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Brunei death penalty will not be repealed or implemented

The Brunei death penalty is not being repealed by authorities despite international pressure, with the defence that they do not intend to carry out executions under this law.
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A focus on green energy Taiwan

Dr. Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University and Senior Consultant with Global Aqua Survey Ltd provides an in-depth look at green energy in the country.
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Advancing research and developing new therapies for inherited retinal eye diseases

Takeshi Iwata, Division Director at the National Institute of Sensory Organs, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, tells us about advancing research and developing new therapies for inherited retinal eye diseases.
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South Korea decriminalises abortion after 66 years

Today (11 April 2019) there was a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that told the government to decriminalise abortion in the country and reform abortion laws by 2020.
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Robotic-assisted rehabilitation devices: A wearable hand/finger rehabilitation robot

Jen-Yuan (James) Chang, Professor at the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, explains the essentials for robotic-assisted rehabilitation devices, including a design example of a wearable hand/finger rehabilitation robot.
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Brunei: Cruel punishments and death sentences

Brunei has finalised the implementation of a Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such as death by stoning for same-sex sexual acts and amputation for robbery.
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Taiwan: Driving forward scientific and technological innovation

In the age of the knowledge-based economy, science and technology has become a key driver of growth and national progress for Taiwan, as this article about the country’s Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) delves into.
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Development of the Earthquake Early Warning System and Structural Health Monitoring System in Taiwan

The current status of Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) in Taiwan is detailed here by Pei-Yang Lin, Research Fellow at the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering.
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Mission Shakti: India becomes fourth space power country

Today (27 March), India shot down their own satellite as part of Mission Shakti, becoming a space power country like the USA, Russia, and China.
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Polder project: Coastal zone of Bangladesh

Professor Robert Aiken discusses work on food networks in this report, specifically the Polder project.
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Industrial, trade and investment cooperation: A new era for the EU and Japan

Masanori Osumi, Japan-side General Manager and Philippe de Taxis du Poët, EU-side General Manager of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, explain why a new era begins now when it comes to promoting industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan.
UK humam rights council, Lord Ahmad

UK to stand for re-election to Human Rights Council

The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and so the UK will stand for re-election.
Myanmar's future, UK DFID

What is the UK doing for Myanmar’s future?

UK International Development Secretary calls for most vulnerable to be given a say in Myanmar's future after shifting the work of UK aid to help disadvantaged and conflict-affected people.
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Sleeping on the job: Customs from countries around the world

There’s a proven link between lack of sleep and negative emotion, but is catching 40 winks whilst at work a proven solution?
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Will India become a crucial exporter for China?

India is poised to achieve their highest ever export amounts to China this fiscal year: read on to find out what kind of trade deals these countries are negotiating and how this window opened.
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UK and ASEAN agree importance of future partnership

Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field met the Secretary General for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to confirm commitments to forging a stronger future partnership.
Asia's crude oil

India to contribute 15% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023

India, the second largest contributor to Asia’s crude oil refining capacity, is expected to contribute 15% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023.
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Asia-Pacific will lead global solar PV market

Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will continue to influence the global solar PV module market over the forecast period 2018-2022, according to GlobalData.
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Foreign Secretary gives speech in Singapore

UK Foreign Secretary speaks at International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore to announce the Strategic Partnership for the Future.
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Indonesia has highest capex on crude and natural gas projects in Southeast Asia

Indonesia has highest capital expenditure (capex) on planned and announced crude and natural gas projects in Southeast Asia over the period 2018–2025, according to GlobalData

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