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HSI welcomes Australian Greens’ bold plan to avert crisis

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:41 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) says the Australian Greens have grasped the seriousness of the extinction crisis facing Australia and have the plan that is necessary to avert it. More >>

How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 3:18 pm | David Swanson

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Progress in torture eradication, but a long way to go

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:45 am | United Nations

GENEVA/KABUL (17 April 2019) - In its latest report on the treatment of conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan published today, the UN documents an encouraging reduction in the number of cases of torture since 2016 but notes its ongoing concern at the ... More >>

GlenBit Exchange Announces Integration with Blockpass KYC

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:15 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Blockchain asset exchange platform GlenBit today announced it will integrate Blockpass' KYC Connect solution to streamline its customer onboarding process, allowing for simplified onboarding to the platform. More >>

Novotech CRO strengthens South Korean Clinical Capabilities

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:13 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Novotech, the award-winning Asia-Pacific CRO with 23 years of experience in the region, has further strengthened its presence in South Korea with two major hospitals joining the Novotech partnership program - bringing more quality investigators, KOLs, and ... More >>

Quantum dot imaging advances

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:15 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Investigations of 'quantum dots' for looking deeply into body tissues are rapidly evolving, but more work is required to ensure they are safe, according to a review published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. More >>

Over 100,000 buyers visit HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:14 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 16th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and HKTDC International ICT Expo both drew to a successful conclusion today (16 April). The two fairs welcomed more than 100,000 ... More >>

Obituary: Richard Green LGBT rights trail-blazer since 1960s

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:12 am | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Across five decades the American psychiatrist and lawyer Richard Green, who has died aged 82, contributed to landmark achievements for gay and trans rights. He was a straight ally who risked his reputation and career to advance the understanding ... More >>

ESR and UOB Enter into JPY20 Billion Loan Agreement

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 5:21 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

ESR and UOB Enter into JPY20 Billion Loan Facility Agreement to Acquire Prime Tokyo Bay Land More >>

Australians overseas urged to enrol for federal elections

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 4:26 pm | Australian Electoral Commission

The 2019 Australian federal election has been announced and will be held on 18 May 2019. More >>

One month on: Mozambique “like a war zone”

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:40 am | Oxfam NZ

One month on from devastating Cyclone Idai, Oxfam and its local partner organisations in Mozambique are still finding thousands of isolated people cut off from any aid or rescue. More >>

Plan for troop pullback by rival forces around Yemen port

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:12 am | United Nations

A plan to withdraw forces from front lines in and around the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah has been accepted by pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Monday, warning however that war ... More >>

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:58 am | United Nations

“Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing ... More >>

‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN warns

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:42 am | UN News

Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis”. More >>

How technology is disrupting four areas of everyday life

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:03 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The term "technology" has a broad meaning and can be hard to clearly define when it comes to understanding how it directly affects the public at large. But affect us it does, and will continue to do so in immeasurable ways as our world becomes ... More >>

Israel Folau issued breach notice

Monday, 15 April 2019, 5:28 pm | Rugby Australia

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has today been served with a breach notice over his posts on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram on April 10. More >>

The Russians are coming

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:29 pm | Jim Miles

Once again Canada's Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, jumps on the anti-Russia bandwagon, mimicking the rhetoric stemming from Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run and the fabrications of the DNC, the FBI, CIA, Christopher Steele, and a whole ... More >>

ICRC Health Coordinator on Louisa Akavi

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:55 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

Avril Patterson is the health coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen. More >>

The search for Louisa Akavi, Alaa Rajab, and Nabil Bakdounes

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:50 pm | International Committee of the Red Cross

The search for New Zealand national Louisa Akavi and Syrian nationals Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes has consumed the International Committee of the Red Cross since their abduction in Syria in October 2013. At times, we’ve felt Louisa’s freedom ... More >>

Tongan Government signs deal with Kacific

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:05 pm | Kacific

Nadi, 12 April 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation. More >>

ASB and Saatchi & Saatchi’s Clever Kash heads overseas

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:34 am | ASB Bank

Clever Kash, the digital moneybox and brainchild of ASB and Saatchi & Saatchi, is taking a trip to China where the technology has been licensed, and will be available to millions of customers. More >>

