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Thousands of ducks released to protect Thai rice fields from pests
SCMP, 15 Sep 2020
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Drone footage has captured a flock of about 10,000 ducks being released towards rice fields in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.
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Gareth Pugh: hope and empowerment in 13 looks
AP, 18 Sep 2020
With a new exhibition raising money for Refuge, British designer Gareth Pugh explains the thinking behind his new high fashion collection.
Caixabank, Bankia agree merger terms
Reuters, 18 Sep 2020
Spain's Caixabank and Bankia have set out terms for a merger that will create the country's largest lender.
Pandemic Unemployment Aid Targeted By Fraud As 860K File For First-Time Unemployment | NBC News NOW
NBC, 18 Sep 2020
Over $1 billion in unemployment aid is being threatened by schemes from cybercriminals as 860,000 Americans file for unemployment for the first time.
Blazes devastate huge parts of Brazil's Pantanal wetlands
DW, 18 Sep 2020
Forest fires driven by winds have ravaged the Pantanal Nature Reserve. There have been more than 15,000 fires in Brazil's wetlands so far this year, causing widespread devastation.
Lesbos: Greek police move migrants to new camp after Moria fire
BBC, 18 Sep 2020
Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby.
Russia and Belarus stage military drills near Polish border
AFP, 18 Sep 2020
Russia and Belarus stage military drills in the Brest region, near the Polish border, as Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko warned of a possible "war" with neighbouring coun...
Coronavirus: 75% of Canadians support another shutdown if second wave hits, according to Ipsos poll
CA, 18 Sep 2020
Canadians would largely be supportive of another widespread shutdown if a second wave of the coronavirus occurred, new polling from Ipsos suggests.
Thailand's Cannabis Revolution | 101 East
Al Jazeera, 18 Sep 2020
For decades, Thailand was at the forefront of the war on drugs. Known for flooding the world with drugs from the Golden Triangle, Thailand's laws became so tough, the country no...
Former Pence adviser criticizes Trump administration's response to COVID-19
CBS, 18 Sep 2020
President Trump is at odds with the nation's top health officials over the timing of coronavirus vaccine.
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin
PBS, 18 Sep 2020
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Scaramucci: Trump has sycophants who are willing to lie for him
CNN, 18 Sep 2020
Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci reacts to a stunning rebuke from former coronavirus task force member Olivia Troye of Trump's response to the pa...
Trump holds 'Great American Comeback' event in Wisconsin
FOX, 18 Sep 2020
The President delivers remarks at a Great American Comeback event in Mosinee, WI.
Why young people are protesting in Thailand I FT
FT, 18 Sep 2020
The standard political divide in Thailand is between the pro-establishment yellow shirts and the populist red shirts.
How the US wields the Hong Kong Autonomy Act
SCMP, 18 Sep 2020
When Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, he claimed Hong Kong had taken 'billions' from the US.
The Point: In what areas has China emerged as a global tech leader?
CGTN, 18 Sep 2020
Chinese President #XiJinping is stressing the development of #science and #technology to boost the country's needs.
Bill Gates on COVID, Climate Action
Bloomberg, 18 Sep 2020
Sep.17 -- Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chopper's Politics Podcast: The “lentil-eating, sandal-wearing, beard-growing“ BBC
Telegraph, 18 Sep 2020
Subscribe to Chopper's Politics for free: https://playpodca.st/chopper Westminster is often referred to as "the corridors of power", and three inhabitants of those hallowed hall...
Snowflake's IPO Reignited A Silicon Valley Debate About How To Go Public: CNBC After
CNBC, 18 Sep 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's Ari Levy breaks down yesterday's blockbuster record-setting Snowflake ...
Vikings may not all have been tall and blond, new study shows
ITV, 18 Sep 2020
What does the word "Viking" conjure up? A slightly scary looking
Greek police begin moving asylum seekers into new Lesbos camp
FRANCE24, 18 Sep 2020
Greek police began moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a fire razed Greece's biggest ...