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Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
 
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Ever wonder what it would be like growing up as a Muslim in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or perhaps on the steppes of Central Asia? Have you ever listened to a revert share their journey to Islam? Did you ever wonder what were the signs that they felt? What were the struggles that they had to overcome? This podcast looks to explore more on these topics, and to meet Brothers and Sisters around the world to bring about more understanding in this Big Muslim Family.
 
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/rL8CkXlTHPs Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI2g1laHLLs7By6seFbH_sWtqV3fIixlY Download the Albayan Radio App NOW: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Store: http://tiny.cc/m8c6nz You can also listen via: Our website: https://albayan.com.au/Tune in: http://tun.in/sfaoi ________…
 
Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice. While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give th…
 
Ahead of UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega, UFC lightweight Dan Hooker speaks to Submission Radio about his upcoming fight against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266, how the fight came together and why he couldn't get a higher ranked opponent, what happened to callouts like Rafael Dos Anjos, Tony Ferguson and Islam Makhachev, Arman Tsarukyan accusing him o…
 
French FM Jean Yves-Drian has continued to criticize the US and Australia for the AUKUS submarine deal, meant to go to Paris, insisting there may be major consequences to French-US relations and for the transatlantic alliance. “There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt. This will not do,” Foreign Minister Le Drian told t…
 
An Irishman suffering from severe breathing difficulties due to Covid-19 was "rescued" by an anti-vaccination activist from a Letterkenny town hospital, before reportedly being readmitted after his situation became more severe. The 'rescue,' captured on film and originally published on Tuesday, showed a 'Common Law' activist, who goes by the name o…
 
Wednesday night meditation at Dhammaloka Centre with Drew Bellamy on 15th September 2021. These ongoing guided meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators and offer an opportunity for visitors and online listeners to chat with our Care Group members during and after the class. Our Care Group members can be called o…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/t8kCtPPiR6E Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI2g1laHLLs6ecWsayuJd5QwHdDsmnfIE 9th Safar, 1443 | Afternoons LIVE on Albayan Radio. Download the Albayan Radio App NOW: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Store: http://tiny.cc/m8c6nz You can also listen via: Our website: https://…
 
This week James Brasington (President) is joined by Professor Benjamin Goldsmith, head of International Relations and Politics at the ANU. His work has appeared in leading academic journals including American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, and World Politics. In this epi…
 
Washington has insisted that Paris remains a “vital partner” after France recalled its ambassadors from the US and Australia, in protest over the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal that killed a French shipbuilding contract. “France is a vital partner and our oldest ally, and we place the highest value on our relationship,” State Department spokesperson …
 
The Syrian capital was thrown into darkness after an “attack” on a gas line feeding a major power plant, the country’s electricity minister told state media, noting repairs are underway and that the issues would soon be resolved. “There was a significant direct drop in gas pressure, which led to the failure at the Deir Ali power station... as a res…
 
The European Ombudsman has demanded that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen explain how she lost text messages that she exchanged with the CEO of Pfizer during talks about vaccine procurement. European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, the EU’s top accountability and governance officer, launched an inquiry into the European Commission’s refusal to h…
 
Taipei has reported that 10 Chinese aircraft crossed into its air-defense zone, just one day after Taiwan pledged an extra $9 billion to beef up its military against Beijing. On Friday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense issued a statement confirming that 10 planes belonging to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), including six J-16 and two J-11 fight…
 
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma’s plea to overturn his 15-month prison sentence handed to him after failing to attend a corruption hearing has been rejected by the country’s top court. South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled in a majority on Friday and rejected Zuma’s request to annul his jail time, which the disgraced former leader ha…
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Yz2ie1JlfeY Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWRcONNViMioTAp2gi7fH6y2xDDV-eHvr Albayan Radio presents:' A Brief Explanation of the Forty Hadith of Imam Al-Nawawi' presented by: Farhan Bin Rafee Ahmad. Listen LIVE on the Albayan Radio app: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Sto…
 
