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Philippines Middle East Embassies Rocked Over "Sex-For-Fly" Prostitution Scandal
Walden Bellow, Akbayan Representative and Chairman of the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs who has revealed the "sex-for-fly" scandal Major OFW sex scandal rocks DFA Claims of distressed Filipinas being forced into prostitution by embassy officials in 3 Middle East countries Philippine Overseas Labor Office staff in Kuwait and Jordan and one ... (more)
Wed Jun 19, 2013
The Star Online
Singapore's air turns "hazardous" as Indonesian fires rage
Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.
The New Zealand Herald
Tournament sells parking assets
Many of the carparking assets of New Zealand-owned and operated Tournament Parking have been sold to Southeast Asia's biggest player Wilson Parking.
US News & World Report
China's Naval Ambitions and America's Asia Problem
Media coverage of the June 7-8 "shirt sleeves" summit between President Obama and new Chinese president Xi Jinping in Rancho Mirage, California has largely focused on the two issues that dominated the official agenda.
First Take: Afghanistan's Karzai, unreliable as ever
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has established a consistent record in one way: He never seems to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
Jetstar Japan now serves 13 routes with 12 A320s; Matsuyama and...
Matsuyama Songshan Airport became Jetstar Japan's newest destination on 11 June, with the launch of flights to Tokyo Narita.
Swiss tel Hotels & Resorts Expands Into Azerbaijan With Swiss tel Baku
The expansion of Swissotel Hotels & Resorts continues at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Europe with a new deluxe hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.
City Councilman Gernandt: a It feels gooda to be back at work after heart attack
The new entertainment district - Nebraska's first - will be situated across the street from the new Pinnacle Bank Arena in the west Haymarket area.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Thailand: On the Death Railway
A trip to the bridge that cost so many prisoners of war their lives is a poignant experience, writes Peter Feeney Tourists cross the bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi.
Newest hotel amenity: In-room rice cooker?
As hotels and resorts fall over themselves to cater to the surge in cash-rich Chinese tourists with a taste for luxury goods and silver service, experts say U.S. travelers may also reap the benefits.
Welcome to Grand Hotel
By Ursula Maxwell-Lewis - Cloverdale Reporter Published: June 18, 2013 1:00 PM Updated: June 18, 2013 1:50 PM Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, the new Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit, offers what a good hotel should - opportunities to relax, travel, dream and depart refreshed.
Dolphin dies after tourist photos
A child views a Pacific white-sided dolphin inside a tank at the Beijing Aquarium.
Better Australian tourist safety urged
Australia has called for better safety of Australians visiting Phuket, now called the most dangerous place in the world for Australians despite being one of the country's top holiday destinations.
Singapore pressures Indonesia to identify firms behind haze
Singapore's worst air pollution in 16 years sparked diplomatic tension on Tuesday, as the city-state urged Indonesia to provide data on company names and concession maps to enable it to act against plantation firms that allow slash-and-burn farming.
Panasonic and UNESCO Renew Strategic Partnership Agreement
Panasonic Corporation and UNESCO announced the renewal of their strategic partnership agreement today.
Airborne laser reveals hidden city in Cambodia
In this photo taken on June 28, 2012, Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Afghanistan to hold formal talks with Taliban in Qatar: Karzai
Afghanistan will send representatives to Qatar soon to discuss peace with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday, in a step towards reaching a brokered ceasefire in the 12-year-old war.
Japan fears losing battle of bu...
TOKYO: Belt-tightening in Japan's diplomatic service is cutting the quality of canapes on offer abroad, the foreign ministry has said, leading to fears Tokyo is losing the battle of the buffets to Beijing.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Delta's new Seattle-to-Shanghai service to help China connection
Delta Air Lines' new nonstop service between Seattle and Shanghai, which started Monday, will complement two existing services to Beijing and increase the ease of travel from Seattle to China.
Britain offers same day visa in Chennai - Indiatalkies.com
Bangalore, June 17: Britain's deputy high commission in Chennai will issue visas on the day of application from Tuesday to Indians in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu,, an official said Monday.