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Years-long conflict continues to breed poverty in Yemen

Homeless Yemenis are struggling to get basic needs such as clean drinking water and food who eagerly wish a cessation of the years-long deadly conflict in their homeland.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/19 12:51:48

Surprise performance

Members of the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child perform outside the Harry Potter Concept store in Melbourne, Australia on Friday. Warner Brothers has teamed up with the Myer department store to unveil the country's largest Harry Potter concept shop.
Source: IC | 2019/10/18 22:13:40

Japan to dispatch own self-defense troops to Strait of Hormuz

Japan has decided to dispatch its own self-defence troops to the Strait of Hormuz area instead of joining the US-coalition to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, the Asahi newspaper reported.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/18 22:03:40

Abe's shrine offering sparks criticism again

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting China and South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime actions.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/10/17 21:33:41

Rescue drill

Members of Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) rescue volunteers acting as refugees during a joint exercise on handling boat people in waters off Banda Aceh on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/17 20:48:43

Japan to delay major imperial parade over typhoon: report

Japan plans to postpone a major imperial parade celebrating the new emperor's ascension to the throne after nearly 80 people were killed in a devastating typhoon, local media said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/17 20:43:42

Philippine earthquake

Residents study a crack left the night before by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the town of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Three children were among four people killed after the powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippines, authorities said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/17 20:38:40

Thai meth swallowers sentenced to 16 years

Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/17 19:23:40

Japan's Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, with cabinet minister paying visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/17 10:03:40

Japan to use 6.5 million USD from reserves to finance post-typhoon disaster relief

Japan will use around 710 million yen (6.5 million dollars) from the national budget's 2019 reserve fund to help finance disaster relief efforts following a powerful typhoon over the weekend, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 22:10:30

Japanese flood disaster frays resilience of elderly victims

When a river in Japan's Fukushima prefecture overflowed on Sunday at the height of Typhoon Hagibis, 700 homes were flooded, many belonging to elderly residents too frail to clean up and repair their water-logged houses.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 19:58:41

Indonesia, South Korea move closer to signing bilateral trade deal

Indonesia and South Korea took a key step on Wednesday toward a bilateral agreement that is expected to help boost trade between the two nations by about 50 percent by 2022.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/16 19:38:41

1 killed, 10 injured as blast hits police vehicle in SW Pakistan

One policeman was killed and 10 others were injured when a roadside bomb hit a police vehicle in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/16 15:12:30

Cambodia remembers

Cambodian government officials pay their respects in front of the monument of the late king Norodom Sihanouk during a ceremony commemorating the king's seventh death anniversary in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 20:13:41

Hagibis death toll hits 66, rescue work continues

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/15 19:23:40

High on ease, low on nutrition: instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids

A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in Southeast Asia, experts say.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/15 19:18:41

Chattogram hi-tech park to open this year: Official

The construction work of a hi-tech park in Bangladeshi port city Chattogram is going on in full swing.
Source: Financial Express | 2019/10/15 14:38:30

Is automation a threat for RMG workers in Bangladesh?

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and is bringing with it a series of upheavals. Robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are gradually making their way into the production process all over the world.
Source: Financial Express | 2019/10/15 13:59:14