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Hong Kong China

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:31:03 +0800
Shen Chunyao to head Basic Law Committee
Shen Chunyao, the man who drafted amendments to China's constitution, has been named as the new head of the Basic Law Committee. The amendments increased the power of the Communist Party and removed presidential term limits, giving Xi Jinping the opt...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:06:14 +0800
China to reorganise propaganda efforts
China on Wednesday announced a series of changes aimed at strengthening its global influence, including the creation of a centralised news service to better communicate the ruling Communist Party's message at home and abroad. The changes are part of...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:50 +0800
China set to take over top spot for patent filings
China is on its way to becoming the world leader in international patent filings, and should overtake the top spot from the United States within three years, the UN said on Wednesday. A record 243,500 international patent applications were filed las...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:57:02 +0800
Chinese aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan again
China's sole aircraft carrier has passed through the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said on Wednesday, as Beijing warned against any move to "separate the country". The Liaoning and accompanying vessels entered Taiwan's air defence zon...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:13:37 +0800
Closer mainland ties won't affect HK's status: Li
Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that closer ties between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau will "blur the line between two systems" promised in the "One Country, Two Systems" principle for the two SARs. Beijing has unveiled an init...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:43:02 +0800
Fighting case reclassified as murder
A 67-year-old man died on Wednesday after being involved in a fight with another man outside Wah Fung House in Lek Yuen Estate in Sha Tin. After being called to scene, police found the man on the ground with head injuries. He was taken to Prince of...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:18:44 +0800
New plans to tackle human trafficking questioned
The government on Wednesday promised a raft of new measures to tackle human trafficking, even as Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung ruled out introducing new legislation to give teeth to the new 'action plan' and played down the problem as being "neither...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:21:31 +0800
Doctors to head flu jab campaign in 200 schools
Health officials said on Wednesday that they will send doctors into 200 primary schools in the city in October to vaccinate students against influenza ahead of the next winter flu season. A low vaccination rate of around only 20 percent of children...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:49:43 +0800
Two arrests made over travel agency closure
The police said on Wednesday evening they had arrested two people over the abrupt closure of a travel agency this week that has left the Easter holiday plans of hundreds of people in ruins. Officers had earlier visited the Yau Ma Tei office of Actio...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:24:54 +0800
City's top court to get first-ever female judges
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that Hong Kong's top court could soon have it first ever female judges. Lam said she had accepted an independent board's recommendation to appoint Baroness Brenda Hale and Beverley McLachlin as non-p...

India Merinews

DDA Housing Scheme draw 2017: Successful allottees who surrendered their flats still waiting for refund
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) launched its housing scheme 2017 on June 30 for allotting more than 12,000 flats across Delhi in the price range of Rs 7.07 lakh and Rs 1.26 crore.

Suicide attack near Sakhi shrine during Nowruz celebrations kills at least 29 in Kabul
As a community gathered to celebrate the Persian New Year festival of Nowroz in the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, on Wednesday, a suicide bomber struck and reportedly killed at least 29 people and injured more than 52. The number of causalities...

25 per cent Rajya Sabha candidates have criminal cases pending against them
The Upper House of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha is considered to be the house of `elders', a place for taking intellectual discussions with the presence of `highly educated' people and social activists.

Effective bird control methods for residential societies
Bird infestation is a common issue in the residential societies. Birds like pigeons, sparrows, crows, and grackles can all cause serious issues for human health.

Austin bomber blows himself up with explosives
A suspect in the series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up with an explosive device inside his car in the early hours of Wednesday after the authorities closed in on him, the police said.


Indonesia Headlines

Indonesia Jakarta

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:37:48 +0700
A 'Millennials Party' Dares to Break Indonesia's Political Mould
Dubbed the "millennials party," the PSI is an upstart on the political stage of this Southeast Asian nation that hopes to tap into young voters' contempt for the entrenched corruption and divisive identity politics of the ruling elite.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:42:45 +0700
Cyber-Violence, an Emerging New Reality for Many Indonesian Women
The National Commission on Violence Against Women, or Komnas Perempuan, highlighted cyber-violence as a growing trend in violence against women in Indonesia in its annual report for 2017, published on March 7.

