• Sydney’s wildfire smoke declared a ‘public... 16 Dec 2019 09:28  15 Dec 2019 - 19:19 The haze from bushfires obscures the sun setting above the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, December 6, 2019. Reuters/John Mair The smoke blanketing Sydney is a "public health emergency,” according to a coalition of …
  • Report: 4,000 U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan 16 Dec 2019 09:09 WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- The Trump administration intends to announce the drawdown of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week, according to three current and former U.S. officials. The withdrawal will leave between 8,000 and 9,000 U.S. …
  • Iran’s Metal Exports Rising Despite US Sanctions 16 Dec 2019 09:01 TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) announced that the country’s metal exports have jumped significantly in the first 7 months of the current local calendar year (March 21-October 22, 2019) showing Tehran’s economic strategies …
  • S. Korea, UAE agree to boost cooperation for regional peace 16 Dec 2019 07:35 The defense ministers of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates agreed Monday to strengthen cooperation for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East, the defense ministry here said. South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and his UAE …
  • Uncovering a surprise love story in the making of a documentary about 80 years of ABC International broadcasting 16 Dec 2019 01:24 An hour. An hour of television. I'd never done more than 15 minutes. This hour was largely going to be about … radio. Hmmm, a lack of pictures was going to make it challenging to produce a TV doco but this was an opportunity to pay tribute to eight …
  • Vietnamese immigrants rally behind Hong Kong protesters, pushing for democracy in Asia 15 Dec 2019 13:35 On a balmy Saturday afternoon in November, dozens of people gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to show their support for the protesters in Hong Kong. Carrying signs with slogans like “Stay Strong” and “Don’t Go Back,” they marched …
  • Post-war restriction a challenge for Japan 15 Dec 2019 13:19 KUALA LUMPUR: After six decades, Japan is still negotiating restrictions placed on its defence policy following the end of World War II. This has put pressure on the ‘land of the rising sun’ to substantially preserve and defend its sovereignty and …