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Continued Detentions: The Intended Role for Chelsea Manning

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 5:49 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The noose is tightening around the WikiLeaks world, yet another dedicated attempt to strangle the channels of information that might cast light over the dastardly deeds of state. Connections are being targeted; associates are being brought in. ... More >>

Savagery and Its Promoters and Profiteers

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:19 am | David Swanson

Max Blumenthal’s new book, “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump,” is over 300 pages and wastes not a word. It also does far more than it claims. More >>

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:16 am | OpenMedia

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has rejected ads from OpenMedia aiming to inform travellers of their rights when it comes to having their digital devices searched at the border. More >>

CPT Drives and Power PCL secure partnership with Siemens

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:09 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

CPT Drives and Power PCL (SET: CPT), a provider of industrial power and control systems, has become a licensed partner of Siemens, the leading global engineering firm, for the production of power distribution panels and sales of SIEMENS accessories - which ... More >>

Seminar reveals latest trends in houseware design

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:00 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

The concept of wellness will increasingly be incorporated into houseware and home designs, a leading trend analyst from WGSN, the global authority in the consumer market analytics, told the audience at a seminar on 20 April (Saturday). The talk ... More >>

Tackling the "Impossible": Ending Violence

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 5:12 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or other words that reflect the powerlessness ... More >>

Technology Helps to Fight Corruption – and complicate it

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 3:36 pm | APEC

Advances in technology are helping the fight against corruption, by prompting governments and the private sector to improve transparency and citizens to demand more accountability. Potential whistle-blowers, for example, have more channels of reporting, including ... More >>

More dry years ahead for South-East Asia

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 3:03 pm | UN ESCAP

Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for ... More >>

Top-tier DApp Blockchain Platforms Now Supported on Infinito

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 2:18 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Decentralized application is one of the key trends of blockchain community. To connect this innovation with global user community, the world leading Universal Wallet scales up their App Square, making it the world's most universal DApp browser compatible ... More >>

New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi marks milestone

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:16 am | UN News

A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO). More >>

HKTDC Houseware Fair + Home Textiles Fair draw 47000 buyers

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:13 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

- The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. Over a four-day period (20-23 ... More >>

Waitakere Indian Association statement on Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 10:17 am | Waitakere Indian Association

The Waitakere Indian Association (WIA) unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack on the Christian brothers and sisters, celebrating the Easter services across Sri Lanka. More >>

Condolences to our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:32 am | Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand

The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealands sends its condolences to Sri Lankans in the wake of the horrific bombings that have taken the lives of so many innocent Christian worshippers and those in tourist hotels, as well as police officers killed ... More >>

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:12 am | UN News

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum More >>

JCB enables Contactless acceptance in UAE

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:05 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Network International and JCB enable JCB Contactless acceptance in the United Arab Emirates More >>

Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention

Monday, 22 April 2019, 12:39 pm | Binoy Kampmark

A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions ... More >>

UN, world leaders condemn Sri Lanka attacks

Monday, 22 April 2019, 12:29 pm | UN News

More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter. In a statement, UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by ... More >>

The General and Libya

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 7:31 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General’s eastern forces, ... More >>

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 12:01 pm | United Nations

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’ More >>

UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 11:55 am | United Nations

UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured More >>

Euro-Med documents horrific violations in Tripoli clashes

Sunday, 21 April 2019, 11:54 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med documents horrific violations in Tripoli clashes and calls on parties to stop fighting More >>

3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 12:27 pm | United Nations

More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fund More >>

Call For End to Offshore Detention after Typhoid Outbreak

Friday, 19 April 2019, 6:26 pm | Adelaide Vigil for Manus and Nauru

The outbreak of Typhoid among refugees on Manus underscores the case for all to be removed from Manus and Nauru say advocates. More >>

Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank to Invest $1 Billion in Uber ATG

Friday, 19 April 2019, 6:21 pm | JCN Newswire

Toyota, DENSO and SoftBank Vision Fund to Invest $1 Billion in Uber's Advanced Technologies Group More >>

Legends Team up for 100km Laureus Trek in South Africa

Friday, 19 April 2019, 12:02 pm | Laureus

Between them, Brian O’Driscoll and Bryan Habana have amassed 262 international caps, scored 114 international tries, won a Rugby World Cup and climbed no mountains. Next month, that will all change as the Laureus legends swap rugby boots for hiking ... More >>

Pilot Stocking of Russian Sturgeon and Sterlet

Friday, 19 April 2019, 11:55 am | World Wildlife Fund

Pilot Stocking of Russian Sturgeon and Sterlet in Romania and Hungary, April 12 & 18 More >>

ReShape Lifesciences Announces Distribution in Australia

Friday, 19 April 2019, 11:48 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

ReShape Lifesciences™, a developer of minimally invasive medical devices to treat obesity and metabolic diseases, announces that as of April 1, 2019, the company was selling its LAP-BAND® product in the Australian market through a relationship with ... More >>

Innovative transition to new age of computing

Friday, 19 April 2019, 11:46 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Leading technology experts came together on the first day of the HKTDC International ICT Expo on 13 April to discuss how advances in computing technologies have helped to make airports, businesses and governments smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective. ... More >>

Fully-fledged Smart Factory to be unveiled at SEMICON SEA

Friday, 19 April 2019, 11:45 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Smart factories are fast becoming mainstream in the manufacturing industry, offering a new level of efficiency and productivity. Factories are no longer simply a mass of machinery operating as a series of siloed production lines. Instead, industry ... More >>

Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina set to open April

Friday, 19 April 2019, 11:42 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Dusit International, one of Thailand's foremost hotel and property development companies, has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to the Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina. More >>

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 >>