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A tiger on the loose: rumour-tracking after an earthquake

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, even small rumours can makes things worse. This is the story of Open Mic, a rumour-management programme pioneered in Nepal.
from Internews on Apr 30, 2016.
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Company executive slapped in clash over South Korean deaths

An executive of UK-based Reckitt Benckiser was slapped by a protester as he offered an apology for selling a disinfectant that killed at least 100 people in South Korea.
from The Independent on May 2, 2016.

Leaked trade text reveals 'enormous corporate power grab'

Leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiating texts show "this toxic trade deal is essentially an enormous corporate power grab".
from Greenpeace, Global Justice Now on May 2, 2016.

Zika virus birth defects may be 'tip of the iceberg', say researchers

The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," paediatricians said on Sunday.
from NBC on May 2, 2016.

Cambodia's passenger trains back on track after 14 years

Cambodia's passenger train services resumed regular operations between capital Phnom Penh and southwestern Sihanoukville on Saturday after a 14-year hiatus.
from The Nation on Apr 30, 2016.
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How a shrub in Africa made me want to change the food industry

A new group, the Better Buying Lab, aims to help shift diets for a more sustainable future.
from World Resources Institute on May 1, 2016.

Will Europe ever get a Tobin tax?

The Tobin tax on financial transactions has been a popular ambition for over 20 years, and an actual political goal for eight.
from Le Monde Dipolomatique on Apr 30, 2016.
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Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

In 2015 the media exploded with stories about the link between climate change and the violence in Syria. But did they get it right?
from Climate and Migration on Apr 28, 2016.
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