Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Jun 18, 2017

Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don't automatically run for the stairs. Stay put and wait for instructions. That is ...

Australia opens war on food waste

/ Jun 18, 2017

Australia opens war on food waste

Australia's first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy 20 billion Australian dollars ($15 billion) a year. The outlet run by food rescue organization OzHarvest ...

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Jun 16, 2017

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Just a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people — and perhaps many more — died this week in a devastating fire, are some of Britain's wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multimillion-pound townhouses. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

/ Jun 15, 2017

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

A student-led movement is campaigning to raise Japan's minimum wage and improve the lives of low-income workers as many continue struggling just to meet basic needs despite toiling for long hours. Some 1,500 people took to the streets of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district in mid-April ...