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Child marriages rob both children and the nation of their future

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

JHARNA (not her real name), a 14-year-old girl living in Rayerbazar slum in Dhaka, fears that her dreams may be dashed because of early marriage, by a community that expects girls to be married off and bear children even before adulthood. Jharna doesn’t want that.Precious time: Children play at Shishu Park, the only public sector children’s amusement park in Dhaka, Bangladesh. — Reuters


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Fifteen dead, 100 people missing in massive China landslide

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people conti­nued into the night.Nature’s fury: Rescuers searching for survivors at the site of a landslide that destroyed 62 homes, where some 100 people are feared to be buried in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China. — Reuters


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Hapilon may have escaped from Marawi

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Marawi: One of America’s most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist mili­tants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture him.Security check: A soldier inspecting bus passengers outside Iligan as government forces continue their assault on Marawi City. — Reuters


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Vietnam detains blogger for deportation

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Hanoi: A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been detained in Vietnam for deportation, his wife said, just weeks after the former political prisoner was stripped of his citizenship in a rare move by authorities.



Bali bombing architect charged

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SYDNEY: Australia welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.



Obama returns to childhood Indonesia for holiday

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Ubud: Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said.



The burden of ‘manning up’

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

AS an only child, I’ve spent a lot of time with my parents alone. Watching TV snuggled between my parents or grandparents; talking to them for hours; rubbing their feet when they were tired from work.Daddy dearest: A six-year-old boy sketching a portrait of his father in Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province. — Xinhua


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Michelle Chong’s one-woman show

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

The actress-director-entrepreneur is busy, busy, and she likes it this way because her greatest fear is an idle mind.Not a lady of leisure: Chong hamming it up at The Famous Kitchen. The actress is an intense, intriguing mix of ambition, intelligence, vulnerability, spikiness and plain kookiness.


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The war millennials must wage

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

THE most powerful of all impulses for the progress of any society is not the work of old men politicians, business people and all those who control our lives, but the ambitions of young persons. A society whose young minds no longer believe in moral ideals is decaying, without hope and regretful of its past.



Indian mob kills teen in beef row that began over seats

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

New Delhi: Indian police said one person has been arrested after a mob stabbed a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country.