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:38:12 +0700
Jakarta Clowns March for Peace

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:44:32 +0700
Five Problematic Articles in Draft Revisions on National Criminal Code
Lawmakers are expected to pass revisions on Indonesia’s criminal code some time in April.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:14:47 +0700
What Is Kampung Susun and Why Do Jakarta's Urban Activists Love It?

Japan Times News

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PST
K. International spelling whiz wins ninth Japan Times Bee

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:54:00 PST
Japan’s media out of step with mental health issues

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:42:00 PST
Anniversaries loom for gum producer Lotte and the Yoshiwara red-light district

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:40:00 PST
NHK puppet show offers a rare glimpse into unconventional lives

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:38:00 PST
Putting the express in espresso

Malaysia Malay Mail

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:29:10 +0000
Siringan’s death a great loss to Upko and Sabah, says Wilfred Madius Tangau
KOTA KINABALU, March 21 — United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the demise of Upko acting deputy president Datuk Siringan Gubat last night was a great loss to the party...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:54:17 +0000
Young voters will support BN to secure their future, says Kedah MB
ALOR SETAR, March 21 ― The Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) is convinced that young voters will make the best decision in the upcoming general election by continuing to support the party to ensure a better future for themselves, said Kedah BN...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:40:49 +0000
New Borneo TV channel to fight fake news
KOTA KINABALU, March 21 ― The government launched today a state-run TV channel for Sabah and Sarawak to battle so-called “fake news” and to boost the creative industry. Launching Okey TV, a new government-run TV channel here tonight, Najib...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:15:47 +0000
DPM demands zero defects in battle for Selangor during GE14
KUALA SELANGOR, March 21 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants leaders and members of Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) to ensure that there are zero defects in the coalition’s work flow to recapture the state from the...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:45:44 +0000
Priceworth to harvest two more Compartments in Sabah’s Forest Management Unit 5
KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 ― Priceworth International Bhd has been approved to manage and harvest in two more forest compartments, encompassing 1,446 hectares (ha), within Forest Management Unit 5 (FMU5) for a 12-month period. In a statement...

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)

Mon, 05 Mar 18 22:40:53 +0900
Internal Kim Jong Un memo reveals no desire for talks with US
Ivanka Trump and US Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks sit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol, Vice Chairman of the Workers' Party Central Committee, at the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Ga...

Mon, 05 Mar 18 02:05:49 +0900
US-North Korea talks face roadblock in continuing differences over denuclearization
Ivanka Trump (left) joined Kim Yong Chol (right), head of North Korea's United Front Department, in South Korean President Moon Jae In's presidential box at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Image: Yonhap News AgencyFollowing a period...

Fri, 02 Mar 18 20:21:10 +0900
North Korean merchants match consumer preferences with greater variety of goods, prices
Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s time for a weekly recap of North Korea market news with reporter Kang Mi Jin. Kang Mi Jin (Kang): These days, more and more North Koreans are struggling to get by. As we have mentioned before, a lot of this can b...

Fri, 02 Mar 18 19:32:29 +0900
North Koreans flock to markets for spring full moon holiday
Shoppers and merchants in North Korea are hitting the markets in large numbers this week in celebration of the March 2 "Daeboreum" holiday marking the first full moon of the year, according to the lunar calendar. South Koreans also celebrated with va...

Thu, 01 Mar 18 19:54:14 +0900
North Korean authorities encourage people to make up for sanctions-related production losses
The February 27 edition of the state-run publicatin Rodong Sinmun called international sanctions an 'economic blockade' that is 'harming the nation's independence, survival, and development. Image: Rodong SinmunNorth Korea's Party-run publication Rod...

