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Have You Ever Wondered What the 11 Smallest Countries Are ?

What are the smallest countries in the world? How would you even begin to define smallest with regards to a country anyway?. Many would instinctively choose area or population but there are some other metrics for comparing the 'size' of a county. These range from GDP to military power to even the nu


Australia expands Pacific labour scheme to win influence in region

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fijians will be allowed to work in Australia for up to three years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favour with its neighbours amid rising competition from China.

REUTERS - 2019-01-17 06:42:28

South Africa is the world 's fifth most Instagrammable country

South Africa is the world’s fifth most Instagrammable country according to travel publication Big Seven Travel. Ranking 192 countries based on hashtags, geolocations, reader input, and votes by “a panel of experts”, South Africa was bested only by Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Indonesia.

MEMEBURN.COM - 2019-01-15 08:33:13

Kumbh Mela 2019 : Manthan of faith begins on Tuesday

ALLAHABAD: The sprawling 35-square km Kumbh Mela area with its administrative offices, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, civic infrastructure and cultural centres, is akin to a self-sufficient country and in fact bigger in geographical area than at least four nations.The venue of one of the

INDIATIMES - 2019-01-15 01:58:00

Debunked -- a year of climate change scare stories

WE are constantly bombarded with prophecies of doom by the climate disaster brigade, but the Global Warming Policy Foundation verifiable facts and research, not computer model scaremongering. Here are some stories it has debunked in the last year:

CONSERVATIVEWOMAN.CO.UK - 2019-01-14 00:14:23

$ US2m boost for human rights work in Pacific

A new initiative to help nine Pacific nations meet their human rights commitments could have a long-term ripple effect in the region, the Pacific Community says. One of the aims of the Pacific Commonwealth Equality Project is to support MPs and community leaders champion human rights in their commun

OSBURNORACLE.COM - 2019-01-13 04:30:11

The List of Debunked Climate Hoaxes from 2018

(Natural News) Climate change fanatics are constantly railing on about how “climate deniers” refuse to acknowledge some ever-elusive consortium of sound climate science. But if the many climate narrative debaclesthat occurred in 2018 are any indication, it’s actually the global warming hysterics who

DCDIRTYLAUNDRY.COM - 2019-01-11 06:20:32

El Nino not eventuating in the Pacific

Pacific weather forecasters say an expected El Nino weather system in the region has not eventuated. Looking at data from December NIWA’s Island Climate Update found that sea surface temperatures have remained above normal for the fourth consecutive month.

BRINKWIRE.COM - 2019-01-10 09:27:06

New Science : 89 % Of The Globe 's Islands -- And 100 % Of Large Islands -- Have Stable Or Growing Coasts

to shrink Earth’s coasts. It hasn’t. “Over the past decades, atoll islands exhibited no widespread sign of physical destabilization in the face of sea-level rise. 88.6% of islands were either stable or increased in area, while only 11.4% contracted. It is noteworthy that no island larger than 10 ha

NOTRICKSZONE.COM - 2019-01-17 13:58:39

ScoMo 's historic Pacific visit

A visit by an Australian prime minister to a Pacific island country is a rare event. Such a visit, other than to attend a regional meeting or to Papua New Guinea, is almost unheard of.

DEVPOLICY.ORG - 2019-01-16 19:00:28

New WHO Asia-Pacific centre for environment and health to open in Seoul

A new World Health Organization (WHO) Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health in the Western Pacific Region will open this year in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The agreement to open the Centre was signed today by WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Shin Young-soo, Minister of Environme

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION - 2019-01-15 08:45:55

Kumbh-2019 : 12 million to be part of first ` shahi snan '

ALLAHABAD: The wait is over. Renamed and reordered, Allahabad is dressed up and decked for Kumbh 2019. Throughout Monday, bare necessities tucked in bundles and perched atop their heads, lakhs of pilgrims walked on 22 pontoon bridges to reach the Sangam for the first ‘Shahi Snan’ (royal bath) on Mak

INDIATIMES - 2019-01-15 03:01:00

Scott Morrison wants to be friends with Pacific , and Pacific has a shopping list

The step up is principally being driven by the perceived need to respond to China's growing influence in the region. It is easy to forget that six Pacific Island countries (Solomon Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati) still recognise Taiwan, and so have nothing at all to do wit


Swiss Importer Tracking Tuna on the Blockchain

Swiss food company Gustav Gerig AV is partnering with Pacifical to trace its canned fish from sea to shelves on the blockchain. In doing so, the Swiss importer becomes the first in Europe to offer this level of accountability to consumers.


Taiwan and the Pacific : One Big , Happy Austronesian Family

Last week Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) signed an agreement with the Pacific Island state of the Marshall Islands aimed at increasing bilateral exchanges in order to promote Austronesian culture. The agreement hopes to facilitate increased cooperation between Taiwan’s indigenous commu

ONEPNG.COM - 2019-01-11 05:00:00

Guest Opinion : Why Climate Change Is n't Science

Environmentalists first predicted impending climate disaster in the 1970s, but they didn’t call it global warming. Back then, it was “Global Cooling” that would end life on earth as we knew it. The smog of industrial pollutants was blocking out sunlight so severely, we were warned, that our planet w

WATTS UP WITH THAT? - 2019-01-14 17:50:00

eSwatini - Taiwan 's last friend in Africa

China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for "diplomatic and political morality" even though it is left standing alone.

BUSINESSGHANA.COM - 2019-01-14 14:38:41

We Reap What We Sow : Immigration routes follow same path as European colonizers but in reverse

The extreme violence, environmental disasters and grinding poverty that drive people from places like Guatemala, Honduras, and Afghanistan are largely the result of global phenomena like colonialism, climate change, and trade.

MILWAUKEEINDEPENDENT.COM - 2019-01-14 11:02:35

Many Small Islands , One Big Problem

In mid-October, President Donald Trump sat down for a wide-ranging interview with 60 Minutes. During the program, Trump said he did not know if climate change was man-made, and claimed that “it could very well go back” to previous climate patterns. Only a few days earlier, the United Nations release

HARVARDPOLITICS.COM - 2019-01-12 05:00:00

Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa live streaming : Watch online , preview , prediction & odds

If you want to watch Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa online, these are the live streaming instructions. Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, January 12, 2019 (UK time) Watch Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa Live Streaming Via The Bet365 Live Streaming Service.

101GREATGOALS.COM - 2019-01-12 03:40:22