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Kiwi supporters get their chance to meet Romanian orphans

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 12:11 pm | Turn of Phrase

A dozen Kiwi supporters will get a chance to see the fruits of their labour when they visit Orphans Aid International’s Casa Kiwi project in Romania this month. More >>

Myanmar election: UNICEF urges prioritisation of children

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 12:02 pm | UN News

With 99 days to go before Myanmar elections, UNICEF urges candidates make children the clear winner More >>

Thousands of unregistered children born during Ebola crisis

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:56 am | UN News

Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF More >>

UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie visits Myanmar

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:51 am | UN News

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt (left) in Myitkyina township, Kachin State, Myanmar, meeting with some of the 100,000 displaced people who currently live there. Photo: UNHCR/T.Stoddart More >>

Condolences on the Passing of Prime Minister Edward Natapei

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:41 am | U.S. Department of State

I was saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable former Prime Minister Edward Natapei this week. Vanuatu lost a distinguished statesman who will be dearly missed. More >>

The Problems with an MH17 Tribunal

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 10:53 am | Binoy Kampmark

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark The statement from the Australian Prime Minister’s office on July 30 cast a strong light on a mind that has its hazy moments. “Russia’s veto of the United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a tribunal to ... More >>

Failed Trans-Pacific (TPP) talks show folly of trading

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 5:01 pm | AFTINET

“The failure of TPP Ministers to reach agreement in what was supposed to be the final round of negotiations vindicates the deep concerns of community groups that the TPP is secretly trading away issues like access to affordable medicines and governments’ ... More >>

Yet Another ‘Final’ TPP Ministerial and Again No Deal

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 4:53 pm | Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Today’s fourth “final” TPP ministerial without a deal means the clock has run on possible U.S. congressional votes in 2015. No deal means the TPP is thrown into the political maelstrom of the U.S. presidential cycle and with opposition building ... More >>

OPEN letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 11:23 am | Australia West Papua Association

On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua[1]. More >>

Tolikara incident to be settled by traditional wisdom

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 11:22 am | Antara News

Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Religious leaders in the Papua province have agreed to settle the recent incident in Tolikara district by traditional wisdom. More >>

FUUI pays serious attention to the Tolikara’s case

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 11:20 am | Republika

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID , BANDUNG – The Forum of Indonesia’s Ulema (FUUI) requesting the issue of the burning of the mosque in Tolikara not stop at rehabilitation and peace alone. The government must seek the brain of the unrest on the feast of Eid ... More >>

Ebola Vaccine Success

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:54 am | Aids Health Foundation

Ebola Vaccine Success: AHF Says, “World Must Proceed in All Due Haste and With All Financial Resources Necessary” More >>

Dr. Ashrawi: Denounces extreme violence in Palestine

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:52 am | Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi on the deliberate torching and killing of one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian baby Ali Saad Dawabsha and the serious injury of his parents Saad and Reham and his 4-year-old brother Ahmad More >>

Government of Botswana Concern Over Killing of Lion

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:48 am | Republic of Botswana

The Government of Botswana has learnt with deep concern of the killing of a collared and protected lion by an American national, Mr. Walter James Palmer. It is understood that the lion was lured from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe in July 2015. We commend ... More >>

Gold Bullion Demand Surges

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:43 am | GoldCore

- Perth Mint sees surge in demand and cannot keep up with demand - “Our biggest restriction is the amount of unrefined gold we’re getting in from producers” - Very high demand for Perth Mint coins, bars coming from Asia, U.S. and Europe - ... More >>

ITF challenges HPH over worker treatment

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:18 am | ITF Press Officer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is challenging Hutchison Ports Holdings (HPH) over its behaviour at port facilities in Indonesia and Australia. More >>

Mh370 Search Area is Consistent with Research Findings

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:17 am | University of Western Australia

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research. More >>

Target Tokyo - Docs Show NSA Targets Japan Over Trade Deal

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:44 pm | Wikileaks

Today, Friday 31 July 2015, 9am CEST, WikiLeaks publishes "Target Tokyo", 35 Top Secret NSA targets in Japan including the Japanese cabinet and Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi, together with intercepts relating to US-Japan relations, trade ... More >>

Designation of First Pacific Particularly Sensitive Sea Area

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:13 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment

Pacific island representatives gathered in Nadi, Fiji this week to discuss the protection of important marine areas from the impacts of international shipping. The sub-regional workshop on 'The Identification and Designation of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas ... More >>

Australia should reject demand to rewrite Australian laws

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:49 am | AFTINET

Australia should reject US Congress Members’ demand to rewrite Australian laws even after TPP is signed and legislated More >>

Peru to initiate dialogue with uncontacted tribe

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:08 am | Survival International

