Kenya's tough plastic bag ban takes effect
NAIROBI • Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of US$40,000 (S$54,180), as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect yesterday.
ISIS fighters to evacuate following ceasefire
BEIRUT • The Syrian army and Hizbollah are to transport Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters from an enclave on the border with Lebanon to eastern Syria after a ceasefire ended a week-long offensive against the group.
It is the first time ISIS has publicly agreed to evacuate territory under force.
11 dead, 26 hurt in Sadr city car bombing
BAGHDAD • A car bomb in the Iraqi capital's Shi'ite-majority district of Sadr city yesterday killed 11 people and wounded 26, security officials and medical sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Deliveroo riders in France protest over pay changes
PARIS • French riders working for the food delivery company Deliveroo have staged protests to complain about changes to their pay they claim will reduce their earnings by 20-30 per cent .
Deliveroo has said the change affects about 600 out of 7,500 bikers in France who were on contracts signed before August last year.