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ST visits Bangladesh to give a first-hand account of the day-to-day existence endured by nearly a million Rohingya in refugee camps, after fleeing violence in Myanmar.
  • Left: A 10m installation depicting a whale - made up of five tonnes of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean - on display in Brugges, Belgium, last month. Below: A gigantic heap of plastic bottles piling up at a junkyard in Chandigarh, India, i
  • Left: A 10m installation depicting a whale - made up of five tonnes of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean - on display in Brugges, Belgium, last month. Below: A gigantic heap of plastic bottles piling up at a junkyard in Chandigarh, India, i
  • Left: A 10m installation depicting a whale - made up of five tonnes of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean - on display in Brugges, Belgium, last month. Below: A gigantic heap of plastic bottles piling up at a junkyard in Chandigarh, India, i
'Beating plastic pollution' is the theme for this year's World Environment Day. The Straits Times' correspondents look at recent plastic bans in Australia and India, as economies and firms worldwide double down on plastic waste.
  • Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad giving a thumbs up at the launch of the then new model Proton Savvy on June 8, 2005. The Proton national car project, Malaysia's first, was launched by Dr Mahathir in 1983. Perodua, the second national car project, was establi
For most Malaysians, the idea of another automobile project evokes memories of faulty power windows and wheezing engines.
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The pain of losing a child can be devastating, and some Japanese parents deal with their grief by finding comfort in these small stone statues called jizo.

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