The New Zealand government will look to strengthen regulatory oversight and audit processes relating to the management of natural hazard risks following a review of adventure tourism activities identified that improvements could be made to improve safety. The move came as the first anniversary of the deadly White Island volcanicContinue Reading

Technical personnel shake hands to celebrate the landing of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)      In ancient Chinese mythology, the fairy lady Chang’e flew to the Moon alone, became a goddess upContinue Reading

A medical worker surveys two residents before taking their COVID-19 swab samples in Manila, the Philippines, Dec. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)   The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 2,122 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number in the country to 456,562. Friday’s number of dailyContinue Reading