Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as leader defends hamster cull

Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as leader defends hamster cull

People line up at a community testing center for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after the district was identified as a high-risk area, in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on … Read more

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tongans queued for limited money services that were restored in the Pacific island’s capital on Saturday, as the clean-up continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority, and a national emergency team had already distributed 60,000 liters of water to residents. … Read more

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its .4 bln lithium project

Serbia revokes Rio’s lithium exploration licenses Share prices fall as cancellation seen as major setback Cancellation will mean greater lithium shortage – analyst MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto shares fell on Friday after Serbia revoked its lithium exploration licenses on environmental grounds, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s ambition to become the biggest supplier European … Read more

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

HONG KONG, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deal with animal lovers who try to stop people from abandoning their hamsters to put them down or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said. authorities after ordering the slaughter of the animals. cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials ordered … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

First aid flights begin arriving in Tonga Australian and New Zealand ships expected in coming days UN says Tonga has requested emergency aid The UN seriously concerned about access to drinking water WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More ships and planes carrying aid are expected to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the … Read more

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

BELGRADE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Serbia revoked lithium exploration licenses from Rio Tinto (RIO.L) on Thursday, bowing to protesters who opposed the British-Australian mining giant’s development of the project for environmental reasons. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government’s decision followed demands from various environmental groups to halt the $2.4 billion Jadar lithium project … Read more

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a government mass cull order over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicked owners would abandon their pets. Authorities on Tuesday ordered the culling of 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities after … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano off Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from social media video. Video recorded January 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Extensive damage to the west coast of the main island Airports closed, hampering international … Read more

Martin Luther King’s family and Vice President Harris call for action for suffrage

Martin Luther King’s family and Vice President Harris call for action for suffrage

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The family of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and their supporters, some shouting: “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Voter suppression must go,” marched in Washington on Monday demanding the adoption of a law aimed at protecting voters from racial discrimination. As part of the annual Martin Luther King … Read more