October 14, 2019

Licence to krill: why the US navy trains whales, dolphins and sea lions

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By Lauren Aratani From The Guardian UK The US navy has trained dolphins and sea lions since the Vietnam war – ‘technology is no match for the animals’ for certain missions A beluga whale was found off the coast of Norway last week and is believed to be trained by the Russian navy. But it’s not […]

Destinations of the week

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The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 2 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

Jio Health combines online and offline healthcare in Southeast Asia, starting in Vietnam

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch The internet is often lauded for the potential to increase the impact of a range of primary services in emerging markets, including education, commerce, banking and healthcare. While many of those platforms are now being built, a few are finding that a hybrid approach combining online and offline is advantageous. […]

US: WashPost issues Editor’s Note on Covington Teens’ coverage

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From Newsmax The Washington Post, facing a $250 million defamation lawsuit over its coverage of a confrontation between a group of Kentucky teens and a Native American activist, issued a correction to its reporting Friday night, but a lawyer for the teen who filed the suit seemed unimpressed. “Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow […]

US: Trump, Kim meet in human rights hell

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By John Gizzi From Newsmax Whatever emerges from the summit this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, it is highly unlikely that the international spotlight on host nation Vietnam is going to change with it having one of the world’s most abysmal records on human rights. A 2019 annual […]

OPINION: Russian aircraft hidden in Trinidad’s Piarco Airport

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By Jolly Green Volga-Dnepr Airlines LLC is an airline based in Ulyanovsk, Russia. It specializes in providing air charter services by operating a unique fleet of twelve Antonov An-124 (largest production cargo aircraft), five Boeing 747-8F and five IL-76TD-90VD (Stage IV) ramp all-cargo aircraft certified for global operations. It is a world leader in the […]

2 suspects nabbed at OR Tambo with 10 pieces of rhino horn valued at R2m

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GAUTENG From iol By Lindi Masinga Johannesburg – Two suspects, aged 36 and 40-years-old, were arrested on Tuesday night at OR Tambo International airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2 million. South African Police Services spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said the arrests were made during an intelligence-driven operation after members of […]

Rare footage captured of the world’s most endangered rhino

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By: Alicia Graef From Care2 A lucky team of conservationists has shared an encounter of a lifetime after capturing rare images and footage of an elusive, and critically endangered, Javan rhino. Javan rhinos were once widespread across India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Southern China, but have decimated over the years. […]

US lawmakers move to ban eating dogs and cats, saying China and other nations should too

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Associated Press From South China Post The bill passed by the US House would ban the slaughter of cats and dogs for food – a rare practice that is nevertheless legal in 44 states The bipartisan bill by Florida Representatives Vern Buchanan, a Republican; and Alcee Hastings, a Democrat; would amend the federal Animal Welfare […]

Vietnam capital Hanoi tells citizens to stop eating dog meat due to rabies risk

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By Zamira Rahim From Independent UK Many Vietnamese believe eating canine meat increases stamina Officials in Vietnam’s capital are urging residents to avoid eating dog meat, as part of a move to eradicate rabies. Hanoi’s vice mayor Nguyen Van Suu also said that slaughtering dogs and cats for their meat was disturbing to foreigners and would “negatively impact the […]