Climate change puts plankton on the move northward

Publication date 24 May 2019 | 14:24 | ICT

Climate change that has warmed the world’s oceans has prompted a “worrying” northward migration among some communities of the smallest organisms in the sea: plankton.

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  • Myanmar gem hunters exploit change in law

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 14:13 | ICT

    Burrowing deep underground, thousands of informal miners risk their lives to find gleaming red gems as a law change spurs opportunity in Myanmar’s “land of rubies”.

  • Botswana overturns prohibition on elephant hunting

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 14:06 | ICT

    Botswana on Wednesday lifted its ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers’ livelihoods were being impacted, in a move set to trigger outrage from conservationists.

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  • US navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 13:58 | ICT

    Two American warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US navy said on Thursday, as Washington also kicked off multinational naval drills near Guam in operations bound to provoke a rebuke from Beijing.

  • Bangladeshi’s diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 12:40 | ICT

    Toiling for long hours for meagre salaries and living in crowded dormitories, migrant construction workers have helped build modern-day Singapore but remain all but invisible to many in the affluent city-state.

  • Duterte orders trash shipped back to Canada ‘immediately’

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 11:48 | ICT

    President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tonnes of garbage dumped in the Philippines years ago to be shipped back to Canada, his spokesman said on Wednesday, but Ottawa announced arrangements to take back the offending cargo which led to a diplomatic row.

  • US FAA chief says no 737 MAX fix yet

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 11:31 | ICT

    The head of the US air safety agency said on Wednesday that his agency hadn’t yet evaluated Boeing’s patch for its 737 MAX 8 jet, ahead of a Thursday summit of global aviation regulators.

  • Troops flood streets of Jakarta after violent post-election riots

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 10:13 | ICT

    Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta on Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s ele

  • Stalled reconstruction of Marawi bolsters the appeal of extremism

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 10:09 | ICT

    Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the volatile region.

  • Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 09:55 | ICT

    Donald Trump erupted in fury on Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a “cover-up” that could be an impeachable offence.

  • Indian election concludes with Modi set for victory

    Publication date 24 May 2019 | 09:24 | ICT

    As His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led in 327 seats in the Lok Sabha – the lower house of India’s bicameral parliament – and was set to form the government for the second time along with its NDA allies, Prime Minister Narendra Mod