UN, EU hail Bangsamoro law as milestone in road to peace

Thanks;RICHARD A. REYES/AsiaNewsNetwork Published;July,29 MINDANAO ON THEIR MINDS Members of the bicameral conference committee and the Bangsamoro Transition Committee celebrate the approval of the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law on July 18 UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region “a landmark achievement…

Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

Thanks; RACHEL KRAUS Published;July,7 2018 Elon Musk offers his resources and expertise to the Thai government. IMAGE: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts of the boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave system in Thailand. Twelve boys and their soccer…

A new campaign aims to save the last wild rivers of Europe

Thanks;Alex Butler Protecting the last “wild rivers” of Europe is the aim of a new campaign from outdoor clothing company Patagonia. “Above the Željeznica, a river that became known as the Iron River when the dams were proposed in 2009. The local community’s 24-7, 325-day protest was successful and the dam construction was stopped.” Image…

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War

Thanks;Victor Cha Mr. Cha is a former National Security Council director for Asia. Published;June 12, 2018 President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea meet for the first time on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times There is a phrase in Korean: “Begun is half-done.” It means when tackling a difficult task,…

Allies and adversaries worry as Trump sets stage for reveal on Iran deal

THANKS;Laura King and Noah Bierman PUBLISHED;1 hr ago 08.05.2018 © Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A Iranian woman walks past a wall painting in the shape of Iranian flag in Tehran, Iran on the first anniversary of nuclear deal between Iran and world powers on January 16, 2017. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday could…

Here’s One Way to Combat Climate Change: Suck Out Carbon Dioxide

Thanks      ; Rosalie Chan Published ; 04.22.18 12:06 AM ET Carbon capture was supposed to get rid of CO2 from the atmosphere. But a new method might be safer and better. Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast Every minute, our atmosphere gets clogged with more particles of carbon dioxide being spewed…

Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

Thanks;Amir Wasim | Mohammad Asghar Published;March 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Youngest Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived here on Thursday night more than five years after she survived a Taliban attack in Swat which necessitated her departure to the UK for medical treatment. Ms Yousafzai — accompanied by her father Ziauddin, Farah Mohamed…

Speculations over multiple summit meetings rise ahead of inter-Korean talks

Thanks;Choi He-suk Published : Mar 18, 2018 – 15:48 Updated : Mar 18, 2018 – 17:11 Speculations are rising over possible summit meetings between President Moon Jae-in, and the leaders of China, the US and Japan in the run-up to the inter-Korean summit, and Pyongyang-Washington summit. Moon’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is…