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$1b Needed To Tackle Ebola Crisis

UN launches urgent appeal for donation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. He joins a growing chorus of world leaders criticising the global effort to tackle the Ebola outbreak. The disease has killed about 4,500 people so far, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Donors have given...

UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. Our latest overview of the West Africa #EbolaOutbreak: http://t.co/HP1CoFwSS2 pic.twitter.com/nrjLCIWiSE via...

Concentrating on family farming and technology

SCIENTISTS' role in ensuring global food security is evident. The world's most renowned rice scientist and the father of hybrid rice, Yuan Longping, has ensured food security for the highest populated country of the world, China. In a developing country like Bangladesh, there have been contributions from many scientists, including the greats like Dr. K.M. Badruddoza, Dr. Hasanuzzaman, and Dr. Noor Mohammad. Their persistent research endeavour, initiatives from extension workers at field-level and, above all, the valuable labour invested...

‘Ebola winning the race,' UN warns

‘Ebola winning the race,' UN warns

The UN's Ebola mission chief says the world is falling behind in the race to contain the virus, with thousands of new cases predicted by December. "It is running faster than us, and it is winning the race," Anthony Banbury told the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, more questions are being asked in the US about...

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A UN employee infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany. Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus. The outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people since March - mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The World Health Organization described...

Netanyahu says Iran greater threat than Islamic State

Netanyahu says Iran greater threat than Islamic State

Israel's prime minister describes Iran, ISIL and Hamas as part of a single team, and compares them to Germany's Nazis. Israel's prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to...

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Friends of Bangladesh including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have showered praises on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her invaluable contribution to world peace and security side by side with stellar development in the country. They also lauded Hasina for her firm stance against terrorism and militancy and achieving millennium development goals by...

Divert fund from war machines, violence to education: PM

Divert fund from war machines, violence to education: PM

Making a pointed reference to atrocities in Gaza by Israel, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all concerned for diverting billions being spent on creating war machines and violence to quality education for ensuring a 'Culture of Peace and Non-Violence'. "We, at the GEFI, must build global partnerships and consensus for resources. We...

PM seeks Norwegian investment in ICT sector

PM seeks Norwegian investment in ICT sector

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Norwegian investment in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector of Bangladesh. The prime minister made the request when she had a meeting with her Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg at the Bilateral Room of the UN Headquarters in New York yesterday. After the meeting, PM's Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan...

Un Climate Summit Today

Obama seeks int'l support for change

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change today when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy. Obama has warned that failure to act on climate change would be a "betrayal" of future generations, but faced with a Congress reluctant to even limit greenhouse gas emissions -- let alone ratify an international agreement -- his options appear limited. Today's climate summit in New...

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