to hospital but more likely to die within 30 days of the visit," said Dr. Keerat Grewal, an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital, and the University of Toronto.
Climate change is eliminating giant chunks of ice from Greenland, a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, at such a speed that the melt has already made a significant contribution to sea level rise, according to a new study.
A planned investment of $4.9 trillion (£3.8tn) in global oil and gas exploration and extraction over the next decade is incompatible with international climate obligations.
China’s environment ministry reprimanded provincial officials in Shandong, the country’s biggest aluminum producing province, for failing to comply with policies to cut coal consumption and curb the growth of highly polluting aluminum output.
A British man struggling with serious illnesses which had made him even unable to stand on his feet has died not long after he was denied of the help he was entitled to receive under a government welfare system.
Footage filmed in the Sudan capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 21, shows artists painting graffiti on a wall near the army's headquarters following the toppling of the country's leader, Omar al-Bashir.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Philippines main island of Luzon and several people have been killed in collapsed buildings, media reports.
Ahmet Davutoglu, a former prime minister and close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has censured the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for its poor performance in the March local elections.
Iran says it gives no credit to a US decision to eliminate the waivers that allowed importers to buy Iranian oil despite Washington's sanctions, stressing Tehran has been in touch with European partners and neighbors to counter any adverse consequences of the move.
On another day of provocative action in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, the Israeli minister of agriculture and rural development, Uri Ariel, along with dozens of settlers have toured the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The United States has launched a multi-million-dollar cleanup operation at a former air base in Vietnam that was used to store Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide responsible for causing cancer and a series of health complications among the Vietnamese after the US military intervention in the country in the 1960s and 70s.
A significant majority of young people in the United States are concerned about the country’s moral direction under US President Donald Trump, according to new survey.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Hossein Salami, a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the new chief commander of the military elite force, promoting him to the rank of major general.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi and his Chinese counterpart exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to boost “operational cooperation” between the two navies.
Spring snowfall blankets northwestern province
Author John Hill is a special guest of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff). His research and writing focus on a variety of areas including film and television history, national and regional cinema, film industry, film policy and the politics of film.
Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi will receive the special award of the 2nd SufiSin festival in Turkey, said the only member of the International Mevlana Foundation, Forouzandeh Arbabi.
Coal concentrate production by two companies affiliated with Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) grew eight percent year-on-year in the 12-month period to March 2019, according to IMIDRO.
Iraq has no alternative to importing Iranian gas, the country’s Electricity Ministry said on Monday, adding that halting imports would cost Iraq’s power grid 4,000 megawatts per day.
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.
Turkey arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AK Party, after the country’s main opposition leader was punched and his car was stoned at a soldier’s funeral at the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday.
A strong earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his players are not motivated by the "Holy Grail" of the Premier League title but by the club's supporters.