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Hajj-bound Canadian Muslims, Saudi students face conundrum

Hajj-bound Canadian Muslims, Saudi students face conundrum

Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Fresh funding a lifeline for Palestinian kids

Fresh funding a lifeline for Palestinian kids

Hundreds of UN-run schools for Palestinian refugees will open on time after fresh funding temporarily staved off a financial crisis triggered by a US contributions freeze, the United Nations said yest...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Japan urged to protect nuke cleanup crews

Japan urged to protect nuke cleanup crews

Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers laboring to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station from reported exploitation and exposure to radiation, UN human rights...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Crows draw attention

Crows draw attention

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish....

August 17, 2018, Friday


Death for drug dealer

Death for drug dealer

A Malaysian drug dealer was sentenced to death yesterday by a court in Bangkok after he was convicted of running a narcotics network that funneled huge profits into legitimate businesses....

August 17, 2018, Friday


Everest sees 807 climbers

Everest sees 807 climbers

A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in May this year, officials said yesterday, capping a successful climbing season that also saw multiple other firsts....

August 17, 2018, Friday


Thailand to ban imports of e-waste, plastic trash

Thailand to ban imports of e-waste, plastic trash

Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said yesterday, the latest country to respond to China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Influencers warned over paid-for posts

Influencers warned over paid-for posts

Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labelling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned yesterday that they were breaking the rules as Britain’s regulator launched...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Advertisers take note as podcasts come of age

Advertisers take note as podcasts come of age

As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot....

August 17, 2018, Friday


Endangered turtles making comeback

Endangered turtles making comeback

Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach, on the island of Cyprus, strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark on their life’s journey....

August 17, 2018, Friday




 

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