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In the midst of the heat, tension and sometimes nasty mudslinging of the presidential elections in Indonesia, there was one heartwarming moment during the second presidential debate on June 15.
2014/6/26
July 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference held in 1944, in preparation for the post-war global financial architecture.
2014/6/25
Political leaders of developing countries gathered in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Group of 77, the main umbrella organization of the South.
2014/6/24
I wanted to go where few doctors dared to go. So here I am at the Doro refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan.
2014/6/24
My sisters. Unite/Get a pole/Wave your bras/[…]/Around town/[…]/Urging the wiping out of prostitution/Without urging/Marrying ex-prostitutes/Is nonsense.” These were the words of the late famed poet WS Rendra in his work Bersatulah Pelacur-Pelacur Jakarta (Whores of Jakarta, Unite).
2014/6/24
According to the Asia University Rankings 2014, published recently by Times Higher Education, when it comes to the nation with the most institutions in the running, Taiwan fell from second to fourth place. National Taiwan University (NTU) is still Taiwan's leading institution and took 14th place, remaining in the same position as last year.
2014/6/21
Stories of domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih made headlines when she spoke out against her employer's abhorrent abuse while working in Hong Kong. Gruesome cuts and burns on her body were so bad that she was unable to walk when she returned to Jakarta.
2014/6/19
Reports of forced labor in Thailand have drawn little attention from most Thais, though they have become a focus for the international community, led by the U.S.
2014/6/19
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The dismal results of government school students in the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam have shamed all Nepalis this week. What is even more alarming is the declining trend of the percentage of students that pass in recent years. In 2011, the pass percentage was 47 percent whereas this year, it is less than 29 percent. Compare that alongside the increasing government expenditure on education. In 2011, the education budget was almost NPR$58 billion whereas in 2014 the number went up to NPR$82 billion.
2014/6/18
It seems that the Japanese government is laying the groundwork for a visit to North Korea by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which, if realized, could pose diplomatic challenges not only to South Korea but also other major players in the region.
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