Pakistan World News

Pakistani News


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:45:04 +0800
19 senators stand by parliamentary immunity for speeches

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:23:00 +0800
Germany: Merkel seeks to heal divisions after migrant influx
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that the migrant influx of 2015 led to deep divisions in Germany and renewed a promise on yesterday that it wo

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:17:00 +0800
IS suicide bomber kills 31 as Afghans celebrate new year
KABUL — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on yesterday, killing at least 31 people as Afgh

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Kosovo parliament vote on border deal halted by tear gas
PRISTINA — Kosovo's opposition on yesterday used tear gas to disrupt a parliamentary vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:05:00 +0800
What we know so far: Boracay casino projects amid concerns for 'cesspool' island

Philippines Bacolod

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:44:33 +0800
Mt. Kanlaon inflates: Phivolcs urges locals to prepare
THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Mount Kanlaon is “swelling” as it urged the residents within the volcanic belt to prepare for any eventuality. Phivolcs science research specialist chief Ma. Antonia Bornas b...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:43:29 +0800
Disaster office inspecting resorts to ensure safety
THE Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) will inspect all the resorts in the city Wednesday to ensure the compliance of City Ordinance 749 or the hiring of certified lifeguards in preparation for the observance of the Le...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:42:53 +0800
NegOcc guv: Benitez fits to be senator
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Tuesday, March 20, that Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez is more needed and fitted to be senator. “Okay man, if he will be governor because he can do a lot for Negros but he is neede...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:42:09 +0800
Kin of OFW seeks help
THE mother of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who hails from Bago City, Negros Occidental is asking for help after her daughter was allegedly locked up alone by her employers in a stock room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In an interview with Aksyon Rady...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:40:24 +0800
DILG: Vote for the right leaders
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Negros Occidental is urging the public to vote for the right leaders in the May 14 barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or Youth Council elections. DILG provincial director Car...

Philippines Baguio

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:50:08 +0800
Intercropping to boost income for coffee industry
SENATOR Cynthia Villar said coffee farmers now have the opportunity to improve their income with coconut and coffee intercropping. Villar, during the third Philippine Coffee Conference in Baguio City, said the passage of Coconut Industry Development ...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:37:23 +0800
Hypebeast leaders monitored
LEADERS of the infamous Hypebeast group terrorizing school kids in Baguio City are now being monitored. City Councilor Francisco Roberto Ortega VI said police and his committee are monitoring with profiling nearly done on the two leaders of the group...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:34:16 +0800
La Paz ‘bombers’ charged
AUTHORITIES have charged three suspects in connection with the grenade explosions that killed two policemen and wounded 26 others at La Paz, Abra last month. Suspects identified as Joel Millare Balucas, Roel Escalante and Eljay Biyang were charged wi...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:32:26 +0800
Civil Defense office conducts training for media
WITH its objective to widen the information dissemination process during calamities and disasters, the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Cordillera partnered with members of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC) each other to make im...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:05:29 +0800
Taxi calibration to continue
THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Railways in Cordillera announced the continuation of the ongoing taxi calibration after a March 14, 2018 decision was made by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) central office....

Philippines Cagayan-De-Oro

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:35:26 +0800
Beja: Plan to ‘privatize’ water district not new
THE city’s bulk water supplier has previously expressed its interest in taking over the operations of the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD), the former general manager of the water utility said. According to engineer Rachel Beja, Metro Paci...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:34:46 +0800
Soldiers, NPA clash in MisOcc town; 256 families flee
AROUND 256 families were forced to flee their homes after the soldiers clashed with suspected communist rebels in Barangay Sinampongan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Monday, March 19. Members of the 10th Infantry Battalion (IB) under the 1st Infantry D...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:34:11 +0800
Oro cops now preparing for Oplan Holy Week
CAGAYAN de Oro City policemen have been ordered not to let their guard down as security preparations are raised to level 5 for the observance of the holy week, a city police official said Tuesday, March 20. Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II, spokesp...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:33:31 +0800
Oro council approves child protection ordinance
THE Cagayan de Oro City Council approved on Monday, March 19, an ordinance localizing the national Child Protection Law. According to City Councilor Edna Marban-Dahino, Ordinance 2018-28 or the Child Protection Ordinance was created to protect the c...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:32:36 +0800
Luczon: What do we know about 'Build Build Build?'
MONDAY morning and my newsfeed was filled with stories about the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant. The curiosity of me had me researching online about the candidates being mentioned. As sideline to the pageant stories, was this honest answer made ...

