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King Taksin concubine’s artefacts missing from temple where novice’s body found

ANCIENT FABRIC pieces believed to have belonged to King Taksin’s royal concubine Chao Chom Manda Prang and several other historical items have gone missing from a temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

Yoga is beyond any religion, experts at UN

Yoga is beyond any religion and its benefits transcend from helping achieve physical and emotional wellness to contributing to global sustainable development and peace, leading personalities said here on the occasion of the third International Day of Yoga.

Duterte to ask Widodo about Indonesian fighters in Mindanao


N. Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests: report

North Korea's top envoy to India on Wednesday offered a conditional moratorium on his country's nuclear and missile tests in an apparent bid to hold talks with the United States.

Toshiba confirms choice of Japan-US-Korea consortium to buy chip business

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Toshiba determined the consortium presented the best proposal.

Toshiba has picked a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, US and South Korean firms to acquire the firm’s chip unit, the Japanese firm said Wednesday. 

The consortium includes US private equity firm Bain Capital, the state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, the government’s Development Bank of Japan and Korean chipmaker SK hynix. 

US dollar, Thai baht appreciation increasingly impacting Lao economy

Vientiane (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Concerns about kip fluctuation as the Thai baht and US dollar appreciate.

Indonesian desserts going international

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - In order to more popularise Indonesian dishes, including desserts, Salon Culinaire presents a competition.

Striking river cave, starry nights as photographers’ dreams come true in Khammuan province

KHAMMUAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Photojournalist reflects on the beauty of Laos and other locations. 

Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield

China blacklists 24 Korean food and cosmetics firms

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - China's move to blacklist Korean food and cosmetics firms add woes to the already hurt businesses.