ASB’s Clever Kash technology going to China

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:22 am | ASB Bank

ASB’s Clever Kash technology will be available to millions in China More >>

Syria: ICRC pleas for information on NZ nurse, two Syrians

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:17 am | International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making a public call for information about three staff members abducted in Syria more than five years ago. More >>

WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:59 am | United States Department of Justice

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to ... More >>

CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian Assange

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:50 am | Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, April 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it was deeply concerned by the U.S. prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Authorities in the United Kingdom arrested Assange this morning at the Ecuadoran Embassy as part ... More >>

60 Investors Commit to Manage over $350 Billion

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 6:23 pm | International Finance Corporation

60 Investors Commit to Manage over $350 Billion in Assets in Line with New Impact Principles Sydney, Australia, April 13, 2019 —LeapFrog Investments, founded by Australian resident, Dr Andrew Kuper, is among 60 investors that are adopting the ... More >>

Asia's largest Spring Electronics Fair and ICT Expo open

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 5:31 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Asia's largest Spring Electronics Fair and ICT Expo open today Smart city solutions, 150 start-ups, AI and voice recognition take centre stage This year's ICT Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), adopts the theme of Smart City, ... More >>

Palm Sunday Refugee Rallies

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 5:20 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

The national refugee rallies on Palm Sunday, 14 April, will be the change for refugee supporters to hit the streets and march to end offshore detention and the years of refugee-bashing, and call for an end to offshore detention and to bring all refugees ... More >>

Ebola not a global emergency but risks crossing border

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11:00 am | UN News

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency More >>

From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:56 am | UN News

From ‘dead on the inside’ to ‘truly alive’: Survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda recounts her story as UN marks 25th anniversary More >>

Canada needs urgent change to systems for disabled

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:54 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Canada must make urgent systemic change to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy all their human rights, says a UN rights expert at the end of a fact-finding visit to the country. More >>

Korea Global Adaptation Week Accelerates Progress

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:53 am | UNFCCC

Korea Global Adaptation Week wrapped up today in Songdo, Republic of Korea, with over 400 experts and leaders identifying innovative ways to raise ambition to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change and the presentation of new ... More >>

Greece must put gender equality at the heart of recovery

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:52 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Greece has a unique opportunity to simultaneously strengthen its economy and drive progress on women’s human rights by prioritising gender equality in its social and economic recovery, says a group of UN independent experts. "Greece has established ... More >>

NetDragon Wins 2nd "New Fortune Best IR of Hong Kong' Award

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:51 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

NetDragon Wins the Second "New Fortune Best IR of Hong Kong Listed Company" Award More >>

Bachelet urges Sudan authorities to protect human rights

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 10:50 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday reminded the authorities in Sudan of their overarching duty to ensure the protection of the human rights of all people and to refrain from the use of violence. More >>

Pacific Islands committed to developing Cruise Ship tourism

Friday, 12 April 2019, 4:14 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Pacific Islands committed to developing the Regional Cruise Ship Tourism Sector More >>

PHAMA Plus launches new phase

Friday, 12 April 2019, 4:06 pm | PHAMA

A new phase of the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access or PHAMA Program was launched in Suva, Fiji today. Known as PHAMA Plus, the new phase of the Australian and New Zealand supported aid-for-trade program builds on the foundation ... More >>

‘Democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people’ must be met

Friday, 12 April 2019, 1:43 pm | United Nations

‘Democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people’ must be met urges Guterres, following military removal of al-Bashir from power More >>

"Biggest conservation effort yet" launches to save oceans

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:46 am | Greenpeace

Friday, April 12: Today, Greenpeace is launching one of its biggest conservation efforts yet, calling for a network of ocean sanctuaries to be created across the globe. More >>

Women must be at centre of peacekeeping decision-making

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:36 am | UN News

Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, describing them as “central to sustainable solutions” to ... More >>

4 in 10 Pacific island children not in pre-primary education

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:13 pm | UNICEF

Four out of every 10 children in the Pacific islands are not enrolled in pre-primary education – UNICEF More >>

