Category: NEWS

Australian Mountains Ditch King Leopold Name

An Australian mountain range named after Belgium’s notorious King Leopold II was given a new title reflecting its traditional owners on Friday, as officials shed the connection to an “evil tyrant”.

Vietnam Debut World’s First ‘Gold-Plated’ Hotel

The world’s first self-proclaimed gold-plated hotel is open for business – and the Vietnamese owners insist they have the Midas touch despite the cramping of global travel during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Pakistan Blocks Online Game PUBG Over ‘Negative’ Impact

Pakistan on Wednesday temporarily blocked the hugely popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) after receiving complaints it was addictive and following media reports linking the brutal, multiplayer shoot ’em up to suicide.

Japan Begins Charging for Plastic Bags

Retailers in Japan began charging for plastic bags on Wednesday, a move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers’ love for packaging and finally bringing the country in line with other major economies.

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