Philippines Cebu

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:42:23 +0800
Osmeña crows about Aguirre’s ‘mistake’ in Lim, Espinosa cases
CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña believes that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre made a mistake in the dismissal of drug-related cases against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr., and that overturning that resolution las...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:41:40 +0800
BIR plans to increase zonal land values
AN official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday said the agency is increasing the zonal valuation of lands in Cebu, which were last set 12 years ago, especially with the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (T...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:40:47 +0800
Ceres bus, school truck among nearly 500 vehicles impounded for counter-flowing in Cebu City
AFTER more than a month of implementation, close to 500 vehicles were impounded by the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) for counter-flowing. In two Facebook posts, Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the latest vehicles that were impounded included a truc...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:34:44 +0800
Killings worry biz leader, archbishop
SAYING it could affect business, the new president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) expressed concern on the recent spate of killings in Cebu. “We are very much concerned, as you are. I mean, this issue affects all of us,” said...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:31:48 +0800
Mandaue cuts mask ban fine to P500
THE Mandaue City Government reduced the P5,000 fine to P500 for first-time violators of the ordinance that prohibits the use of face covers by motorcycle riders within Mandaue. This was among the amendments made on Ordinance 14-2017-1251, which the C...

Philippines Davao

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:42:50 +0800
McDo PH shares happiness to Dabawenyos
SHAPING young minds through proper education and sharing happiness has been the ultimate goal of McDonald's Philippines through Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in their program called Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Center where they bu...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:42:14 +0800
Dumaguete Visita Iglesia: Silliman University Church
ON THE charming campus by the sea in Dumaguete is a large green field flanked with age-old acacia trees. At the far end is an amphitheater, where campus beauty queens have been crowned in a contest said to be the oldest and the longest running campus...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:40:00 +0800
Moira fills Abreeza as she serenades Dabawenyos
I HAVE always been in Abreeza Mall for leisure and necessities but I have never seen it as filled as last Saturday, March 17 when Moira dela Torre, the country's leading pop singer serenaded the Dabawenyos at the atrium. The event was scheduled to ki...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:38:18 +0800
GMA brings twists to upcoming singing tilt
THE Kapuso Network is bringing some twists to the regular singing competition on TV. With singing reality shows being one of the well-loved entertainment programs among Filipinos, GMA is set to join the bandwagon once again. However, the giant networ...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:37:34 +0800
DCWD offices, collection centers closed on Holy Week
DAVAO City Water District (DCWD) advises the public that its Bajada, Matina, and Toril offices and Victoria Plaza, Felcris Centrale, and SM Lanang Premier collection centers will be closed from March 29 until April 1, 2018 in observance of the Lenten...

Philippines Dumaguete

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:48:30 +0800
Dumaguete officials throw support behind ‘Rehabinasyon’ program
DUMAGUETE City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo led local officials, the youth, the academe, law enforcement agencies and other sectors in supporting the government’s program “Rehabinasyon”. They announced the support as the Inter-Agency Committee ...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:47:56 +0800
Oceana rallies Silliman University to protect Benham Rise
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental -- Oceana, an international conservation and advocacy organization, is rallying the support of Silliman University here in ongoing efforts to protect the Philippine Rise, also known as Benham Bank. Danny Ocampo, Ocean...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:47:27 +0800
Drug suspects arrested during 'pot session' in Dumaguete
DUMAGUETE CITY – Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in Negros Oriental arrested six persons in an anti-illegal drugs operation Wednesday in this city. An initial police report said that a join...

