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Asia-Pacific saw steady growth in 2016, but risks to financial stability remain – UN report

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Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Shamshad Akhtar. Photo: ESCAP

1 December 2016 – Issuing a year-end update to its flagship economic and social development report, the United Nations development arm for the Asia-Pacific region said today that resilient domestic demand and policy support supported the region notch a steady growth rate of five per cent but warned that risks remain to financial stability.

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Modern World Tugs at an Indonesian Tribe Clinging to Its Ancient Ways

2, 2016 New York Times

Teu Kapik Sibajak, left, and Aman Aqwi Sakkukuret, members of the Mentawai tribe, on the island of Siberut in Indonesia. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

DOROUGOK, Indonesia — The older man wore just a loincloth, revealing taut muscles and leathery skin from decades of living deep in the rain forest. Like other members of his tribe, he was covered head to toe in tattoos. Though he appeared strong, he had a pronounced hunch, and a cough from smoking too much tobacco.

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Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

December 3, 2016 3.54am AEDT

theconversation: The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself.

Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the company will find ways to address the problem, though he didn’t acknowledge its severity. And without apparent irony, he made this announcement in a Facebook post surrounded – at least for some viewers – by fake news items.

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This plastic toilet could save lives

 @CNNMoney – January 22, 2016: 11:03 PM ET

jasmine burton toilet grassJasmine Burton helped design an inexpensive, portable plastic toilet to address the lack of basic sanitation around the world

money.cnn.com: Everybody poops. But not everyone has access to a toilet.

“It’s shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world,” said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of Atlanta-based Wish for WASH.

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China Amplifies Warning on Taiwan, and Trump Takes a Tougher Line

President-elect Donald J. Trump at a rally in Cincinnati last week. Two of his Twitter assertions about China, on tariffs and the South China Sea, were broadly correct. A third, about China’s currency, was out of date. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

BEIJING — China warned President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday that he was risking a confrontation over Taiwan, even as Mr. Trump broadened the dispute with new messages on Twitter challenging Beijing’s trade policies and military activities in the South China Sea.

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India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing

ANN The Jakarta Post

Bangkok | Fri, December 2, 2016 | 01:31 pm

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing A woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: “South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won’t let go an inch” in Weifang in east China’s Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP/-)

India, China and Russia on Thursday held their first round of consultation on Asia-Pacific Affairs which included regional security architecture, coordination within regional and multilateral fora, anti-terrorism and other regional issues, according to PTI as reported by The Statesman.

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China Welcomes Incoming Head of U.N., Where It Wants a Larger Role

President Xi Jinping of China arriving to meet António Guterres, the next secretary general of the United Nations, on Monday at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

BEIJING — China extended a warm welcome this week to the incoming United Nations chief, António Guterres, praising the world body and making clear that it wants a greater role there, at a time when Donald J. Trump’s election to the White House has many wondering whether American involvement will recede.

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