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Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change

Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is building friends with water to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises

How does a city cope with extreme weather? These days, urban planning that doesn’t factor in some sort of catastrophic weather event is like trying to build something in a fictional utopia. 693 more words


Ai Weiwei on the US-Australia refugee deal: 'Its exactly like slave trading'

Chinese artist brings three tackling runs about refugee crisis to Australia with a message

The internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei believes the US and Australia are engaging in a slave trade. 934 more words


World's oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

PERTH, Australia – In a Police song come to life in an epic way, a Perth woman just made history with a find on a Western Australian beach. 313 more words


British woman jailed for 28 years for 'bucket list' murder in Australia

Jemma Lilley boasted she had ticked off crime by garotting and stabbing autistic teenager

A British woman who had an “obsession” with serial murderers has been jailed for life for garotting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teen in Western Australia. 394 more words