'Good as gold' not good enough: New labels promote ethical metal

Business Apr 21, 2019

'Good as gold' not good enough: New labels promote ethical metal

Forget how many carats — how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewelers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled gold. Specialized producers now tack a "fairmined" ecologically friendly label on their output, ...

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Apr 20, 2019

NHK docudrama reveals telephone scam tactics

by Philip Brasor

Thai police last month raided a residence in Pattaya where an alleged telephone swindling operation was taking place. They discovered 15 Japanese nationals suspected of calling retired people in Japan and fooling them into purchasing electronic money. Japanese police say they will arrest the ...

World / Science & Health Feb 27, 2019

Nearly half of children with cancer untreated: study

Some 45 percent of children with cancer are left undiagnosed and untreated, according to an innovative study of the disease's global footprint among under-15s, published Wednesday. Worldwide, there are some 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year, but barely half are logged in national ...