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Malaysia bets on durian as China goes bananas for world’s smelliest fruit

KUALA LUMPUR: The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia’s next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China. Once planted in family orchards and small-scale farms, the durian, described by some as smelling like an open sewer or turpentine when ripe, is attracting investments like never before. Even property tycoons and companies in palm oil, Malaysia’s biggest agricultural export, are making forays into the durian…

Canada asks world to stop sending mail

OTTAWA: Canada's postal service has issued a plea for the rest of the world to stop sending in mail as its striking workers rejected the latest contract offer. Canada Post, facing a huge delivery backlog as the labor unrest looked set to enter a fifth week, recently sweetened its offer to staff in a last-ditch effort to bring the rotating strikes to an end. This followed a warning from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that his government was prepared to step in to settle the labor dispute ahead of the upcoming holiday…

Who runs the (economic) world? It might soon be women

Who runs the world? It might soon be women as a crop of female economists join IMF chief Christine Lagarde in top positions at major financial bodies. As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meet this week in Bali, Lagarde no longer cuts quite the same lone figure she once did, now flanked by growing numbers of female finance ministers and economists. The IMF has just named Gita Gopinath to replace its outgoing chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, making her the first woman to hold the post. Gopinath, 46, a…

World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

PARIS: The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment. As humanity grapples with tough choices to offset a rapidly heating planet, the research suggests that the Western world would need to slash its meat intake by 90 percent to avoid crippling Earth's ability to sustain an anticipated 10 billion people by 2050. Food production -- which produces damaging greenhouse…

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030: report

LONDON: Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday. The “Lancet Commission” report by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience, as well as mental health patients and advocacy groups, said the growing crisis could cause lasting harm to people, communities and economies worldwide. While some of the…

World’s ‘most expensive’ shoes worth Rs 2.1 billion launched

DUBAI: The world's "most expensive" pair of shoes worth $ 17 million has been launched in the UAE, according to reports. The luxury footwear, made from diamonds and real gold, was designed and created over a period of nine months, Khaleej Times reported. The Passion Diamond Shoes, with a price tag of 62.4 million dirham (USD 17 million), feature hundreds of diamonds, together with two imposing D-flawless diamonds of 15 carats each, the report added. To a question, Maria Majari, co-founder and creative director…

Climate negotiator warns world ‘out of time’ to save islands

BANGKOK: Island nations like Fiji and the Maldives are almost at the "point of no return" because of rising sea levels, a leading climate negotiator warned Friday. As well as losing land and infrastructure to encroaching oceans as the planet heats up, many islands are also facing extreme flooding and damage from tropical storms, warned Amjad Abdulla, head negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). With experts from across the planet locked in key talks in Bangkok aimed at breathing life into the Paris…

Imran Khan is 7th most followed world leader on Twitter

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has become the seventh most followed leader of the world on Twitter. The man who has long been known in Pakistan for a great number of admirers on social media and whose followers are responsible for creating most of the top trends on Twitter (Pakistan) which also make place in world top trends on the microblogging site.  Imran Khan has reached 8.18 million followers on the social media site. US President Donald Trump with 53.4 million followers is the top most…

In Pictures:The Top 20 Highest rated beaches of the world!

Beach-Inspector has just released their winners of the best beaches in the world awards, based on tests conducted on more than 1,600 beaches on everything from water quality to beach infrastructure. The beach-rating website has unveiled the list of winners of the Wow Beach Awards, given only to the most stunning beaches around the world. Here is the list of the top 20 highest rated beaches of the world! Manda Bay, Kenya Diani Beach, Kenya Cala Mariolu, Sardinia Playa de Cofete, Spain Pai…

‘World needs 43,000 more planes in next 20 years to meet booming demand’

LONDON: The world needs to produce 43,000 new aircraft over the next two decades to meet booming demand, Boeing's CEO forecast here on Sunday. Dennis Muilenberg, chief executive of the US aerospace giant, revealed the outlook upgrade to reporters in London before the sector's Farnborough Air Show starting Monday. "We continue to see the aerospace market grow very strongly," said Muilenberg. "We see $8.1-trillion marketplace in the next ten years" for commercial, defence and services, he added. "We further…