Thailand is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash, police say

Thailand is new dumping ground for world's high-tech trash, police say

Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash.

Police at Laem Chabang port, south of Bangkok, showed on Tuesday seven shipping containers each packed with about 22 tonnes of discarded electronics, including crushed game consoles, computer boards and bags of scrap materials.

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Everything you need to know about the Italian political crisis — which is 9 years in the making and could bring about the demise of the eurozone

Everything you need to know about the Italian political crisis — which is 9 years in the making and could bring about the demise of the eurozone

The eurozone looks like it may be about to plunge headlong into another crisis, as the political situation in its third largest economy, Italy, deteriorates rapidly.

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The Man-Made, Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

The Man-Made, Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca in Peru is a lagoon made up of approximately 70 man-made islands. The central island serves as a hub, home to over 500 residents. Living afloat isn’t for everyone, but the Uros, a small South American tribe, have created and maintained this unique lifestyle for many years. The platforms are made using dried reeds and can be moved away from the mainland at any time. Home to the old and the new worlds, Lake Titicaca is a floating paradise welcoming visitors from around the globe.

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How Portugal Is Kicking its Heroin Habit

How Portugal Is Kicking its Heroin Habit

Back in the 1990s, Portugal faced a heroin crisis. Most people knew someone affected by the lethal drug. Just two decades later, the country has one of the lowest drug-related death rates in the world. This dramatic turnaround isn't credited to a hard-line approach, but instead by decriminalizing all drugs.

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