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Hong Kong China

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:49:15 +0800
Dhaka bans Chinese construction firm over bribery
Bangladesh has blacklisted a top Chinese construction firm for allegedly trying to bribe a senior government official and stopped its work in the country. The state-backed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) was in negotiations with the Banglad...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:54:36 +0800
Macau police hunt croupier over missing chips
Macau police say they are looking for a croupier in connection with the theft of almost HK$48 million-worth of gambling chips from the Wynn casino. Officers say they're not ruling out that others were involved in the robbery. They also said no viol...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:25:07 +0800
China criticises Vancouver North Korea talks
China on Tuesday dismissed an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis hosted by Canada and the United States as illegitimate, as major players like Beijing were not present. The absence of Russia and China from the two days of talks...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:35:00 +0800
Xi updates Trump about 'positive changes' in Korea
President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump that there have been "positive changes" on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Tuesday following a phone call between the two leaders. Tensions have been high after the North staged a f...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:39:46 +0800
Case against suspended Macau legislator postponed
The Court of First Instance in Macau has delayed a case against Macau legislator Sulu Sou, who is fighting to revoke his suspension from the Legislative Assembly. The case was over Sou allegedly taking part in an illegal assembly outside the residen...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:29:22 +0800
HKUST will remain open to all, vows new head
Veteran aerospace engineer Wei Shyy, who was on Thursday named as the new head of the University of Science and Technology, has vowed the institution will remain "open" and that he will engage with all sectors of society, including mainland officials...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:51:55 +0800
Housing Authority says no proof of bid rigging
Chairman of the Housing Authority's tender committee, Cheung tat-tong, said on Thursday that the panel has found no sign of bid-rigging in the government's tendering process. The committee has reviewed over 300 bidding documents handled by the auth...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:53:14 +0800
Experts sound warning as hack attack reports rise
Cyber security experts at the Productivity Council have warned that more hackers may target mobile payment apps and devices like smart TV this year as the so-called 'Internet of Things' leads to increased use of connected electronics. The warnings ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:26 +0800
Agnes Chow files papers for March by-election
Demosisto's Agnes Chow on Thursday submitted her nominations to stand in the Legco by-elections in March, saying only political screening could prevent her from running. She is hoping to contest the Hong Kong Island seat which has been left vacant s...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:13:28 +0800
Spike in patients leave public hospitals gasping
The Hospital Authority has urged patients with mild ailments to visit private doctors, as casualty departments at public hospitals struggle to cope with a surge in patients. In a statement, the authority's chief manager, Ian Cheung, said nearly 7,0...

India Merinews

Sunny Leone to set Delhi on fire as her figure will join Madame Tussauds
The Bollywood sensation to join other celebrities at Madame Tussauds

Big relief for makers of Padmaavat as SC lifts ban imposed on screening of film by 4 states
Just a week before the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed period drama 'Padmaavat,' the film's makers have been given a major relief by the latest order from the top court.

Medical tourism is the emerging trend which is accelerating the travel sector in India
In India, tourism has been seeing a year on year growth; there has been an increase in domestic travellers as well as foreigners travelling to India. India also attracts patients from several countries for medical treatment.

And the winner is... New York Times: Donald Trump proudly declares the winners of 2017 Fake News Awards
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to announce the winners of his self-proclaimed 'Fake News' awards given out for most dishonest and biased reporting in 2017, in Trump's own opinion.

Central Advisory Board of Education meeting held, recommendations sought to improve educational standards
Two-day agenda-based 65th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), presided over by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on January 15 and 16 to discuss various emergent issues...


Indonesia Headlines

Indonesia Jakarta

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:31:11 +0700
Jokowi Moves Closer to Golkar in Latest Cabinet Reshuffle

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:53:33 +0700
Reference Standard Needed to Protect Human Rights in Indonesia: Commissioner
The National Commission on Human Rights, or Komnas HAM, is working to establish a standard that will serve as a reference for law enforcers and members of the public to exercise their authority and rights within acceptable limits, one of its commissi...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:14:13 +0700
Prison Warden Arrested for Dealing Drugs in Central Java

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:31:20 +0700
KPK Grills Former House Commission II Chairman in E-KTP Graft Case

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:41:05 +0700
Matahari Denies Breach of Contract Allegations by Pasaraya

Japan Times News

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:39:04 PST
More churches torched as pope takes Chilean state and Mapuche minority to task over ‘injustices’

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:39:03 PST
Trump assault on nuclear deal has thrown Airbus purchases into doubt, Iran says

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:39:02 PST
U.K. choppers to join French counterterrorism mission in Africa’s restive Sahel region

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:39:01 PST
Unmaintained Cold War fallout shelters offer little option if real nuclear war breaks out

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:39:00 PST
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told foreign ministers gathered in Vancouver of North Korea war plan: source

