PNG to Develop Online Monitor Tool for National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework 2017 – 2030

In support of the implementation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (NDRRF) 2017 – 2030 launched by Minister for Inter-Government Relations and Member for Wewak, Kevin Isifu on the 16 February 2019, the PNG National Disaster Centre (NDC) in close collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and Asian Disaster Preparedness (ADPC), organized series of training workshops in Port Moresby.

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Veteran ABC Broadcaster retires after 40 years

For a Tolai girl growing up between 1960 and 1970, career options were very limited. Forty years ago, that was part of the story for now veteran ABC broadcaster, Caroline Tiriman.“My mother wanted me to get married,” Caroline says. “It was an arranged marriage. I didn’t know the guy. He was from the next village and I went to school with his sisters.”

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Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving India’s home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

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New Zealand PM Ardern says to discuss Huawei decision in China visit

BEIJING/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she hoped to have a dialogue with Beijing about New Zealand’s intelligence agency’s decision to reject a bid by Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build a 5G mobile network.
Ardern is on a one-day visit to China and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Premier Li Keqiang later on Monday.

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Conversion is not your mission, Pope tells Catholics in Morocco

RABAT (Reuters) – Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that their mission was not to covert their neighbours but to live in brotherhood with other faiths.
Francis has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialogue. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialogue and rejects violence in God’s name.

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