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  • South Korea Unveils Stimulus After Ferry Sinking

    South Korea Unveils Stimulus After Ferry Sinking

    South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.

  • Plane Crash in Pacific Ocean Kills US Teen Pilot Seeking World Record

    Plane Crash in Pacific Ocean Kills US Teen Pilot Seeking World Record

    A US teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also onboard.

  • Shock of Ferry Sinking Slows South Korea Economy

    Shock of Ferry Sinking Slows South Korea Economy

    South Korea's economic growth hit its lowest level in three quarters after a deadly ferry sinking dented consumer spending, the central bank said Thursday.

  • Rhino Poacher Gets 77 Years in Jail: South Africa

    Rhino Poacher Gets 77 Years in Jail: South Africa

    A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.

  • Restaurant Run by Tihar Convicts Wins Praise for Politeness, Hygiene

    Restaurant Run by Tihar Convicts Wins Praise for Politeness, Hygiene

    As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothi...

  • US Officials Hail Narendra Modi's Steps to Firm up Ties with Neighbours

    US Officials Hail Narendra Modi's Steps to Firm up Ties with Neighbours

    Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steps to improve ties with SAARC countries, top US officials, eminent South Asia experts and lawmakers have said he has shown firm commitment towards strengthening India's relations with its neighbours, includin...

  • Pirates Attack Malaysian Oil Tanker in South China Sea

    Pirates Attack Malaysian Oil Tanker in South China Sea

    Pirates attacked a Malaysian oil tanker in the Malacca Straits and siphoned off its load, the Malaysian navy and officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of hijackings raising tension in Southeast Asia's busy sea lanes.

  • India Tops the List of Global Poor: UN Report

    India Tops the List of Global Poor: UN Report

    India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as a whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

  • Poaching of Wild Animals a Serious Issue, Says Government

    Poaching of Wild Animals a Serious Issue, Says Government

    Terming poaching of wild animals as a serious issue, government today said wildlife in the country is "under stress" with illegal trade in South East Asia alone to the tune of USD 60 billion.

  • South Korea's Youth Suicide Rate Falls Slightly

    South Korea's Youth Suicide Rate Falls Slightly

    The suicide rate among young South Koreans dipped slightly in 2012, government data showed on Monday, offering some encouragement to official efforts to address a long-standing problem in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • Hoping to Project Power, China Finds Itself Alone

    Hoping to Project Power, China Finds Itself Alone

    Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and s...

  • Office Space Leasing Up 26% in April-June in Top 7 Cities

    Office Space Leasing Up 26% in April-June in Top 7 Cities

    "The quarter saw an approximately 26 per cent increase in quarter-on-quarter total office space absorption across these prime locations, from a little more than 6 million sq ft in Q1 2014 to nearly 8 million sq ft in Q2 2014 - signalling the generati...

  • With South Korea's Loss, Asia Out of World Cup

    With South Korea's Loss, Asia Out of World Cup

    The?1-0 loss to Belgium caps a dismal campaign for South Korea, Japan, Australia and Iran, Asia's four representatives in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

  • Mumbai Metropolitan Region Emerging Growth Centre for Realty: CBRE

    Mumbai Metropolitan Region Emerging Growth Centre for Realty: CBRE

    "There has been a significant development in real estate along the Eastern Freeway. Housing prices in locations such as Chembur and Ghatkopar increased by around 28-30 per cent over the last two years," CBRE South Asia Co-head - Capital Markets India...

  • Personally Tech with Asus India Managing Director Peter Chang

    Personally Tech with Asus India Managing Director Peter Chang

    The Regional Head of South Asia and Managing Director for Asus India tells us about his favourite gadgets and apps.

  • Philippines Calls for Construction Freeze in South China Sea

    Philippines Calls for Construction Freeze in South China Sea

    The Philippines said on Monday that China's "expansion agenda" in the disputed South China Sea threatened security and stability in the region, calling on all claimant states to halt construction activities that may raise tensions.

  • In the Guarantee of Happiness, Neighbours are Important: PM Narendra Modi Tells Bhutan

    In the Guarantee of Happiness, Neighbours are Important: PM Narendra Modi Tells Bhutan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Bhutan which is being seen as an attempt to assert his country's influence in south Asia where China is steadily making inroads.

  • Inverted Duty, Infra Issues Hurting IT Hardware Sector: Experts

    Inverted Duty, Infra Issues Hurting IT Hardware Sector: Experts

    Facing challenges like inverted duty structure and infrastructure bottlenecks, India's IT hardware industry has urged the new government to take corrective measures to bring back growth in the sector that has been witnessing flat growth for the last ...

  • Australians See China as Best Friend in Asia

    Australians See China as Best Friend in Asia

    Though Australians regard China as a great military threat they still view the communist giant as their 'best friend in Asia' with only five per cent regarding India as a close ally, a new survey said today.

  • India wants Strong Strategic Partnership with China: Tarun Vijay

    India wants Strong Strategic Partnership with China: Tarun Vijay

    India wants to contribute "very solidly" to the peace and stability process in the Asia Pacific and looks forward to further strengthen its relations with China, Japan and South Korea.

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