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India's turtle warriors embrace mission to save threatened species

India's turtle warriors embrace mission to save threatened species

Since he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs.

Bangladesh’s Rubel denied entry to South Africa

Bangladesh’s Rubel denied entry to South Africa

Pace bowler Rubel Hossain was prevented from boarding a flight to South Africa with the Bangladesh tour squad after the airline claimed he did not have immigration clearance, officials said yesterday.

Thais release 1,066 turtles to celebrate new king's birthday

Thais release 1,066 turtles to celebrate new king's birthday

Hundreds of people gathered at a beach in Thailand on Wednesday to release 1,066 turtles into the sea as part of celebrations to mark the birthday of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn this week.

Oil spill on India's south coast threatens nesting turtles

Oil spill on India's south coast threatens nesting turtles

Hundreds of students and fishermen were working on Friday to clean up an oil spill on India's southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year.

Indian villagers block women activists from Hindu temple

Indian villagers block women activists from Hindu temple

Angry villagers blocked a group of women activists from entering the inner sanctum of a temple in western India Saturday, despite a court order mandating Hindu women's right to worship.

Fiji cyclone death toll hits 20 as tourists flee

Fiji cyclone death toll hits 20 as tourists flee

Tourists began fleeing cyclone-ravaged Fiji Monday and aid efforts intensified as the death toll climbed to 20, with officials warning it could rise further as reports trickle in from devastated remote communities.

$380bn earmarked for oil and gas projects removed globally: al-Sada

$380bn earmarked for oil and gas projects removed globally: al-Sada

Some $380bn earmarked for spending world-wide on oil and gas projects up to 2020 has been shelved due to a lack of confidence by investors caused by the low oil and gas prices.

UDC awarded for its gold sponsorship of HH The Emir’s Sword Show Jumping

UDC awarded for its gold sponsorship of HH The Emir’s Sword Show Jumping

Following the conclusion of the second category of horse jumping races, part of HH The Emir Show Jumping Championship Sword.