UAE Pardons British Researcher Jailed For Spying
A British academic who was
The man, Matthew Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had been merely researching his Ph.D.
Plastic Pollution Suspected In Whale Death
As a grim reminder of the perils of oceanic pollution, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach.
The 31.17-foot sperm whale was discovered near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of Sulawesi.
Park officials found bags, plastic bottles, sandals, and 115 plastic cups in the whale's tummy, in addition to a sack containing more than 1,000 pieces of string, according to a CNN story.
Paris Police Fire Tear Gas At Fuel Price Rise Protestors
Paris police have used tear gas and water cannon to keep at bay protesters demonstrating for a second weekend against rising fuel prices.
Clashes broke out on the Champs-Elysées as protesters tried to penetrate a police security cordon around sensitive sites in the centre of the city.