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has insisted that he made it “very clear” to his French counterpart that scrapping the 2016 submarine deal was a possibility, rejecting Paris’ claims that Canberra had not forewarned them. Speaking to radio 5aa, Morrison affirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron was made well aware that Canberra was con…
 
Indonesia’s foreign ministry has said it is concerned about the sale of US and UK nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, claiming it is contributing to an arms race and increasing power projection in the Indo-Pacific. In a statement on Friday, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said it was watching “with caution” a deal which sees the UK and US sell…
 
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Australia will remain undeterred on its path towards obtaining nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the US, despite stern warnings from China, the country’s defense minister has said. “This is not the first time that we have seen different outbursts from China in terms of Australia’s positioning,” Defense Minister Peter Dutton said, adding t…
 
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ__DFn1ANg 10th Safar, 1443 | Jumu'ah Khutbah from Masjid Al-Azhar, Belmore. Download the Albayan Radio App NOW: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Store: http://tiny.cc/m8c6nz You can also listen via: Our website: https://albayan.com.au/Tune in: http://tun.in/sfaoi ___________ Catc…
 
A third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine could cut the risk of Covid infection by more than 10 times in elderly patients, according to an Israeli study, which was peer-reviewed just ahead of a key FDA meeting on boosters for Americans. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday night, the newly peer-reviewed study found that infections a…
 
No longer content to just go after bots and trolls, Facebook has established a new category of “social harm” posted by genuine users, starting with purging pages and Instagram accounts of the German anti-lockdown group Querdenken. Facebook’s head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher announced the action on Thursday, saying that his team has been w…
 
Australia’s new defense treaty with the US and UK will feature muscular defenses, courtesy of US deployment of military aircraft in addition to the agreed nuclear-powered submarines, officials said after a meeting in Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hailed the recently unveiled AUKUS treaty as a sign of “the country’s shared commitm…
 
The Italian government has approved a plan to make its Covid 'Green Pass' certificate mandatory for all workers. The plan, which would see those without the pass put on leave without pay, is set to be implemented next month. The plan, approved by the country's government on Thursday, is set to be put into motion on October 15. The Italian Senate ov…
 
The French armed forces minister has said her government is looking at a number of options to minimize financial losses from Australia's decision to end a lucrative submarine contract with France's Naval Group. Speaking on Thursday, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said that the French government will look to ensure that the financial loss to t…
 
The daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, who also tops all opinion polls on preferred candidates to replace him as president, has said she will seek to be reelected as mayor of Davao City, with her younger brother to run as vice-mayor. “According to Mayor Sara, she will run for reelection as Davao City Mayor,” Sara Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson, Christina …
 
Despite the elbow bump becoming the greeting of choice for world leaders lately, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton hasn’t mastered the move, trying and failing to greet his Korean counterpart in a cringeworthy video. Dutton traveled to Seoul earlier this week to talk military cooperation, joint infantry exercises, and naval and air force tra…
 
China’s mammoth inoculation campaign has seen more than one billion of its citizens – just over 70% of its population – fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to figures from Beijing’s National Health Commission. In a press conference on Thursday, senior health official Lei Zhenglong revealed that as of September 15, over one billion p…
 
France's foreign minister has spoken of his "anger" and "bitterness" and has criticized the US and Britain, after the allies agreed a deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia, undoing Paris' $40-billion deal for French subs. "I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio on T…
 
The British PM has hailed a pact between the UK, Australia and the US, which will see Canberra take delivery of nuclear-powered subs, stating the deal will help safeguard peace and security in the Indo-Pacific for years to come. Speaking to parliament on Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the house that the UK and Australia are as …
 
A new plan by the US, UK, and Australia to provide Canberra with nuclear-powered submarines undermines regional stability and intensifies the arms race, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said. US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australian PM Scott Morrison announced the AUKUS initiative during a joint virtual event lat…
 
