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Dutch PM becomes internet hero after cleans up his coffee spill in Parliament

It’s not quite a regular day affair when politicians impress you with their humbleness, but Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has become a worldwide celebrity after a video of him cleaning up his coffee spill in the Parliament went viral. Rutte accidentally spilled coffee in the Dutch Parliament, but didn’t leave the job to the cleaners. He borrowed a mop and started cleaning up the mess while the cleaners’ applauded him. WATCH Dutch diplomat Cees Van Beek first uploaded the video on Twitter on June 4, and since then…

Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

TOKYO: A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy -- by using proteins taken from egg white. Yusuke Yamada, a professor at Osaka City University, said his team has managed to use protein from egg white as a "tool" for producing hydrogen, a powerful source of clean electricity. The new method "brings us closer to our ultimate goal of producing hydrogen from water," Yamada said. "This lays the groundwork for the clean production of hydrogen in…

Pak-Italy sign agreement for clean water projects for KP: SAFRON

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Italy has signed an agreement on water projects for provision of clean and quality drinking water for southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) through Pakistan Italian Debt Swap Agreement (PIDSA). The agreement was signed by Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Let. Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch and Italian Ambassador in Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo. Under the RAHA program, in order to meet the drinking water needs of the hosting community…

Artificial wetland to clean Shanghai factory water

PARIS: French wastewater treatment company Suez said Tuesday it had been awarded a contract to design an artificial wetland to clean water from a petrochemical industrial zone outside Shanghai. Suez said the 36-hectare "dragonfly zone" will use "the treatment capabilities of the natural environment" to remove micropollutants from water after its discharge from a standard facility that it operates at the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park. The industrial park, located on Hangzhou Bay to the south of Shanghai, is one of…