In The Recycling World, Why Are Some Cartons Such A Problem?

In The Recycling World, Why Are Some Cartons Such A Problem?

A young girl drinks juice from a box. Because of layers of material that can be difficult to separate, many containers for juices and broths have traditionally been destined for landfills. But recycling them is getting easier. KidStock/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption KidStock/Getty Images A young girl drinks juice from a box. Because of […]

Trump's World and the Retreat of Shame

Trump's World and the Retreat of Shame

Photo In the streets on Thursday after Free Syrian Army fighters advanced north of Afrin, Syria. Credit Khalil Ashawi/Reuters After Aleppo, now comes the agony of Eastern Ghouta. This suburb of Damascus, the last rebel-held enclave close to the Syrian capital, is bombarded by Bashar al-Assad’s forces for weeks on end, with Russian air support. […]

Aliko Dangote: Africa's richest is world's 100th richest man – Forbes

Aliko Dangote: Africa's richest is world's 100th richest man – Forbes

Africa’s richest man Nigerian billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote may be top of the rankings in Africa but at the global level, he rounded off as the 100th richest. This is according to U.S.-based Forbes Magazine in the latest release of its annual list of the world’s richest persons (2018). With a fortune estimated at $14.1 […]

A new king cheese has been crowned world champion

A new king cheese has been crowned world champion

MADISON, Wis. — A new king cheese has been crowned in Wisconsin. The winner of the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest is a hard sheep’s milk cheese called Esquirrou. The announcement was made Thursday night in Madison. Esquirrou is made in France at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel Touyarou and imported by Savencia Cheese USA of […]

How children around the world are exposed to cigarette advertising

How children around the world are exposed to cigarette advertising

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recruit the young to maintain its vast profits. A major investigation in more than 22 countries across four continents by campaigners and experts has found cigarettes on sale close to school […]

Gary Cohn: Key Trump economic policy adviser resigns

Gary Cohn: Key Trump economic policy adviser resigns

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gary Cohn was director of the National Economic Council under President Trump US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a […]

Indonesia zoo condemned over smoking orangutan

Indonesia zoo condemned over smoking orangutan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zoo staff believe the guard who was supposed to be protecting the enclosure had gone to the toilet. Animal rights activists have condemned staff at a zoo where an orangutan was filmed smoking. A visitor flicked a cigarette into the enclosure at Bandung zoo, and Odon, 22, picked it up […]

Italy election: Populist Five Star and League vie for power

Italy election: Populist Five Star and League vie for power

Image copyright AFP Image caption League chief Matteo Salvini and Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio both want to lead Italy The leaders of two anti-establishment parties have each claimed they have the right to govern Italy, after voters in Europe’s fourth-largest economy did not return a majority to any single party. The Eurosceptic, populist […]

Oscars 2018: Man arrested for theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

Oscars 2018: Man arrested for theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar after the awards ceremony on Sunday. Los Angeles Police have confirmed Terry Bryant was arrested for grand theft, after the statuette went missing from the Governor’s Ball. The 47-year old was booked and has had bail set at $20,000 (£14,400). […]

Italy election: Polls open in unpredictable contest

Italy election: Polls open in unpredictable contest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pollsters do not expect any party to win an outright majority Italians are voting after a divisive campaign dominated by concerns over immigration and the economy. Correspondents say it is hard to say who will come out on top in an unpredictable contest. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, ruling Democratic […]