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Bougainville vote could trigger race for influence

Bougainville vote could trigger race for influence

The resource-rich Pacific archipelago of Bougainville will hold a landmark referendum tomorrow on independence from Papua New Guinea, a vote that could create the world’s newest nation and prompt a dash for influence among regional powers.

‘We’re excited to host the world in 2022’

‘We’re excited to host the world in 2022’

With three years to go until Qatar 2022 kicks off, the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has said the country and region are excited to host fans from all over the world.

Climate impacts ‘to cost world $7.9tn’ by 2050

Climate impacts ‘to cost world $7.9tn’ by 2050

Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis shows.

Heat over Sharif court reprieve

Heat over Sharif court reprieve

Finally, weeks after the uncertainty surrounding Nawaz Sharif’s departure from Pakistan for treatment abroad, the former prime minister is back in London.

Alibaba business shows resilience as HK IPO gets underway

Alibaba business shows resilience as HK IPO gets underway

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba was formed in the Hangzhou flat of co-founder Jack Ma in 1999.

Reversing the death of Venice

Reversing the death of Venice

Some of the worst flooding in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco.

Investing in ICT ecosystem development will enable realisation of QNV 2030

Investing in ICT ecosystem development will enable realisation of QNV 2030

No matter how you look at it, tomorrow’s world will revolve around technology. From smart homes to digital government services, autonomous vehicles to space travel, our society will revolve around intelligent systems that rely upon the latest communications networks.

Local water scarcity spilling over into global crisis

Local water scarcity spilling over into global crisis

Population growth and climate change are putting increasingly intense pressure on the planet’s limited water supplies, with worsening shortages emerging from the Middle East to Asia and Latin America, researchers and bankers said on Monday.

Are the wealthy seeing signs of a recession?

Are the wealthy seeing signs of a recession?

A recent USB report found wealthy investors are increasing their cash reserves, adding to growing evidence suggesting they see trouble on the horizon.

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