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Kenyan scientist builds with bottles to beat plastic pollution

Kenyan scientist builds with bottles to beat plastic pollution

Hope Mwanake understands the plastic pollution crisis facing Kenya better than most. An environmental scientist who ran a waste collection service in Kenya’s central town of Gilgil, she witnessed first hand the mountains of plastic buckets, bottles and jerry cans discarded by residents, hotels

North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower US nuclear threats'

North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower US nuclear threats'

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at ‘restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the US’ ...

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limped towards a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures ...

Three dead in Nepal bomb blast

Three dead in Nepal bomb blast

Three people, including a police official, were killed when a bomb exploded in southern Nepal early Saturday.

Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalised at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day.

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands join biggest protest for years in Thai capital

Thousands of people joined Bangkok's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after authorities in Thailand moved to ban a party

Naimal Khawar is Pakistan’s most Googled person

Naimal Khawar is Pakistan’s most Googled person

The Google search engine has released their top 10s for every field. And Pakistan’s list is not surprising at all.

Pakistanis on top 10 list of beautiful women

Pakistanis on top 10 list of beautiful women

Pakistani actors Mehwish Hayat and Mahira Khan have made it to the list of top 10 sexiest Asian women of 2019 by UK-based weekly Eastern Eye.

France faces holiday misery as strike against pension reform continues

France faces holiday misery as strike against pension reform continues

French commuters gritted their teeth for a ninth day of public transport strikes yesterday, with unions vowing to keep up their protest against a pension overhaul through the holidays unless the government backs down.

I need a break, says globetrotting Greta

I need a break, says globetrotting Greta

Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat – but not plane – to demand action on climate change. However, now even she needs a rest.

UN talks on climate head into overtime

UN talks on climate head into overtime

United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked yesterday and heading deep into overtime, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.

Indonesia’s tiny glaciers to melt away in a decade: study

Indonesia’s tiny glaciers to melt away in a decade: study

Indonesia’s little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade, a new study says, underscoring the imminent threat posed by climate change to ice sheets in tropical countries.

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