Malaysia Malay Mail

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:35:42 +0000
Centralised quarters for construction workers to improve workplace safety
SUNGAI BULOH, Jan 18 — The government is hoping to eventually phase out temporary housing shelter for workers in the construction industry by centralising their living quarters. Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the primary aim is...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:13:22 +0000
Ipoh police raid drug lab operating from fashion accessories shop
IPOH, Jan 18 — Police raided a drug lab and seized various types of drugs following the arrest of eight people including a Sri Lankan man. State police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the syndicate has been active for the last two months. He...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:54 +0000
Cops seize RM4m in narcotics, cripple gang behind spiked drinks
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Just three weeks into 2018, city police have crippled a major drug distribution syndicate with more than RM4 million worth of drugs seized. City police chief Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Lazim said this was their biggest...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:48:22 +0000
Gap between rich and poor shrinking due to good policy, researcher says
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — The disparity of incomes between the rich and the poor has been narrowing since the 1970s due to good governance and sound economic policies, a researcher said today. Allen Ng from Khazanah Research Institute said the...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:30:49 +0000
Water vending machine salesman charged with misappropriating RM58,000
PETALING JAYA, Jan 18 — A water vending machine salesman claimed trial in two Magistrate’s Court here today to two counts of misappropriation involving RM58,000. On the first charge, Muhammad Ashraf Johari, 29, allegedly withdrew for...

Malaysia Malayan Insider


Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:21:29 +0000
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:19:35 +0000
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Mon, 02 May 2016 01:24:00 +0000
Construction industry: Impasse and a way out
Mongolia’s real estate market today resembles a toddler. Thousands of apartments and other buildings in Ulaanbaatar do not meet the basic requirements of modern urban planning and they lack good infrastructure. The buildings start falling apart and...

Sun, 01 May 2016 03:10:41 +0000
Portrait of a morin khuur master
By Michelle Borok Jigjiddorj Nanzaddorj, “Jiigee” as he’s known to friends and fans, is one of Mongolia’s living national treasures. He is a young morin khuur (horse head fiddle) virtuoso and has been honored numerous times wi...

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:21:25 +0000
A conversation with Canada’s Ambassador Ed Jager
Ambassadors in Depth The UB Post is Mongolia’s only English language newspaper that is distributed to all the embassies in Mongolia. We make an effort to work closely with all ambassadors and other accredited representatives as we acknowledge the c...

Myanmar Mandalay

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:16:44 +0630
Farmers protest to free detained comrades
Farmers in Singu township, Mandalay Region, launched a protest to call for the release of fellow farmer U Tint Naing and others in the region who were arrested for continuing to plow on confiscated farm lands in Tayawbin village, Katetchin village-tr...

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:10:24 +0630
15 perish in KTV fire in Magwe
Fifteen people were killed and one injured in a fire that broke at a KTV lounge in Magwe. The injured woman is in a critical condition, and is being treated at the Magwe Region Hospital, according to the regional Fire Brigade.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:29 +0630
King Thibaw mausoleum planned in Mandalay
A mausoleum for Myanmar’s last monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Thibaw is being planned at the Mandalay Palace, a descendant of the late king said.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:44:25 +0630
Gold traders to sign petition against 5pc tax on gold foil
Gold entrepreneurs and traders plan to meet next month to try and launch a petition against the imposition of a 5 percent commercial tax on highly-purified gold foil, said U Tin Tun, chairman of the Mandalay Gold Entrepreneurs Association.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:40:32 +0630
Pyin Oo Lwin’s garbage collection to be done by City Development Committee
Pyin Oo Lwin’s garbage collection system, which was handed over to be managed by a private company since February 2016, will be handled by the Pyin Oo Lwin City Development Committee beginning April 1, 2017.

Myanmar National

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:19:58 +0630
State Counsellor to medical staff: be competent, ethical
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says that Myanmar needs doctors and medical staff who are not only professionally competent but who are also ethically committed to their work.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:16:44 +0630
Farmers protest to free detained comrades
Farmers in Singu township, Mandalay Region, launched a protest to call for the release of fellow farmer U Tint Naing and others in the region who were arrested for continuing to plow on confiscated farm lands in Tayawbin village, Katetchin village-tr...

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:15:10 +0630
Same GSM numbers to replace CDMA SIM cards
State-owned telecommunications operator Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has started issuing GSM SIM cards with the same number for CDMA users since March 20, according to an MPT official. Accordingly, the old CDMA SIM cards will not be can...

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:10:24 +0630
15 perish in KTV fire in Magwe
Fifteen people were killed and one injured in a fire that broke at a KTV lounge in Magwe. The injured woman is in a critical condition, and is being treated at the Magwe Region Hospital, according to the regional Fire Brigade.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:01:26 +0630
Thai court awards K100 million to sacked Myanmar workers
Sixty-five Myanmar workers, who were sacked by a Thai factory in Bangkok, have been awarded more than K100 million (Thai baht 2,751,000) in compensation, according to the Thai based Aid Alliance Committee (AAC).

Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:19:58 +0630
State Counsellor to medical staff: be competent, ethical
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says that Myanmar needs doctors and medical staff who are not only professionally competent but who are also ethically committed to their work.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:35:07 +0630
Police stop protesters in front of Supreme Court
Police have prevented 20 protesters from demonstrating in front of the Nay Pyi Taw  Supreme Court office.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:11 +0630
Over 300 farmers to get land compensation
The Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee gave 381 farmers land compensations totalling more than K940 million for 899 acres of crop fields and farmlands which were reclaimed as they were part of forest reserve area.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:27:42 +0630
Myanmar SMEs to get a boost from Thai bank
Market competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in Myanmar which operate in traditional ways will be developed under an MoU signed between the Central Department of Small and Medium Enterprises Development  (CDSMED) under the Ministry of Indu...

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:31:27 +0630
6,000 villagers to get first aid, road safety training
Over 6000 people living in villages along the accident-prone Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway will be trained in first aid and road safety by the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and Shell Myanmar.

Myanmar Yangon

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:13:06 +0630
Yangon judiciary system needs own land, offices
Yangon Region’s judiciary system needs to be restructured and independent in order to function effectively, said the Region Hluttaw Judicial, Rule of law, Complaints and Appeals Scrutiny Committee (JRLCASC).

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:10:38 +0630
Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes parts of Yangon
A magnitude 4 earthquake centred four miles from northeast Twante township was felt in parts of Yangon at about 5:06pm on Thursday, according to the earthquake section of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:19:42 +0630
Voters lacking info about candidates: EEOP survey
More than half of the voters have admitted that they don’t know the plans and policies of the candidates competing in the by-election on April 1, 2017, according to the Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey done by the Election Education and Observa...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:35:10 +0630
No more toll collection on Yangon bridges
Toll collection on nine bridges in Yangon Region – linking the city and townships in the outskirt – will cease starting April 1.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:27:25 +0630
Factories told to close on polling day
Factories in Hlaing Tharyar have been told to close on polling day to allow their employees to cast their votes in the township’s by-election.

North Korea (published in Seoul, South Korea)

Thu, 18 Jan 18 17:11:48 +0900
Merchants trying to keep shops open despite forced mobilization and mandatory lectures
Unification Media Group (UMG): Today we are joined once again by special correspondent Kang Mi Jin for the latest look inside local news and events in North Korea. First we’ll look at the early January mass mobilization of residents to procure comp...

Thu, 18 Jan 18 16:43:35 +0900
Despite stacked deck, North Koreans use private education to climb social ladder
Unification Media Group (UMG): As North Korea enters the school winter holidays, private for-profit education services are kicking into high gear. Although the North proclaims its educational system is equal for all, the reality on the ground is quit...

Thu, 18 Jan 18 16:40:36 +0900
Why is North Korea sending the Samjiyon Orchestra to the Olympics?
The 'Samjiyon Band' (distinct from the 'Samjiyon Orchestra') performs 'Eternal Echoes' for the 80th anniversary of the 'Pochonbo Battle' in Ryanggang Province. Image: Yonhap News AgencyTalks over the Pyeongchang Olympics continue between North a...

Wed, 17 Jan 18 16:44:03 +0900
Crackdown on South Korean media continues despite North-South 'thaw'
Image of a State Security building in the border region, identified by the two large red stars at the main entrance. Image: Daily NK sourceSources inside North Korea have reported on a recent decision by the authorities to hand down severe punishment...

Wed, 17 Jan 18 16:19:54 +0900
Behind the curtain of Ri Son Kwon’s change of tune during high-level talks
Between the morning and afternoon hours of January 9, the day of the first high-level talks between North and South Korea in two years, North Korea's lead delegate Ri Son Kwon underwent a curious metamorphosis. While it was reported in the South Kore...

Pakistan World News

Pakistani News


Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:41 +0800
Duterte appoints officer involved in frigate controversy as Navy chief
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially appointed Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the new flag officer in command of the Philippine Na

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:45:22 +0800
Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest
MANILA, Philippines — Only soft copies of the decrypted ballot images will be released to the camp of former Sen.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:00 +0800
'MediaQuest studying options for InterAksyon'
MANILA, Philippines —A change in strategy in TV5 Network Inc.'s digital news properties will not necessarily mean a shutdown of news website InterAksyon.com.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:04:00 +0800
Spain names Madrid street after Dr. Jose Rizal
MANILA, Philippines — A street in Madrid, Spain has been renamed after Dr.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:55:00 +0800
LIST: Price increases since TRAIN
MANILA, Philippines — Prices of basic commodities and goods are expected to increase this year after the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law was en

