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UNI GOLD COIN (UGC) to be listed on IDAX

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:08 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, July 22, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - UNI GOLD COIN (UGC) is excited to list on IDAX for UGC/ETH, UGC/BTC on July 22nd at 10:00 (UTC+8). UGC aims to develop unique international tourism products by creating the UNI GOLD Resort vintage-style gold-mining ... More >>

Yes, PMs, the Refugees Are Still Detained on Manus Island

Monday, 22 July 2019, 7:11 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

A press conference at Parliament House, held by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and PNG Prime Minister James Marape has seen both leaders repeated the myth that refugees and asylum seekers are not detained on Manus Island. More >>

Myanmar: Lift Internet-Blackout in Rakhine and Chin States

Monday, 22 July 2019, 7:08 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Lift Internet-Blackout in Rakhine and Chin States Ensure access for aid groups and monitors More >>

18th Hospital Management Asia to be held in Hanoi

Monday, 22 July 2019, 3:23 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HANOI, VIETNAM, July 22, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Hospital Management Asia 2019, the annual event for Asian healthcare leaders, will be held September 11-12, 2019, at the National Convention Centre of Vietnam. More >>

A Railway Now Links Thailand and Cambodia

Monday, 22 July 2019, 3:09 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Tourists, gamblers, traders and residents can now travel by train between Bangkok and the Thai-Cambodian border for the first time after tracks were cut 45 years ago, when U.S. and Cambodian forces began losing their war against ... More >>

‘Anti-Trump’ CNN Presstitute Defends Persecution of Assange

Monday, 22 July 2019, 9:13 am | Caitlin Johnstone

In the endless brain fart cyclone that is the Trump era, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has made a name for himself posing as a martyr of the free press. While US mass media has made a theatrical WWE performance of Trump's occasional mean words ... More >>

Tens of thousands of Palestinian homes at risk

Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:17 am | International Solidarity Movement

Israel claims the 100 apartments, in the Wadi al-Hummus neighbourhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem, violates a 2011 military order which forbids construction within a 100-300m buffer zone of the separation wall. More >>

Prizes and awards recipients announced

Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:15 am | International Aids Society

21 July 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced recipients of prizes and awards at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) today. These recognize innovation in HIV research, leadership in protecting human ... More >>

Indiscriminate blasts in Afghanistan must stop

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:06 pm | United Nations

The “deliberate targeting of educational facilities” during armed conflict is “a war crime”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday after a bomb detonated near the entrance to Kabul University, in the country’s ... More >>

Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:04 pm | United Nations

Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday. Citing the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s ... More >>

Support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 1:02 pm | United Nations

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges More >>

Close the Digital Skills Gap by 2025 through Collaboration

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:22 pm | APEC

Job seekers today lack the skills needed to work in the digital economy, says a survey on digital skills in the workforce. More >>

Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope in war's end

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:07 am | UN News

With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be “nearing ... More >>

Represent Your Identity and New Ideas with .id Domain Name

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:06 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

JAKARTA, July 18, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Internet Domain Names are unique since no two parties can have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, Domain Names are more than brands, they are digital business cards. More >>

Infinito Formally Announces Ecosystem Utility Token, INFT

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:05 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, July 18, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Infinito today announces it will launch an official utility token, called INFT Token, for its product ecosystem later this year. The INFT Token will serve as the currency to fuel all transactions made within ... More >>

Myanmar: Human rights violations affecting region

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:02 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR (18 July 2019) – Human rights violations in Myanmar are creating increasingly serious issues for South and South East Asia, a UN expert said today, urging stronger action by regional countries to address potential peace and security concerns. More >>

Italy: UN experts condemn criminalisation of migrant rescues

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:01 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (18 July 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concern over the detention and criminal proceedings in Italy against the German captain of the migrant rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, and stated that the threats to the judge who ruled ... More >>

Grim report released on child detention centre in the US

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:18 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

Children are running away from a border control facility in the United States that Amnesty International describes as a facility that embodies the disastrous consequences of US policies toward children seeking protection. More >>