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:41:01 +0800
Negros prosecutor readies resolution on murders of 'Carp claimants'
THE Negros Oriental assistant provincial prosecutor handling the multiple murder case relative to the deaths of farmers claiming to be petitioners of the government’s land reform program is expected to come up with a resolution with or without the ...

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:40:04 +0800
10 writers accepted for Asia's oldest creative writing workshop
A TOTAL of 10 writers from the Philippines have been accepted as fellows to the 2018 Silliman University National Writers Workshop for this year. Mark Raygan Garcia, director of the Office of Information and Publications (OIP) of Silliman University...

Philippines Headlines

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:45:04 +0800
19 senators stand by parliamentary immunity for speeches

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Privilege speech immunity is absolute – Senate
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 19 senators have signed a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that absolute parliamentary immunity for speeches de

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
It’s FVR’s turn to be invited to House inquiry
MANILA, Philippines — Another senior statesman is slated to appear before a congressional inquiry.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Top PNPA grad vows to do what’s morally right
MANILA, Philippines — Graduating at the top of his class, a police cadet from Negros Occidental vowed in his valedictory speech to do only what is morally ri

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
House sees CJ’s Senate impeach trial in August
MANILA, Philippines — It seems Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno will have to wait four months for her impeachment trial as the Senate may only start proceedings

Philippines Iloilo

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:53:34 +0800
Iloilo PWDs call for automatic PhilHealth coverage
THE Iloilo Provincial Federation of Associations of Persons with Disabilities is asking the National Government for additional medical privileges as it celebrates the 14th Women with Disability Day (March 21, 2018). Federation president Bonifacio Cas...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:52:59 +0800
NHCP agrees to demolish Freedom Grandstand
THE National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has agreed to demolish the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand to give way for the development of Sunburst Park. The Freedom Grandstand was considered a concrete monument of the Iloilo City Free...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:35:32 +0800
Guimaras is pilot area for DOT market tourism project
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas has identified Jordan town in Guimaras as its pilot area for its market tourism program. DOT-Western Visayas Director Helen Catalbas said they will improve and rehabilitate the Jordan's Alibhon publi...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:34:26 +0800
US consul general impressed with Iloilo City
UNITED States Consul General Russel Brown was impressed with the infrastructure, transportation, and investment promotions of Iloilo City. “Working together resiliently for the future is great. I’m very impressed because that’s what your city i...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:11:43 +0800
DOT recommends ideal Lenten sites in W. Visayas
ILOILO CITY -- As the Lenten season nears, the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Western Visayas Region has some recommended sites for the public to visit. DOT-Western Visayas regional director Helen Catalbas said the towns of Barotac Viejo, Calinog and A...

Philippines Manila

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:15:56 +0800
Robinsons Land, Shang Properties to develop BGC property
REAL estate companies Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and Shang Properties Incorporated will jointly develop condominium buildings, serviced apartments and commercial spaces at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City, Metro Manila. The Philip...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:58:13 +0800
Sharon Cuneta meets Duterte in private dinner
ACTRESS Sharon Cuneta, together with family members and friends, met President Rodrigo Duterte on a private dinner Tuesday night, March 20. In her official Facebook and Instagram pages, Cuneta posted several "groufie" photos together with the Preside...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:25:52 +0800
House committee seeks increase in Mindanao budget
THE House committee on Mindanao affairs, chaired by Cagayan de Oro City second district Representative Maximo Rodriguez Jr., is seeking for a budget increase for Mindanao for the coming years. In a press conference on Wednesday, March 21, Rodriguez ...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:14:08 +0800
Duterte: PH won't join US in any wars, unless Filipinos 'under threat'
THE United States would not receive any help from the Philippines in any of its battles, unless the Filipino people are under "direct threat," President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, March 20. Speaking before the Philippine National Police Academy'...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:06:09 +0800
House panel supports Boracay temporary closure
THE House committee on tourism, chaired by Leyte fourth district Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, has expressed its support to the proposal of the government to temporary close Boracay Island.

