Monthly Archives: October 2011

U.S. Court Turns Blind Eye To Circus Abuse

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists that claims the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus abuses its elephants. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington agreed with a … Continue reading

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Could legalising rhino horn trade stop poaching?

South Africa is considering legalising rhino horn trade – in a bid to combat rampant rhino poaching, but the suggestion has been met with mixed reaction in Southern Africa. Demand for rhino horn is at an all time high and … Continue reading

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Get the political games out of relief efforts (Thailand)

PM needs to rein in red shirts and MPs campaigning with public donations Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called for every party to transcend their political colours and work together to fight the flood. However, red-shirt leaders in her own … Continue reading

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Froc to investigate hoarding accusation (Bangkok)

Chamroen Yuttithamsakun, the PM’s Office inspector-general in charge of approving the distribution of donated goods to flood victims, will be called to clarify suspicions over alleged hoarding of donated items by the the Flood Relief Operations Command. Froc director Pracha … Continue reading

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Suburb inundated as residents destroy dyke (Bangkok)

Suburb inundated as residents destroy dyke Chaeng Wattana Road and surrounding areas have been inundated by overflow from Khlong Prapa after an earth dyke in Don Muang district was destroyed by angry residents. Read more in the Bangkok Post

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ANALYSIS: Floods and politics (Thailand)

Thailand’s battle against its worst floods in decades has spilled into the political arena, underscoring the deep divisions that linger more than a year after deadly civil unrest rocked the kingdom. ANALYSIS by Didier Lauras, Agence France-Presse fforts to prepare … Continue reading

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Deluge engulfs a region drowning in obstinancy (S.E.-Asia)

As the rising waters ravage nearby countries, those trying to help are frustrated by those who refuse aid and governments too slow to change ………………. The report was timely, coming ahead of peaking flood waters, although its findings were hardly … Continue reading

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