Monthly Archives: October 2015

Chimbu Governor says much more drought aid needed

Chimbu Governor says much more drought aid needed

The Governor of Papua New Guinea’s Chimbu province says the national government has to make more of an effort to determine the numbers in the Highlands affected by the drought. Much of the Highlands region has been affected by drought ...

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Oklahoma’s Richard Glossip scheduled to die Wednesday

Oklahoma’s Richard Glossip scheduled to die Wednesday

Richard Glossip is scheduled to die Wednesday afternoon, and unless there’s another stay in his case, he will be the first person executed with a controversial sedative since the U.S. Supreme Court greenlighted its use this summer. Glossip was convicted ...

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Samoa launches new submarine cable company

Samoa launches new submarine cable company

The Samoa government has launched a $US49-million project which establishes the country’s first locally-owned submarine cable company. The Minister for the Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology, Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau says the Samoa Submarine Cable Company is an innovative case ...

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Tonga’s PM highlights Papua issue at UN

Tonga’s PM highlights Papua issue at UN

Taking centre stage at the United Nations General Assembly, the Tongan Prime Minister has urged the world to take action on the human rights situation in Indonesia’s West Papua region. Elements of the ethnic Melanesian population in West Papua are ...

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Student shoots, injured principal in South Dakota

Student shoots, injured principal in South Dakota

A student shot and injured the principal at Harrisburg High School near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Wednesday, district Superintendent Jim Holbeck said. Kevin Lein was wounded in the arm and was in good condition, Holbeck said. The student, whose ...

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Bill Clinton: Donald Trump is ‘fact-free’

Bill Clinton: Donald Trump is ‘fact-free’

Bill Clinton hit Republican presidential contender Donald Trump for running a “fact-free” campaign, defending his wife Hillary Clinton in an interview Tuesday. The former president touted his wife’s accomplishments as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state — starting with ...

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Deflation returns: Prices are falling again in Europe

Deflation returns: Prices are falling again in Europe

Just when the world could use some good economic news, Europe manages to deliver another nasty surprise. China is slowing, Japan is flirting with yet another recession, and now the eurozone economy has fallen back into deflation. Preliminary data for ...

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UNICEF calls for EL Nino costing

UNICEF calls for EL Nino costing

The United Nations Children’s agency UNICEF says governments need to analyse the cost of the El Nino weather system’s impact on the Pacific if disastrous long-term consequences are to be avoided. The El Nino has caused severe drought through much ...

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