Artikel tagged “regional”

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    Budget Phuket to India direct, from October

    Indian low-cost airline carrier GoAir will commence direct flights between India and Phuket in October. Flights between Delhi to Phuket start October 11 and from Mumbai on October 12. GoAir is the 5 th  largest airline in India, with a home base of Mumbai

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    New Hong Kong to Shenzhen high speed train launches today

    It’s the first day of the new HK to Shenzhen high speed train service. At 7am the first hundreds of passengers departed the former British colony for mainland China at speeds up to 200 kph.

  • Former Malay PM Najib to face up to 20 charges over 1MDB scandal

    Former Malay PM Najib to face up to 20 charges over 1MDB scandal

    by The Star – Asia News Network Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak is expected to face “nothing less” than 20 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act. A mountain of legal challenges lies ahead of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as authorities bring fresh charges against the former PM over the multibillion-ringgit 1Malaysia Develop­ment Bhd (1MDB) scandal. Najib, who is already facing criminal breach of trust, bribery and money-laundering charges, is expected to face dozens more at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today in connection with the deposit of 2.6 billion Ringit (20 billion Thai Baht) of 1MDB funds into his personal account

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    Singapore #1, Thailand #6 – Asia’s most innovative nations

    by DataLEADS/Asia News Network Singapore, South Korea and Japan are the most innovative countries in Asia whereas Pakistan and Bangladesh are the least innovative, according to the Global Innovation Index 2018 report. Thailand comes in number 6 out of the 17 ranked countries.

  • More than 60 dead as Mangkhut continues into southern China

    More than 60 dead as Mangkhut continues into southern China

    The world’s strongest tropical storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, continues its path of destruction across Southeast Asia, reaching mainland China yesterday (Sunday) after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines. The storm, originating in the Pacific Ocean and first hitting Guam and the Marshall Islands, has been deadly with its high power winds hitting rural communities in The Philippines and then into Chinese business hub, Hong Kong yesterday

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    Mangkhut will hit China coast around noon today

    Typhoon Mangkhut will pass over the coast of southern China and be closest to the Pearl Delta, one of the most densely urbanised regions in the world, around noon today.

  • Mangkhut bearing down on the northern tip of Luzon, The Philippines

    Mangkhut bearing down on the northern tip of Luzon, The Philippines

    The Philippines continues to evacuate thousands as soldiers and emergency workers continue to prepare shelter and emergency provisions. ‘Super’ Typhoon Mangkhut is threatening more than four million people in the northern island of Luzon

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    Saving ancient stone – restoration of the Angkor heritage sites

    by China Daily – Asia News Network August is probably not the best time for tourists to travel to Angkor Was (Angkor Archaeological Park) in northern Cambodia – the rainy season brings particularly muggy conditions. But for Yuan Mengxi, an assistant researcher at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, her trip last month was perhaps one of her most exciting although she had been there more than 10 times

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    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar

    PHOTO: Reuters journalist Wa Lone followed by Kyaw Soe Oo arriving in court in Yangon. They were sentenced to seven years in jail today for breaching state secrets law – Reuters Reuters reports that a Myanmar judge today found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said 32 year old Wa Lone 28 year old and Kyaw Soe Oo breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents

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    Call centre gang in Vietnam raided – 16 Thais arrested

    Tourist Police Bureau deputy commissioner Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn has announced a trans-national raid in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Thai PBS reports that sixteen Thai and two Taiwanese nationals were arrested in a raid on a condominium by Thai and Vietnamese police where a so-called “call centre” gang had been operating