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Security tight at 30th ASEAN summit in the Philippines

“Anti-imperialist” demonstrators have gathered outside the US Embassy in Manila as the 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations kicks off.

“Anti-imperialist” demonstrators have gathered outside the US Embassy in Manila as the 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations kicks off.

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Kazakh military helicopter stops to ask for directions

A lorry driver in Kazakhstan has captured the moment when a military helicopter landed on a highway, in order to ask for directions.

A lorry driver in Kazakhstan has captured the moment when a military helicopter landed on a highway, in order to ask for directions.

Business

Canada's Trudeau talks trade as Trump rejects TPP and NAFTA

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

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Pollution is silently killing 600,000 under-fives a year

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

A new report from UNICEF unearths some shocking figures on the extent of the damage air pollution is doing to children all over the world

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Hanjin Shipping collapse strands cargo worth billions

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has again delayed a decision on a rescue plan, adding to uncertainty about cargo stranded at sea following the container carrier's collapse.

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Dozens more Zika cases identified in Singapore

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

Singapore is the only Asian country with active transmission of the mosquito-born virus, which generally causes mild symptoms but can lead to serious birth defects in unborn children.

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Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to be suspended

After searching for more than two years the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, say the transport ministers of Malay

After searching for more than two years the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely to be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, say the transport ministers of Malay

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Taiwan and China prepare for Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

Taiwan and China have been preparing for Typhoon Nepartak that is expected to hit land early on Friday.

Science_technology

Drones all the rage at CES Asia in Shanghai

Fast-growing markets such as robotics, virtual reality and especially drones were the main focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Asia in

Fast-growing markets such as robotics, virtual reality and especially drones were the main focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Asia in

Culture

Pakistan Fashion in Karachi

Clothing and accessories label ‘Gulabo’ showed off its new collection on the opening day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. Founded in 2005 by the

Clothing and accessories label ‘Gulabo’ showed off its new collection on the opening day of Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi. Founded in 2005 by the

Business

Yahoo 'moves forward with sale'

Yahoo has reportedly set a deadline of April 11 for the submission of preliminary bids for its internet business - which includes search, mail and news sites - and Asian assets.

Yahoo has reportedly set a deadline of April 11 for the submission of preliminary bids for its internet business - which includes search, mail and news sites - and Asian assets.

Business

Rating agency Moody's downgrades its outlook on China's debt

Moody's has downgraded its outlook on Chinese government debt to 'negative' from 'stable' due to uncertainty about economic reforms, rising debt and falling foreign currency reserves.

Moody's has downgraded its outlook on Chinese government debt to 'negative' from 'stable' due to uncertainty about economic reforms, rising debt and falling foreign currency reserves.

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A chill never seen before

Unprecedented cold brings shock and excitement to parts of Asia. In South Korea hundreds of flights had to be cancelled, many had seen snow for the

Unprecedented cold brings shock and excitement to parts of Asia. In South Korea hundreds of flights had to be cancelled, many had seen snow for the

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Chinese markets plunge again causing more global shudders

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

Business

Chinese economic data sends tremors across stock markets

“Violent New Year fireworks,” is how one analyst summed up events on Wall Street where the Dow fell 450 points having its worst opening day in 84

“Violent New Year fireworks,” is how one analyst summed up events on Wall Street where the Dow fell 450 points having its worst opening day in 84

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European markets fall after decline in Chinese shares

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

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US Fed rate decision boosts confidence as Asian markets rally

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

Investors have chosen to take the historic hike in US interest rates as a sign of confidence in the world’s largest economy. Asian stock markets

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ASEAN and East Asia summit: South China Sea disputes high on agenda

Heads of state gathering in Kuala Lumpur were treated to a gala dinner following a long day of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Heads of state gathering in Kuala Lumpur were treated to a gala dinner following a long day of meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Suu Kyi continues life-long fight for Myanmar democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as an icon of peaceful democratic resistance. She could only receive it in person in 2012, after

Business

New destinations seek to get in on the act at World Travel Market

The tourism industry’s leading global event includes some 250 new exhibitors this year. At the 2015 World Travel Market in London, upcoming tourist

The tourism industry’s leading global event includes some 250 new exhibitors this year. At the 2015 World Travel Market in London, upcoming tourist