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Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

Published 15/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: An orangutan hold its baby at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island on January 11, [more…]

Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman/File PhotoDHAKA (Reuters) - [more…]

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Published 27/11/2017

A Balinese man sits as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. ChristoDENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

TPP leaders` meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

Published 10/11/2017

A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to decide on the fate of the trade pact did not take place on Friday, amid disagreements over how to take it forward without the United States. [more…]

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Published 04/11/2017

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. [more…]