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AGDATA Australia: from family farm to global partners.

Editor's note: As part of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific who use the internet to grow, we chatted with Glenn Skerman, who, together with his brother Brendan, are directors of AGDATA Australia, a farming accounting software company. Founded in 1984, their working family farm has grown into a ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

In Makira, Flying Fox Teeth Are Currency...And That Could Save the Species.

On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of giant bats known as flying foxes as currency. Now, perhaps paradoxically, researchers suggest this practice could help save these bats from potential extinction. The giant tropical fruit bats known as flying foxes are the largest bats in the world. Of the 65 flying fox ...

- Discover - US

Papua New Guinea: Volunteers trained to give first aid to remote communities.

News release | Bougainville – The International Committee of the Red Cross is supporting volunteers from the PNG Red Cross Society to attend a week-long First Aid training of trainers currently running in Buka, Bougainville.The training inclu


How to save giant tropical fruit bats: Work with local hunters who use bat teeth as money.

Flying foxes -- giant fruit bats that look like winged German shepherd puppies -- are in trouble. But scientists suggest a new way to help protect the bats on the Solomon Islands: working with local hunters who use the bats' teeth as currency. The traditional practice, it turns out, is a positive thing for bat conservation.

- ScienceDaily - US

Harvey Weinstein: 'He came for me and shook me' - Jason Solomons.

Film Critic Jason Solomons recalls an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in Venice after a bad review.

- BBC - UK

Protesters March in Australia to Allow Asylum Seekers In.

Hundreds of protesters marched through Sydney on Sunday calling for detainees, being held in controversial centers for asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands, to be allowed to stay in Australia as a resettlement deadline approaches. Canberra’s hard-line immigration policy requires asylum seekers intercepted at sea to ...

- Voice of America - US

France qualify for Hockey World Cup after 28 years.

Lausanne, Oct 14 France have qualified for the next edition of the men's Hockey World Cup in 2018 after a gap of 28 years thanks to favourable results at the Oceania Cup, International Hockey Federation announced on Saturday. France's place was confirmed when New Zealand defeated Pacific Islanders Papua New Guinea to set up ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Indonesia's West Papua Headache Continues.

Jakarta must tread carefully on the issue.

- The Diplomat - US

Manus Island detainees plead to Papua New Guinea for transfer to 'safe' nations.

Asylum seekers held on Manus Island have urged Papua New Guinea to distance itself from Australia's refugee policy and help them relocate to "safe" countries.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Natural disasters in Asia-Pacific will become more destructive without action on disaster resilience.

Source: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, World Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Papua New Guinea: Health workers train to treat survivors of sexual violence.

News release | MOUNT HAGEN – Training for health workers on how to administer emergency treatment to survivors of sexual violence is being held for the first time in Papua New Guinea by the International Committee of the Red Cross with support from th


Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?

The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.

- The Diplomat - US

Wrist-Slap for Indonesian Police Killing in Papua

The life of a native Papuan is worth only an apology. This is the law in Indonesia.' Expand Shell casings allegedly found at the site of the shooting in West Papua, Indonesia, 2017. © 2017 Paniai Customary Council That lament, posted on Facebook by Papuan newspaper editor Victor Mambor, expresses the dismay felt by many ...

- Human Rights Watch - US