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Kerry says Obama’s climate change targets won’t be reversed

Obama's climate change targets won't be reversed

17 November 2016 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal  to all countries, including his own, to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying...

No change to foreign policy during transition

No change to foreign policy during transition

10 November 2016 – The State Department today said the U.S. stance regarding sanctions against Russia will not change following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. “Our stance...

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

18 October 2016 – The world’s oldest ever giant panda in captivity died on Sunday aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials said. Jia Jia was put down...

Tributes pour in for Thailand’s King Bhumibol

Tributes pour in for Thailand's King Bhumibol

13 October 2016 – Tributes and messages of condolences are pouring in for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej following his death this afternoon. King Bhumibol, 88, had been the world’s...

Toyota recalls 340,000 Priuses globally to fix parking brake issue

Toyota recalls 340,000 Priuses globally to fix parking brake issue

12 October 2016 – Toyota Motor Corp today said it was recalling around 340,000 of its latest Prius gasoline hybrid model in Japan and overseas to fix a parking brake...

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

7 October 2016 – Debris recovered from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to a statement by Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai...

Mini Pepper robots start new jobs in Taiwan

Mini Pepper robots start new jobs in Taiwan

6 October 2016 – A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan this morning, a troop of mini robots all going by the name “Pepper”, enlisted to entertain customers...

Maria Sharapova’s doping ban cut to 15 months

Maria Sharapova's doping ban cut to 15 months

4 October 2016 – The highest court in sports has cut Maria Sharapova’s two-year doping ban to 15 months. The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport means the...

ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering

ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering

3 October 2016 – ExxonMobil and Pavilion Energy are collaborating to develop solutions for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and other downstream developments in Singapore. With LNG growing in...

Thailand confirms SE Asia’s first Zika-linked birth defects

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

30 September 2016 – The World Health Organisation has called on South East Asia governments to strengthen measures against the spread of Zika virus. It comes after Thailand confirmed two...