Tue, 15 May 2018 21:18:46
No access to Maya Bay from front of Phi Phi after rehab, protection work kicks off in earnest in June
Access to Maya Bay from the front of Phi Phi island will become permanently unattainable following the upcoming four-month closure of the area to make way for a long-term rehabilitation of the environmentally degraded bay, which has suffered due to the overcrowding of tourists.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:29:03
'I Did Something Bad': Swift recrafts sound and reputation
In her rise to pop superstardom, Taylor Swift was once earnest and anodyne, her life's disappointments more a chance for songs of perky commiseration than of rage.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:19:30
Trump opens door to N. Korea talks as Asia trip begins in earnest
President Donald Trump appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone on North Korea as he got down to business Monday on an Asian tour that will be dominated by the nuclear crisis with Pyongyang.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time
Deep in Indonesia’s easternmost province, a group of birdwatchers wait in earnest hoping to glimpse the renowned birds-of-paradise. Rampant poaching and deforestation have devastated populations once plentiful in Papua’s jungles.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:00:00
Thailand steadily slipping behind its neighbours
Until structural reform begins in earnest, our economic outlook will remain uniquely bleak in the region
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:00:00
Taiwan needs other ways to make friends
Caught In a tightening diplomatic clamp, Taipei should be moving southward in earnest
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:00:37
Exercise in democracy or “Bolirkhela”?
Imagine two heavyset men in the middle of a mud pool lunging at each other. They huff and puff, throw up their arms in the air screaming obscenities – some in earnest, some to stir their supporters. Finally, after repeated frontal assaults, one of them puts the other down and claims the trophy, sending his supporters into a frenzy.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:45:00
Obama makes final trip to China, Southeast Asia
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - Barack Obama begins his 11th and final presidential trip to the Asia-Pacific in earnest on Friday, visiting China to nurture what has become arguably the world's most important relationship and cementing an eight-year "pivot to As
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:00:00
Holiday the halal way
KUALA LUMPUR - The importance of being halal was earnestly stressed at the inaugural Malaysian Association of Tours and Travel Agents (Matta) Muslim Travel Dialogue. Much of the discourse among the speakers that day sought to reveal the needs and expectat
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:00:00
China tallies its ancient books
Rare Buddhist sutras go on display in Beijing as preservation, cataloguing proceeds in earnest
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:19:00
World's nations gather to rescue ocean life
PARIS - It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and it could easily take another to finish the job, but UN talks in New York to safeguard life in the high seas finally begin in earnest Monday.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:00:00
Licence bidders set for fight in earnest
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) expects genuine competition in the auctions of telecom licences on the 900- and 1,800-megahertz spectra, said NBTC member Pravit Leestapornvongsa.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:54:00
White House finalising plan to close Guantanamo prison
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House is in the "final stages" of drafting a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison and will submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 06:16:00
Bomb ISIS some more
Why aren't the barbarian zealots of the so-called Islamic State, who are intent on destroying our world heritage in the museums and archaeological sites of northern Iraq, being bombed into the paradise they so earnestly seek?
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:00:00
Pakistan faces its Frankenstein's monster
Islamabad appears to be tackling the Taleban in earnest - but it will be a long struggle