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Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:07 am | The Conversation

The Solomon Islands are low-lying and vulnerable to changes in sea level. Javier Leon , Author provided More >>

7 Autumn Fairs Draw 156,000 Buyers, 9,600+ Exhibitors

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:48 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 14, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - As the autumn trade fair season draws to a close, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has revealed that more than 9,600 exhibitors and nearly 156,000 buyers from 165 countries and regions attended ... More >>

An Animal Pandemic That is Barely in the News

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:48 pm | Martha Rosenberg

Have you ever heard of African swine fever (ASF) caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV)? A fourth of the world’s pigs have died from it just this year –– half of all of China's pigs –– but like previous food animal pandemics, the toll ... More >>

“No You Guys, THIS US-Backed Coup Is Perfectly Legitimate!"

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:40 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

I just keep tripping on how dumb this latest US-backed military coup is. It's in Bolivia in case you've lost track, which would be perfectly reasonable since US-backed coups have become kind of like US mass shootings--there's so many of them they're ... More >>

Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:04 pm | UN News

Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine, legitimate, ... More >>

Harmonized plan launched to support millions of Venezuelans

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:03 pm | UN News

A $1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them. More >>

A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:52 am | Ramzy Baroud

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership: Real Reasons behind Israel’s Arrest and Release of Labadi, Mi’ri) More >>

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:51 am | David Swanson

If the purpose of the current Trump impeachment hearings were simply to fulfill Congress Members’ oaths of office and do their jobs, it would be difficult to explain the past many years. Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee for the past 11 ... More >>

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:49 am | OpenMedia

November 13, 2019 — Today Bell has asked the Trudeau government to overturn the CRTC’s August decision that lowered wholesale Internet rates and reimbursed smaller providers for being grossly overcharged for years. If the Trudeau government were ... More >>

UN leads bid for cheaper insulin

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:35 am | UN News

Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization ( WHO ) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes ... More >>

‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians in Gaza

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:33 am | UN News

Following the targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel ... More >>

The EIA Is Grossly Overestimating U.S. Shale

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:30 am |

The prevailing wisdom that sees explosive and long-term potential for U.S. shale may rest on some faulty and overly-optimistic assumptions, according to a new report. More >>

Kingsoft Announces 2019 Third Quarter Results

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:20 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 13, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; HKEX stock code: 03888), a leading Chinese software and internet service company, has announced its unaudited quarterly results for the three ... More >>

Slow Food: 30 Years of Projects Around the World

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:17 am | Slow Food International

Thirty years have passed since the weekend in December 1989 when delegates from 15 countries met in Paris to sign the Slow Food Manifesto. This moment formalized the birth of the international Slow Food movement, until then solely Italian. Today the ... More >>

Zhonghua Gas Holdings Limited Announces Results

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:07 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 13, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Zhonghua Gas Holdings Limited (the "Company"; Stock Code: 8246) together with its subsidiaries (collective namely the "Group") today announces that the results for the nine months ended 30 September 2019 ("the ... More >>

Green Climate Fund approves major grant to Nepal

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:59 am | Food and Agriculture Organisation

13/11/2019, Songdo, Republic of Korea – The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved more than USD 39 million in funding for a project that will build resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change to the benefit of nearly one million people ... More >>

Taiwan and the Global Response to Climate Change

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:13 am | Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii hit a historic high of 415parts per million in May 2019. The World Meteorological Organization has also released data showing that June 2019 was the hottest month ... More >>

Dalai Lama Says His "Feudal System...Should End"

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:31 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- In a surprise reversal, the Dalai Lama said his Tibetan Buddhist tradition of reincarnated dalai lamas "should end now" because the hierarchy created "a feudal system," a description echoing decades of communist China's ... More >>

Pneumonia kills more children than any other disease

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:25 am | UN News

Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding to improve survival rates continues to come up short, the UN and partners ... More >>

Climate explained: Growth in population and consumption

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:16 am | The Conversation

Rapid population growth and increased consumption are now seen as the main drivers of environmental changes. from , CC BY-ND More >>

