Tokyo 2020 organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Olympic authorities reduce crowd size to make evacuations easier A sailing event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Crowd sizes at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be smaller due to tsunami risk. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA The organisers of next year’s Läs mer…

New Zealand baffled after protected little blue penguins stolen from nests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand Two men wielding a crowbar raid wild nests in Napier, possibly to sell the animals into the illegal wildlife trade A little blue penguin, native to New Zealand, are an at-risk species. Photograph: DoC/Brent Tandy Two of the world’s smallest and most Läs mer…

New Zealand brings first 'fake mānuka honey' prosecution

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand Company is accused of adding synthetic chemicals, including one used in tanning lotion, to honey The ingredients Evergreen Life Ltd is accused of adding to its mānuka honey in New Zealand are not designed to be added to food. Photograph: D and Läs mer…

Deloitte fined £400,000 over company linked to scandal-hit 1MDB

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Deloitte Malaysian regulator says firm failed to report irregularities in Islamic bond programme Deloitte was the statutory auditor for BMSB and its holding company 1Malaysia Development Berhad Real Estate (a subsidiary of state fund 1MDB) for the financial years ending March 2015 and 2016. Läs mer…

Trump pushes back against US spy chiefs over North Korea and Isis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump Top intelligence officials offered threat assessments to Congress that contrasted sharply with Trump’s own views In a series of early morning posts on Twitter on Wednesday, Trump said Isis ‘will soon be destroyed’ and that there ‘decent chance of denuclearization’ with Pyongyang. Läs mer…

Chinese city seeks young blood: how ageing Nanjing lures new talent

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The next 15 megacities Cities Chinese city seeks young blood: how ageing Nanjing lures new talent The next 15 megacities #12: The ancient capital of China is pulling out all the stops in a bid to defuse its ticking demographic timebomb Read the rest Läs mer…

The miracle method for sustainable rice that scientists dismissed | John Vidal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food security A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bigger harvests – and reducing emissions of a crop responsible for 1.5% of greenhouse gases Kriengkrai Chanpeng from Warin Chamrap district with his large crop of jasmine rice, grown without flooding the soil. Läs mer…

Toxic smog forces Bangkok to close hundreds of schools

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thailand Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking criticism of government The sunset is seen during a poor air quality day in Bangkok. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an Läs mer…

Peter Dutton revoked Neil Prakash’s Australian citizenship without consulting Fiji

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian security and counter-terrorism Officials from minister’s department reveal he relied solely on Australian advice over case of Isis recruiter Peter Dutton revoked the citizenship of Isis recruiter Neil Prakash (pictured) on the understanding he also held citizenship in Fiji. The Australian government did Läs mer…

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou appears in court on eve of US China trade talks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Huawei Extradition case in Canada drags on as Donald Trump prepares to meet Beijing’s top trade envoy in Washington Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou appeared in court in Canada on Tuesday. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/AP The chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, has made her first Läs mer…

Indonesia to let UN workers into West Papua as violence continues

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; West Papua UNHCHR wants access after Indonesian military crackdown in response to guerrilla attack A man with his forehead painted with the separatist flag of West Papua banned by Indonesia. Photograph: Trisnadi/AP Indonesia has agreed in principle to allow the UN office of the Läs mer…

Huawei: inside the twin indictments unveiled by US authorities

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Huawei Indictments packed with emails and transactions allegedly showing how technology giant carried out criminal conspiracies The US considers Huawei to be an arm of the Chinese state – and their devices to be potential spying equipment for Beijing. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters The twin Läs mer…

Manila's jeepneys – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Part of the Philippine urban landscape for decades, jeepneys, small buses originally made from military vehicles left by the Americans after the second world war, are being phased out. Pollution and safety concerns mean jeepneys 15 years or older will be taken off the Läs mer…

Stinking rich? Rare durian fruit go on sale for $1,000 each

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indonesia Variety called ‘J-Queen’ goes on sale in Indonesia and comes from trees its creator claims fruit once every three years Durian fruit are considered a delicacy across much of south-east Asia. Photograph: Sadiq Asyraf/AP A rare durian fruit is causing a stir in Läs mer…

Chinese activist Liu Feiyue given five years' jail for 'inciting subversion'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Flawed trial shows how Beijing abuses the judicial system to silence dissent, says Amnesty International Liu Feiyue is one of many Chinese human rights activists who have been swept up in Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock The founder of a prominent Läs mer…