Tuesday, 07, April, 2020

World

At least 12 people were killed when a plane carrying 93 passengers and five crew members crashed shortly after takeoff near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday morning.

An Uzbek national who attempted an armed robbery at a private bank in Antalya province was detained after being convinced by the security forces.

A family of five from Houston, Texas, and two adults from Canada, all natives of Uzbekistan, died in a small plane crash in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday evening, CBC News said.

German car giant Volkswagen announced on Friday that it will invest €60 billion ($66.3 billion) in the next five years in digitization as well as producing more electric and hybrid vehicles.

Global food prices rose in October for the first time in five months, as international quotations for sugar and key cereals increased significantly, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said today.

FAO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at providing food security and sustainable development for present and future generations, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality has not been achieved in any country of the world – gender inequality in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, particularly in rural areas, is still an issue. With the International Day of Rural Women tomorrow, FAO is raising awareness on the situation of rural women and its ongoing and soon to be launched efforts to empower them, and calls for actions to ensure that rural women and girls fully enjoy their human rights.

Few issues have generated as much public interest in recent years as food loss and waste, widely agreed to be a moral and technical failure in a world where hunger and malnutrition have yet to be eradicated.

Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and with efforts off track for meeting its objectives, world leaders today called for a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and announced actions they are taking to advance the agenda.