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India, China can together unlock potential

It is widely acknowledged that China and India are playing pivotal roles in regional and global affairs in the 21st century. Indeed, both countries have taken comparable stances or approaches...

  Asia / South Asia

India, China can together unlock potential

It is widely acknowledged that China and India are playing pivotal roles in regional and global affairs in the 21st century. Indeed, both countries have taken comparable stances or approaches to many critical policy areas, such as international trade and global governance reform, on intergovernmental platforms. As emerging economies and the two most populous countries, China-India cooperation can affect the...

Australian newspapers go black to protest media curbs

Australia’s biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted, in a protest against legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually partisan media industry. Australia has no constitutional safeguards for free speech, although the government added a provision to protect whistleblowers when it strengthened counter-espionage laws in 2018. Media groups...

  Americas

Five dead after looters torch garment factory amid Chile protests

Five people have died after a garment factory was set ablaze by looters near Chile's capital Santiago amid a wave of violent protests. The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters and a curfew was imposed in major cities. A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be...

  Europe

  Europe

Road crash kills 24 DR Congo

At least 24 people were killed in a traffic accident on Sunday near Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said local officials. A bus was travelling from Lufu to Kinshasa on National Highway No. 1 when it came off the road near Mbanza-Ngungu village and caught fire in a plot at around 1:00 am local time...

Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize

Ethiopia found itself in the global spotlight for all the right reasons after Abiy Ahmed, its young, dynamic prime minister. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded since 1901 for outstanding contributions to peace, the 2019 prize recognised Abiy's "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea",...