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Rice to riches: Vietnam’s farmer gamble of shrimp
The Mekong Delta, long renowned as the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, is now also home to a multi-billion-dollar shrimp industry and burgeoning numbers of farmers are building fortunes from the small crustaceans. The shrimp bonanza ...
- August 10, 2017
US faces stiff China pushback in S. China Sea: experts
The US president and his team have made much of their desire to put Beijing in its place, including in the strategically vital waterway, which China claims almost entirely and where it has reclaimed — and fortified — ...
- January 26, 2017
China should not be allowed access to artificial islands
Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its ...
- January 13, 2017
Japan's 'Tuna King' wins auction with $636,000 bid
Japan’s self-styled “Tuna King” has done it again—paying more than $600,000 for a single fish. Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid top price at the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, ...
- January 6, 2017
Pirates kill 8 fishermen off Zamboanga
Zamboanga City: Pirates attacked a group of fishermen off Zamboanga City and killed at least eight of them, while five others survived. The gunmen asked the fishermen if they were Muslims, and shot them when they failed ...
- January 11, 2017
Myanmar’s ‘smiling’ Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction
Tears fill Maung Lay’s eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar. Loved for ...
- January 19, 2017
Meet Diego, the macho tortoise
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador—He’s over 100 years old, but his sex life is the stuff of legend. Diego the Tortoise is his species’ version of the ladies’ man, and his exploits have helped save his kind from extinction. Diego, a ...
- September 15, 2016
Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish
Many of the real-life Nemos swimming in children's fish tanks were caught using cyanide, according to research published Thursday which flagged the toxic threat to already-stressed corals, the creature's natural home.
- June 18, 2016
Phl, US troops storm 'enemy' in Zambales military exercises
Some 340 Filipino and American troops stormed and neutralized “enemy” positions along the coastline of San Antonio, Zambales yesterday. This was among the highlights of the Balikatan joint military exercises between the ...
- May 10, 2018
World's nations meet in Paris to rescue ocean life this time
It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and it could easily take another to finish the job, but UN talks in New York to safeguard life in the high seas finally begin in earnest on Monday (March 28).
- March 28, 2016