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  • Australia police free one of four suspects in 'Islamic-inspired' plot

    AUSTRALIA, 2017/08/02 Australian police said on Tuesday they had released one of four men arrested in raids last weekend that foiled an "Islamic-inspired" plot to bring down a plane. Local media said the plot may have involved a bomb or poisonous gas. A 50-year-old man was released on Tuesday night, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said in a statement, adding that no criminal charges had been filed against him. The other men remain detained without charge, the statement said.
  • Retirement Age Should Be Raised To 70, Says World Economic Forum

    JAPAN, 2017/05/29 The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich nations by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new statement, BBC News reveals. The World Economic Forum said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as the UK, US, Japan and Canada. The increase will be needed, as the number of people over 65 will additional than triple to 2.1 billion by 2050. By again, the number of workers per retiree will have halved to just four.
  • Most of the world’s female billionaires are heiresses—but in this region, a majority are self-made

    WORLD, 2015/12/16 Most of the world’s female billionaires owe their fortunes to rich parents or husbands from whom they inherited their wealth. But not in Asia. There, a majority of the small but growing number of female billionaires are self-made. According to a new statement, 52% of Asia’s female billionaires are initial-generation entrepreneurs, not heiresses. In the US and Europe—home to 80% of the world’s female billionaires—just 19% and 7% respectively are self-made. The statement, conducted by PwC on behalf of Swiss bank UBS, analyzed 19 years of data covering additional than 1,300 billionaires in economies that account for 75% of the world’s billionaire wealth, inclunding the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Japan, and Singapore.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Sydney hostage seize unfolding in pedestrian shopping tourist district

    AUSTRALIA, 2014/12/17 The Jihadist flag is flying at Lindt cafe in the Martin Place city centre of Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. A hostage situation is unfolding in the heart of the shopping and tourism center in Sydney. Martin Place is a pedestrian mall in the central business district. Martin Place is the "civic heart" of Sydney. A senior Lindt Australia official said that 10 staff and up to 30 customers could be held inside the Lindt Chocolate Café in Martin Place. There were “probably 30 customers” at the time of the attack, Sky Business quoted Lindt Australia Chief Executive Steve Loane as saying. There was no immediate confirmation of the exact number of assailants
  • Second highest terror alert issued for Australia

    AUSTRALIA, 2014/09/17 he current terror threat level is the second highest on the scale. The Australian Security Intelligence Organization raised the terror threat level to high. The threat level was raised from medium to high. There is no indication about a specific threat, but it appears the government has credible data to justify this alarming step.
  • US imposes sanctions on two Ajmis, accusing them of raising money for Al-Nusra front.

    KUWAIT, 2014/08/07 Kuwait said Thursday it was committed to fighting terrorism and its funding next the United States sanctioned three Kuwaitis accused of providing money, fighters and weapons to extremist groups. "Kuwait is committed to fighting terrorism and its funding," its ambassador to Washington Sheikh Salem Abdullah al-Jaber Al-Sabah said. "Kuwait has passed legislation to fight terror and its financing and has established the executive tools to implement it," the ambassador told the official KUNA news agency.
  • Fiji ice alert

    FIJI, 2014/06/05 METHAMPHETAMINE is the major drug threat to Fiji and the Pacific, UN Office on Drugs and Crime regional representative for South East Asia and the Pacific Jeremy Douglas believes. Mr Douglas, in an exclusive interview with The Fiji Times, said methamphetamine, a synthetic drug as well known as meth or ice, could be made anywhere. "You can move production wherever you want. You can't make cocaine or heroin just anywhere because they are plant-based drugs but synthetic drugs, if you have the chemicals and if you have the smart chemists, you can make the drugs anywhere," Mr Douglas said.
  • Australia's changing Asia trajectory

    AUSTRALIA, 2013/11/12 Following discriminatory migration policies for additional than six decades since its federation in 1901, Australia officially abolished the vestiges of its long held \"white Australia\" policy in the 1970s. Presently, four decades on, the government has issued a White Paper outlining Asia\'s increasing economic and strategic importance to Australia and offering a roadmap for engagement. The leap from policies restricting the arrival of Asians, to the \"Australia in the Asian Century\" White Paper is a remarkable political trajectory for a country whose cultural and historical ties naturally bind it to the West but whose changing circumstances mean geography is increasingly significant.
  • Power of technology to empower women

    EUROPE, 2013/07/18 UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday highlighted the power of technology to empower women and girls, particularly to protect them from violence, and create a safer world for all vulnerable groups. Eliasson made the statement at an event at the UN headquarters in New York on harnessing the power of technology to prevent violence against women and girls, which was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN. He stated that technology had enormous power to highlight and record human rights violations and to raise awareness so that mindsets were changed and violence dealt with at its roots.