Who Killed Oscar and Valeria: An Inconvenient History

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:41 am | Ramzy Baroud

History never truly retires. Every event of the past, however inconsequential, reverberates throughout and, to an extent, shapes our present, and our future as well The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his ... More >>

South Asia floods

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:39 am | Save The Children

JULY 17, New Delhi, Dhaka & Kathmandu – More than a week of heavy monsoon rains in South Asia has led to major flooding in three countries affecting 3.2 million children. More >>

Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:34 am | David Swanson

I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. What’s not ... More >>

Hungary: Declared migrant ‘crisis’ not based in reality

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:25 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

BUDAPEST (17 July 2019) – “Politicisation of the issue of migration in Hungary has scapegoated migrants,” a UN expert said today, calling on the Government to re-evaluate its stance and immediately stop proclaiming it is confronting a “crisis ... More >>

Egypt's amendment of law restricting NGOs work setback

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:18 am | Euro-Med Monitor

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said on Tuesday that the Egyptian parliament's amendment of a law governing the operations of non-governmental organizations is just one step aimed at dedicating ... More >>

Serbia President Met with NetDragon Chairman

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:16 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, July 17, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited ("NetDragon" or "the Company", Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce that, Mr. Liu Dejian, Founder and Chairman ... More >>

Blockpass and ComplyAdvantage Collaborate

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:06 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, July 17, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass has revealed its latest partner in AML/CFT solution provider, ComplyAdvantage. Both companies are focussed on providing the most comprehensive and simple measures that will see compliance with financial ... More >>

Herstory Inaugural Conference is Launching in Las Vegas, USA

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 3:20 pm | Herstory

The HerStory Women’s Global Empowerment Conferences elevates, educates and empowers women to grow their businesses and themselves to their fullest potential. More >>

China Animation (1566.HK) Announces Annual Results

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 3:08 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, July 17, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - China Animation Characters Company Limited (1566.HK), a leading multimedia animation enterprise in the PRC, has announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 March, 2019. More >>

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:02 am | UN News

The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country. More >>

Taking a Leap: The risk of development, on a human level

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:21 am | Sarita Mehta

As a child, I frequently remember many lazy summer days spent lugging my purple Huffy bike up the cement dunes of my suburban neighborhood. Following the parade of my two older brothers and my neighbor, I would often times find myself summiting hills ... More >>

Severe new US asylum restrictions will put families at risk

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:11 am | UN News

Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of international ... More >>

UN agency helps stranded Ethiopian return home

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:10 am | UN News

With the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 280 Ethiopians returned home on 10-11 July, after being facing traumatic experiences in Yemen. More >>

Remarks to opening of High-level Forum Ministerial Segment

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:08 am | UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Over the past four years, this High-Level Political Forum has kept the spotlight firmly on the Sustainable Development Goals. And over the coming days, you will again dive into the details of our collective efforts to take forward the 2030 Agenda for ... More >>

WiMi Hologram files for listing on Nasdaq Global Market

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 9:04 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - WiMi Hologram Cloud, Inc, China's largest holographic AR content producer, filed a preliminary prospectus with the SEC on June 27, 2019, to list American depositary shares (ADS) of up to $50,000,000 ... More >>

CropLife Asia Calls on Region Stakeholders to Work Together

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 7:16 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

CropLife Asia Calls on Region's Stakeholders to Work Together to Address "Unacceptable" Food Crisis United Nations' Report on Food Security & Nutrition Highlights Troubling Trends in Asia SINGAPORE, July 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - With the release of the ... More >>

Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 3:25 pm | UN News

The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan , head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq ... More >>

New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 3:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

CNN has authored an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the "exclusive" documents ... More >>

Welsh town beats Dunedin for world's steepest street

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:21 am | Guiness World Records

Welsh town claims record title for world's steepest street www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2019/7/welsh-town-claims-title-for-worlds-steepest-street-582452 More >>

Slow Food comments on the UN report on hunger

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:32 am | Slow Food International

According to the UN, the number of people in the world who suffer from hunger continues to increase, with Africa the most-affected continent. More >>

