Articles By Reissa Su

A man jogs on the sand next to the Pacific Ocean at sunrise

From Society 6:57 pm

Japanese Whalers End Pacific Hunt with 115 Whales Dead and No Disruption from Sea Shepherd

Japan has wrapped up its whaling campaign in the Pacific with 115 whales caught and killed in its two-and-a-half month operation. It is the second whaling hunt of Japan since the United Nations' international court had ordered Japan to stop catching and killing whales in the Antarctic.

Eight-month-old Santiago Mendoza sits at a clinic for the obese in Bogota March 19 ,2014. Mendoza, who weighs 20 kg, will be put on a diet, therapist Salvador Palacios said. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

From Health 5:24 pm

Most Parents See 'Nothing Wrong' with Overweight or Obese Children

A new study has revealed nearly 1 in 3 parents think their obese children do not have health problems. Researchers found children who were asked to visit an obesity clinic have parents who think their overall health is "excellent" or "very good.

File photograph shows the nose cone of an Airbus A380 next to the tail fin of an Airbus A320 at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England July 10, 2012.

From Companies 4:46 pm

Air New Zealand Pays $1000 to NZ9 Passengers After Three-Night Delay

Air New Zealand has given its stranded passengers NZ$1,000 or US$850 as compensation for enduring a three-night flight delay. Passengers aboard Flight NZ9 were due to leave late July 26 from Honolulu to Auckland when airline officials announced it was experiencing mechanical problems.

Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey speaks during the B20 Summit in Sydney July 18, 2014.

From Economy 4:27 pm

S&P Maintains Australia's AAA Credit Rating Due to 'Strong' Public Finances

Australia's AAA credit rating has been affirmed by Standard & Poor's due to the country's strong public finances, low debt and deficit. The credit rating agency appears more "relaxed" about the federal government's budget, according to reports.

Kim Dotcom speaks during an interview with Reuters in Auckland January 19, 2013.

From Politics & Policy 1:12 pm

Kim Dotcom Banks on 5% Youth Vote in New Zealand September Election

Kim Dotcom, the Internet mogul and Megaupload founder facing extradition to the U.S., is confident his Internet Mana Party will get 5 per cent of the votes in New Zealand's upcoming election in September. According to reports, Dotcom's political party is predicted to appeal to the young and first-time voters.

A local resident rides past debris at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region July 23, 2014.  The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last w

From Society 12:02 pm

'Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile' Goes Viral on Facebook

A new scam involving the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has gone viral in Facebook. The viral post with the eye-grabbing headline "Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile" attracts Facebook users to click on its link featuring an alleged "live video" of the MH17 crash in Ukraine.

The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on May 12, 2014. Six glac

From Science 11:48 am

New Zealand's Largest Glaciers Record Severe Ice Loss Due to Global Warming

Global warming has led to the "dramatic" loss of ice on New Zealand's Southern Alps. According to a new study, the mountain range has lost 34 per cent of its permanent ice and snow since 1977.

The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014. Entering service in 2004, the flagship of the Cunard Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-week cruise that will circumnavigate Australia.   REUTERS/Jason Reed

From Society 9:44 am

Australia Ranks High in Human Development Index But Scores Low in Climate Change

Australia has been ranked one of the best places in the world to live in with the recent United Nations Human Development Report reaffirming the country's position. The 2014 UN Report said Australia ranked second in the world for human development.

A woman stands behind a digital Bitcoin wallet during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

From Tech Jul 29

New Zealand Bitcoin ATM Shuts Down Due to Lack of Bank Support, Refusal of Facilities

New Zealand ATM operator BItcoin Central has announced it will close its facilities and sell its equipment within the week. According to reports, the banks in New Zealand refused to provide the necessary facilities even though Bitcoin Central has completed the legal requirements.

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

From Society Jul 29

UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "violation of international law" and declared every effort will be made to bring the perpetrators to justice "no matter who they are.