More than a day has passed since a gas explosion ripped through the Pike River Mine in New Zealand’s largest known coal deposit.
The mountainous area is cordoned off – but rescue operations for the 29 missing men remain on hold.
Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports. Read more
A company in southern India has come up with a viable way for poor households to help themselves.
The locally-made biogas plant, filled with bacteria found in the stomachs of cows, silently and odorlessly converts food waste and into gas.
More than 20 thousand homes in Kerala have installed the hand made plant, and the money they save pays off the machine in less than 3 years.
Their home cooking, they say, tastes all the better for its green credentials.
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Farmers in the Gaza Strip are battling an army of moths.
The insects are threatening the Palestinian territory’s tomato crop that earns the impoverished area more than $60 million a year.
The problem is so bad that the Israeli government has allowed traps to be especially brought into Gaza to capture as many as possible.
Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza. Read more
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has said that his government is ready to send the bulk of its low-enriched uranium abroad for processing in exchange for nuclear fuel rods.
In an interview with Iranian state television, he also said that Tehran has the capacity to enrich its own uranium if the shipped supply is not returned.
Last year Tehran in effect turned down the proposal to hand over its uranium supply in exchange for nuclear fuel.
The US says Iran should inform the International Atomic Energy Agency if it is ready to now take the deal.