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German plastic floods Southeast Asia

Just because the plastic lands in the recycling bin doesn’t mean it will find a new life in another product. While some is recycled and some is burnt for energy, much of Germany’s plastic trash…



Malaysia's royalty to pick new king

Malaysia’s new monarch will be selected from a group of nine sultans. The ceremonial proceedings at the top of the Southeast Asian nation won’t mark the beginning of a new era, but are not completely…