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More calls for shark hunting ban after photo of fins on jetty surfaces

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star) -- Photos of shark hunting and finning in Sabah, known as a dive paradise for its idyllic islands, that surfaced on socail media have led to renewed calls for an ind...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:47

Passion for quality, authenticity propels souvenir business

VIENTIANE, Laos (Vientiane Times) -- An office worker taps into her passion for handmade mementos to create appealing souvenirs that also provide employment opportunities to those who may otherwise be...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:43

'Kampha and the Ivory Princess' stages special performance

The “Kampha and the Ivory Princess” stage play showed in a very special performance at the National Cultural Hall in Vientiane yesterday. “Kampha and the Ivory Princess” is based on a local fable which was modified for the stage, while being billed as “a romantic legend of poignant l...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:42

China, S. Africa talks may result in culture exchanges

The first talks between China and South Africa on people-to-people exchanges and culture were praised Monday by President Xi Jinping, who said it would “build a foundation” of public support for the ties and stimulate cultural exchanges. The talks were led by visiting Vice Premier Liu Y...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:41

Star's editor-in-chief appointed new ANN chairperson

BANGKOK (ANN) -- The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017-2018.  Datuk Leanne Goh, editor-in-chief of The StarT...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:19

Korean tension spreads in Asia

Bangkok (ANN News Desk) -- Tensions between the United States and North Korea continues to threaten the uneasy peace that the region is accustomed to with several regional players raising alarms and t...

Updated : 2017.04.16 11:59

Asia News Network calls for immediate release of Eleven Media journalists

Editors of the Asia News Network have expressed shock and dismay at the detention of Dr Than Htut Aung, CEO of the Eleven Media Group, and of Wai Phyo, the group’s Chief Editor by authorities in Myan...

Updated : 2016.11.14 13:16

AIIB chief shrugs off bank skepticism

The president of the fledgling Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun has used a famous quote from British author Jane Austen to hit back at skepticism about China's motivation for crea...

Updated : 2016.06.01 13:30

China ‘committed to safeguarding’ peace: Li Keqiang

China does not intend to assume a role as “big brother”, but instead seeks to build a community of a shared future with all its neighbors, Premier Li Keqiang said in Beijing on Tuesday.“There are no grounds for China to become a superpower, and neither does China have the intention to b...

Updated : 2016.06.01 13:17

Dinner blooms for the tummy

Edible flowers are catching on ― Tokyo now has a shop specializing in them. But do they really taste good? And how do you eat them? Pink alyssum and bluish-purple violas presented like a salad are di...

Updated : 2015.06.23 18:13

Forest spirits: Strange tales from the jungle

Nobody can “scientifically” prove (or disprove) if mountain spirits really caused the earthquake at Mount Kinabalu after being angered by rude nudists who urinated in sacred areas there, just as nob...

Updated : 2015.06.23 18:12

A trip down the path of horror

The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat’s price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid 300 taka ($3.90) and almost snatched the ba...

Updated : 2015.06.09 21:26

Never going home

For 18-year-old Mohamed Alam, going home is a term lost on him.“I would rather be arrested by the police and jailed here than to be killed in my homeland,” said the Rohingya.He vowed never to go hom...

Updated : 2015.06.09 21:25

The dismal state of education in Balochistan

In spite of an increase in the education budget, there are more than 7,000 multigrade (from grades 1 to 5), single-room schools with just a single teacher in Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan.These schools have no boundary walls and no such thing as individual attention or...

Updated : 2015.06.09 21:25

Foreigners find it more fun in the Philippines, until they cross the streets

They say the mark of a truly mature motorist is how he or she treats the non-motorized individuals who share the road with him or her. And mature motorists aren’t necessarily a result of any economic...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:27