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  • South Australia’s most influential women asked about key issues that need addressing

    March 7, 2014 7:59 PM 80

    TO mark International Women’s Day, Penny Debelle, Jessica Leo and Chris Russell asked a cross-section of the state’s most influential women what more needs to be done to reach gender equality and also, who inspired them to achieve. 1. What one thing should business do to give women greater opportunities for success? 2. What one thing should the new state

  • Pope Francis’s papacy one year on

    March 7, 2014 6:55 PM 23

    In March last year an unfamiliar figure stepped on to the balcony above St Peter’s Square in Rome to be greeted as Pope Francis I. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentine bishop virtually unknown outside Latin America, spoke to the crowds in an affable, unceremonious manner. His style, which seems to embrace and engage people at their own level, has continued

  • 20,000km undersea cable to link Singapore to Europe

    March 7, 2014 6:32 PM 14

    The new 100Gbps fiber-optic link will open up international communications for 15 telecommunications companies and protect against severed cables or other problems. The Sea-Me-We 5 consortium, a group of 15 telecommunications companies, has awarded Alcatel-Lucent and NEC a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to lay an undersea cable that will bring

  • ‘Goldfinch,’ ‘Luminaries,’ ‘Lowland,’ ‘MaddAddam’ | Read | The Malay Mail Online

    March 7, 2014 5:28 PM 30

    Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri is shortlisted in The Baileys Women’s Prize 2014 longlist. — AFP picLONDON, March 7 — The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the new name for the Orange Prize, has a number of big hitters on its 20-title longlist. Among them are Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” Eleanor Catton’s “The Luminaries,” Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland

  • Former slave trade town seeks to become African art hub

    March 7, 2014 3:41 PM 25

    A view of the headquarters of the Zinsou foundation, which runs the new contemporary arts museum in Ouidah, Benin. The small coastal is famous for being one of the embarking points for many African slaves on their way to America. — AFP picOUIDAH (Benin), March 7 — Until last year, the few tourists who visited the small west African town of Ouidah were likely

  • Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement

    March 7, 2014 3:27 PM 31

    For 33 years Taib Mahmud has ruled the East Malaysian state of Sarawak as a personal fiefdom. He has more years at the helm than perhaps any other Southeast Asian leader, longer even than Hun Sen, who has ruled as prime minister of Cambodia for the most part since 1985. In the process, Taib – known as Pak Uban or the “white haired uncle” – and his family

  • Flipboard scoops up Zite, and Getty sets its photos free (kind of) » Nieman Journalism Lab

    March 7, 2014 3:10 PM 44

    Flipboard buys its rival from CNN: Flipboard, the most prominent of the many social reading apps, bought one of its rivals, Zite, from CNN this week. CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall pegged the deal at a value “as high as $60 million over time,” taking future advertising revenue into account. The dollar amount was strangely vague because, as Bloomberg’s Edmund

  • Badminton: Lee hopes to play less to save his career

    March 7, 2014 2:03 PM 36

    Lee Chong Wei, the world number one from Malaysia, has agreed that to prolong his outstanding career and to reach the Rio Olympics he will have to play substantially less. BIRMINGHAM: Lee Chong Wei, the world number one from Malaysia, has agreed that to prolong his outstanding career and to reach the Rio Olympics he will have to play substantially less. Lee spoke

  • Uncertain future for Proteas

    March 7, 2014 1:16 PM 20

    March 7 2014 at 02:17pm By Stuart Hess South Africa’s status as Test cricket’s No 1 team is now somewhat dented, while there’s a lack of clarity about the team’s future. The series against Australia was always going to represent the end of one era, in which heights were re-scaled – with the series wins in England and Australia in 2012 backing up those

  • Ukraine crisis stirs Japan memories over disputed islands

    March 7, 2014 12:24 PM 22

    Scenes of Russian troops in southern Ukraine are stirring up grim memories half a world away among Japanese islanders who were forced off their home by Soviet forces in the last days of World War II. TOKYO: Scenes of Russian troops in southern Ukraine are stirring up grim memories half a world away among Japanese islanders who were forced off their home by Soviet