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Secret Operation Burnham evidence obtained via US court case

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:07 PM
A court case using the US Freedom of Information law (FOIA) has led to the NZDF's main secret evidence about Operation Burnham being released. Operation Burnham is the SAS raid that left 21 Afghan civilians killed and wounded in 2010. Read more...

Tackling avoidable blindness in the Pacific

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 12:35 PM
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust works with partners throughout the Commonwealth to eliminate avoidable blindness and has been supporting the diabetes eye disease programme of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ since 2015. Read more...

UN Children's Rights Convention is a broken promise

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 10:06 AM
Thirty years after global leaders signed up to protect the rights of children around the world, child focused organisations say not enough has been done and millions of children are still not getting their basic needs met. Read more...

Childish Diplomacy: Donald Trump’s New Play Against Iran

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:49 AM
Diplomacy has been seen historically as a practitioner’s art, nurtured in schools of learning, tested and tried in the boardrooms of mild mannered summitry. Klemens von Metternich and Otto von Bismarck practiced it with varying degrees of ruthlessness ... Read more...

The Guardian’s direct collusion with state censorship proven

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:41 AM
Minutes of Ministry of Defence (MoD) meetings have confirmed the role of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as a mouthpiece for the intelligence agencies. Read more...

Development should prioritise strengthening education

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:36 AM
GENEVA (26 June 2019) Private sector involvement in education must be strictly controlled, a UN expert has told the Human Rights Council. “First and foremost, education is a human right, a public good and an obligation of States,” said Koumbou Boly Barry, ... Read more...

Tackle ‘tsunami of hatred’ across the world urges Guterres

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:28 AM
The “multi-headed monster” of intolerance, has created a visible and violent “tsunami of hatred” that is gathering speed across the world, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday. Read more...

Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN report

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:27 AM
Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday. The number for global opioid users contained within the World Drug Report , some ... Read more...

Cherrypicks, Subsidiary of NetDragon, Recognized by SIIA

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:13 AM
HONG KONG, June 26, 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 Coding Galaxy, a game-based learning ... Read more...

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer to be held in July

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:12 AM
HONG KONG, June 26, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 26th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 8 to 11 July. A seminar ... Read more...
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