Seven Philippine ex-rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen

Seven Philippine ex-rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen

Seven former Muslim rebels have been killed in the southern Philippines, military and police authorities said Saturday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. They said the dead were all members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), formerly the...
US state upholds e-cigarette ban amid vaping deaths

US state upholds e-cigarette ban amid vaping deaths

The US state of Massachusetts upheld a ban on e-cigarettes Friday amid a spate of deaths and injuries linked to vaping across the country. Eighteen deaths in 15 states had now been positively linked to vaping since March, from a total of 1,080 illness, according to...
Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide

Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide

When the sight of plastic bags, bottles and other debris littering the seabed becomes too much, there’s just one thing to do: don your diving suit, strap on an air tank and fish out the stuff yourself. That is the solution adopted by Oceanium, an association of...