Search for Khashoggi’s remains extends to Saudi consul general’s residence

Turkish police sweep Mohammad al-Otaibi’s home and consular vehicles Bethan McKernan in Istanbul Floodlights and a drone have been deployed in the search of the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul after Turkish investigators were finally allowed access to the property, where it is believed a Saudi hit squad sent to silence the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disposed of his remains. The forensics team left the premises early on Thursday after conducting a nine hour-long sweep Read more [...]

‘Horrific’ footage reveals fish suffocating to death on industrial farms in Italy

An Italian NGO has published footage taken on intensive fish farms that appears to reveal troubling practices in an industry that so far has largely gone unregulated. Arthur Neslen Shocking footage of intensively farmed fish has emerged in Italy which raises questions about working practices on aquaculture farms for supermarket produce, and which has sparked fresh calls for regulation. Unlike mammals, fish have almost no legal protections in the EU and the images, secretly filmed in Read more [...]

Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?

Few companies specialize in carbon removal and the tools they produce are currently still expensive Emily Holden in San Francisco Peter Fiekowsky, a physicist and entrepreneur, hates silver bullets. But at a climate summit in California last month he found himself pitching one. In partnership with the company Blue Planet, he was demonstrating a low-tech-looking machine that can pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it in construction materials. If every new building for the next Read more [...]

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions over whether taxpayer-funded assistance for poor countries is reaching its intended targets. The kingdom has requested the Read more [...]

Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change

Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor @dpcarrington Far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being supercharged by climate change, according to a high-level international commission. It aims to rebuild the political will to act that was damaged when US president, Donald Trump, rejected the Read more [...]

Governor visiting Durga Mandirs

KOHIMA, Oct 17 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya and his lady wife visited Durga Mandirs of the Hindu Navyuk Sangh, Durgabari and Gorkha Singhadevi Mandir on 16 October 2018 and the Durga Puja Committee Phesama, Shree Shree Durga Puja Committee Lerie, High School Durga Puja Committee and the Kohima Bazar Durga Puja Committee on 17 October at Kohima on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra. Addressing the gathering, the Governor called on all to strive and build a world free from Read more [...]

Governor visits Bamboo Bazaar

KOHIMA, Oct 17 (NEPS): Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya made a surprise visit to the Bamboo Bazaar located at below PHQ, PR Hill junction at Kohima on 17 October 2018. The Governor made a tour of the Bamboo Bazaar which provides an accessible, standard, space-utilizing, and comfortable place for local farmers and garden-tenders to sell their produce. He interacted with the vendors and also bought vegetables and other blacksmith products during his visit to the bazaar. Read more [...]

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplace 'I've never been this excited in my life': First people buy cannabis legally in Canada – video Associated Press in Toronto The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions Read more [...]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project moving at the pace of a commuter train

At the current rate of land acquisition, the bullet train built with Japan’s ‘Shinkansen’ technology risks missing its 2023 completion target. Bloomberg A year after the project was kicked off, only 0.9 hectares of land have been acquired out of the 1,400 hectares needed, according to the government company leading the project. The $15 billion facility, the highlight of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to upgrade infrastructure, is facing resistance from farmers unhappy with the Read more [...]

Theresa May calls for unity after winning cabinet backing for Brexit strategy

Prime minister asks cabinet to ‘stand together and stand firm’ day before crucial EU summit Dan Sabbagh Theresa May has won the backing of the cabinet for her Brexit negotiating strategy after a two-and-half-hour discussion that centred on concerns about when the UK could leave any customs backstop it signed up to as part of the EU divorce deal. The prime minister called for political unity after the lengthy meeting, during which all cabinet members spoke, telling them a day Read more [...]