The decision to pull out of Virunga national park follows legal mediation in London last week with WWF, but Soco is believed to have ultimately bowed to pressure from the British government, Unesco and high-profile individuals including Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US financier Howard Buffett. All condemned oil exploration in what is considered one of the world's most volatile regions. Leading conservation groups collected the signatures of more than 700,000 people. … [Read more...] about Soco halts oil exploration in Africa’s Virunga national park
Ho Van Lang and his dad Ho Van Thanh spent decades living secretly in deep forest in the Tay Tra district of Quang Ngai province after fleeing the Vietnam war. … [Read more...] about Real-life Mowgli lives in the jungle and walks 20 miles a day after cruel villagers bully him for ‘being different’
Yes, we have had two female prime ministers. But don’t let that distract you from a dismal core reality. A report published just last year showed bullying and harassment are rife in both the Commons and Lords, with an unhealthy dose of chauvinism and lechery helping to make the lives of female staff a misery. … [Read more...] about As Boris says Parliament must aim for a perfect gender balance: Should we use quotas to boost female MPs?