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Feeding Papua New Guinea: A growing appetite for solutions

This August, Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s 27th Ministerial Forum was held in Port Moresby. As part of this, the governments released a joint communique, part of which announced that the Australia-PNG relationship will be based on “strong democracies for a stable future; close friends, enduring ties; an economic partnership for prosperity; strategic cooperation... Read more »

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Posted: 20 September 2019 | 3:00 am

China bans South Korea pig imports on swine fever fears

CHINA has banned pig imports from South Korea after Seoul became the latest to report an outbreak of the African swine fever that has destroyed hog herds and pushed up prices globally.

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Posted: 20 September 2019 | 3:00 am

Children in Australia, Pacific launch global climate strike

CHILDREN in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike Friday -- heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster.

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Posted: 20 September 2019 | 2:00 am

Enigmas of the Indian economy

ACCORDING to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook update of July 2019, India was the fastest-growing major economy in 2017 and 2018 and is estimated to remain so in 2019 and 2020. The headline macroeconomic fundamentals appear benign. The general government fiscal deficit, inflation and current account deficit are within the targeted 6 percent, 4 percent and 2 percent respectively. The rupee is stable.

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Posted: 19 September 2019 | 3:00 am

South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years

SOUTH Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country's most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday.

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Posted: 19 September 2019 | 2:59 am

Japan court acquits ex-TEPCO bosses over Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former power company executives of professional negligence in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

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Posted: 19 September 2019 | 2:58 am

Governmentality and the politics of exclusion in Xinjiang

CHINA is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uyghur population in its far north-western province of Xinjiang (East Turkestan to Uyghurs) in a system of region-wide detention in re-education or vocational training centres. Central to the operation of what some observers have termed a ‘carceral state’ in Xinjiang has been the fusion of governmentality and a Schmittian politics of exclusion with 21st century technological innovation.

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Posted: 18 September 2019 | 3:00 am

300 more Chinese arrested in Philippines crackdown

PHILIPPINES immigration agents, backed by troops, have arrested more than 300 Chinese for alleged cyber crimes, a week after a similar number were detained during a raid linked to investment fraud.

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Posted: 18 September 2019 | 2:59 am

‘Lord of the Rings’ show to start filming in New Zealand

US-BASED streaming giant Amazon announced Wednesday its big-budget "Lord of the Rings" series will within months start filming in New Zealand, home to Peter Jackson's movies of the fantasy epic.

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Posted: 18 September 2019 | 2:58 am

What Donald Trump needs to hear from Australia’s Morrison

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s state visit to Washington later this week is a rare honour — the first for an Australian leader since John Howard in 2006 and only the second, behind French President Emmanuel Macron, granted by this administration. That is a mark of Morrison’s early success in connecting with Trump, a leader not normally known for his acoustic sensibility to close allies.

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Posted: 17 September 2019 | 3:00 am