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All aboard India’s new luxury train

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Mumbai: India’s passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new “luxury” service.A guard speaking with the driver during a trial run of the train at the Chattrapati Shivaji terminal station in Mumbai. - AFP


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'Panic' in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:16:58 +08:00

Dhaka (AFP) - Panic broke out in more than a dozen factories in Bangladesh's capital as hundreds of garment workers fell ill in a heatwave, forcing the plants to close, police said Thursday.Bangladesh has more than 4,500 garment factories, many of which lack basic ventilation and air coolers, and which employ four million women workers at minimum monthly wages of $68


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China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:23:48 +08:00

Beijing (AFP) - China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after a US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway.The USS Dewey has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing.


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Myanmar to deport Turkish family amid crackdown fears

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:20:51 +08:00

Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar authorities have detained a Turkish family and are trying to deport them to Turkey, where activists fear they will face persecution for alleged links to a preacher accused of trying to overthrow the government.


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Indonesia probes 'IS-linked' suicide attack on police

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:13:01 +08:00

Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing near a Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe is linked to the Islamic State group.Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing attack near a busy Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen.


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Drama portrays inner workings of Xi’s anti-graft campaign

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: In the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac’s biography from a book collector on the side of the street.Power play: ‘In the Name of the People’ is the first television drama showing high-level government corruption to air in the country in more than a decade. — AFP


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Is Asean’s digital drive within sight?

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Asean members are in a hurry to embrace a digital strategy, but any joint initiatives may falter following AEC disappointments.


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Ancient tombs found at construction site

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

YINCHUAN: Two ancient tombs were discovered at a construction site in the city of Wuzhong in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, officials confirmed.



Former prosecutor suspected of graft

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SHANGHAI: The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said, and a lawsuit for suspected bribe-taking will be launched.



China mulls plans to reform airspace management

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Chinese regulators will submit proposals to reform management of the country’s airspace by the end of this month in a bid to ease flight delays and boost aviation growth, one of the country’s top air traffic control officials said.