Philippines Bacolod

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:57:43 +0800
‘Celebrations’ at SM City Bacolod
HAVE an event coming up? Preparing and planning for any event is quite stressful, most especially if the event is a wedding, debut or any big party, and even corporate affairs. Whatever the occasion, however big the celebration – from creating a t...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:39:38 +0800
Lawmaker sustains push for creation of housing department
NEGROS Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez continued to push for the creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development as he delivered his sponsorship remarks of House Bill 6775 on Wednesday. The committee report on th...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:38:45 +0800
Capitol names retired army official as consultant
AFTER his recent retirement from the military service, Major General Jon Aying was hired by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental as consultant on internal security and public safety concerns. Aying’s consultancy, effective January 1 to De...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:37:50 +0800
Bacolod biz one-stop-shop extended
THE Bacolod City Council approved the extension of the Business One-Stop-Shop and the deadline of payment for business permits from January 20 to February 28, 2018. The extension, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, was approved during the regular...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:25 +0800
Raps eyed against 5 village captains
BACOLOD City Executive Assistant Samuel Montoyo, member of Anti-Red Tape Act Core team, said he will file a disobedience complaint before the Office of the President against the five village chieftains. Their villages failed to participate in the Bu...

Philippines Baguio

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:48:28 +0800
Vinluan: Running injuries
RUNNING injuries occur whether individuals are under-exercised or to athletes who are in the level of running excellence. Injuries occur unexpectedly; even so that a revolutionary concept was developed by sports-oriented podiatrist in relation to leg...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:46:58 +0800
Security measures in place for Caraa 2018
THE Department of Education (DepEd) assured delegates from the different provinces and lone city in the Cordillera security measures are in place when Abra hosts the largest sporting event in the region. DepEd sports coordinator Agustin Gumuwang said...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:43:13 +0800
Domondon: SMS and social media in war against drugs proposed
CITY Vice Mayor and Sangguniang Panlungsod Presiding Officer Edison Bilog has filed a proposed Resolution requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR), through its Regional Director Edgar Apalla to ser...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:42:00 +0800
Fernando: New
THE turn of calendar year always remind us of the concept of change and new. Uncertainty oftentimes keeps us from doing something new. New means a lot of things. It can mean opportunity, relief, happiness, and blessings. It can also mean risks, doub...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:39:58 +0800
PH-EITI conducts mine visit in Benguet
A MULTI-stakeholders group, representing the government, the extractive industry and the civil society recently visited a mine firm in Mankayan, Benguet. The Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization t...

Philippines Cagayan-De-Oro

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:32:35 +0800
The Sexy Chef
WITH food being a constant part of her day, it's definitely a wonder how Chef Audrey Ramos maintains her svelte physique. On top of that, she has this ethereal beauty that's more tempting than any of her plated creations. Some will probably surmise i...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:31:00 +0800
Vugt: Jesus cures the leper
THE Gospel of today says Mk1:40-45: “A leper comes to Jesus and begged him, “If “If you want to, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do want to; be clean.” The leprosy left the...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:28:55 +0800
Owwa-Northern Mindanao chief: Women unfazed by reports of abuses in Middle East
THOSE who wish to work in other countries as household service workers must think twice before accepting employment in the Middle East following the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait last December, cautioned an Overseas Workers Wel...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:27:10 +0800
DA-NorMin releases P6M for BUB projects
THE Department of Agriculture (DA)-Northern Mindanao has released P6 million to fund four of the six agricultural projects of the Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB). According to Assistant City Agriculturist Bart Fuentes of Agricultural Productivity Office, t...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:25:01 +0800
4Ps beneficiaries to get P200 more
BENEFICIARIES of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will get P200 more monthly subsidy. “This is to help the "poorest of the poor" adjust to the expected increase of prices of the basic commodities following the implementation of the new...

Philippines Cebu

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:40:22 +0800
Heavy traffic in Mandaue on January 19
COMMUTERS, brace for a whole day heavy traffic in Mandaue City on Friday, January 19. Glenn Antigua, chief for operations of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said people who will pass Mandaue must expect heavy traffic due to the seve...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:38:28 +0800
PRO-Central Visayas Director Espino relieved from post
POLICE Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas Director Jose Mario Espino has been relieved from his post effective Thursday, January 18. He is reassigned to PRO-Northern Mindanao. Chief Superintendent Robert Guzman Quenery from PRO-Cagayan Valley is E...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:52:29 +0800
Man shot by 2 motorcycle-riding men
A 27-YEAR-OLD man landed in the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, January 17, after he was shot by two motorcycle-riding men in Sitio Guiwanon in Barangay Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu. Jefredo Morillo Bataluna suffered multiple gunshot wounds in differ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:16:29 +0800
Drug-laced drinks? Cebu City hall, PDEA to monitor music fest
TO ensure there will be no unruly behavior during a music and arts festival on Saturday, the Cebu City Government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 7 and the Cebu City Police Office will help secure the event. They’re responding to report...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:08:14 +0800
Cebuano speaks out vs corruption
PHILIPPINE Typhoons member OJ De Los Santos has finally spoken on the controversy that’s been hounding the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF). “I’m sure that a lot of you in the karate community are aware of the issue that’s going on. Five ...