Philippines Nation

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
3 eyed for top Armed Forces of the Philippines post
MANILA, Philippines — Three military officers are being eyed to replace Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Makati billboard shut down after airing porn video
MANILA, Philippines — Makati City Mayor Abby Binay yesterday ordered the operator of a digital billboard to stop its operations after airing a pornographic v

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Another hotel fire victim dies
MANILA, Philippines — Another employee of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte backs shift to federalism
MANILA, Philippines — Shifting the form of government to federalism would help address internal migration that strains the resources of highly urbanized citi

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0800
NCRPO: No terror threat in Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) yesterday appealed to the public not to spread false information about a terror threa

Philippines Pampanga

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:23:27 +0800
46 Pampanga villages declared drug-cleared
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The campaign against illegal drugs in Pampanga continues as 46 out of the 505 villages in the province were declared drug-cleared by the Central Luzon Regional Drug Clearing Oversight Committee. Philippine Drug Enforcement Age...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:19:18 +0800
Blueboy: ‘I’m not running for mayor’
ANGELES CITY -- Former Pampanga First District representative Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno said he will not seek for any elective position during the mid-term polls next year. Nepomuceno, who is also a former mayor of this city, bared this during...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:18:17 +0800
More than a thousand cops to secure Lubao balloon fest
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon disclosed on Wednesday that more than a thousand police officers have been deployed to secure the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018 in Pradera Verde, Prado Siong...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:17:31 +0800
6,365 Simonians get PhilHealth cards
SAN SIMON - Residents of this fourth district town received on Wednesday, March 21, tickets to free health care as the Provincial Government of Pampanga and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) provided anew health coverage through th...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:16:45 +0800
House plenary to take up bill vs spam messages
MABALACAT CITY -- In response to complaints against unsolicited calls and texts, the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) recently endorsed for plenary approval the establishment of the “No Calls and No Text Registrati...

Philippines Pangasinan

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:44:32 +0800
Northern Luzon Command on full alert status ahead of NPA anniversary
DAGUPAN CITY -- The military's Northern Luzon Command (NolCom) is on full alert status ahead of the 49th founding anniversary of terrorist group New People’s Army (NPA). Lieutenant Colonel Isagani Nato, NolCom information officer, said that while ...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:43:56 +0800
Pest-hit Pangasinan farms to get fertilizer aid
STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan -- The Provincial Government is set to provide fertilizer assistance to farmers whose farms have been affected by pest infestation and suspected defective corn seeds. Governor Amado Espino III has already approved the ferti...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:42:55 +0800
Universal Health Care bill to benefit all Filipinos: Ejercito
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito has assured that his proposed measure would provide universal health care (UHC) to all Filipinos.  Ejercito, chair of the Senate committee on health and demography, said Senate Bill No. 1458, ...

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:38:56 +0800
Police volunteer group now has nearly 14,000 members
DAGUPAN CITY -- A total of 13,887 Muslims and Christians from different towns and cities in Pangasinan are now part of the Salaam Police Volunteers. Police Chief Inspector Norman Florentino, chief of the community relations officer of the Pangasinan ...

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:38:18 +0800
3rd Pangasinan Women’s Convention slated March 21-22
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Provincial Government of Pangasinan will conduct its 3rd Provincial Women’s Convention on March 21-22 at the Provincial Training and Development Center here in celebration of the National Women’s Month. Provincial Soci...

Philippines Regional

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:32:55 +0800
#SHORTS: Duterte backs Boracay shutdown 'even if it takes a bit longer'; UP Cebu installs new Oblation; Cebu grad tops MedTech board exam
SHUTDOWN. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, March 20, said he would back the recommendation of the inter-agency task force on Boracay Island in a bid to address the environmental problems besetting the famous resort island.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:46:19 +0800
World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conserva...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:20:02 +0800
Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the ru...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:11:53 +0800
How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation
NEW YORK -- Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. The social network is under ...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:28:32 +0800
#SHORTS: 2 dead in twin accidents in Balamban; Duterte impersonator gives radio interview, fools PCOO bureau; Robredo calls for more sectoral reps in ConCom
TWIN ACCIDENTS. Two men died in separate vehicular accidents Monday afternoon, March 19, along Transcentral Highway in Balamban town in midwest Cebu.

