Brazil miner Vale quashed efforts to validate dam safety before disaster: Prosecutor

SAO PAULO: Executives at Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, quashed efforts by Brazilian authorities to audit one of its mining dams months before it collapsed and killed over 300 people, a state prosecutor said, according to the … Continue reading Brazil miner Vale quashed efforts to validate dam safety before disaster: Prosecutor

Disney closes US$71 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets

Business Walt Disney Co closed its US$71 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s film and television assets on Wednesday, giving its upcoming streaming service a range of popular content as it takes on Netflix Inc. A screen shows the … Continue reading Disney closes US$71 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets

China clones ‘Sherlock Holmes’ police dog to cut training times: Report

SHANGHAI: Scientists in southwest China’s Yunnan province have cloned what they called the “Sherlock Holmes of police dogs” in a programme they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs, state media reported on Wednesday (Mar 20). … Continue reading China clones ‘Sherlock Holmes’ police dog to cut training times: Report