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Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.


No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills -- but a Paris church is testing a high-tech alternative.


Global air traffic at new record

Budget carriers continued to push global air traffic to new record levels last year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday.


China sees births fall despite push for second child

The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children.


Duterte under fire for closing news website

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's government rejected calls Tuesday to halt the potential closure a news website that has been reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears over eroding freedoms.


Malaysia, Singapore ink RTS agreement

Malaysia and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement on the 4-km Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore at the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat today.


75 injured in Jakarta exchange floor collapse

At least 75 people were injured Monday after a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said, as victims were carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers.


12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption

The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes.


H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.


Berlin woman revives Red Army ghosts in Reichstag graffiti

Berlin has preserved countless traces of its World War II destruction as chilling reminders of its militaristic past -- few are more striking than Red Army graffiti left at the iconic Reichstag.


 

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