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Australia parliament lifts islamic veil ban

Australia reverses parliament ban on Islamic veils

The Australian government has lifted its ban on Islamic veils worn by women in parliament. Australia has reversed its earlier ban on Islamic veils or full-face coverings in the the parliament after prime minister Tony Abbot intervened. Earlier...
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Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s President

Indonesia gets Joko Widodo a.k.a. Jokowi as President. Indonesia’s Joko Widowo has been sworn in as the President of the country, amid rising economic unrest on October 20, 2014. Known in all of Indonesia as Jokowi, the new president is...
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Hong Kong police clears major intersection of protestors

Pro-democracy protestors cleared from major intersection by Hong Kong police. After three weeks of occupation by pro-democracy protestors, the Hong Kong police cleared a major intersection in the city, removing barricades and tearing down tents...
Japan and Australia submarine technology export

Japan and Australia to discuss submarine tech transfer

Talks could begin between Japan and Australia about export of submarine developed technology. Japan and Australia are expected to discuss matters related to submarine technology transfer, as well as the export of a Soryu-class submarine. Australian...

Indian PM Narendra Modi speaks at the Madison Square Garden, NY

In his maiden US visit, Indian PM Narendra Modi creates a stir at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a rousing speech at the Madsion Square Garden (MSG) in New York on Sunday morning, September...
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Madison Square Garden gears up for Indian PM’s visit

Indian PM’s US visit includes a much awaited address at Madison Square Garden. Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to begin his five-day visit from September 26-30, 2014 to the US with an itinerary comprising at least 30 engagements. But the...
Frank Bainimarama Fiji Prime Minister

Fiji elects Frank Bainimarama as prime minister

Frank Bainimarama becomes Fiji’s first democratically elected PM after eight years of military rule. Former military leader Frank Bainimarama has been elected as Fiji’s prime minister after his political party FijiFirst won 32 out...
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India and China sign landmark deals

On the second day of the Chinese premier’s visit, India and China sign 12 agreements. Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed 12 crucial documents as part of a strategic agreement between India and China...
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China to increase investment in India

Chinese premier’s visit this week is significant for the country’s investment in India. Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on September 17, 2014 for a three-day trip where, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
Bangladesh pro-poor economic policies

Bangladesh launches pro-poor economic project

Bangladesh to work on pro-poor policies to meet Millennium Development Goals. In order to formulate pro-poor economic policies, Bangladesh government introduced a project by the name of Support to Inclusive and Sustainable Planning (SSIP) Project...