Day: January 5, 2020

Myanmar Rebel Armies Extend Truce but Fighting Continues

YANGON � On New Year’s Day, the alliance of three active ethnic armed groups that has been fighting Myanmar’s military in Shan and Rakhine states extended its unilateral ceasefire for two more months, until Feb. 29, saying it would help …

Posted in Legal January 5, 2020

Tens of Thousands of Flood Victims in Indonesia Remain Displaced

At least 60 people have died and nearly 100,000 people are unable to return home, days after devastating rains flooded the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Some 11,000 health workers were deployed across the greater Jakarta area Sunday to spray chemicals …

Posted in General January 5, 2020

Wildfires Threaten Unique Critters on Australian ‘Galapagos’

It has been described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country’s most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island and have …

Posted in General January 5, 2020