PARIS, France (The Straits Times/ANN) - Nearly 150 nations and their world leaders will gather to launch key Paris talks today (November 30) on climate change, with hopes high for new pact, but risks still remain.
PARIS, France (The Straits Times/ANN) - More than 2,000 events were held across the world to mark the eve of the global climate conference, as people rallied to challenge world leaders and negotiators to seal an agreement to save the planet from climate change.
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - A video of a security guard verbally abusing a Briton during a subway ride in Taipei leads to soul-searching over how foreigners are viewed.
DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) – Total 52.9 per cent of all disputes in Bangladesh apparel sector, which is the largest forex earner for the country, are caused by outstanding wages and overtime allowances, says a study.
MANILA, Philippines (The Straits Times/ANN) - The former mayor of Davao city, Rodrigo Duterte, stands out with his rough-and-ready handling of offenders, earning his nickname 'Dirty Harry from a ruthless 22 year anti-crime campaign. He is currently tied in the running for president with former interior minister Mar Roxas, with Senator Grace Poe in the lead.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -To achieve China’s development goal, it is necessary to balance human resources and the environment, as well as the economic and social development through scientific innovations.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The price of the oil painting Balinese Dance is among the eight artist records set at auction of Singapore art at Christie's in Hong Kong, with 32 out of 41 artworks also exceeding their price estimates at the sale.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The demand for air travel between Europe and Asia is expected to increase threefold in the next 20 years, with a proposed EU-Asean open skies deal in the works.