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Japan defies Australia over whaling prior to Japan PM visit

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 07:55 PM
Humane Society International has asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express Australia's strong opposition to whaling when he meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later this week. Yesterday, the Government of Japan announced that it has issued ... Read more...

30 Articles - Article 3: Right to Life

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 04:56 PM
The first six words of this short article are at the heart of global attempts to end the death penalty. If it enshrines the right to life, abolitionists argue, how can state-sponsored killing be justified? As South African Anglican Bishop Desmond ... Read more...

30 Articles - Article 2: Freedom from Discrimination

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 04:54 PM
Article 2 states that everyone is entitled to all the freedoms listed in the UDHR, “without distinction of any kind such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” ... Read more...

Flourishing Asia Wine Market Driving Global Growth

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 01:17 PM
Leading wine industry veterans and expert analysts shared their insights on Asia's meteoric rise to prominence in driving global growth at the Wine Industry Conference, last Thursday, 8 Nov, held as part of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits ... Read more...

Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely expressed wish’

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 11:11 AM
Returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, “should only take place at their freely expressed wish” the United Nations top refugee official has stressed, amid concerns that ... Read more...

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on the wildfires in the US

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 10:55 AM
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and extensive damage that resulted from the wildfires in California in the United States. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people ... Read more...

Dingo to remain a native species

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 05:23 PM
Humane Society International has welcomed Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson's decision to abandon planned changes to the state's Biodiversity Conservation Act that would have seen dingoes classified as 'non-native fauna'. The ... Read more...

Remembering the Peace Makers

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 04:25 PM
Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead have little time for peace, even as they supposedly celebrate it. For them, peace is the enemy as much as armed opposing combatants, if not more so. Dr Brendan Nelson of the Australian ... Read more...

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 04:23 PM
World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere Read more...

Asia-Pacific is gearing up for the launch of 5G

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 04:03 PM
Industry in southern Asia-Pacific is gearing up for the launch of 5G in 2020, according to a new survey by MIT Technology Review Insights Singapore, 12th November 2018 – A new report by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Huawei, finds ... Read more...
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