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1 hr ago | Stars and Stripes

Election stalemate adds to Afghanistan's economic woes

It's wedding season here, but the colorful dresses in Emal Hamidzada's small shop in central Kabul are on deep discount.


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2 hrs ago | The Nation

Region must be ready for rising competition among major powers: Sihasak

Sihasak Phuangketkeow, permanent secretary at the Foreign Ministry, is calling on the region to pay more attention and be prepared for rising competition among major powers, as well as engage with China to enhance peace and mutual interest.


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6 hrs ago |

Taiwan to send doctors to Nigeria to help fight Ebola

Taipei, Aug. 22 Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control said Friday it will send a team of doctors to Nigeria, one of the African countries where the Ebola virus has caused deaths, to help fight the contagious disease.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Taiwan Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Taiwan,

10 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

After food safety scares, China retailer offers baby milk insurance

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.


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15 hrs ago | BBC News

Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet expectations?

Political analyst Tobias Basuki likes to tell a story about Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo that has perhaps been embellished over the years but shows why so many people have such high hopes for the country's next leader.


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Thu Aug 21, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Majority of Americans say they would vacation without staying connected.

A new global survey found that only 35 percent of American travelers are unwilling to ditch their devices while on vacation, while travelers from Thailand were found to be the least prepared to give up their mobile technology, with a staggering 85 percent of Thai travelers saying they'd be unwilling to do so.


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Bangkok Post

CPN delays Malaysia mall, cancels...

Central Pattana Plc , the country's largest shopping project developer, will delay the opening of its first mall in Malaysia to 2017 from 2016, as it needs more time to study the market.


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Central Western Daily

Savings in the Spotlight as customers flood into new store

HAPPY DAYS:Spotlight Orange store manager Ricky Puata and Spotlight general manager Roy Sammartino say they have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the Orange store's opening.


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Iranian plane makes urgent landing in Tehran

An Iranian airplane traveling to the country's western city of Kermanshah from Tehran flew back to Tehran after experiencing technical problems.


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The Indian Express

No table for three

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision this week to cancel the foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan has drawn much political flak at home and generated some international concern that the NDA government might be departing from its proclaimed commitment to improve relations with the neighbours.


Related Topix: Travel, Pakistan Travel, Pakistan, Opinion

Wall Street Journal

South Korea's Exports to China: Game Over?

In an unusually candid trade report early this month, the trade ministry said it was "concerned" about a sustained fall in exports to China, Seoul's biggest trade partner.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

Wed Aug 20, 2014


UPDATE 4-China says Australian tycoon's attack "irrational and absurd"

China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people.


Related Topix: China Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Financial Services, CITIC Pacific, Investment Services

The Daily Star

Mexico seeks more bilateral trade

BEIRUT: Mexican Ambassador to Lebanon Jaime Garcia Amaral emphasized Wednesday the need to boost trade relations and investments between his country and Lebanon.


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Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.


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Bangkok Post

Thai unrest hits Cambodia tourism

Cambodia's tourism industry, which for years has seen double-digit growth, is now showing signs of slowing down as Thai visitors to the kingdom decline, according to the latest government data.


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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.


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Asian Correspondent

The glaring contradictions of Hong Kong's anti-Occupy movement

Three days ago a group calling itself the Alliance for Peace and Democracy staged a march in Hong Kong against Occupy Central with Love and Peace, which has threatened to occupy the streets of Central as an act of civil disobedience if the Hong Kong government does not propose to Beijing a model of democratic reform that meets "international ... (more)


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times of India

ET: India to be launch-pad for Amazon drone attack

When PM Modi visited Japan as Gujarat CM, he showed interest in Mizuho Bank opening a branch in Ahmedabad, but it was rejected by RBI under UPA.


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International Business Times

Australia & Indonesia End Diplomatic Rift, Resume Intelligence & Military Cooperation

Visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gestures as he delivers a speech during his visit at the presidential palace in Manila May 23, 2014.


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9 great new U.S. beach hotels

On Maui's northwest shore, Montage Kapalua Bay is an oceanfront property with just 50 suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms.


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