Philippines Davao

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:47:43 +0800
Crime lab to serve Mindanao's DNA test needs
THE Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) said that its new building comes equipped with modern deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) equipment and that they will be using this by the end of this month, to serve the DNA tests requirements for crime scene inv...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:47:01 +0800
No water for 24-96 hours in Davao City
THERE will be water interruption in various areas of Davao City starting 10 a.m. on Friday, January 19. The interruption is estimated to last 24 hours to 96 hours. The Davao City Water District (DCWD) apologizes for the inconvenience and explained th...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:46:22 +0800
NTC eyes closure of 30 radio stations in Davao Region
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is set to recommend the closure of around 30 radio stations in Davao Region for violating provisions in the communications and broadcasting laws. These radio stations also lack the necessary permits to...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:45:44 +0800
CebPac flight delayed by woman's bomb joke
A CEBU Pacific aircraft bound for Manila was forced to cancel its flight on Tuesday evening after a passenger allegedly cracked a bomb joke while inside the aircraft at Davao International Airport (DIA). Police Regional Office (PRO) spokesperson Poli...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:44:55 +0800
Ordinance for bldg height limits now for deliberation
THE Davao City Council has taken its first step in passing an ordinance on limiting building heights last Tuesday after it passed on first reading the resolution of the Davao City Local Zoning and Review Committee (LZRC) asking the council to amend p...

Philippines Dumaguete

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:29 +0800
Tracking device now required in Tañon Strait commercial fishing boats
COMMERCIAL fishing vessels in the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) are now required to install the Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) transponder as required by law under Republic Act (RA) 10654. The VMM transponder is a vessel tracking device t...

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:34:52 +0800
DILG serves dismissal order to suspended Negros Oriental guv
TWO ranking provincial officials of Negros Oriental went up the ladder by way of succession after the Ombudsman’s dismissal order was served to Governor Roel Degamo early morning Tuesday, December 19. Department of Interior and Local Government (DI...

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:30:55 +0800
Dumaguete imposes 'Discipline Zone'
THE Dumaguete City Government is bent on implementing and establishing a “Discipline Zone” from the city boundary with Sibulan town up to the downtown area of the capital. A dry run was conducted on December 19 by a composite team of the city po...

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:17:09 +0800
CSC Negros Oriental now accepts nominees for 2018 outstanding gov't workers
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Negros Oriental has announced the start of the search for the 2018 outstanding government workers. CSC Provincial Director Gina Crucio urged Negrrenses to nominate deserving government officials and employees to ...

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:16:28 +0800
Negros Oriental’s Sidlakan Star search is on
THE Negros Oriental Tourism Unit has announced the start of its 7th Sidlakan Star season for the search of aspiring rising star talents. This year’s Sidlakan Star auditions will start on December 26 at 7 p.m. at Freedom Park stage in Dumaguete City...

Philippines Headlines

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:45:22 +0800
Bongbong Marcos gets soft copies of ballot images in VP poll protest
MANILA, Philippines — Only soft copies of the decrypted ballot images will be released to the camp of former Sen.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:00 +0800
'MediaQuest studying options for InterAksyon'
MANILA, Philippines —A change in strategy in TV5 Network Inc.'s digital news properties will not necessarily mean a shutdown of news website InterAksyon.com.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:22:15 +0800
CMFR: Filipino, US journalists stand in solidarity vs attacks on press freedom
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino journalists have expressed support for their counterparts as the American press faces attacks from US President Donald Trump.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:19 +0800
Lawyers of Tiamzon couple to appeal arrest order
MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers of alleged communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon said that they will appeal an order to arrest the couple, who were

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:45:50 +0800
Chinese ship ‘Kexue’ to conduct research in Philippine waters
MANILA, Philippines — China will deploy its most sophisticated research ship to study Philippine waters, including the potentially resource-rich Benham Rise

Philippines Iloilo

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:36:44 +0800
January 12 afternoon classes in Iloilo City suspended
ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III has issued an Executive Order (EO) suspending classes in all levels in public schools on Friday afternoon, January 12. The suspension is in line with the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2018 opening salvo that will resul...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:19:58 +0800
Disaster council wants Panay River Basin project fast-tracked
MEMBERS of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) saw the need to fast-track the implementation of the Panay River Basin Development Project to address the flooding problem in Capiz. The council during emergency meeting ...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:19:30 +0800
Capiz allots P10.9-M aid to farmers affected by ‘Agaton’
THE Provincial Government of Capiz will prioritize the provision of financial assistance to farmers “heavily affected” by Tropical Depression Agaton. Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) officer Esperidion Pelaez said T...

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:41:51 +0800
Firework display areas in Guimaras set
GUIMARAS Governor Samuel Gumarin have designated areas in the five municipalities of the province for the staging of community fireworks display on New Year's Eve. Gumarin has invited the public to witness the spectacle that will be held at the Provi...

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:49:41 +0800
Iloilo tops Excell Awards for 4 consecutive years
ILOILO province again received the highest recognition in the Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Western Visayas. The province was conferred the Plaque of Sustainability “for...

