The World Health Organization estimates that 7 million people die each year from diseases caused by air pollution, most of them in low- and middle-income countries. Nine out of ten people globally are exposed to excessive air pollution levels.
Over 90 percent of people on Earth are breathing high levels of pollutants, according to a World Health Organization report. The UN body warned that toxins in the air can lead to strokes, heart attacks and lung cancer.
India is the world's most dangerous nation for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and regressive traditions, said a new study. Activists disagree with its methodology, but agree that gender crimes are up.
Violent protests in a city in southern Iran have once again showed the growing public discontent with the way the Middle Eastern country is governed. Observers anticipate more anti-regime demonstrations.
That the EU has to sue six countries for violating its air pollution levels demonstrates the vast power auto and energy lobbies exert over governments. But as usual, citizens are likely to bear the burden in the end.
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