Monthly Archives: January 2019

CHINESE COUPLE FINED US$1,500 FOR COOKING ENDANGERED NAKED CARP (fish)

Pair cause a social media storm after uploading footage of themselves preparing the protected species for a special meal Naked carp, so named because they have almost no scales, are endemic to the saltwater Qinghai Lake, the largest in China A couple from northwest China who decided to treat their parents to a home-cooked meal found themselves in hot water

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TWO NEW CHARGES FOR CARLOS GHOSN FORMER NISSAN CHAIR

Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with two fresh charges involving financial crimes. Mr Ghosn, who has been detained since November, was charged with aggravated breach of trust and understating his income. He had already been indicted on a separate charge of underreporting his pay over five years. Mr Ghosn, whose detention has drawn some criticism,

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UN FORESEES A PEACEFUL AND CREDIBLE ELECTION IN NIGERIA

The United Nations says that there are increased prospects that the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria will be peaceful and credible. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Chambas, said this in his latest briefing to the Security Council. Chambas said: “In Nigeria, tensions are high ahead

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