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Japan's Prince Hisahito in Bhutan on first overseas trip

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Japan's 12-year-old Prince Hisahito being welcomed by Bhutan's Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck (in white top) and Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck (in pink top) after arriving in Bhutan yesterday for a private family trip with his father, Crown Prince Fumihito, and mother, Crown Princess Kiko.
Categories: Asian News

In defence of the environment

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has underlined the critical connection between rising global temperatures and food security. The report, released on Aug 8, provides a template for subsequent climate conferences. In tangible terms, these conferences have yielded little that could be followed through.
Categories: Asian News

Calm or chaos in Kashmir? Contrasting reports emerge

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Photographs of residents making purchases ahead of Eid al-Adha. A series of videos showing India's National Security Adviser engaging in freewheeling chats with locals on the streets. Aerial footage of traffic moving along Srinagar's streets as if it were just another day.
Categories: Asian News

Family wants justice after court acquits lynching suspects

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Mr Irshad Khan woke up to India's 73rd Independence Day on Thursday after a sleepless night. The 28-year-old tried to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, but he said he was "weighed down by sadness".
Categories: Asian News

HK enjoys rare calm as protests go without clashes

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Hong Kong enjoyed a brief respite yesterday, as demonstrations that kicked off an eleventh consecutive weekend of protests were free of violent clashes that have taken a toll on the Chinese city's economy and drew China's military presence across the border.
Categories: Asian News

India, Pakistan exchange cross-border fire after UN meeting

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

SRINAGAR • India and Pakistan exchanged "heavy" cross-border fire yesterday, after New Delhi's move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare meeting of the UN Security Council.
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Tensions over HK protests spread to main Aussie cities

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Hundreds of pro-China demonstrators marched through Sydney yesterday in response to a growing number of rallies in support of the Hong Kong democracy protests as tensions between the two groups rise in Australia.
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Aceh dancers celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

More than 2,000 boys dressed in colourful traditional costumes took part yesterday in a mass dance in Aceh's capital city, Banda Aceh, to mark Indonesia's Independence Day.
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Jackie Chan, Mulan star get flak for comments

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Several actors have come under fire online for their remarks regarding the Hong Kong protests, including Jackie Chan and Liu Yifei.
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Xi a warm family man, avid sports fan: Reports

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

He could be inspecting troops, staring down foreign visitors across a long table, or instructing party cadres and officials. China's President Xi Jinping is often depicted as a leader who rules with an iron fist.
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'Silent majority' show support for city's embattled police force

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

On Aug 10, a small group armed with banners and fruit baskets and dressed in matching light blue shirts gathered outside the Wanchai police headquarters in Hong Kong.
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Calligrapher's style likened to Da Vinci's mirror writing

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

There are countless calligraphers in China. And then there is Mr Li Ying.
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Sending troops into HK seen as a last resort for Beijing

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

There is no doubt that Chinese leaders are in the grip of an intense debate now, with unrest in Hong Kong escalating.
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Push in Australia to let parents choose child's sex

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

Each year in Australia, hundreds of couples fly overseas, usually to the United States, so that they can choose the gender of their child through in-vitro fertilisation, which allows them to implant an embryo of the right sex.
Categories: Asian News

Victim's family still seeking more answers

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

The Irish-French Quoirin family from London were looking forward to an exotic summer vacation when they arrived at a Malaysian jungle resort on Aug 3.
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Dugong that won Thais' hearts dies with plastic in tummy

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said yesterday.
Categories: Asian News

China denounces US' planned F-16 sale to Taiwan

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

WASHINGTON • China has denounced the planned US$8 billion (S$11 billion) sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, one of the biggest yet by the United States to the self-ruled island, which Beijing considers a renegade province.
Categories: Asian News

Fijian PM labels Morrison 'very insulting' after talks

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama blasted his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison after a tense Pacific summit, saying he was "very insulting" and that China offers a more welcoming brand of diplomacy.
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Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over weapons tests

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

SEOUL/WASHINGTON • North Korea yesterday said leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises.
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Khan's future without the people is nothing

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 7 min ago
August 18, 2019 5:00 AM

KARACHI • It's been a long year for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.
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