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Indonesia’s all-women forest warriors stand guard over Sumatran wildlife

Team Brew   Thu 17 Dec 2020    

Indonesia’s Sumatra island is a thriving ground for several at-risk wildlife, tigers and pangolins among them. But on-and-off illegal hunts have threatened their survival. And one unique group of ‘warriors’ are not happy about it. A 30-strong team of female […]

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Twitter 2020: #COVID19, #BLM top hashtags; US politics, Chadwick Boseman in limelight

Team Brew   Tue 08 Dec 2020    

The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the social platform said Monday. In a summary of trends, Twitter said the hashtag #COVID19 and other variations were […]

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The Writing is on the Wall: A ‘canvas’ of symbols calling for long-due peace

Team Brew   Tue 01 Dec 2020    

The wall built along the Occupied Palestinian Territory now teems with colour as numerous artists and human rights activists have echoed vivid, fragmented, and sometimes heartfelt, sentiments for peace and stability in the region. The striking imagery that stand out […]

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Lonely to loved: Pakistan’s infamous elephant now ambles free in Cambodia

Team Brew   Tue 01 Dec 2020    

Kaavan, dubbed the world’s loneliest elephant, finally escaped the meagre confines of a zoo in Islamabad on Monday, and has now taken his first steps to freedom at the wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia. And tagging alongside him at every stage […]

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‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with royal defamation

Team Brew   Wed 25 Nov 2020    

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for […]

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Powerhouse behind viral ‘Ice Bucket’ phenomena dies aged 37

Team Brew   Mon 23 Nov 2020    

An American man who helped drive the global phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge to tackle a deadly neurodegenerative disease has died at the age of 37, his team said Sunday. Patrick Quinn, from New York state, was diagnosed […]

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50 nations sign ‘ban on nuclear’, historic call set to roll out by 2021

Team Brew   Sun 25 Oct 2020    

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the international treaty banning nuclear weapons, a UN official said Saturday, allowing for the historic call to enter into force after 90 days. While nuclear-armed powers have not signed up to the treaty, […]

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Three-fingered salutes raised to the skies, defiant Thai citizens call for equality

Team Brew   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

The three-fingered salute from “The Hunger Games” movies flashed by Thai protesters at the royal motorcade this week has become the primary symbol of resistance in the kingdom in recent years. The gesture is a way to signal support for […]

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