Bali battles mounting plastic waste
11 January 2021 | 9:00 am
An army of volunteers helps clean up a massive haul of plastic polluting Bali's famous Kuta beach.
23 Apr 2017
Women in Nigeria make a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and household products like baskets for sale.
19 Jun 2017
Indonesian police launch a manhunt for four foreign inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison in the resort island of Bali by crawling through a narrow tunnel dug under the walls.
28 Nov 2017
Volcanic activity has prompted officials to raise the eruption alert to its highest level. Thousands of local residents have been evacuated from the area near the volcano. Airports have been closed, leaving travellers stranded.
12 Dec 2017
Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail’s second breakout of foreign inmates this year.
2 Mar 2018
25.000 people work together to get rid of plastic waste from Bali's beaches. This cleanup was initiated by the Wijsen sisters. Kadek Surya Sanjaya reports from Denpasar.
11 Jun 2018
Richardson Gustave works for an unusual project called "The Plastic Bank," which wants to protect the environment and help people escape poverty.
15 Jun 2019
The June 12 Democracy Day commemoration in Nigeria has prompted calls for an effective legislation in plastic waste management in Nigeria.
28 Sep 2019
Andrew Forrest, chairman of the Minderoo Foundation, a philanthropic organisation, discusses his plans to shift plastics manufacturing to recycling rather than using petroleum. The initiative is called "Sea the Future." Forrest, the billionaire founder of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., speaks with Shery Ahn and Paul Allen on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
22 Dec 2019
Conservation authorities in Bali roll out a big fruit plate for fuzzy haired Bon Bon as he gets set to be transported to a conservation centre in Sumatra -- one of just two places where the critically endangered species is found in the wild. The baby orangutan was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali.
16 Dec 2020
Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
14 Jan 2021
Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Islamic cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, has been freed from prison. Although his release raises security concerns, experts say Bashir has largely lost his following.
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A triumphant Novak Djokovic paraded the Australian Open trophy around the gardens of Melbourne's Government House on Monday (January 30), his 10th title having added another entry in the plus column for those who argue he is the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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In the United States, the electoral map is redrawn every 10 years in order to better reflect population changes. But often it's the party in charge in each state who oversees the remapping, giving them a chance to redraw districts to their advantage in future election outcomes. This practice is known as gerrymandering.