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ICYMI – Suez traffic jam, Indonesian ecowarrior

So much of the world’s trade depends on the Suez Canal. And with the 400-meter-long megaship Ever Given blocking it, the media world has heavily relied on our coverage. The ship is in a military zone, and live transmissions in Egypt are severely restricted, with threats of five-year jail terms.

Meanwhile, we brought to light the story of Sadiman (pictured above), the Indonesian eco-warrior, that has turned barren hills green after 24 years of effort.

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Partial refloating of jammed ship lifts hopes of reopening Suez Canal

A huge container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly a week has been partially refloated, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday, raising hopes the busy waterway will soon be reopened for a big backlog of ships.

Once called crazy, Indonesian eco-warrior turns arid hills green

Once considered crazy by fellow villagers, Indonesian eco-warrior Sadiman has turned barren hills green after 24 years of effort, making water resources available in the drought-prone mountainous region where he lives.

Drone gets up close to erupting volcano crater in Iceland

A drone captured close shots of lava bubbling in the crater of a volcano that erupted near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. The video showed lava pouring from the crater, down the side of the volcano and into a lava field.

Rio’s colossal Christ undergoes renovation to celebrate its 90th anniversary

Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is getting a facelift, with restorers climbing the 38 metre (125 feet) statue to ensure its looking its best for 90th anniversary celebrations in October.