Snippets

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

>> Sharing the stage with climate campaigner Al Gore is to open oneself to a self-flagellating guilt trip, Irish rock star Bono confessed at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. "It's like being with an Irish priest. You start to confess your sins. Father Al, I am not just a noise polluter, I am a polluting, diesel-soaking, gulfstream-flying rock star," the U2 frontman said.

>> The government of Northern Territory in Australia has transferred a public servant who used a video camera to tape rioting at an aboriginal community last month--hundreds of people armed with spears and iron bars. He was transferred to Wadeye, 250 km from his present station in Darwin.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.