The Interceptor, a solution to the world’s plastic crisis?
19 January 2020 | 5:54 pm
Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, solar-powered barge The Interceptor is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world's waters of plastic.
24 Feb 2017
Malaysian police say a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction called VX nerve agent was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
29 May 2017
For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any crops they come across. Famine is being used as a weapon of war.
21 Oct 2017
Civil war has left South Sudan in shambles. Food is scarce and efforts by the United Nations to provide supplies are scarcely enough to feed an undernourished population. Villagers walk many miles for food, hoping to avoid soldiers who steal their food, including government troops.
28 Jan 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia's responsibility to curb Syria's use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a news conference in Poland, Tillerson stood by his earlier comments that the Russia-backed Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta.
24 Mar 2018
Philip Murphy, US governor for New Jersey and former ambassador to Germany, is concerned that a trade war could harm the trans-Atlantic relationship. But he’s certain that institutions will be stronger than individuals.
19 Oct 2018
Former minority leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio has advised the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to honorably resign rather than been forced out of office.
2 Feb 2019
Can music really change the world? One young activist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo certainly hopes so. He's bringing together the best local musical talent to show what his city has to offer.
18 Apr 2019
Nigerian Senate passes chemical, biological weapon prohibition Bill
19 Apr 2019
Pyongyang tested an unspecified "guided weapon" with a "powerful warhead," North Korea's official news agency KCNA has reported. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un oversaw the operation.
22 Apr 2019
Rape as a weapon of war: Sexual violence on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone region.
28 Sep 2019
A strange illness affecting Canadian and US diplomats in Havana may have been caused by exposure to pesticides, a study has said. US authorities had suspected the use of a secret sonic weapon.
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The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad appears to be holding. The cease-fire follows three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that left dozens dead, hundreds injured.
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British media reported on Monday (August 8) that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. The 27-year-old French international has fallen out of favour in Turin and has just a year left on his contract.
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Kenyan voters head to the polls on Tuesday, with the high cost of living a pressing issue for the electorate. The global economic downturn is negatively impacting Kenya and the continent.
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London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens has agreed to return 72 looted objects to the Nigerian government. All objects were taken from the Kingdom of Benin, now part of southern Nigeria, during a British military operation in 1897.