UFC light heavyweight Jimmy Crute speaks to Submission Radio ahead of his fight against Jamal Hill about training in lockdown, rebounding from his loss to Anthony Smith, Jamal's crazy toughness in his first loss to Paul Craig, his new UFC contract, the perception of him and why he's not just a bogan who gets on the beers, and more!…
 
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/eCJclVKkgYU Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI2g1laHLLs6ecWsayuJd5QwHdDsmnfIE 9th Safar, 1443 | Afternoons LIVE on Albayan Radio. Download the Albayan Radio App NOW: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Store: http://tiny.cc/m8c6nz You can also listen via: Our website: https://…
 
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic 18 months ago, the schools of millions of children worldwide remain almost totally closed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said, urging institutions to reopen. In an urgent warning released on Thursday, the organization said schools for almost 77 million students in six nations are stil…
 
The commander of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara was killed in a French military operation, President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet. The jihadist cell was active in the Mali-Niger border region in the African Sahel. “Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the terrorist group Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, was neutralized by French forces…
 
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she ended up in “Twitter jail” after starting an internet argument about vaccination allegedly causing testicle swelling in Trinidad – a claim the local government has taken live on air to refute. The government in Port of Spain took the story of the swollen balls of Minaj’s “cousin’s friend in Trinidad” to a whole new level…
 
North Korea’s armed forces tested out a new “railway-borne missile system,” which traveled some 800km (497 miles) before hitting a target off the country’s east coast, state media reported. “The railway-borne missile system serves as an efficient counter-strike means capable of dealing a harsh multi-concurrent blow to the threat-posing forces,” sai…
 
The US, UK and Australia have announced a new military initiative, dedicated to a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” The first step of the alliance that appears to be aimed against China is to provide Canberra with nuclear submarines. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison joined US President Joe Biden in a vi…
 
Pope Francis has sidestepped a question on whether President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be denied Holy Communion, but he called for priests to show compassion to such leaders. Priests must use the “style of God” in ministering to elected officials, showing their flocks “closeness, compassion and tend…
 
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has granted its prosecutor’s request to open an investigation, within the jurisdiction of the court, into alleged crimes committed in the Philippines during the ‘war on drugs’. In a statement on Wednesday, the ICC’s pre-trial chamber granted its prosecutor permission to probe reported crimes in the Philippines…
 
President Biden is set to announce a three-way tech-sharing pact with the UK and Australia, including nuclear defense, sources close to the White House told Politico. The countries will meet to discuss ‘threats’ including China. Biden is expected to announce a new defense pact, reportedly called AUUKUS and involving the UK and Australia, according …
 
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/nbJxkpClmQs Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWRcONNViMioTAp2gi7fH6y2xDDV-eHvr Albayan Radio presents:' A Brief Explanation of the Forty Hadith of Imam Al-Nawawi' presented by: Farhan Bin Rafee Ahmad. Listen LIVE on the Albayan Radio app: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Sto…
 
Monday Night Meditation at Wat Dhammayanaram, Cambodian Society of WA (CBSWA) with Steven Towler on the 6th September 2021. These weekly teachings give an introduction into Meditation and some guidance and basics into the practice of the Buddhist Path. They usually consist of a short talk, thirty minute meditation and then questions & answers. Vene…
 
South Korea’s military successfully trialled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile in the presence of its president just hours after Pyongyang fired rockets into the sea off Japan. On Wednesday, South Korea confirmed that its military had tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) near its Agency for Defence Development (ADD) in Sout…
 
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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/kGq0CX_DP8E Watch the whole series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI2g1laHLLs6ecWsayuJd5QwHdDsmnfIE 8th Safar, 1443 | Afternoons LIVE on Albayan Radio. Download the Albayan Radio App NOW: Apple App Store: https://goo.gl/wWCwPQ Google Play Store: http://tiny.cc/m8c6nz You can also listen via: Our website: https://…
 
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