FastWealth partners with DriveWealth

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:52 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - FastWealth Venture Limited ("FastWealth"), founded by Mr. Alex Kong, Founder and Chairman of TNG Fintech Group, a leading fintech group in Asia, announced today a strategic partnership with DriveWealth, LLC. ("DriveWealth"), ... More >>

Launch of 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:50 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Nov 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development today announces the launch of the 2019 Taipei International TV Market & Forum at the Taipei Marriot Hotel. More >>

200 HK companies join China International Import Expo

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:49 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the second edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) drew to a close ... More >>

Playgroup for bushfire affected children in New South Wales

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:44 am | Save The Children

Save the Children will set up a ‘child friendly space’ to help dozens of children affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales. More >>

Retarus moves up the quadrant

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:05 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - In its recent analysis of the Secure Email Gateway market, Radicati Group rated information logistics expert Retarus the "Trail Blazer" with the very best positioning, attributing to its innovation in the ... More >>

Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction & War

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:02 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Ending Violence, Exploitation, Ecological Destruction and War: Creating a Culture of Peace) More >>

Multilateralism must weather challenges of today & tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:06 am | UN News

In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that “conflicts persist, creating suffering and displacement: our world is unsettled”. He was speaking ... More >>

New Zealand firefighters helping battle blazes in Queensland

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Twenty-one New Zealand firefighters are departing for Australia today (Tuesday 12 November) to help fight the wild fires that have been raging in Queensland for the past nine weeks. More >>

UN Women's rights experts issue findings on 8 nations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:12 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 21 October to 8 November 2019: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, ... More >>

Saudi Arabia to Inaugurate Diriyah Gate

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:08 am | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 11 November 2019: The restoration and reimagining of Diriyah, a sweeping 18th century adobe city that once served as the capital and stronghold of the first Saudi State, will be officially inaugurated at a special ... More >>

Time for world leaders to honour 25-year-old promises

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:06 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) – The international community must prioritise women’s rights to meet the promises and commitments on sexual and reproductive health made at a historic global conference 25 years ago, a group of United Nations human rights ... More >>

Media statement on situation of human rights in Cambodia

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:58 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (11 November 2019) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition leader Mr. Kem Sokha. The court order prevents ... More >>

Novaliq GmbH licenses EyeSol-based Investigational Products

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:30 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HEIDELBERG / JIANGSU, Nov 9, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Novaliq GmbH, a pharmaceutical company focusing on first- and best-in-class ocular therapeutics, and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co, Ltd. (SSE: 600276), a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company based ... More >>

USD 150 Million Strategic Investment by Ascendent Capital

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:23 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 10, 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 the signing of definitive agreements ... More >>

BCA and JCB Launch BCA JCB Black Credit Card

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:12 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

JAKARTA, Nov 11, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The significant upward trend in the number of Indonesian going abroad every year has encouraged PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) to offer convenience and comfort for customers who like to travel and shop in Indonesia ... More >>

MSM Adamantly Avoids The Word “Coup” In Bolivia Reporting

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:11 am | Caitlin Johnstone

There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the US government , but you'd hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines. More >>

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Closes

Monday, 11 November 2019, 6:53 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 10, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), ended on Saturday (9 November) after a successful three-day run (7 to 9 November). ... More >>

3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo

Monday, 11 November 2019, 6:50 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

On the morning of November 9, the 3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo 2019 opened at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Haikou City, Hainan Province, China. With the theme of "New Health Era, New Hainan Free Trade ... More >>

French Polynesia Regional Group

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:22 pm | FPRG

The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, and the Vice President, Teva Rohfritsch, received this Thursday at the Presidency the "French Polynesia Regional Group" (FPRG) represented by its president, Christophe Plee, who was accompanied by Patrick ... More >>

UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:02 pm | United Nations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers its judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning two international treaties on terrorism financing and racial discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). More >>

Fiji’s Prime Minister Officially Opens Renovated Arena

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:45 am | Fiji Sports Council

With the official re-opening of the Vodafone Arena on Friday 8th November by Fiji’s Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, the Fiji Sports Council (FSC) will introduce another facility that expands its inventory to include an additional court ... More >>

