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August 2, 2016 9:00 PM China to prosecute trespassers in its territorial waters

Foreigners operating vessels that trespass repeatedly into China's 12 nautical mile territorial waters despite past warnings or convictions could face prosecution and up to a year's jail, according to new rules by China's highest court. The same punishment awaits Chinese citizens and foreigners convicted of "serious" illegal activities such as unlicensed 6

July 12, 2016 5:32 AM Chinese automaker plans self-driving, electric car by 2020

Future Mobility, backed by Tencent and Hon Hai Precision Industries, is one of an expanding field of China-backed ventures that aim to take on Tesla Motors Inc as green energy car sales boom in China. Although the venture seeks to produce premium cars like Tesla, it will attempt a different strategy from the US-based company that began with relatively 7

July 11, 2016 7:43 PM South China Sea: Philippines hopes Hague will knock down China's territorial claims

A landmark ruling in The Hague could effectively knock down China's territorial claim to the South China Sea, including its myriad of islands, atolls, reefs and shoals. The Permanent Court of Arbitration is today due to hand down its decision on a case brought by the Philippines in 2013 under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The South 12

June 23, 2016 7:15 AM Indonesian leader visits South China Sea islands on warship

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo visited remote Indonesian islands on a warship Thursday in an apparent show of force after clashes with Chinese vessels and as fears grow Beijing is seeking to stake a claim in the area. Widodo led a high-level delegation including the foreign minister and armed forces chief to Indonesia's Natuna Islands in the South China 7

June 14, 2016 9:37 AM Facebook 'declares war' in Philippine flag gaffe

MANILA: Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day. The social media giant greeted Filipinos a "Happy Independence Day" on Sunday with a post showing a Philippine flag, but it was upside-down with red rather than blue at the top. In the Philippines 6

June 7, 2016 3:10 AM How Hillary Clinton finally bested Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton wave before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic US presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida March 9, 2016. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, June 7 — Shortly after declaring her candidacy for the US presidency in April 2015, Hillary Clinton hit the road in a van to win the hearts of Democrats 6

May 1, 2016 1:33 AM US$150m ivory message to Kenyan smugglers and poachers (VIDEO)

NAIROBI, May 1 — Eleven giant pyres of tusks went up in smoke yesterday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Huge white clouds of smoke spiralled into the sky as the flames took hold, fuelled by thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected through steel 10

April 30, 2016 9:37 PM Kenya burns ivory in stance against poaching

Kenya is burning more than 105 tonnes of ivory and more than 1350kg of rhino horn in the largest destruction ever undertaken. A mountain of elephant ivory and rhino horn, together with seized wildlife skins, trophies, and rare seized timber such as sandalwood, will be set alight on Saturday by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi National Park in the presence 8

April 30, 2016 8:54 PM Kenya Sets Tons of Ivory Aflame in Bid to Stop Elephant Poaching

Plumes of smoke filled the air of a muddy Nairobi National Park as Kenya’s President Kenyatta presided Saturday over the burning of 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horns to send a message to the world that ivory is worth more on an elephant than it is in the market. The torching of this stockpile made it the largest ivory burn in history 127 1

April 30, 2016 9:45 AM Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

NAIROBI: Eleven giant pyres of tusks will be set on fire Saturday as Kenya torches its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be the first to light the semi-circle of tusks expected to burn for days in Nairobi's national park, on Friday demanded 8