Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

KATHMANDU: Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's "Third Pole", could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not sharply reduced, scientists warned in a major new study issued on Monday (Feb 4). Even if the most ambitious Paris Agreement goal of limiting global...

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh on Monday (Feb 4) ahead of a new UN appeal for nearly one billion dollars to look after the refugee influx. After arriving in the South Asian nation, Jolie, a...

Malaysian police detain busking couple ‘abusing’ baby

KUALA LUMPUR: A Russian couple accused of violently swinging their four-month-old baby during a street performance to fund their world tour have been detained, Malaysian police said Monday (Feb 4).  The buskers, a 28-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife, were picked...

Stark warning on melting Himalayan glaciers

KATHMANDU: Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's "Third Pole", could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warned in a major new study issued Monday (Feb 4). Even if the "most ambitious" Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to...