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August 24, 2017 3:00 PM Namibia: Conservancies Should Not Be Used to Divide Communities

Khorixas — The Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has firmly put his foot down in strongly warning representatives of conservancies from the Erongo and Kunene regions to desist from dividing community members along political, racial or ethnic lines. He issued the warning at the gathering of North-West Conservancy Regional Chairperson's 120

August 21, 2017 3:36 PM Bell tolls for Big Ben as four-year silence begins

London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years in front of a reverential crowd on Monday amid an outcry over the temporary loss of a cherished symbol of stability at a time of national uncertainty. At midday, 12 bongs from the famous bell rang out in front of around 1 000 local residents, tourists and MPs who came out to mark Big Ben’s longest silence 122

August 21, 2017 12:14 AM Bees facing threat of extinction

The startling statistics have serious implications for the environment, the growing of crops, food production, gardening and the landscape. Parasites, viruses, diseases, variable weather conditions, agri-chemicals and climate change are some of the factors behind bee mortality. As they collect nectar and pollen, honeybees pollinate the plants and contribute 122

August 18, 2017 7:13 PM Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say

Two cases of cholera were reported earlier, but later tested negative, according to Ms. Amaya. Papani Bai-Sesay, head of biodiversity at the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, an advocacy group, said such disasters could have been prevented “if only people listened.” Mr. Bai-Sesay said that as Freetown’s population increased drastically in recent 48

August 9, 2017 2:47 PM Quake in China's Sichuan province kills 19, injures 247

BEIJING: At least 19 people were killed and nearly 250 others injured after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a mountainous region in China's southwest Sichuan province, with rescuers today evacuating over 45,000 tourists from the area, according to the official media. The temblor that struck the popular tourist destination in Jiuzhaigou County 85

July 31, 2017 7:43 AM Angelina Jolie’s Vanity Fair Cover Story

Like most things involving Angelina Jolie, stepping foot into her house is an experience so heightened one wonders if it’s for real or the product of careful orchestration. The large gates to her recently purchased Los Feliz house—an 11,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts mansion once owned by the epic filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille—slowly swing open, revealing rolling 103

July 24, 2017 7:52 AM Michael Phelps loses 'race' to Great White shark

Michael Phelps, the world's most decorated Olympian swimmer, has lost a 100m race to a Great White shark. The retired US athlete - who had a "monofin" to even things up - swam the stretch of open ocean in South Africa in 38.1 seconds to the shark's 36.1. The race was broadcast on Discovery Channel as part of its Shark Week. But Phelps and the shark did not actually 40

July 22, 2017 12:56 AM Cynthia Smoot visits cheetah habitat in Namibia

NAMIBIA, Africa (FOX 13) - Just recently, biologists the world over warned that the planet is experiencing its sixth mass extinction; we're losing plants and animals at an alarming rate. I was in the country of Namibia when I heard that news. Namibia is on the west coast of Africa, just above South Africa. The Namib desert covers the entire west side of the country 292

July 13, 2017 4:02 AM Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

London's Natural History Museum (NHM) has undergone a major revamp with a blue whale skeleton now forming the main exhibit as visitors come through the front door. The marine mammal replaces the much-loved Diplodocus dinosaur, "Dippy", which will soon head out on a tour of the UK. It wants to be known more for its living science than its old fossils 128

July 6, 2017 6:28 AM Great Barrier Reef: Unesco opts against 'in danger' status

Unesco has decided not to place the Great Barrier Reef on its official list of World Heritage sites "in danger". Unprecedented back-to-back coral bleaching events had intensified debate about whether Unesco should change the status of Australia's reef. Listing a site as "in danger" can help address threats by, for example, unlocking access to funds or publicity 58