Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott

CANBERRA — Australia’s Prime Minster Tony Abbott launched another attack on “ugly,” “noisy” wind turbines on Friday, prompting Labor’s environment spokesman saying the matter has become “more than a joke.”

Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott

“Tony Abbott is actively campaigning against an industry that employs thousands of Australians, attracts billions in investment and reduces Australia’s carbon pollution,” Labor’s environment spokesman Mark Butler told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Friday. “No other world leader would show such recklessness towards one of their own industries.”(Australia-PM-Criticism)
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NEW DELHI — The Indian capital has been reeling under a massive garbage crisis, with sanitation workers escalating their strike over non-payment of their salaries for the last two months.
Striking workers have strewn garbage on the road in many parts of the national capital, thus creating stink in the air and triggering traffic jams.
Political parties have also jumped into the fray trying to capitalize on the situation, blaming each other for the mess.( India-Capital-Garbage)
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SEOUL — Infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ( MERS) abated in South Korea as four more cases added on Friday, while one more death was reported, the health ministry said.
Four more people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total contagion to 126, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Among the new cases were three people contracting the virus from the 14th patient for three days from May 27 at the emergency room of the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul. (S.Korea-MERS- Infection)
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CANBERRA — The rescue effort for a tourist from China’s Taiwan continued as he had spent his 27th hour trapped on Uluru, the iconic rock in central Australia on Friday.
As dusk approached, Northern Territory (NT) emergency services were continuing their rescue effort to winch the 27-year-old from a deep crevasse.(Australia-Chinese Tourist-Rescue) Enditem

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