DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - An area that has long been considered as the hub of Dhaka's nightlife, with a number of restaurants that used to be open till 2:00 in the morning, today provides a rather eerie feeling.
COLOMBO ( The Island / Japan ) - Sri Lanka's western region megapolis transport strategy places a sharp focus on improvement of public mass transit. The overall plan includes introduction of a light rail system, canal transport and modernisation of the bus transportation system.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - Around 300 aboriginals protested for their own transitional justice at Ketagalan Boulevard on Sunday ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen’s formal apology to the indigenous peoples scheduled for August 1.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - Taiwanese driver Su Ming-cheng had been convicted of rape, can be a case of suicide or homicide, investigates police.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - Cabinet potpones implementation of a new mandatory labour regulation requiring employers to allow one designated day off per week.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ ANN) - A man wanted by the police attempted suicide with a gun when approached and questioned by police in the Taipei Bus Station lobby on Saturday morning, according to police sources.
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BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A Thai deputy prime minister admitted that it is unlikely that Thailand would be compensated for fake GT200s bomb scanners.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Three Thai women married to spouses from Britain, Russia and France were among 35 couples used surrogates under the new Thai law so far.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The third Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus case in Thailand has been detected.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Environment Ministry is considering banning people from Nishinoshima island, which is part of the Ogasawara Islands, a remote part of Tokyo. According to the ministry, Nishinoshima is the world’s sole “natural experimental site,” and its local ecological system is expected to grow from scratch having almost been destroyed by volcanic eruptions starting in 2013.
HA NOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Global companies are attracted by bright prospects in Viet Nam, which had a 6.7 per cent growth rate last year, among the world’s fasted growing economies.
AKITA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - Animal experts warn that bears in Japan have become accustomed to such sounds as radios and the ringing of bells used by humans to frighten them away and now may instead be attracted by the sounds as a marker of human prey.
HA NOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Viet Nam with its buzzing street life has become an ideal destination for street photography, for both Vietnamese people and foreigners.