85% of UNHRC Delegates Praised Iran on Human Rights

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:31 am | UN Watch

Mohammad Larijani, Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today presented the country’s report at the UN Human Rights Council. GENEVA, November 8, 2019 — Delegates to the UN Human Rights Council ... More >>

Brazil: People with albinism ‘stuck in trenches’

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:29 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA/BRASILIA (8 November 2019) - The Government of Brazil must implement specific and concrete measures – which thankfully cost almost nothing – to address the specific needs of people with albinism, said UN Independent Expert Ikponwosa Ero ... More >>

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:28 am | UNHCHR

Chile: UN experts condemn excessive use of force and acts of violence in recent protests More >>

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:27 am | UNHCHR

Egypt: UN experts denounce Morsi “brutal” prison conditions, warn thousands of other inmates at severe risk More >>

UN experts condemn Israeli decision to expel Omar Shakir

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:26 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – UN human rights experts* today criticised a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court upholding the government’s decision to revoke the work visa of Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. More >>

UN: BRIEFING NOTES: Syria; Iraq; Mauritania

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:25 am | UNHCHR

Civilians continue to pay a very high price in the ongoing hostilities in Syria. Dozens have been killed and injured in the largely separate situations occurring simultaneously in north-eastern and north-western Syria, from a variety of causes ... More >>

Cambodia: UN expert concerned at escalating tensions

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:24 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia has expressed grave concerns about the heightened political crackdown across the country, calling on the Government to respect the rights to freedom of ... More >>

27th HK International Optical Fair

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:19 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

27th HK International Optical Fair draws over 14,000 buyers Smart eyewear in focus, experts unveil tech developments HONG KONG, Nov 8, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair concluded today. Organised ... More >>

Major financial institution in Thailand, adopts Smart Code

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:17 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

KASIKORNBANK, a major financial institution in Thailand, starts to adopt Smart Code(TM), the JCB QR and barcode payment scheme Bangkok and Tokyo, Nov 8, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - KASIKORNBANK in Thailand started to adopt Smart Code, QR and barcode payment scheme, ... More >>

Agreement with Green Climate Fund

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:58 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia – The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement today, to further expand their partnership in favour of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the Pacific. More >>

Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently. Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to leave alone. Seattle was their city after all. The aim of the company was much in keeping with the manor ... More >>

National Refugee rallies say "hands off Medevac"

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:04 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

While the government ramps up the rhetoric and its misinformation campaign against the Medevac legislation, thousands of people will rally across Australia on Saturday 9 November to “defend the Medevac law’. More >>

Justice must be done following deadly Burkina Faso attack

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:56 pm | UN News

Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the West African nation on Wednesday, which killed dozens and left scores more injured, the UN chief said ... More >>

UN States overwhelmingly support end of US-Cuba embargo

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:55 pm | UN News

For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. More >>

Majority of the Fortune 100 Choose Trintech

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:13 pm | ACN Newswire

Majority of the Fortune 100 Choose Trintech to Transform Financial Processes Bank of America, Honeywell International, Kroger, Microsoft, Target, Valero, and Walgreens Among Trintech's Enterprise Customer Base More >>

Scientists discover possiby the world’s largest caldera

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:14 am | GNS Science

The discovery of a mega-volcano off the Philippines coast has scientists reaching for inter-planetary comparisons – as they study what could be the world’s largest caldera. More >>

AAX, the Next Generation Cryptocurrency Exchange

Friday, 8 November 2019, 10:40 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

AAX's next-generation cryptocurrency exchange gives retail and institutional investors access to institutional-grade trading performance with LSEG Technology's Millennium Exchange matching engine More >>

ICC should open investigation into attack on migrants centre

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:30 am | Euro-Med Monitor

GENEVA - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called on the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) to take all necessary measures to ensure that those involved in the attack on a migrant detention center in Libya are prosecuted, with new evidence ... More >>

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opens today

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:21 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Nov 7, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opened today and will run for three days (7 to 9 November) at the Hong Kong Convention and ... More >>