Expert reaction: Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings
At least 290 people were killed in eight coordinated bombings on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The attacks represent the worst violence the South Asian country has seen since the end of its civil war. Here's what three NZ-based Sri Lanka experts had to say about the developing situation.
Six years on from Rana Plaza, what has the fashion industry learned?
April 24 marks the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,130 garment workers were killed when the eight-storey building collapsed. For many, the tragedy served as a wake-up call to the human cost of fast fashion - but experts say there is still work to be done.
10 things to know about Japan's new emperor Naruhito
On April 30, Japan’s Emperor Akihito will officially retire, becoming the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years. The following day his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the throne, signalling the start of the new Reiwa era. Here are 10 things to know about the soon-to-be emperor.