In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths.
Australia’s federal government ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people.
China will advance poverty alleviation in health care and ensure all medical institutions at county, township and village levels in impoverished areas reach set standards by 2020, according to the National Health Commission.
After the discovery of medical wastes floating on the seas off Lapu-lapu City in Philippines, an environmentalist group is encouraging government officials to create concrete programs to clean the rivers and other waterways.
Singapore is making a clarion call to citizens and businesses to reduce domestic and industrial waste towards zero as the country’s recycling rate has stalled and its sole landfill may run out of space by 2035.