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The Briefing, 904

Tuesday 28 April

We hear from Jakarta as Indonesia prepares to execute foreign convicts on death row, denying their pleas for clemency. We also ask why South Korea’s prime minister has resigned and reflect on the changing political fortunes…

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The boomtown facts

Tuesday 28 April

Recent years have seen a galvanisation of Singapore’s creative industries yet is the dream of pursuing a career in the arts accessible to all? Monocle’s Jason Li has his doubts.

When I returned to Singapore last November to help set up our newest bureau and shop, I almost couldn’t recognise the city of my birth and upbringing. In the six years or so since I left, young Singaporeans have been ste…

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The Globalist, 912

Tuesday 28 April

We discuss disaster management and recovery in Nepal after the worst earthquake in eight decades kills more than 4,000 people. We also hear about a deal for Russia to provide China with a state-of-the-art missile system and…

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The Monocle Daily, 901

Monday 27 April

We discuss US-Japan defence relations, disaster diplomacy in Nepal and North Cypriot politics. Plus David Dunlap from the ‘New York Times’ on the Ellis Island Museum and a review of the Asian newspapers.

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Midori House, 889

Monday 27 April

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise after the weekend’s devastating earthquake, how might the country begin its mission to rebuild? Andrew Tuck is joined by James Schneider and Jane Kinninmont for analysis. Plus…

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The Briefing, 903

Monday 27 April

After Nepal suffers its worst earthquake in over 80 years, we discuss the lives lost, the damage done and the recovery project ahead. Plus we hear live from Burundi’s capital as protests continue against the president's bid…

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Lack of remote control

Monday 27 April

Drone warfare is back in the news and yet its consequences continue to be pushed into the background, says Alice Bloch. Are technological advances leading to a moral regression?

Last week we heard that back in January, a US drone accidentally killed two hostages – one American, one Italian – in an attack on an al-Qaeda compound in Pakistan. Not surprisingly, President Obama publicly expressed his…

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The Globalist, 911

Monday 27 April

As Japan’s prime minister visits the US, we discuss defence, deterrence and the mutual interests of the two states. We also hear from Jakarta as Indonesia prepares to execute foreign drug convicts on death row and our…

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Asia Pac Unwrapped, 1

Sunday 26 April

Coming soon: Anchored by Monocle’s unrivalled team of editors and correspondents, and produced out of our bureaux in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, Asia Pac Unwrapped is an unmissable weekly briefing from the world’s most…

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The Monocle Weekly, 303

Sunday 26 April

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson to discuss the young skateboarding girls of Kabul, hear about the history of swimming in the River Thames with writer Caitlin Davies and learn why the…

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The Recap, 8

Saturday 25 April

What should the EU do to prevent more migrant deaths? We also hear how Politico Europe is going to succeed in Brussels and what the backdrop is for South Africa’s violence against foreigners.

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The Foreign Desk, 68

Saturday 25 April

No election is complete without arguments over opinion polls. Who’s up, who’s down, what we care about, what we don’t. It’s time to brush up on our sample sizes, our margins of errors and, of course, our confidence inter…

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The Curator, 184

Saturday 25 April

A highly musical edition of ‘The Curator’ as Ben Rylan guides us through Monocle’s choice output from the past week, including Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Turkish instrumentalist Gorkem Sen and American sister act Larkin…

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The Monocle Daily, 900

Friday 24 April

David Whitehouse shares his news book “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, Somnath Batabyal reviews the Asian newspapers and Tomos Lewis takes us on a Friday night out in the Arctic Circle.

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