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Nick Xenophon to introduce legislation to force ABC to reinstate shortwave radio service

South Australian senator Nick Xenophon says he will introduce legislation to Parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service, which ended today.

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World Bank accused of undermining its own climate change agenda

The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender funds far more fossil fuel projects than clean-energy initiatives in some of these nations.

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Investing in care in emerging economies – jobs and inclusive growth

A new ITUC report shows the potential for jobs and economic growth of investing in care and physical infrastructure in emerging economies.

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State of the international aid sector – NGOs evolving to meet new challenges

Results from CID’s latest survey of New Zealand’s international NGOs reveal a vibrant sector active close to home in the Pacific and South-East Asia, and in countries like South Sudan, Iraq and Syria.

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We can help refugees

New Zealanders can help fight the United State’s ban on refugees, says the Council for International Development's Director, Josie Pagani.

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Dutch respond to Trump's 'gag rule' with international safe abortion fund

Up to 20 countries have indicated support for the Netherlands’ plan, led by Dutch international development minister, Lilianne Ploumen, to set up an international safe abortion fund to plug a $600m funding gap caused by Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag rule”.

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Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

A legal showdown is looming in Pakistan as NGOs petition the courts to squelch interior ministry orders to cease operations for allegedly “pursing an anti-state agenda”.

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Uganda welcomes more refugees daily than some in Europe annually, charity says

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has sought to debunk the myth that Mediterranean countries are being unfairly burdened, holding up Uganda as an example of the humane treatment of refugees.

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Papua New Guinea stumbles to an election

As PNG approaches national elections in June, Paul Flanagan looks back at the country's tumultuous 2016, and looks ahead to the potential for either more sustainable development or more entrenched corruption depending on the election result.

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US presidency: A climate challenge for Latin America

Anxiety is rising around the world about how the new US presidency will impact global climate actions. This fear is particularly acute in Latin America - one of the most climate vulnerable regions, and one that largely relies on external economic support.

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