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New York, Oct 19(Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil. more
US withdrawal from UNESCO 'loss for multilateralism,' says cultural agency's chief

New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' ...

FEATURE: In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): As she begins to read her poem, Fatema’s voice is faint and unsure of itself. She has been writing poetry only for the last six months because, as she exp ...

China blocks WhatsApp, beefs up surveillance ahead of Communist Party gathering

Beijing, Sep 26 (JEN): Beijing has blocked instant messaging app WhatsApp in order to bolster online surveillance ahead of the upcoming Communist Party meeting, reports said.

I want to tell positive stories: Village Rockstars director Rima Das

Just two movies old, director Rima Das is one for the future, reckon veteran film critics. Her movie Village Rockstars garnered lavish praise at the recently concluded Toronto International ...

Script helped Mark and Vinnie say yes to Human Traces

Hobbit actor Mark Mitchinson and newbie Vinnie Bennett share a few things in common. For a start, they both starred in the Kiwi psychological thriller Human Traces. However, both the actors ...

The trick is knowing the script inside out: Nic Gorman

One of the movies wowing the audience at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is Human Traces, a Kiwi psychological thriller by debut director Nic Gorman. IBNS Canada's Suman Das a ...

Need more involvement to make this world a better place: George Clooney

George Clooney is not only a champion actor, a Hollywood sex symbol and a movie maker but a noted humanitarian too, advocating rights. IBNS Canada's Suman Das aided by Sudipto Maity catch up ...

Message in a short cut

While emoji-crazy millennials grow in number, the digital modern day ideograms pop up in new avatars too, capturing everything from religion and race to sexual orientation. Sudipto Maity pro ...

RTHK replaces BBC World Service with China National Radio, subscribers see red

Victoria, Sep 4 (JEN): Hong Kong's public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong has scraped BBC World Service channel from its air wave on Monday, replacing it with Chinese state-run China ...