Philippines Manila

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:45:48 +0800
PHLPost issues Mama Sita commemorative stamps
TERESITA "Mama Sita" Reyes commemorative postage stamps were recently issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), gathering Mama Sita family and relatives, stamp collectors, and distinguished guests in an intimate and formal launch in Manila C...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:26:45 +0800
Duterte inaugurates OFW Bank
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, January 17, led the ceremonial opening of the Overseas Filipino Bank in an effort to respond to the financial needs of Filipino migrant workers and their families. The Overseas Filipino Bank, a savings bank of ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:05:51 +0800
Senate-House summit proposed before con-ass
THE Senate and the House of Representatives must sit down and talk to end the political bickering over the mode of amending the 1987 Constitution, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said. He proposed a summit to allow the two Houses of Congress to iron out d...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:10:09 +0800
PNP clarifies: Reshuffle not related to Duterte's anti-corruption drive
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) spokesperson Dionardo Carlos clarified Thursday, January 18, that the mass reshuffle of senior police officials is a regular procedure caused by the retirement of some officers. Carlos said the reshuffle is not in any...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:58:58 +0800
Empedrad is new Navy chief
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the new flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy. Malacañang on Thursday, January 18, released Duterte’s January 16 letter to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, endorsi...

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:55 +0800
Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers from crater
MANILA, Philippines — Lava flow in Mayon Volcano's Miisi Gully has advanced to approximately three kilometers from the summit crater, the Philippine Institut

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:40:48 +0800
DA chief Piñol named chair of PDP-Laban in North Cotabato

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Man hacks pa to death
SANTIAGO, Isabela, Philippines — A farmer was allegedly hacked to death by his son in Echague, Isabela on Tuesday.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Tacloban airport closed for repairs
MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered yesterday the temporary closure of the Daniel Z.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Pampanga town copchief held for extortion
MANILA, Philippines — The police chief of Sasmuan, Pampanga was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly extorting money from an operator of an amusement park.

Philippines Pampanga

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:46 +0800
Viray: Oratory is a dying art
ORATORY is the art of making speeches to produce a response from the audience. The orator wants to persuade his audience to think or feel in a certain way. I mourn the death of oratory among our statesmen. Philippine history is replete with the orati...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:27 +0800
Sasmuan town police chief arrested for extortion
THE police chief of Sasmuan town was arrested by the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) on Tuesday for allegedly extorting money from a “peryahan” (carnival) manager operating within his jurisdiction. Pampanga ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:18:05 +0800
San Fernando joins zero waste month celebration in Dumaguete
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A delegation from the City Government of San Fernando are in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for the celebration of Zero Waste Month from January 16 to 19 upon the invitation of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:17:40 +0800
Porac police get new assault rifles
PORAC -- The Municipal Government of Porac, led by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David, led the turnover of new high-powered assault rifles to the local police. The officials turned-over 20 units M4 Carbine Assault Rifles worth P80...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:17:27 +0800
SSS implements electronic collection system
CLARK FREEPORT --- The Social Security System (SSS) has started implementing its electronic collection system (e-CS) to provide real-time posting of contributions in various branch teller facilities and other payments channels.

Philippines Pangasinan

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:10:19 +0800
Vivant subsidiary gets 5-year lease on Bauang, La Union plant
Vivant Corporation subsidiary, 1590 Energy Corp (1590 EC), secured the right to operate and maintain the 215-MW diesel bunker-fired power plant located in Bauang, La Union for five years. The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) awarded the lease...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:22:00 +0800
Ilocos police to pursue internal cleansing, anti-drug war
INTERNAL cleansing and intensified campaign against illegal drugs were identified by Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Ilocos director, as among his top priorities for 2018. Superintendent Ferdinand de Asis, PRO-Iloco...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:21:19 +0800
Girl drowns in Pangasinan pond
MALASIQUI, Pangasinan -- A child died and another was still undergoing treatment after they drowned while swimming in a fishpond in Barangay Aliaga, Malasique, Pangasinan, around 4 p.m. of January 8. The fatality was identified as Adriele Justine Poq...

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:05:06 +0800
Dagupan continues dynamic growth in 2017
DAGUPAN CITY -- When it rains, it pours. Such aptly applies to what is happening today in Dagupan -- a city in the northern Philippines that reached its 75th year of cityhood in 2017 -- with its unprecedented economic development. Under the adminis...

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:47:48 +0800
LTFRB suspends 7 Partas buses over deadly Christmas Day mishap
MANILA -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered the preventive suspension of a bus firm that figured in a Christmas Day road accident in Agoo, La Union for its failure to submit footages of the incident from its...

