Aussie scientists leading global effort to tackle pollution in the world’s biggest rivers | ABC News

The CSIRO has discovered how plastic is getting into major water systems. 90 per cent of ocean plastic pollution comes from ten rivers, eight of them in Asia, including the Mekong which runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Please note: This story was recorded earlier this year, before coronavirus restrictions For more … Read more Aussie scientists leading global effort to tackle pollution in the world’s biggest rivers | ABC News

Story of Fighting COVID-19: Cambodia’s scarecrows ease the mind

In Siem Reap, capital of northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, people make scarecrows, known as Ting Mong, to protect themselves against COVID-19. They are generally made of straw and branches and dressed in old clothing. Maden, a Siem Reap local, said he has seen such a traditional practice ever since his childhood, which is to … Read more Story of Fighting COVID-19: Cambodia’s scarecrows ease the mind

Should big money give poor nations debt relief to fight COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

May 1 was an important day for the world’s poorest nations. It was the day the rich club of G20 nations gave debtors a payment holiday until the end of the year, giving developing nations more headroom to pay for healthcare during the pandemic. Despite more than 100 countries applying to the International Monetary Fund … Read more Should big money give poor nations debt relief to fight COVID-19? | Counting the Cost

Coronavirus: Tourist arrested after wiping saliva on banknote in Cambodia

A tourist was arrested after wiping saliva on a bank note and leaving it on top of an ATM in Cambodia. CCTV footage show the man searching through his pocket and licking his fingers before pulling out a banknote. In the climate of the current coronavirus pandemic, the building has to be disinfected as a … Read more Coronavirus: Tourist arrested after wiping saliva on banknote in Cambodia

China closes borders to foreigners

China says it is increasingly concerned about a spike in infections coming from abroad. Last week, the mainland closed its borders to all foreigners, except those coming from Hong Kong and Macau. Several other countries across Asia have taken similar measures, including Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more China closes borders to foreigners

Chinese COVID-19 medical experts, equipment arrive in Cambodia

A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on March 23 to help in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The seven members of the team were warmly greeted by Cambodian Minister of Health Mam Bunheng at Phnom Penh International Airport. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more Chinese COVID-19 medical experts, equipment arrive in Cambodia

How vulnerable are children to Coronavirus? | Inside Story

The global heath crisis created by the Coronavirus pandemic has led to extraordinary measures in an effort to contain the outbreak. Countries from South Korea to the U.S., Italy to New Zealand are introducing measures that are affecting hundreds of millions of people. Among the containment measures adopted by governments worldwide – many have banned … Read more How vulnerable are children to Coronavirus? | Inside Story

Passing of Javier Perez De Cuellar & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Javier Perez De Cuellar – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – Syria – COVID-19 – Turkey/Greece – Mediterranean – Women – AIDS – Food Price Index – Financial Contribution JAVIER PEREZ DE CUELLAR As you saw in a statement we issued last night, the Secretary-General expressed … Read more Passing of Javier Perez De Cuellar & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 March 2020)

Why is TURKMENISTAN the World’s most INSANE dictatorship? – VisualPolitik EN

Turkmenistan has the World’s fourth largest gas reserves… then again, their citizens are extremely poor. What is the reason? This country suffers from one of the worst and craziest dictatorships in history. Turkmen president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is an extravagant version of Kim Jong-un. As an example… he likes to play his own songs and force … Read more Why is TURKMENISTAN the World’s most INSANE dictatorship? – VisualPolitik EN

How North Korea is reporting on coronavirus (English subtitles)

The Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the world. It has infected more than 65,000 people and killed over 1,700. But there is little known about how it’s affecting North Korea. The secretive state is close to the centre of the outbreak, with numerous cases reported in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia … Read more How North Korea is reporting on coronavirus (English subtitles)

Cambodia braces for economic cost of coronavirus

A growing number of Asian countries are feeling the economic pressures of the coronavirus epidemic. In Cambodia, where the economy is dependent on China, the government is warning of job losses. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Phnom Penh. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Cambodia braces for economic cost of coronavirus

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus, docking after two weeks stranded

In the last 24 hours, China has reported more than 5000 new Coronavirus cases, and 121 new deaths. Whilst high figures, it is in fact the lowest number of COVID19 figures in two weeks, adding weight to a forecast by Beijing’s senior medical advisor that the Chinese outbreak could end by April. Concern remains, however, … Read more Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus, docking after two weeks stranded

‘The problem is the sickness of fear’: ship docks in Cambodia after coronavirus scare

Passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship that was turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears were allowed to disembark in Cambodia on Friday 14 February. After tests, no one on board was found to be carrying the Covid-19 virus, and Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen personally greeted the passengers with handshakes and bouquets of … Read more ‘The problem is the sickness of fear’: ship docks in Cambodia after coronavirus scare

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus

In Cambodia, it was all smiles as passengers disembarked from a cruise ship that had been turned away by four Asian governments over fears of an outbreak of the coronavirus. There have been no confirmed cases among the more than 2,000 people on board the MS Westerdam. Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from the Sihanoukville … Read more Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus

Coronavirus: Cambodian Prime Minister greets Westerdam passengers with flowers and hugs

Nearly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the MS Westerdam have started to disembark the ship after Cambodia yesterday offered safe harbour. The passengers, none of whom have tested positive for the coronavirus, were greeted by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who handed them flowers. For the latest developments on the coronavirus as they happen, follow our … Read more Coronavirus: Cambodian Prime Minister greets Westerdam passengers with flowers and hugs