Philippines Tacloban

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:31:59 +0800
Plan to make Samar as alternative destination lauded
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar -- The City Government welcomed the announcement of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to make Samar province one of the alternative tourist destinations in the country due to the planned closure of the world-famous Boracay Islan...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:31:30 +0800
Traders say San Juanico Bridge lighting to boost local tourism
BUSINESSMEN in Tacloban City expressed optimism that the lighting of the San Juanico Bridge will boost the tourism industry in Eastern Visayas five years after Super Typhoon Yolanda leveled most of the region. The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterpri...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:30:44 +0800
Yolanda survivor shines in PSC-Pacquiao cup Visayas semis
CALBAYOG City, Samar -- A 15-year-old survivor of Super Typhoon Yolanda that hit Leyte province in 2013 emerged as the first winner in the ongoing PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup Visayas Semifinals at the Calbayog bus terminal in Barangay Bagacay he...

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:30:17 +0800
Air Juan launches Cebu-Catbalogan route
CATBALOGAN CITY -- Domestic airline, Air Juan Aviation Inc., opened a new route to Samar province, its fourth destination since it started operating in the Eastern Visayas region last year. Air Juan chief executive officer John Gutierrez said during...

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:41:43 +0800
Clean, spacious terminal welcomes passengers at Tacloban airport
A SLEEK and spacious terminal now greets travelers flying in and out of Tacloban City following the inauguration of the P20 million-funded passenger terminal expansion project at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) airport on Friday, March 16. Mayor Cristi...

Philippines Zamboanga

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:36:54 +0800
Abu Sayyaf bandit in Malaysian resort kidnapping falls
SECURITY forces have arrested a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who was involved in the kidnapping of 21 people, including 10 Europeans, 17 years ago in a Malaysian resort, a top police official said March 21. Arrested was Dani Suraidi, who uses the a...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:36:17 +0800
Farmer kills village official in Zamboanga del Sur
A VILLAGE official was shot and killed by a farmer in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday, March 21. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the incident happened...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:35:47 +0800
7 arrested in anti-illegal drug operation in Basilan
POLICE have arrested seven people, including two suspected drug peddlers, in an anti-illegal drug operation in the province of Basilan, a police official said on March 21. Superintendent Restituto Pangusban, Isabela City police chief, identified the ...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:35:18 +0800
20 Zamboanga cops receive 'Medalya ng Kagalingan'
TWENTY police officers and personnel of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula have been awarded the "Medalya ng Kagalingan," as they were cited for the arrest of six suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Zamboanga City. Chief Su...

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:37:58 +0800
Gov’t engineer dies in gun attack
A GOVERNMENT engineer was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Zamboanga Sibugay province, the police said Tuesday, March 20. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, identified the victi...

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:46:45 +0800
Japanese ‘serial killer’ to be served with 10th arrest warrant in murder of nine people
Police are set to serve another arrest warrant on a 27-year-old man over the murder of a high schoolgirl last year, the 10th arrest warrant served on the suspect who has admitted to killing and dismembering nine people at his flat near Tokyo, investi...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:13:47 +0800
US prosecutors told to seek death penalty in drug cases
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors on Wednesday to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is “appropriate,” saying the Justice Department must boost efforts to counter America’s epidem...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:22:49 +0800
US drops controversial auto parts demand in Nafta talks, says report
The United States has dropped a controversial demand in Nafta trade talks for more American auto parts in cars and trucks sold in North America, a Canadian newspaper reported on Wednesday. The proposal to raise the US content requirement to 50 per ce...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:55:33 +0800
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson compares Vladimir Putin’s World Cup to Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Olympics
The UK’s Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, has likened the upcoming soccer World Cup in Russia to the 1936 Olympic Games – and Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler – during the ongoing breakdown of UK-Russia ties.  J...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:50:46 +0800
Who was Mark Anthony Conditt, the Texas serial bomber?
The suspected serial bomber whose deadly packages terrified Austin for almost three weeks before he blew himself up as law enforcement closed in was identified on Wednesday as Mark Anthony Conditt. The quiet, home-schooled son of a local couple that ...

