1. BBC News: Suspected poachers 'eaten by lions' in South Africa This article reports that three suspected poachers were killed and eaten by a pride of lions in South Africa. The poachers had allegedly entered the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape province to hunt rhinos. The incident was discovered by the reserve's anti-poaching unit when they found human remains, hunting equipment and firearms at the scene. 2. The Guardian: How the African lion is being saved by eco-tourism This article explores how eco-tourism is helping to save the African lion from extinction. It looks at how the growth of responsible tourism has led to more money being invested in conservation projects and the creation of protected areas. It also highlights how local communities are becoming involved in conservation efforts, such as forming anti-poaching patrols, monitoring populations, and setting up wildlife corridors. 3. The New York Times: Squeezing More Out of a Crop: New Ways to Grow More Food With Less Water This article looks at how farmers are using new technologies and techniques to grow more food with less water. It looks at ways farmers are using drip irrigation systems, soil moisture sensors, and
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SINGAPORE — Global rice importers are likely to seek direct deals with governments in exporting countries as India’s ban on shipments of a key variety is squeezing supplies and igniting concerns over food security. Buyers from Africa to Asia are likely to scramble for rice shipments as supplies tighten in coming months following India’s decision […]
BEIJING (Reuters) -Profits at China's industrial firms fell 6.7% in July from a year earlier, extending this year's slump to a seventh month with weak demand squeezing companies as a post-pandemic recovery faltered in the world's second-biggest economy. Earnings shrank 15.5% year-on-year for the first seven months, following a 16.8% decline in the first half of the year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Sunday. Big Chinese manufacturers posted losses for the first half, with engineering firm China Aluminum International reporting a net loss of 830.6 million yuan ($114.2 million), compared with a year-earlier net profit of 123.6 million yuan.
China's commercial banks are raising questions about whether the central bank's recent cut to outstanding mortgage rates will be sufficient to hold back a flood of mortgage prepayments and help protect bank margins. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) unveiled new guidance last month requiring commercial banks to lower interest rates on outstanding mortgages for first-home loans. The new rates, which will be effective starting on September 25, aimed at stimulating consumption while also reducing t
Interglobe Aviation Ltd. on Tuesday said it has stopped serving beverages in cans onboard flights and that passengers have the option to get a complimentary glass of juice or coke on purchase of any snack, amid a former Parliamentarian complaining that one cannot buy a soft drink during a flight.BJP member and former Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta has complained that one cannot buy a soft drink in an IndiGo flight and said the airline must stop squeezing passengers through all sorts of extras.IndiGo is the country's largest airline