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February 10, 2016 1:04 pm

World tourism map redrawn since attacks, epidemics, migrants

Jihadist attacks on tourists in Tunisia last year and the October 31 crash of a Russian plane which took off from its Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have devastated the tourism sectors..

February 10, 2016 12:52 pm

Four killed in military plane crash in Myanmar

The aircraft came down shortly after taking off from Nay Pyi Taw international airport, said a senior military officer, who asked to remain anonymous. "Four crew including a pilot were killed..

February 10, 2016 11:54 am

Immediate effect on tobacco excise tax hike

The Cabinet approved the Finance Ministry’s move yesterday, aimed at raising tax revenue by about Bt15 billion per annum from Bt60 billion. The tax hike is expected to raise retail cigarette..

February 10, 2016 10:51 am

First Zika virus case in China

The news agency said the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced late on Tuesday that the patient, a 34-year-old male from Ganxian county of Jiangxi province, is now..

February 10, 2016 9:02 am

Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries: US networks

With less than 10 percent of precincts reporting, CNN, Fox and other networks called the race for the Republican frontrunner Trump and for Sanders, who is battling Hillary Clinton for the..

February 10, 2016 8:50 am

Indonesian govt grants non-budget warranty for high-speed..

The government has agreed to provide a legal guarantee for the country’s first high-speed railway project, assuring that the project will not be affected by regulatory changes and that the..

February 10, 2016 8:45 am

Bhutanese Royal Family releases first photo of son

The photo of Prince Gyaltsuen, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was posted on the official Facebook page of the Bhutanese King on Tuesday. The prince was born on February 5th and he..

February 9, 2016 6:41 pm

Philippine presidential election campaign kicks off

Aquino, whose six-year term ends on June 30, said the May 9 vote would be a referendum on his administration’s programme to promote the "straight path" in government. "You will decide if the..

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February 9, 2016 6:28 pm

Swedish police arrest 14 for planning asylum centre attack

Authorities said they detained the men on Monday after being tipped off about a planned attack against a migrant centre in Nynashamn, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Stockholm. The..

February 9, 2016 6:26 pm

Spanish suspect thought to have acted alone: police

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February 9, 2016 6:14 pm

Online 'red envelopes' rocket for Chinese New Year

For centuries parents, relatives and employers have handed out "hong bao" -- small gifts of money -- to children or menial workers to celebrate the dawn of the new year. But in increasingly..

February 9, 2016 5:29 pm

Indonesia invites Asean to engage in defense industry

"Indonesia invites countries in Asean to hold stakes in the defense industry […] Depending on only domestic tax for the defense industry might be dull," Rizal said on Monday as quoted..