Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Ilan: Under a shady starfruit tree, Taiwanese beekeeper Jiang Hwan-bin tends his hives, pumping out pure honey for a rapidly growing market of health-conscious consumers.Liquid asset: Jiang preparing a honey filter before collecting the honey in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan. — AFP
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Singapore: What more can Singapore do in a digital world where dependence on technology trades security for greater efficiency and connectivity?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Singapore: While Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is complementary to mainstream medicine in Singapore, it can play an important role in meeting the healthcare challenges of the republic’s ageing population.Traditional healing: TCM physician Lam Kean Lung treating a patient at a Sian Chay Medical Institution branch in Geylang. — The Straits Times/Asia News Network
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Jakarta: Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia after nationalistic regulations hit the US tech giant’s efforts to compete in the booming emerging market against Samsung and other rivals.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00BEIJING: A Chinese firm will start researching and developing a magnetic levitation (maglev) train that can run 600kph, which would be faster than any other maglev train currently in operation.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Haikou: Hainan has announced a slew of new policies for its film industry in Haikou, the provincial capital of the tropical island, in a move to fast-track the goal of building an “Oriental Hollywood” in China.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:14:57 +08:00Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnamese police hunted on Monday for hundreds of drug addicts who escaped from a compulsory rehabilitation centre, with some using sticks and fire extinguishers to break out.Rehab residents (back L) sleep in their quarters damaged by other drug addicts who escaped from the compulsory facility the night before, in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai, on October 24, 2016.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:02:59 +08:00Seoul (AFP) - A group of former US diplomats held closed door talks at the weekend with senior Pyongyang officials, even as international efforts gather pace to further isolate North Korea, diplomatically and economically.North Korean vice foreign minister Han Song-Ryol repeated the need for a peace treaty with the US in closed-door talks between Pyongyang and Washington on October 22, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:40:47 +08:00New Delhi (AFP) - Indian police on Monday killed at least 21 rebels in a shoot-out in eastern India, a local officer said, one of the deadliest incidents this year in a long-running Maoist insurgency.Indian police claim they ambushed a meeting of 30 to 40 Maoists in a forest near the border of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states, killing 21 rebels.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:51:10 +08:00SINGAPORE: The republic has recently deported six more Bangladeshis for their suspected involvement in militancy.