What's Next: April 30, 2016

A traditional Maasai tribesman holding an elephant tusk, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, at Nairobi National Park on April 28.
A traditional Maasai tribesman holding an elephant tusk, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, at Nairobi National Park on April 28.PHOTO: REUTERS

Largest ivory collection to be set on fire

Kenya will today burn in the savannah grasslands of Nairobi National Park the world's largest collection of ivory to be set on fire to boost awareness of the threat of poaching.

The tusks, from thousands of dead elephants, weigh 105 tonnes, seven times larger than any pile destroyed before.

Chinese, Japanese ministers meeting

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and other top Chinese officials in Beijing today, as part of his three-day visit to China. Mr Kishida is reportedly seeking to secure a leaders' summit between President Xi Jinping and Premier Shinzo Abe, who have not met since November 2014.

Grand final of spelling championship

Twenty-one primary school pupils will spell their hearts out at the grand final of the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship 2016 today. The champion speller will take home $5,000 cash and win the Challenge Trophy for the school.

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