Reusable grocery bags made from neither paper nor plastic are ...
Dec 31st, 2009
(AFP/Getty Images/File) - Reusable grocery bags made from neither paper nor plastic are sold at a Whole Foods Market store which is ending the use of disposable plastic grocery bags in 2008 in Pasadena California. Residents of the US capital may have to dig a little deeper into their pockets when they go grocery shopping once the city slaps a five-cent levy on each plastic bag issued at the checkout line.(AFP/Getty Images/File/David Mcnew) -
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - As Latvian rescue workers searched Friday for bodies in the rubble of a supermarket collapse that killed dozens, speculation about the cause turned to possible construction flaws in the award-winning complex where builders were putting a playground on the grass- and gravel-covered roof. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
Scores of Ethiopians gathered outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Addis Ababa Friday to protest over a crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich state that officials say has left three Ethiopians dead. According to the Ethiopian government, three Ethiopians were killed last week in Saudi Arabia in clashes with police. Saudi authorities ... [Full Article]
Islamists in China's far western region of Xinjiang are seeking to ban television, singing and other forms of entertainment, a newspaper said on Friday, adding that "religious extremism" was a disaster facing the area. China has stepped up its rhetoric against what it says is a threat the country faces from Islamist militants since a... [Full Article]
Look at the image above. On the left, you have a gorgeous aluminum smartphone with a premium look and feel. On the right, you have slim plastic smartphone with a removable back cover and a swappable battery. Wouldn't it be nice to choose from both of these great options when purchasing your next handset? It looks like Samsung's 'gadget spam' strate... [Full Article]