Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised for promoting illegal rhino horns as a form of Chinese medicine therapy. The 47-year-old Aussie has been slammed for encouraging the use of powdered rhino horn that is a traditional Chinese medicine remedy banned worldwide by the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species. interview with The Times Online [...] Continue reading Elle Macpherson under fire over illegal rhino remedy
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Hollywood’s remake of Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita’s 1984 cult classic The Karate Kid is under fire from an Australian children’s group, which argues that the movie is too violent for a young audience.The Australian Council on Children and the Media wants the blockbuster remake — which stars Jaden Smith and martial arts legend Jackie [...] Continue reading “The Karate Kid” Under Fire Down Under
McDonald’s is coming under fire for marketing toys with their kids meals. Apparently, plastic trinkets are turning the children of America into fatties. Who knew?The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue the fast food chain, arguing that Mickey D’s “unfairly and deceptively” markets the toys to [...] Continue reading McDonald’s Happy Meals Under Fire
A major fire broke out at an industrial estate in South Mumbai on Sunday evening but no casualties were reported, fire brigade officials said.
The blaze was reported from a leather factory in Devidayal compound located near Reay Road area, they said, adding as many as 12 fire engines and four water tankers were rushed to [...] Continue reading fire at industrial estate in Mumbai
Maoist guerrillas Saturday opened fire on a team probing the Dantewada massacre in Chhattisgarh when it was on its way to the site where 76 security personnel were killed April 6, police said. There were no casualties.
“Maoists fired a few shots from a distance on the probe team headed by E.N. Rammohan (former director general [...] Continue reading Maoists fire on Dantewada massacre probe team