‘Still time' to stop a ‘bloody battle’ for Libya’s capital

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 1:41 pm | United Nations

Speaking to reporters outside the Security Council in New York on Wednesday night, UN chief António Guterres said there was still time for a “bloody battle for Tripoli” to be avoided, despite the continuing fighting in and around the Libyan capital. More >>

European Council decision extending Brexit period to 31 Oct

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 1:10 pm | European Council

European Council decision taken in agreement with the United Kingdom, extending the period under Article 50 TEU More >>

Statement regarding Israel Folau social media post

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:20 pm | Rugby Australia

Rugby Australia is aware of a post made by Israel Folau on his Instagram account this afternoon. More >>

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:20 am | UN News

Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass , the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to 7 million people are in dire need of aid, and ... More >>

Infinito Partners with Alpha Blockchain Consulting

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:16 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Infinito, the leading blockchain R&D house from Singapore, is partnering with Hong Kong-based technology specialist Alpha Blockchain Consulting to bring blockchain values to a wider clientele and expedite the process of international adoption. For ... More >>

More than 4 in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:15 am | UN News

More than four in 10 women, live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, new UN global study finds More >>

Israel must ensure protection for Issa Amro

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:10 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Israel must fully honour and implement the rights and obligations contained in the UN’s Declaration on human rights defenders, and in particular end the use of criminal, legal and security tools to obstruct the legitimate work of human rights defenders, ... More >>

Inflation drops in February

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 5:14 pm | Solomon Islands National Statistics Office

A SIGNIFICANT 0.8 per cent inflation drop was noted for Honiara in February 2019, according to the Honiara Consumer Price Index (CPI) monthly report. More >>

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 4:37 pm | UN ESCAP

Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm in a new report, warning that unless national and international ... More >>

Financial Tyranny: America's Pay-to-Play Fascism

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 3:09 pm | John W Whitehead

We’re not living the American Dream. We’re in the grip of a financial nightmare. “We the people” have become the new, permanent underclass in America. We get taxed on how much we earn, taxed on what we eat, taxed on what we buy, taxed on where ... More >>

‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ on development goals

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 2:09 pm | United Nations

‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ will be squandered, warns Guterres, unless social, economic, environmental challenges are met More >>

Euro-Med: shocking testimonies of disappearance and torture

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:53 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor condemned the continued torture as well as and inhuman and degrading treatment of dozens of Yemeni prisoners by Houthi group in Yemen, revealing that torture is a systematic feature in these prisons. ... More >>

Bulgaria: tackling root causes and protecting marginalized

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:47 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

Bulgaria: tackling the root causes and protecting the most marginalised is key, underlines UN human rights expert More >>

UN disability rights experts issue findings

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:40 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu More >>

Need for Global Action to Protect Nature

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:35 am | WWF

Landmark Documentary Series Our Planet Highlights Need for Global Action to Protect Nature, says WWF More >>

TANAKA Memorial Foundation Announces Recipients of Grants

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:14 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The TANAKA Memorial Foundation's Representative Director, Hideya Okamoto, announced the recipients of the FY2018 Precious Metals Research Grants. Following a rigorous screening process, two Gold Awards, each valued at 2 million yen, were granted to ... More >>

11th HKTDC International Lighting Fair welcomes 21000 buyers

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:12 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The 11th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), came to a successful conclusion today. The four-day fair (6 to 9 April) welcomed around 21,000 buyers from 124 countries ... More >>

Grand Banks Yachts Unveils Sleeker, Faster Palm Beach GT50

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:10 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Grand Banks Yachts Limited ("Grand Banks") announced that it will unveil the Palm Beach GT50 - a sleeker, faster and fuel-efficient newly designed luxury yacht which has won major international awards - to Asian buyers at the April 11-14 ... More >>

Infinito App Square Welcome ONT DApps

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:07 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Infinito Wallet recently announced that their Universal DApp Browser, App Square , will be supporting ONT DApps in the upcoming version update. This addition is made possible through collaborative integration efforts with ONTology , their technical ... More >>

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