The Peruvian government has announced plans to initiate dialogue with a group of uncontacted Mashco-Piro Indians who have been put at great risk by sporadic contact with outsiders. More >>

Threat Of Cyber War - “Other Reason To Own Physical Gold”

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:06 am | GoldCore

- “Physical gold is a non-digital asset. You can’t attack it with cyberwarfare” – Rickards - Greek crisis was necessary step towards fiscal unity in Europe - “Euro creators want to force common fiscal control – Eurobonds” - Currency wars between ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur on torture to visit Brazil

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:59 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (30 July 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndez will visit Brazil from 3 to 14 August 2015 to identify and assess the main challenges related to torture and ill-treatment in the country. More >>

Australia Welcomes World’s Best for the Netball World Cup

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:31 pm | Australian Government

Australia will welcome the Silver Ferns to Sydney next week, as they join 15 other teams from around the world – Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania – to compete at the pinnacle event for international netball, the Netball World Cup. More >>

TPP Leak: SOE Issues for Ministerial Guidance

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:26 am | Wikileaks

Today, 29 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a secret letter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or TPPA) Ministerial Meeting in December 2013, along with a comprehensive expert analysis of the document. More >>

Emirates bids farewell to its last Boeing 777-200

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:49 am | Emirates Airlines

Pursues aggressive fleet renewal programme with seven aircraft retired in 2014, and ten planned in 2015 More >>

UN experts urge Israel to halt legalization of force-feeding

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:19 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN experts urge Israel to halt legalization of force-feeding of hunger-strikers in detention More >>

Myanmar: National Trade Union Centre Officially Registered

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:18 am | ITUC

Brussels 28 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has written to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar to congratulate them on their official registration by the government. More >>

Tuna for Tomorrow? Not if FAD Fishing Continues

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:15 am | Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna

The "U.S." (Thailand and Korea) canned tuna industry mouthpiece Tuna for Tomorrow can't stand that Greenpeace has called the industry's harmful fishing practices to the carpet. Instead, they continue to defend the use of Fish Aggregating Devices ... More >>

John Kerry Remarks with NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 2:32 pm | US Department Of State

Hello, everybody. My great privilege to welcome the foreign minister of New Zealand here. Murray is a close friend now. We have worked together for a number of years. I am particularly grateful, as is President Obama, for New Zealand’s very strong ... More >>

Long sentences for Palestinian stone-throwers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 12:42 pm | Palestinian Human Rights Campaign

Legislation to impose harsher sentences on Palestinian stone-throwers passed into law on Monday night (20 July 2015) in the Israeli Knesset. Israeli Justice Minister AyeletShaked commented "A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only an appropriate ... More >>

US Decision on People Trafficking in Malaysia “Manipulated”

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:05 am | ITUC

Brussels, 27 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is deeply concerned that the US State Department today upgraded Malaysia from “Tier 3” to “Tier 2 Watch” in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The unwarranted upgrade is presumed to be result ... More >>

Newstalk Interview With Bobby Kerr On “Down to Business"

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:04 am | GoldCore

- Gold is extremely rare- all gold ever mined fit in giant bar the size of four bedroom house - Gold is a tangible asset which always retains value - unlike paper assets - Growing Chinese, Indian & Asian middle class provide “fundamental ... More >>

Elections in Burundi

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 7:58 am | Rene Wadlow

The violent presidential election in Burundi highlights the need for UN election-monitoring services. On the eve of the July 21st presidential election, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs warded that “The grave danger ... More >>

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 1:04 pm | UN News

As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low, cutting off 1.5 million from care – UN More >>

Need to end violence against children in conflict

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 12:59 pm | UN News

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief More >>

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:39 am | Harvey Wasserman

The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. More >>

Bicycling for Peace and Environmental Justice: Halfway

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:35 am | David Swanson

I left from Marin County, just north of San Francisco, to LA on Memorial day, and then on June 15 headed east toward Washington D.C. I have ridden over 1,600 miles and climbed more than 40,000 feet of mountains. I will be traveling Oklahoma, Kansas, ... More >>

New video - action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:33 am | OpenMedia

New video sets out action plan to tackle Canadian privacy deficit, as hundreds of thousands continue to speak up against Bill C-51 More >>

Effects of climate on human societies

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:36 am | University of Miami

MIAMI – New research reveals that some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change. These findings show that while socio-economic factors were traditionally considered to ... More >>

Police must face justice for Tolikara shooting

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:24 am | Benny Wenda

Widespread and growing criticism of the shoddy way in which the Tolikara situation in West Papua has been handled by the security forces, has now reached the door of President Joko Widodo. More >>

Papuan leader wants investigation of tolikara incident

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:20 am | Antara News

Jayapura, Papua, July 21 (Antara) - Pater Neles Tebay, Coordinator of Papua Peace Networks (JDP) calls for sympathy and serious attention to solving the problem of intolerance in Karubaga, regency of Tolikara, Papua. More >>

Precious metals slide as the bears prowl the markets

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:41 am | GoldMoney

Monday saw a drop in the gold price, partly triggered by Asian markets and rumours that some big funds might be dumping gold into the market. More >>

New Standards for US Foreign Policy on Israel?

