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4/30/2019 11:34:45 PM

Indonesia may need US$30b to move capital from Jakarta: Minister

Indonesia's plan to move its capital off the main island of Java will require investment of about US$20 billion to US$30 billion, a minister said on Tuesday (Apr 30), even though the government has yet to decide on a new location.

  • US and Koreas play down weapons test

    US and Koreas play down weapons test

    Public: 5/7/2019 7:14:44 PM

    At least one of the weapons North Korea fired at the weekend had many of the hallmarks of a missile, but that was the one word conspicuously missing from descriptions of the tests by Washington, Seoul, and even Pyongyang.

  • Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

    Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

    Public: 5/7/2019 11:19:50 AM

    After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019.

  • New proposal would make it easier to deport immigrants who use public benefits

    New proposal would make it easier to deport immigrants who use public benefits

    Public: 5/4/2019 9:39:06 PM

    The Trump administration is considering reversing policy to make it easier to deport US legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, part of an effort to restrict immigration by low-income people.

  • Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

    Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

    Public: 4/18/2019 9:20:48 PM

    France's culture minister pleaded Thursday (Apr 18) for an end to the controversy over the €850 million (US$950 million) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor.

  • Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

    Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

    Public: 4/9/2019 10:57:41 PM

    Britain's Brexit turmoil has many here gripped, for the largest employer in Brashten is a single farm nearly 2,500km (1,500 miles) away in the English county of Kent.

  • Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution, says study

    Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution, says study

    Public: 4/3/2019 8:20:38 PM

    Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 months and will have the greatest impact in South Asia, according to a study published Wednesday (Apr 3).

  • PM Theresa May faces heavy Brexit defeat in parliament, eurosceptics warn

    PM Theresa May faces heavy Brexit defeat in parliament, eurosceptics warn

    Public: 3/10/2019 5:45:43 PM

    British Prime Minster Theresa May's Brexit deal faces a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday (Mar 12) because she has so far secured no major changes from the European Union, the leaders of two major eurosceptic factions in parliament said on Sunday

  • US expert says Vietnam summit a step in the right direction

    US expert says Vietnam summit a step in the right direction

    Public: 3/8/2019 3:27:11 PM

    President Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam last week as a follow-up to their previous summit in Singapore last June. Despite the media reports, there has been significant progress.

  • Summit a chance for Việt Nam to shine

    Summit a chance for Việt Nam to shine

    Public: 3/1/2019 10:01:24 AM

    As the world’s lens turns on Việt Nam, the country has had a rare chance to put on a show and demonstrate its status as one of Southeast Asia’s brightest stars and worthy of a place in the international political arena.

  • US-DPRK Summit 2019: A handshake of equals

    US-DPRK Summit 2019: A handshake of equals

    Public: 2/28/2019 9:28:50 AM

    The first images of their meeting in the Vietnamese capital showed them both walking towards each other against a backdrop of intertwined flags hands outstretched, before they clasped and turned in sync to face the flashes of the media.

  • Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': Study

    Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos': Study

    Public: 2/7/2019 8:01:10 PM

    Billions of tonnes of meltwater flowing into the world's oceans from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could boost extreme weather and destabilise regional climate within a matter of decades, researchers said on Wednesday (Feb 7).

  • Six things we learn from women's resistance in 2018

    Six things we learn from women's resistance in 2018

    Public: 12/31/2018 1:49:27 PM

    2018 was the year of women’s resistance. From the launch of the #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces nationwide, to the Nobel Peace Prize being won by those working to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, this year was all about advocating for women’s rights. Women and gender equality activists from around the globe are using their voices to call out inequality and rally communities for a better future for all.

  • What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal in the Dec. 11 vote?

    What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal in the Dec. 11 vote?

    Public: 12/9/2018 3:55:51 PM

    Prime Minister Theresa May appears likely to lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday (Dec 11).

  • ‘Virginity testing’: A human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN

    ‘Virginity testing’: A human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN

    Public: 11/9/2018 3:00:15 PM

    A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.

  • #MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up

    #MeToo: Nepal’s Women Speak Up

    Public: 11/8/2018 4:01:06 PM

    After taking India by storm, the #MeToo movement has come to Nepal. Can it bring change?

  • Plastics have entered human food chain, study shows

    Plastics have entered human food chain, study shows

    Public: 10/24/2018 9:03:49 AM

    Bits of plastic have been detected in the faeces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.

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