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BTS launch their new album on April 12, appear on Saturday Night Live the next day. Why this matters.

The music business is about to have another one of those seismic shifts in the next month as the power…

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Just one of the tourists – South Korean President visits Angkor Wat

PHOTO: Yonhap News South Korea's President Moon Jae-in put on his tourist clothes yesterday and roaming around with thousands of…

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Facebook won’t build data centres in countries with bad human rights records, except Singapore

Mark Zuckerberg promised in a lengthy blog post that the company wouldn't build data centres in countries with poor human rights.…

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Will Asian airlines allow female flight attendants to leave the make up and tight clothes at home?

Some regional airlines, principally AirAsia and Vietnam’s VietJet Air are being criticised for putting young female flight attendants in tight-fitting…

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‘No homosexuals in Malaysia” – Malaysian Tourism, Arts and Culture minister

Malaysian minister grilled in Germany over policy on gays, Jews ahead of travel fair Malaysia's Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister…

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China lowers growth targets to lowest in 28 years

"A more complicated environment as well as risks and challenges, foreseeable and otherwise, that are greater in number and size."…

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Upstart Chinese start-up shades Samsung and Huawei

A Shenzhen-based manufacturer of flexible displays has launched, and is selling, the first workable flexible screen smartphone, beating Samsung and…

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A family of three grooms Vietnam’s most edible golf course

One of Vietnam’s leading golf layouts, Laguna Golf Lang Company, is staying at the top of its maintenance game with…

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Two week+ wait for visa appointments at Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos

PHOTO: Waiting to get into the Thai Embassy in Vientiane Expect to wait up to two weeks if you want…

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Five Thais die after their car plunges into a Laos ravine

Five Thai tourists were killed in a car accident just over the north-eastern border in Laos. The incident occurred when…

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Kim-Trump summit ‘fail’ over North Korea’s demands to lift sanctions

by Choi He-suk, Korea Herald - Asia News Network US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un’s summit ended…

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Thai Airways cancels flights to Pakistan and Europe, temporary

Thai Airways International has cancelled all flights to and from Pakistan and Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising…

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Day One in the second Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam

PHOTO: A fake Kim Jong-un has been deported from Hanoi, Vietnam in the lead up to the second Trump-Kim Summit. Vietnam…

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AirAsia adds more Thailand-Vietnam flights

PHOTO: The Golden Bridge in the Ba Na Hills, near Da Nang Thai AirAsia says it's adding new routes linking…

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Langkawi ferry bursts into flames – passengers safe – VIDEO

by Bernama/The Star - Asia News Network A passenger ferry travelling from the Kuah Ferry Terminal to Kuala Perlis in Langkawi island in…

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Thai AirAsia looking to purchase stake in local rival Nok Air

Having a cashed-up and aggressive competitor looking to buy a stake in Nok Air will send more shudders down the…

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Golden Triangle drug labs increase shipments 1000% – Speed and Ice pouring over the border

The number of seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine are surging into northern Thailand. The demand rises and the methods of…

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Die! Die! Korean Air ‘nut rage’ heiress assaults husband in video

by The Korea Herald - Asia News Network A video clip showing a woman who appears to be Cho Hyun-ah, formerly…

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Students are dropping out along Cambodia’s border with Thailand

by VOA A Cambodian official has reported that about 23% of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand…

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Better analysis needed to track down the source of new chemicals in illicit drugs

The Office of Narcotics Control Board has been training personnel in drug analysis to handle new illicit substances coming onto…

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