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'They're coming by dozens': HIV outbreak sparks panic in Pakistan

AJE - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:07am
More than 400 people, mostly children, tested HIV-positive due to unsanitary equipment and hospital malpractices.
Categories: South Asia

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:52pm
Move comes after deadline set for Canada to take back tonnes of rotting rubbish mistakenly shipped to Manila expired.
Categories: South Asia

India's poll body cuts short campaigning in Bengal after violence

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:52pm
Violence has broken out during campaigning ahead of India's seventh and final round of voting this weekend.
Categories: South Asia

Austria MPs approve law banning headscarf in primary schools

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:41pm
Government, however, says the law will not affect the patka head covering worn by Sikh boys or the Jewish kippa.
Categories: South Asia

Final speeches as Australia's election campaign draws to a close

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:30pm
Voters in Australia head to the polls on Saturday to choose their next prime minister and parliament.
Categories: South Asia

UN calls on Qatar to reform workers rights, abolish death penalty

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:19pm
UN-led review of Gulf state's human rights record calls for changes which Doha labels 'a work in progress'.
Categories: South Asia

Landlocked pensioner told to stop dumping tonnes of plastic in the ocean

News Biscuit - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:00pm

Harold Burgen (76) has been warned by his local council, that the global eco-system is about to collaspe unless he stops consuming 120,000TWh of fossil fuels and eating all the pandas.  Ignoring the fact that Mr. Burgen can not afford to drive or buy sausages, it is also clear that the 14 billion pounds of waste annually released into the sea is down to him watering his garden in 1973.

An environmental inspector explained: ‘I haven’t been dumping plastic bags in the sea. Neither has my wife. Or my kids. Have you?  Of course not.  So whose doing it? It has to be someone. It certainly can’t be the very multinational firms or governments who are telling us to protect the environment’.

A confused Harold said: ‘I always use my recycling bin and I haven’t been to the beach since I was a boy. Plastic cocktail sticks? But I only drink Horlicks.’

A spokesman for David Attenborough sent a message from his villa in Davos: ‘Mr Attenborough doesn’t jet all around the world to explain the dangers of pollution to a room full of trophy hunters, just to have this undone by Mr Burgen. Now throw another rhino horn on the fire, Mr Attenborough is cold!’

Categories: Fake News

Pressure mounts on US e-cigarette firms over health, marketing

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:13pm
The US state of North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Juul for trying to attract younger smokers.
Categories: South Asia

Malaysia to appeal boss' acquittal over Indonesian maid's death

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:57pm
Domestic worker Adelina Sau's case highlights the injustices suffered by migrant workers, activists say.
Categories: South Asia

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes shot at broadband supremacy

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:48pm
SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday. The payload could be a game-changer for half the world.
Categories: South Asia

Trump to visit South Korea in June for talks with Moon

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:12pm
White House says talks to focus on the North's denuclearisation but Seoul's statement refers to the Korean Peninsula.
Categories: South Asia

Trump executive order enables ban on Huawei telecom gear

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 7:43pm
President declares 'national emergency' to pave the way for the expulsion of the Chinese firm from US market.
Categories: South Asia

Guatemala court rejects anti-graft crusader's presidential bid

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 7:28pm
Constitutional Court rejects the presidential candidacy of former Attorney General Thelma Aldana.
Categories: South Asia

IMF says Saudi budget deficit to hit seven percent of GDP in 2019

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 5:10pm
Saudi Arabia faces increasing fiscal challenges, with high government spending and volatile oil prices, says IMF.
Categories: South Asia

Alibaba earnings hint at China's ability to weather trade war

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 4:12pm
Alibaba commands the biggest e-commerce share in the world's fastest-growing economy, so its earnings matter.
Categories: South Asia

Brazil: Teachers, students protest 'scandalous cuts' to education

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 3:46pm
Tens of thousands accuse President Jair Bolsonaro of using education as a political weapon to advance his agenda.
Categories: South Asia

Security concerns as Mozambique grapples with cyclone

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:47pm
Several killed in attacks in northern Cabo Delgado province but aid groups say violence won't hamper cyclone relief.
Categories: South Asia

Greece's Syriza unnerves creditors as it reaches for voters

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:33pm
Syriza passes measure allowing tax debtors to schedule arrears in 120 installments in an effort to increase popularity.
Categories: South Asia

Could tension in Gulf escalate into an open conflict?

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:08pm
Houthi rebels attack Saudi oil facilities over 'aggression' in Yemen as Middle East tensions continue to rise.
Categories: South Asia

Are tensions between US, Gulf allies and Iran coming to a head?

AJE - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:00pm
Analysts warn action needs to be taken over deepening tensions between the United States and Iran in the Gulf.
Categories: South Asia
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