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The Slippery Slope to Autonomous Killing Machines

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Nov 11 (IPS) - Maaike Beenes is Senior Programme Officer Humanitarian DisarmamentWould you trust an algorithm with your life? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, then you should be concerned about the artificial intelligence (AI) arms...

Taylor Swift performs at Alibaba’s global shopping festival in Shanghai

Taylor Swift captivated the audience as she took to the stage at the 2019 gala of Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on Sunday evening.The award-winning musician, 29, ensured all eyes were on her...

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

SAN SALVADOR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Central America is an impoverished region rife with gang violence and human trafficking - the third largest crime industry in the world - as a major source of migrants heading towards the United...

UN Peacekeeping Should Not Violate Charter or Principles of Sovereignty of Member States

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - Ambassador Kshenuka Senewiratne is Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United NationsGiven the political, economic and social exigencies of contemporary peacekeeping, it is important that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs...

Mo Money Mo Solutions – the African Development Bank Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

COTONOU, Benin, Nov 08 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to the Malian capital of Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — traveling through the capital of Togo and...

Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.Read the full story, “Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep...

Can India’s Solar Gift Help a Cash-Strapped UN?

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - While the UN grapples with weighty global matters, can an Indian gift solve an unlikely matter of great concern to journalists and staffers – a partial shutdown of an escalator as part of...

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished

KATHMANDU, Nov 08 (IPS) - Progress in reducing malnutrition has stalled. What can be done to ensure enough of the right food for all?For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress...

The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously...

UN Agency for Palestinians in Crisis as Chief Quits

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was in "crisis mode" on Wednesday after director Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned amid a misconduct probe over whether he fast-tracked his girlfriend into a top aid job,...

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