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:53 am | International Solidarity Movement

U.S. State Department Urges Israel to refrain from demolishing Palestinian village, Susiya in the West Bank. Fears a deterioration in standard of policy of indigenous displacement. More >>

Russians Buy Gold Again In June - Another 25 Tonnes

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:27 am | GoldCore

- Russia adds another 800,000 ounces or 25 tonnes to gold reserves in June - Russia’s has sixth largest gold reserves in the world - Allocates 13% of FX reserves to gold - Central bank buys all Russian gold production - Other Russian gold demand has to ... More >>

More Job Losses Coming To U.S. Shale

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:38 pm | Oilprice.com

With the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries, oil prices have already started heading downward on sentiments that Iran's crude oil supply would further contribute to the already rising global supply glut. The economic ... More >>

Investigation exposes failure of Fukushima decontamination

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:29 am | Greenpeace

Tokyo, 21 July 2015 – Radioactive contamination in the forests and land of Iitate district in Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such a high level that it will be impossible for people to safely return to their homes, a Greenpeace Japan ... More >>

Union calls for urgency over new laws to end child labour

Monday, 20 July 2015, 10:52 am | First Union

After receiving notification of what appears to be several child labour cases in Apia, Samoa First Union is reminding parents and employers that child labour is unethical and can even be illegal under local and international law. More >>

On Mandela Day, UN joins call to promote community service

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:55 pm | UN News

Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/P. Sudhakaran More >>

New Zealand shearers take 2-0 lead over Wales

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:11 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand Shearing legend David Fagan is looking to celebrate his final retirement in the UK in triumph after he and teammate Dion King had a second test-match win over Wales early today. More >>

One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of MH17

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine one year ago, taking the lives of 298 innocent people from 11 countries on July 17, 2014. Our thoughts remain with those who perished, and we join with their friends, families, and loved ... More >>

All charges against Nabeel Rajab must be dropped

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:06 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Three United Nations human rights experts* today call on the Bahraini authorities to drop all charges the prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who was released from prison earlier this week for health reasons. While welcoming Mr. ... More >>

The Third U.S.-Japan Cyber Dialogue

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:03 pm | US Department Of State

The third U.S-Japan Cyber Dialogue will be held in Tokyo on July 22, 2015. More >>

Condoms in Porn Advocates Collect 371,000 Signatures

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:01 pm | AIDS Healthcare Foundation

366,880 valid signatures of registered California voters are needed; however, backers will continue to collect up to 550,000 signatures total as a cushion before September 14th filing deadlines for measure, which would then appear on November 2016 presidential ... More >>

The World’s Most Innovative Catwalk is Eco Friendly

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:44 am | J Model Management

17 July 2015 marked a revolutionized move in modern fashion presentation when Jessica Minh Anh transformed the award-winning solar power plant, Gemasolar, into the world’s newest catwalk. The model and entrepreneur, known for combining art, architecture, ... More >>

A Blight Unto Nations

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:14 am | Leslie Bravery

It is one year now since Israel's brutal Operation Protective Edge blitz all butobliterated much of the defenceless Gaza Strip. The 50-day assault was yet another tragic human rights outrage among countless other violations of international law perpetrated ... More >>

Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:02 am | Peter Murphy

Australia asked to help avert humanitarian crisis at Camp Liberty, Baghdad The Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran today condemned in the strongest terms the blockage by Iraqi security forces of fuel, food and sanitation services to Camp Liberty, near ... More >>

Biosphere Collapse: The Biggest Economic Bubble Ever

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:52 am | Glen Barry

The global environment collapses as in the pursuit of short-term growth, humanity overruns natural ecosystems including the atmosphere that make Earth habitable. Together we urgently address inequity, climate change, overpopulation and natural ecosystem ... More >>

Tourists outraged as forced to vacate a French Riviera beach

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:49 am | eTN Rush

Tourists outraged to be forced to vacate a French Riviera beach to make room for a Royal Holiday More >>

Hindus concerned after North Carolina temple sign hit

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 10:46 am | Zed Rajan

Hindus nationwide are highly concerned after reports of a sign of planned “Winston Salem Hindu Temple” in Clemmons (North Carolina) was hit with over 60 shotgun blasts earlier this month. More >>

 

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