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:28:29 +0800
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
WASHINGTON -- The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:16:51 +0800
Splash brothers rain 3's in win vs Bulls
STEPHEN Curry and Klay Thompson made it rain from downtown to snap the three-game winning streak of the Chicago Bulls, 119-112. Chicago started off with season high 40 points in the first quarter alone, like beasts in the paint and fast breaks. Chica...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:11:40 +0800
China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite
BERLIN -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. The European Space Agency said it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complem...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:01:23 +0800
Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
HONG KONG -- David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:50:41 +0800
Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children
BERLIN -- German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion that he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children. Prosecutors said the German man had used an online messaging service to communicate with Filipino citizens a...

Philippines Tacloban

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:44:22 +0800
Bodies of Tacloban landslide victims retrieved
THE bodies of four people buried by rain-induced landslides in Tacloban City's Quarry district were retrieved Monday night, January 15. The two-day retrieval operation concluded around 6 p.m. Monday after the recovery of the last two bodies buried by...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:36:37 +0800
Soldier hurt in Northern Samar clash
A SOLDIER was wounded in a firefight between government troops and communist rebels on the outskirts of Lope De Vega, Northern Samar, on Sunday afternoon, January 14. The Philippine Army identified the wounded soldier as Corporal Artemio Bendo. He wa...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:50:52 +0800
Pagasa warns of flooding in Eastern Visayas
THE state weather bureau issued on Monday, January 15, a flood warning over Eastern Visayas due to heavy rains caused by the tail-end of a cold front. In its flood advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administra...

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:40:41 +0800
Wall crumbles in Tacloban; 1 dead, 3 missing
(UPDATED) - One person has been confirmed dead while search and retrieval operations are ongoing for three other people believed to have been buried after a concrete perimeter wall collapsed following incessant heavy rains in Tacloban City Saturday n...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:01:46 +0800
Over 1,700 'endo' workers regularized in Eastern Visayas
MORE than 1,700 workers in Eastern Visayas were regularized in 2017, as the National Government stepped up its drive to end labor-only contracting or “endo,” the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on January 10. Of the number, 1,009 b...

Philippines Zamboanga

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:44:34 +0800
Abu Sayyaf man involved in kidnapping arrested
POLICE have arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member charged with kidnapping in downtown Zamboanga City, an official disclosed Wednesday. Chief Inspector Hazel Fernandez, Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested suspect as Puyat Saiya...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:43:51 +0800
Tropical Storm 'Vinta' affects sardines production
AN OFFICIAL of the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) expressed apprehension that there will be less production of sardines as an aftermath of Tropical Storm "Vinta" that hit the country last month. This apprehension was shared by BFAR As...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:43:21 +0800
Sta. Cruz Island marks increase in visitors
STA. Cruz Island had experienced a 61 percent surge in visitors in 2017, registering the highest increase in island guests since 2012. Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said that 62,703 visitors went to the Sta. Cruz Island in 2017...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:07:28 +0800
Molave town village chief shot dead
MOTORCYCLE-riding gunmen have shot and killed a village official in Molave town in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported on Tuesday. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula, said the shooting around 2...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:06:54 +0800
1 killed, 2 hurt in Manukan highway accident
ONE person died while two others, including a child, were hurt in a highway accident in Manukan town, Zamboanga del Norte province, the police reported Tuesday. The Zamboanga del Norte police identified the fatality as Calvin Santander, 57, who died ...

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:50:03 +0000
S’pore’s GDP per capita growth faces 1.5% drag every year until 2060 because of ageing population: Study
Kelly Ng3 hours 4 min agoSINGAPORE — If fertility rates in Singapore remain at current levels, her ageing popu

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000
Taking aim at Grab, new ComfortDelGro-Uber service offers up to 10% cheaper fares
Kenneth Cheng3 hours 55 min agoSINGAPORE — Firing a fresh salvo at their chief rival Grab, Uber and ComfortDelGro on

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:03 +0000
Cat A bears full brunt of reduced COE supply from Feb to April
6 hours 2 min agoSINGAPORE — Motorists hunting for small cars to buy will have to contend with a lower

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:19:06 +0000
Faster payout for some Edusave Award recipients via new PayNow trial
Louisa Tang6 hours 46 min agoSINGAPORE — Some 34,000 winners of Edusave Awards can look forward to a faster and mo

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:49:06 +0800
Wearing all your clothes to travel not new: Hongkongers on China trips did it all the time to dodge taxes and help poor relatives
A passenger who wore all the clothes he was carrying to try to get around an excess baggage payment on a flight from Iceland made headlines this week – but it’s a practice that’s hardly news to older generations in Hong Kong. In the...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:42:42 +0800
Passengers can now use phones in flight mode on several Chinese airlines
Several Chinese airlines have begun allowing passengers to use mobile phones in flight mode, as they can on many international carriers. Until Thursday, phones had to be completely switched off during any flight on a Chinese airline. Other portable e...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:23:50 +0800
Bus bursts into flames in Kazakhstan, killing 52 people on board
Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said in a statement. “On January 18 at 10.30am, a bus caught fire … 55 ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:14 +0800
Populism has emboldened authoritarian leaders around the world but Human Rights Watch hails resistance in annual report
Activists have decried the rise of US President Donald Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen as a blow to the global campaign for human rights, but said they have seen a promising resistance movement. In its annual report released on Thursday, ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:29 +0800
New Zealand doctor calls for euthanasia drug to be made available in pharmacies
By Carla Penman An Auckland medical specialist argues making a drug to assist dying available in pharmacies would be far easier to manage than bringing in legislation. Dr Stephen Child has spoken to NZH Focus about his view on ACT MP David Seymour&rs...

