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Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00:18 UTC

Why is peace failing in the Philippines?

WITH the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria, ISIS fighters are exporting their combat to other parts of the world. One of the places they’re eyeing with interest is the Mindanao region in the southern part of the Philippines.

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Mon, 06 May 2019 07:45:34 UTC

Best career paths to Australia revealed

Australia is looking to bring more trained scientists and mathematicians to its shores, according to the Australian Government, who recently updated their list of in-demand skilled occupations for migration. The latest version of Australia’s Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) has been released by the Australian Department of Jobs and Small Businesses. The updated... Read more »

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Mon, 06 May 2019 01:00:39 UTC

Is New Zealand’s relationship with China on the rocks?

Early April 2019 saw New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travel to Beijing for her first state visit to China. The visit included high-level meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, reinforcing previous government’s efforts to develop constructive relationships with regional partners.

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Mon, 06 May 2019 00:58:40 UTC

Asean must embrace digitisation for development

ASEAN needs to put a stronger focus on digital literacy to enable the full potential of an Asean digital economy and society by 2025. The internet and social media are making access to knowledge wider than ever. Digital technologies have transformed the way more than 700 million people lead their lives in Southeast Asia. They also have profound implications for citizenship and governance.

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Fri, 03 May 2019 01:00:30 UTC

Indonesia is not the only country planning new cities

THE  announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.

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