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Japanese crown prince says country must not rewrite history of WW2

Naruhito makes rare statement on importance of ‘correctly’ remembering Japan’s role in war as right wing attempts to downplay issue of sex slaves<p>Japan’s crown prince has warned of the need to remember the second world war “correctly”, in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist …

Japan

The end of China's coal boom

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according …

New Coal Plants in China: A (Carbon) Bubble Waiting to Burst

<i>While China’s coal consumption growth has slowed down, and fell in 2014, coal-fired power generating capacity continues to grow rapidly. This</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Help stop slaughter of elephants, David Attenborough tells Xi Jinping

China's leader must take action to halt the "unabated" slaughter of African elephants, conservationists, MPs and celebrities say<p>David Attenborough has called on China's president to help stop the "catastrophic" slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants each year by ending his country's …

Wildlife

6 Facts About Air Pollution In India That Will Literally Take Your Breath Away

Delhi is the currently most polluted city in the world, surpassing Beijing.

The South China Sea will be the battleground of the future

The South China Sea functions as the throat of the Western Pacific and Indian oceans — the mass of connective economic tissue where global sea routes coalesce.<p>Here is the heart of Eurasia's navigable rimland, punctuated by the Malacca, Sunda, Lombok, and Makassar straits.<p>More than half of the …

China

Beijing Constructs Chain Of Artificial Island Fortresses In Disputed Region Of South China Sea

China has constructed a series of artificial islands in a hotly disputed area of the South China Sea, 660 miles from the mainland and only 210 miles …

China

China protests Modi's visit to disputed border region | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border region claimed by both countries.<p>A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan …

China

Italy battles floods as bad weather batters Europe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049036_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522210017_7bb94816d708327d7c633bf69e26ac31<p><b>Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert as heavy rain brings chaos to parts of Europe.</b><p>Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes in …

Weather