Corruption blamed for Papuan rainforest destruction

Thursday, March 2, 2006 A new report on the commercial logging industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) released by international forestry organization, Forest Trends, shows that the overwhelming majority of current commercial industrial forestry operations in PNG are ecologically and economically unsustainable. Foreign logging companies are in open defiance of the law and cutting down […]

Taipei plane crash toll reaches 40

Saturday, February 7, 2015 The death toll from Wednesday’s plane crash in Taipei, Taiwan reached 40 today with the recovery of five more bodies. There were 58 on board when TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed into the city’s Keelung River. Fifteen survived and three more remain missing. Tzu Chi Foundation volunteer Lee Hung Shu-ying said […]

Brazil spots unknown tribe of indigenous people in Amazon jungle

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Brazil has located an isolated group of indigenous, uncontacted people in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian National Foundation of Indians (FUNAI) announced today. FUNAI, a state agency, uses aerial expeditions to avoid impacting uncontacted people and invading their land. The agency’s policy is to avoid maintaining any human contact with […]

Syrian citizen journalists risk death, targeted; city of Homs facing starvation

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Syrian forces have been shelling the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria for almost a month. Civilians and journalists are amongst the dead, and Wikinews spoke to a local citizen journalist, attracting attention both from the world’s media and from the Syrian Armed Forces. According to Wikinews’ source, much of Homs […]

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