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OITA, Japan (Reuters) - Australia's thumping loss to England on Saturday not only brought an end to their World Cup campaign, it also brought down the curtain on the careers of Wallaby greats David Pocock and Will Genia. Captain Michael Hooper said not to being able to send the duo into international retirement in a better manner only reinforced his disappointment at the 40-16 quarter-final drubbing.
BANGKOK: Time is running out for Thailand’s dwindling population of helmeted hornbills, thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks.
PETALING JAYA: The Budget 2020 allocation for the environment sector saw a dip compared with the previous year, leading to questions whether it is enough for the nation to weather the impact of climate change.
HO CHI MINH CITY/HANOI (Reuters) - A new front has opened in the U.S.-China trade war as companies shifting manufacturing to Vietnam engage in a fierce battle for skilled labour, aggravating an existing shortage and prompting calls for education reforms to address the problem.
HO CHI MINH CITY/HANOI: A new front has opened in the U.S.-China trade war as companies shifting manufacturing to Vietnam engage in a fierce battle for skilled labour, aggravating an existing shortage and prompting calls for education reforms to address the problem.
TOKYO: Japanese authorities said they are searching for several North Korean fishermen thrown into the sea off Japan’s northern coast after their boat collided with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol vessel and sank in an area crowded with poachers from the North.
FROM TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE , Kuala Lumpur
Jakarta: Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia’s Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian border guards opened fire on a North Korean fishing boat and detained 21 crew for alleged poaching in the Sea of Japan, the Federal Security Service was quoted as saying on Wednesday.