Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:33
UN seeks $5 bn for Yemen
The United Nations said Monday it was seeking $5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to some 20 million Yemenis next year -- or about 70 percent of the war-stricken country's population.
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:02
Aggregate Thai wealth grows 8% in a year: Credit Suisse report
Aggregate global wealth rose by 4.6 per cent from US$14 trillion to $317 trillion (Bt10.4 quadrillion) during the twelve months to mid-2018, outpacing population growth, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s “2018 Global Wealth Report”.
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
Why is measles claiming so many lives in South?
There have been 11 measles deaths in the United States since the year 2000. In three southern provinces of Thailand (with 0.67 per cent of the US population) there have been 1,400 cases of measles and 13 deaths already this year!
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:02
NESDB urges for measures to tackle low birth rate
The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has urged the government to implement additional measures to improve the birth rate in Thailand, following a recent study detailing the impact of a shrinking population.
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:17
5G to reach 40% of global population by 2024: report
Fifth-generation (5G) mobile service is expected to reach more than 40-per-cent global population coverage and 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024.
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:00
Public, private sectors must do more to support rising number of Thai seniors, says Thonburi Healthcare chief
Thailand is one of the countries with the fastest rates of ageing-citizen growth in Asia – reportedly second only to China – while the public and private sectors’ preparations to support the rising number of seniors are not yet sufficient, Thonburi Healthcare Group chairman Dr Boon Vanasin said earlier this month.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
Major sees no threat to film industry from digital march
MAJOR CINEPLEX is confident that the film industry and cinema will continue to see growth next year even in the digital age, as the number of cineplexes are too few for the country’s 67.7 million population.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:18
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling
Two top leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall of a brutal regime that presided over the deaths of a quarter of the population.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:00
Key indicators show scale of ‘assault on Nature’
The World Wildlife Fund and partners have tracked population changes in Earth’s animal species for decades. News from the latest “Living Planet” report, released Tuesday, is more grim than ever. Here are key findings:
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:14
Earth's wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF
"Runaway consumption" has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned Tuesday.
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 01:00
Paws for thought
Istanbul is home to several architectural wonders but it's the feline population that catches the eye
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:00
Improving human capital
China’s economic future looks in good shape, in part thanks to its investments in human capital – the population’s level of education and health.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:00
Two million stray cats and dogs by 2027 if no action taken to register and sterilise, forum told
Stray dogs and cats must be registered and sterilised, otherwise their population will reach 2 million in 10 years, the Livestock Development Department has warned.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
China’s largest genome project proves its value
A genome study of more than 140,000 people has greatly expanded China’s knowledge of its vast population and ethnic groups.
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:00
Let’s take pigeon control seriously
The environmental and health risks posed by avian overpopulation cannot be overlooked