KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.
The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.
The U.S. is calling for Asian nations to freeze new construction and establishment of outposts in the disputed South China Sea to lower the risk of a conflict.
Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and eight people were hospitalized.
U.S. officials say they have returned enough dinosaur skeletons to the government of Mongolia to stock a museum.
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