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:22:55 +0700
Activist demands answers to watch saga
Human rights activist Thicha Nanakorn has led a fresh call for the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to lift the lid on its long-delayed investigation into the luxury watch scandal involving first Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister P...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:34:12 +0700
UK: Putin's World Cup to be like Hitler's 1936 Olympics
LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to bolster Russia's image through hosting the World Cup in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:12:00 +0700
Double-decker bus overturns at speed,15 dead
A passenger bus veered off a curve and lost control in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 persons and injuring about 35, police said.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:11:00 +0700
White House: Who leaked Trump's congratulations to Putin?
WASHINGTON: The White House fumed Wednesday about an embarrassing leak of Donald Trump's shock decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election, with one official describing the disclosure as illegal.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:55:00 +0700
Vientiane residents react differently to Chinese presence
VIENTIANE: Vientiane, the capital of Laos situated on the banks of the Mekong River, has long been known for its laidback, calm atmosphere.

Thailand Bangkok Top Stories

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:22:55 +0700
Activist demands answers to watch saga
Human rights activist Thicha Nanakorn has led a fresh call for the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to lift the lid on its long-delayed investigation into the luxury watch scandal involving first Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister P...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:55:00 +0700
Vientiane residents react differently to Chinese presence
VIENTIANE: Vientiane, the capital of Laos situated on the banks of the Mekong River, has long been known for its laidback, calm atmosphere.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:44:00 +0700
DPM Somkid backs Thailand to join ex-US TPP
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak supports Thailand joining the amended Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in order to gain future trade and investment benefits.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:03:00 +0700
Reuters journalists clock up 100 days in jail in Myanmar
Two Reuters journalists reached their 100th day in detention in Myanmar on Wednesday as pre-trial hearings drag on over charges under the Official Secrets Act in a case that has incensed global opinion.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:24:00 +0700
Price of chicken to rise as exports to China approved
China has approved imports of Thai chicken for the first time, with sales expected to top 7 billion baht a year - but it means consumers in Thailand will probably pay more.

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Vietnam Bao dien tu

3/21/2018 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
South Korean giants flock to Vietnam’s finance & banking market
Two out of eight wholly foreign-owned banks in Vietnam are from South Korea. Besides banks, many other South Korean corporations have contributed capital to, or cooperated with, Vietnamese banks.

3/21/2018 1:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
Health Ministry says ‘no’ to opening drug distribution market to foreigners
Decree 54 and the draft circular that guides its implementation compiled by the Ministry of Health have both raised controversy: foreign investors say the regulations break Vietnam’s WTO commitments.

3/21/2018 10:12:03 AM (GMT+7)
Young entrepreneurs born in the Year of Dog achieve early success
VietNamNet Bridge - Born in 1994, many of these entrepreneurs are young but have already become rivals of prominent businesspeople. 

3/21/2018 9:59:01 AM (GMT+7)
Vietnam’s e-commerce firms brace for arrival of Amazon
VietNamNet Bridge - Many in the Vietnamese entrepreneurial community believe the arrival of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, will be a ‘threat’, not an ‘opportunity’.

3/20/2018 4:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
More Vietnamese startups choose other countries to set up headquarters
Repeated warnings have been given in the last two years about the growing tendency of Vietnamese registering businesses in other countries such as Singapore and Thailand.

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...

Vietnam Thanh Nien

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT
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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.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

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.

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