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:38:00 +0700
Actress-footballer breakup shocks fans
Popular actress Pitchanart "May" Sakhakorn shockingly announced on her Instagram account on Thursday she is breaking up with rising football star Chanathip Songkrasin, who is playing in Japan.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:36:00 +0700
A taste of Thailand
The Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 is held in Lumpini Park until Sunday to promote tourism. — Patipat Janthong 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:27:00 +0700
Filipinos 'more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other'
MANILA: Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:24:00 +0700
Monetary policy should remain accommodative: BoT
The Bank of Thailand said on Thursday its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) thought monetary policy should remain accommodative to support economic growth and help inflation get back to the target range.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:54:00 +0700
Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:36:00 +0700
A taste of Thailand
The Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 is held in Lumpini Park until Sunday to promote tourism. — Patipat Janthong 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:24:00 +0700
Monetary policy should remain accommodative: BoT
The Bank of Thailand said on Thursday its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) thought monetary policy should remain accommodative to support economic growth and help inflation get back to the target range.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:15:00 +0700
Sex-toy scene film shoot on Khao San halted
Bangkok police have taken legal action against a Pattaya-based film company for putting up a stall selling sex toys for filming purposes on Khao San Road, following complaints from local businesses.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:02:00 +0700
NSB chief: More rogue cops directed drug traffic
The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) is digging deeper into a drug-trafficking scandal that allegedly points directly to a highway police officer.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:53:00 +0700
Mercedes-Benz S350d AMG Premium (2018) review
Diesel power has come back to the Mercedes-Benz S-class in Thai showrooms. Can it better the BMW 7-series equivalent?

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1/18/2018 12:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
2017 called the ‘year of milk tea’
VietNamNet Bridge - For the 8X, 9X and 10X generations, “Hey, let’s have a milk tea” has replaced the classic invitation for “A cup of coffee?”. 

1/18/2018 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
US firm eyes Vietnam’s petrochemical industry
The chair of the Vietnam Energy Association, Tran Viet Ngai, said that foreign companies see great development potential for Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co Ltd (BSR). 

1/17/2018 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
Vietnamese using more premium products as incomes rise
With significantly improved income, Vietnamese consumers are not only buying more goods, but also spending more money on premium products. 

1/17/2018 12:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
‘Golden real-estate land’ running out in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge - As the land fund in HCMC has declined, fewer investors are interested in developing infrastructure projects under the BT (build-transfer) mode.

1/17/2018 8:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Who is pumping money into coal-fired thermal power projects?
The development of coal-fired power plants in Vietnam depends largely on foreign financial resources, especially China. 

Vietnam Politics

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:32:00 GMT
Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China
  Japan also agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the PhilippinesJapan to provide planes, ships for Philippines amid sea dispute with ChinaJapan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship m...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT
French president hails preservation of Hanoi Old Quarter
  Francois Hollande was warmly welcomed by Hanoians and tourists in the Old QuarterVietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billionBeyond the baguette: France's food legacy in VietnamHanoi opens pedestrian zone around iconic Sword LakeFr...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Philippine president 'responds positively' to Vietnam premier’s visit invitation
  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc encouraged Philippine businesses to "invest more, have more trade" in Vietnam during his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:16:20 GMT
India PM offers Vietnam $500 million credit line for defense cooperation
  Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Vietnam in 15 yearsIndia plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mindIndia sets up space facility in Vietnam to monitor East Sea: reportVietnam needs closer strategic partners...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war
  "Recent worrying developments" there "have had a negative impact on the security environment of the region, the country's president said.Schedule announced for Hollande's visit to Vietnam next monthJokowi vows to develop ‘every inch’ of Indon...

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:44:51 GMT
Vietnam property market: to buy or not to buy?
  The new legislation played a major role in addressing many issues that foreigners previously faced and made Vietnam property market “sexy” againVietnam’s housing market improves in Q2: reportForeigners fuel housing salesIt's still hard for ...

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:32:19 GMT
Heroin, nazis, and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year
  These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides.EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate amid cancer rowDow and DuPont to merge in deal to create $130 ...

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT
China issues highest typhoon alert as Meranti makes landfall
  Typhoon Meranti kills 1 in Taiwan; expected to weaken furtherHydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missingTyphoon Rai weakens after hitting central Vietnam

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:24:00 GMT
Rice: aid deal is “win-win” for U.S., Israel
 Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources

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China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

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U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.

U.S. nuke-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea
A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine on Friday made a port call at a city in southeast South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

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