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Southeast Asia’s vanishing sand bans are destroying the region

MALAYSIA'S newly elected prime minister once said that illegal sand miners were “digging up Malaysia and giving her to other people.”

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Posted: 21 June 2018 | 3:00 am

How Shenzhen became China’s most sustainable city

LIKE most cities in China, Shenzhen has been battling air pollution, one of the biggest environmental issues in the country.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 9:35 pm

Puan, the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

PUAN, the world’s oldest living Sumatran orangutan, has died at an Australian zoo after a lifetime spent in service to the conservation of the critically endangered species.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 9:00 pm

Is Australia’s national broadcaster up for sale?

WHO can speak better for Australia’s commitment for a cleaner and more sustainable future than a reputable public broadcaster? Not anymore if the private sector buys it.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 10:56 am

Become a real-world changemaker at Mount Royal University

Academic research has an integral part to play in today’s world. From scientific breakthroughs to societal shifts, university research is often at the forefront of progressive movements, medical developments and global awareness. At many universities, you will explore these deep questions in a classroom setting, reading from a textbook and taking exams to demonstrate your... Read more »

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 8:46 am

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 8:11 am

World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game

YOU may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 5:34 am

China invests $100 million in Cambodian military despite rights crackdown

CHINA has pledged over US$100 million to help modernise Cambodia’s military, a move that critics fear could bolster Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ability to counter international pressure amid a nationwide crackdown on dissent ahead of elections.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 4:30 am

Will Modi succeed in making India a Hindu nation?

DEBATE around a controversial amendment to India’s citizenship law have sparked broader debates about what it is to be Indian.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 3:00 am

Transgenderism no longer listed as ‘mental illness’

TRANSGENDERISM is no longer listed as a “mental disorder” in the World Health Organisation’s updated catalogue of diseases.

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Posted: 20 June 2018 | 2:30 am