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2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Image of Asia: The blur of the crowd in Tokyo

People walk a street at Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Japan Travel, Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

With Eye on China, Japan Defense Planners Seek Spending Boost

Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.


Related Topix: Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Second City, Bullet Train To Help Ease Klang Valley Congestion

By Zairina Zainudin PETALING JAYA, Aug 29 -- Building a second city and a bullet train system to solve the congestion problems in the Klang Valley were among the ideas raised at the just-concluded 17th National Housing and Property Summit 2014.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Travel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel


Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

The Economist

Foreigners wanted

BACK in December 2009, the Chinese government announced an ambitious plan for Hainan, the country's only tropical province.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Wedding, Travel, China Travel,


Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Sgt. 1st Class Tom Albert is with the Army's 2nd Engineers at the massive Bagram Air Field north of Kabul and he's overseeing operation Clean Sweep here.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel,

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Australia: MH370 may have turned south sooner

A failed satellite phone call suggests the missing passenger jet may have turned south slightly earlier than previously thought during its enigmatic journey, Australian authorities said Thursday.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Beijing, China Travel, Malaysia, China Travel, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777

The New Zealand Herald

US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

A U.S investment group has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.


Related Topix: Travel, Myanmar Travel, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thanh Nein News

Tourists at a restaurant in the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City. Photo: Phu Sa Loc

Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada.


Related Topix: World News, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Malaysia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel

4 Hoteliers

Digital Innovation Asia announces finalists for the 2nd DIA Awards.

Leading up to the second Digital Innovation Asia Awards, DIA is recognizing the most innovative, creative, and performance-driven e-tourism initiatives in Asia.


Related Topix: Blog News, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel


Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

The Age

Australia wins the spy war with Indonesia

Nusa Dua, Bali: To the extent that anyone "wins" from a heated, emotional argument between two nations and neighbours, Australia has won the spying row.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Travel, Indonesia Travel, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,

Karnataka seeks Britain's help to set up aerospace centre

Karnataka Wednesday sought Britain's help in setting up an aerospace technology centre in this tech hub modelled on the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a consortium of seven world leading research centres headquartered in West Midlands in Britain.


Related Topix: Travel, India Travel, Bangalore, India Travel, World News, Mumbai, India Travel, India,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New programming chief at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center talks about grand opening

Work continues this month on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It's scheduled to open this November.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Travel, Malaysia Travel, Theater, Arts

The Georgia Straight

At Taiwanfest, Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers give back

The founder of the Canadian arm of the Tzu Chi Foundation, Gary Ho, is passing the leadership baton to his successor.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Travel, Taiwan Travel, Family, Kids

The Northern Echo

Talented athlete dies in Thailand after colliding with glass door, severing artery

Jason Flannery, 25, a former pupil at Wensleydale School, in Leyburn, was found dead in a sixth floor flat in tourist resort Pattaya at 3am on Saturday .


Related Topix: Travel, Thailand Travel

Sweden-India Nobel quiz to travel through 10 cities

The eighth edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz, an annual inter-college competition, will begin its ten-city course across India from Kolkata's Presidency University Sep 5. The competition, a part of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week organised by the Embassy of Sweden would culminate with the finals in New Delhi on Nov 1. It will ... (more)


Related Topix: Travel, India Travel, World News, India, Asia, Bangalore, India Travel


Kuwaiti influential newspaper issues article about Azerbaijan's First Lady

Kuwaiti influential newspaper Al Rai has issued an article lauding the activities of Azerbaijan`s first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Kuwait City told Trend Aug. 26. The article provides an insight into the projects carried out by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Azerbaijan and abroad.


Related Topix: Kuwait City, Kuwait Travel, Travel, Kuwait Travel

Thorne Today

Guardsman's timely return

Colour Sergeant Major Glen Goldthorpe with wife Jolene and baby Harry - All images remain crown copyright.


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Northern Territory News

Frigate attracts admirers

Coalition observers were impressed when they toured HMAS Stuart as part of Exercise Kakadu 2014, especially with the ship's gas turbines.


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