Members of Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) are hitting back at Health Minister Jens Spahn's suggestion that Germany should not sign on to the United Nations' Global Compact for Migration after all.
CDU in showdown over UN migration pact
The UK's first black female history professor said she hopes she is not ‘the only one’ for long.
'I don't want to be the UK's only black female history professor'
To understand the campaign to save Victoria’s old growth forests in Australia, ecologist David Lindenmayer said, you just need to turn on a tap in Melbourne.
Victoria's forestry fight: How the election is raising the environmental stakes
Across the world, and especially in India, mining is a controversial industry. Mines damage environment and displace people. To quell these costs, the country has established an environmental clearance process where mining projects require approval.
India’s green reforms may have hurt environment
The Chinese government has introduced a tightened ban on solid waste imports, according to an official document.
China tightens ban on solid waste imports
Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters.
Myanmar police shoot, injure 4 in raid on Rohingya camp – witness
New Zealand’s immigration officials failed in an attempt to deport a 60-year-old who they believed paid a woman to marry him for residence after only 11 days of first meeting.
INZ fails to deport Chinese man who married NZ citizen 11 days after first meet
Golestan Province to host 12th Int’l Tribe’s Culture Festival
Tourism Desk
Number of foreign tourists visiting Iran up 50%
A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend.
Swimmer killed by stingray, two mauled by sharks in Australia

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