Azelis reveals its new brand promise and tagline

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:26 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, July 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Azelis is excited to launch its new tagline: 'Innovation through formulation', which is a reinforcement of the company's continuous investment in technical expertise. Over the years, the speciality chemicals and food ... More >>

MIT launches new research group

Monday, 15 July 2019, 7:14 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN

MIT's research enterprise in Singapore launches new research group, boosting nation's cell therapies R&D More >>

Companies form Alliances in the Music Education Industries

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:09 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, July 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Creative Music Alliance collaborates with Paramount Elites and Wayou Boston Institute to form a business alliance targeting the music education industry in the Asia Pacific Region. Paramount Elites was appointed ... More >>

The UN’s Free Speech Problem

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:05 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Anyone willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN Declaration of Human Rights features , in its preamble, the ideal that “human beings shall enjoy freedom ... More >>

Dollar sinks, futures diverge ahead of China data

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:33 am | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) A softening US dollar helped US indices to new records on Friday night. However Asia Pacific futures markets failed to respond to the positive leads, and are flagging a negative ... More >>

Military Bill Amended for the Better

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:07 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 https://worldbeyondwar.org/military-bill-amended-for-the-better-this-pig-has-really-really-good-lipstick/ More >>

Euro-Med: Somalia's attack is a horrific targeting

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:04 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor strongly condemned a terrorist bombing that targeted a hotel in Somalia and left dozens dead and wounded, including two journalists. More >>

Global meeting on sustainable development

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:57 am | Citizen News Service

Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals ... More >>

Kiwi Aid Worker acts to save lives

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:26 am | Tearfund

Kiwi Aid Worker acts to save lives as monsoon rains displace thousands of Rohingya refugees. More >>

Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:23 am | United Nations

Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans More >>

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:21 am | United Nations

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears More >>

Monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee camps

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:20 am | United Nations

Since 4 July, heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, with deaths, displacement and major damage following in their wake, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “Those in the most vulnerable living ... More >>

UN briefing Note - Yemen

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:18 am | United Nations

We are deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty on 30 people by the Specialised First Instance Criminal Court of the de facto authorities in Sana’a. The 30 men – most of whom are academics, students and politicians affiliated with ... More >>

Human rights expert says Israel bent on further annexation

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:17 am | UN Human Rights Council

AMMAN (12 July 2019) – One of the UN’s independent experts has voiced concern about lack of human rights accountability in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, pointing to the actions of “an occupying power seemingly bent on further territorial ... More >>

Pacific Tourism Officials upskill knowledge of Chinese

Friday, 12 July 2019, 3:58 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019 - A delegation of staff from Pacific National Tourism Offices, tourism private sector and the South Pacific Tourism Organization were in Guangzhou China, from 24th June to 4th July to attend the 1st Tourism Human Resource Development ... More >>

2019 Pacific Games beneficial for Samoa Tourism

Friday, 12 July 2019, 2:00 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019- The opening of the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa on the weekend was a showcase of the rich Samoan culture and heritage and heralds the start of two weeks of intensive competition by the best sports people in the region said SPTO ... More >>

The Australians who pioneered self-sufficiency

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:35 am | Rachel Goldlust

The term “self-sufficiency” commonly evokes images of communes, yurts and 1970s hippies, most likely living off the land in northern New South Wales. More recently, it has been linked to an explosion of interest in solar powered “off-grid” living, ... More >>

In Mozambique, it’s ‘a matter of the heart’ says Guterres

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:26 am | UN News

Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said “undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt ... More >>

WWF cover-up of rangers’ rapes, murder, revealed

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:20 am | Survival International

- WWF-backed rangers gang-raped pregnant women, murdered one villager and tortured others in the Congo - WWF cut short an investigation into the atrocities, and tried to cover it up - The charity asked its partners to treat the findings in “a non-public ... More >>

Pave way for sustainable development, UN chief urges

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:14 am | UN News

As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to ... More >>

New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:11 am | UN News

There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday. More >>

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:10 am | UN News

Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record. More >>