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China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

Apr 23 2019 11:30

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.


Oil extends rally as US ends waivers allowing Iranian imports

Apr 23 2019 09:09

Oil extended gains after leaping to a six-month high on Monday as the US said it’ll no longer give any buyer of Iranian crude a waiver from sanctions aimed at cutting the OPEC producer’s exports to zero.


Philippines hit by magnitude 6.3 quake, Manila buildings emptied

Apr 22 2019 13:23

The Philippines was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook buildings and prompted the evacuation of thousands onto the streets of Manila.

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Sri Lanka blames jihadist group for deadly attacks, admits there were prior warnings

Apr 22 2019 11:06

Sri Lanka has blamed local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath for one of Asia’s deadliest terrorist attacks in years, admitting there had been several warnings from foreign intelligence agencies about the impending violence.


WATCH: Hong Kong to build artificial islands in massive land reclamation project

Apr 24 2019 22:17

Hong Kong has announced plans to spend $79 billion to construct one of the world's largest artificial island projects.


With driverless cars late, a startup tries remote-control trucks

Apr 20 2019 19:00

Phantom Auto was founded in 2017 to help bridge the gap between the vision and the reality of autonomous vehicles. It offers remote-driving technology that provides human intervention for construction zones, bad weather, roadside emergencies or anything else that might fluster the artificial intelligence piloting a driverless car.


FEATURE: How China is defending its detention of Muslims to the world

Apr 20 2019 18:00

At the Shu Le County Education Center, a sprawling three-story complex in China’s far west region of Xinjiang, the dormitories feature bars on windows and doors that only lock from the outside.


Ageing Japan to see 25% of breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040

Apr 20 2019 12:49

Japan’s rapidly-aging society will see a quarter of its breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040, the Nikkei reported, citing a study from the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research.



Zimbabwean tycoon pushes for prices in rand as bread costs soar

Apr 19 2019 18:17

Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa wants the country to start pricing its goods in rand instead of RTGS dollars, a move that could introduce some price stability, ZimLive website reported, citing a Facebook post.


What if a comedian really became president? Ukraine now faces serious questions

Apr 21 2019 14:00

If there’s one thing Volodymyr Zelenskiy seems to have learned from playing a fictional Ukrainian president on television, it’s that you shouldn’t make any firm commitments if you want to gain power for real.

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