Category : World news

WORLD / World news - 3 hours ago

First double execution in US since 2000

Two inmates have been given lethal injections as Arkansas completed the first double execution in the US since 2000. It comes just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on capital punishment. Rapist and murderer Jack Jones was executed...

WORLD / World news - 9 hours ago

Up to '400% more plastic in oceans than thought'

The amount of ocean plastic washing up on beaches around the world could be underestimated by up to 80%, according to new research being carried out in Australia. Dr Jennifer Lavers, from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the Universi...

WORLD / World news - 10 hours ago

Sky Ocean Rescue: How you can be an ocean hero

Three months after the launch of the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign we're asking you to do your bit to protect our oceans. More than eight million tonnes of plastic enters the oceans every year. The problem is so serious that by 2050, the amount of plast...

WORLD / World news - 11 hours ago

The palliative stage of the plastic problem

The moment you realise something terrible has happened can be a very physical experience.  A pang of anxious adrenaline and a clenching of the gut when a subconscious fear becomes unavoidable fact. Like receiving an unexpected diagnosis, it's a mome...