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Human rights praise for same-sex marriage

Australia has been applauded for legalising same-sex marriage and tackling the abuse of children behind bars, but reprimanded for warehousing asylum seekers in "abysmal" conditions offshore. Human Rights Watch, in its annual report into practices across more than 90 countries, says Australia has mad

DAILY MAIL - 2018-01-18 08:33:16

Australia : Gains on Marriage Equality , Child Rights

Supporters of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality celebrate after it was announced the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions by the end of the year, at a rally in central Syd

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-01-18 08:10:00

' I need my family ' : how a refugee held on ‎Nauru‏ is struggling to make a new life in Cambodia

Abdullah hoped that moving to Cambodia under Australia's refugee deal would allow him to be reunited with his family. But that has not happened Abdullah, a Syrian refugee who was detained for two-and-a-half years on the island nation of Nauru before being transferred to Cambodia. Photograph: Jonas



The row over Trump's 'racist' comments about allowing 's***hole countries' is another chapter in the president's difficult relationship with the United Nations. In December, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blasted member states who overwhelmingly backed a proposal condemning the US for recognizi


China lodges diplomatic complaint following Australian minister 's comments

Nauru, which houses a large offshore processing centre for Australia, is dependent on Taiwanese cash. Picture: Peter Cox Inset: Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. Picture: AAP Beijing: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has weighed into the row over China's Pacific aid program, criticising loans that


Pacific predictions : what to expect in 2018

Following an eventful 2017, what does this year hold for the Pacific island region? Politically, the general elections in Fiji are probably the most significant event on the horizon. The period for nomination of candidates is now open and the country will go to the polls some time between April and


Refugee in ` medical emergency ' stranded on ‎Nauru‏ for more than a year

Doctors believe man's transfer stalled because he may never be well enough to return to Nauru and Australian has a policy of returning refugees once medical treatment complete Nauru authorities have approved Zamal for transfer to Australia for medical treatment but Australian Border Force retains u


Singapore and Malaysia top visa-free travel index for SEA region

International travel is becoming more mainstream around the world and travelers are looking for visa-free destinations. Source: Hanson Lu/Unsplash OBTAINING a passport that allows you to travel to nations without having to go through the rigmarole of visa applications is one of the most desirable f


Australia has ` serious unresolved ' human rights problems : HRW report

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its World Report 2018, and the findings aren't good for Australia. The report, which looked at the state of human rights in Australia and abroad over the past year, found that there remained 'serious unresolved' problems in the country.

THE WORLD GAME - 2018-01-18 08:07:02

Trudeau Explains Why Canada Abstained From UN Vote On Trump 's Jerusalem Gambit

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not willing to compromise Canadian values and principles just to get the country a seat at the UN Security Council. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau insisted that landing the seat was not so much a "goal" but rather a way to "continue

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-01-16 22:38:00

UN Security Council seat not worth compromising Canadian values , PM says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he won't compromise Canadian values and principles just to get a seat at the UN Security Council. Trudeau told The Canadian Press that landing the seat was not so much a "goal" but rather a way to "continue having a positive impact in the world. If we have to compr

IPOLITICS.CA - 2018-01-16 22:26:59

ONOC sign Tokyo 2020 training camp deal

The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold Tokyo 2020 training camps in Japanese city Fukuoka. Fifteen countries and territories are now set to take part in the camps prior to the next edition of the Summer Games: American Samoa, Cook Islan


New York Times issues correction after implying only s *** hole countries backed U.S. on Jerusalem move

We were at #COP22, reporting from the Global Landscapes Forum. Follow #ThinkLandscape on Twitter and check out our updates Thanks to a series of tweets by UN Watch, The New York Times issued a correction on Monday to an article that appeared to minimize and mock the countries who refused to support


World 's Teeniest Countries Hold Place of Honor at Nikki Haley 's ` Friends ' Cocktail Party

Israel's, um, we mean the US ambassador to the UN deeply, thoroughly, and completely, embarrasses herself yet again ... she is the gift that just keeps giving ... "Because with one-half of one percent of the world's population, there's literally nothing you can't accomplish." U.S. Ambassador to the


Manus refugees forced to sell their food

A Manus Island refugee sent to Papua New Guinea's Port Moresby for medical treatment says he is amoung a group forced to sell their food to afford other necessities. The refugee is one of 108 in the capital's Granville Motel who are not receiving a weekly allowance, unlike other refugees transferred


US Thanks Georgia For Not Taking Part in UN Vote Over Jerusalem

The invitation asked the representatives of the 65 countries that voted no, abstained or were absent "to a reception to thank you for your friendship to the United States" on January 3. "America will put our embassy in Jerusalem". The nonbinding resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, was approve

CLICKLANCASHIRE.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

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SAIPAN TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 06:00:27

Nine face charges in Florida State University fraternity death

A Tallahassee prosecutor has charged nine men in the death of a 20-year-old Florida State University fraternity pledge who died after a night of heavy drinking at an off-campus party, according to police. Hamlin, 20, of Valrico, and AnthonyOppenheimer, 21, of Wesley Chapel, are among nine men who ar

GKMEN.COM - 2018-01-17 23:59:59

James Ricketson investigated for ` links ' to now-disbanded Cambodian opposition party

Phnom Penh: Authorities are investigating 68-year-old James Ricketson over his alleged links to a now-disbanded opposition party, which has been accused of attempting to overthrow Cambodian strongman Hun Sen in a purported United States-backed conspiracy. The Australian man was arrested after flying

BRISBANE TIMES - 2018-01-17 03:14:06

Trudeau wo n't compromise values to get UN Security Council seat

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not willing to compromise Canadian values and principles just to get the country a seat at the UN Security Council. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau insisted that landing the seat was not so much a "goal" but rather a way to "conti

CTVNEWS.CA - 2018-01-16 20:34:00