Alleged abuse of baby giant pandas causes outrage in China Play

Alleged abuse of baby giant pandas causes outrage in China

Keepers have defended themselves saying the pandas were being violent and that the footage had been edited. Panda keeper Guo Jingpeng said that on 12 July, he was feeding milk to the panda cubs, just as he does every day, when one of them suddenly became aggressive. It bit my hand really hard, its teeth cut into the flesh and my hand started bleeding, Guo said.When it tried to bite me again, I pushed it away out of instinct.Guo also said that he has been targeted through the video. The over 50-minute video was intentionally edited into less than two minutes of footage, he said. Humane Society Internationals China Policy expert Dr Peter Li has responded the video saying The action of this panda keeper is hard to defend and so it is good to see that the Chengdu facility has not tried to do so. Pandas are wild animals and so anyone working with them should be properly trained so that they can interact with them without resorting to the kind of rough handling that we see in the video. Dragging and throwing any animal is unacceptable, and the outrage that has been expressed on social media for this globally-adored species is typical these days of growing animal welfare concern among Chinas citizens. Jul 28, 2017
Pakistans prime minister Nawaz Sharif Resigns over Panama Papers Corruption Court Ruling Play

Pakistans prime minister Nawaz Sharif Resigns over Panama Papers Corruption Court Ruling

This is the third time Sharifs stint in office has been cut short. His government was dissolved in April 1993 by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, however Sharif successfully challenged that decision to become prime minister again in May. He then resigned from the post in July, forcing the removal of President Khan as well.After re-election in 1997, he was then forced out by a military coup in 1999. He came back from exile to secure a major victory in the 2013 polls. This latest disqualification comes roughly a year before his term was to conclude, ending his chance of creating history by becoming the first Pakistani prime minister to complete a full five-year term in office. Pakistans powerful military has ruled the country for roughly half of its nearly 70-year-history. Jul 28, 2017
Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate Play

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare fails in US senate

In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, US Senate Republicans failed on Friday (28 July) to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law. Voting in the early hours, three Republican senators, John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49-to-51 vote to reject a skinny repeal bill that would have killed some parts of Obamacare. The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the White House, Senate and House. It will also be a let-down for financial markets, which expected Trump to make rapid changes to healthcare, taxes and infrastructure spending. Jul 28, 2017