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China island-building still on

MANILA (The Philippine Inquirer/ANN News Desk) - Man-made islands growing in disputed South China Sea territory. 

Satellite pictures do not lie.

OPINION: Serving the unserved

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) The work of Dr Ruth Pfau with lepers, and towards controlling leprosy in Pakistan, stemmed from unstinting compassion and love for humanity. She passed at the age of 88 on Thursday.

FEATURE: Running back to sunshine

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Some people never get over losses but a group of amputees in Hong Kong has found a new lease of life - by learning to run. 

US destroyer in South China Sea violated law, harmed security

 

Depth of child trafficking to Thailand exposed in report

 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Migrants smuggled from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar ‘in shadow of criminal networks’ that target young people and women.

CHILDREN ARE being trafficked to Thailand from neighbouring countries for underage labour, sexual exploitation and forced begging, a new report revealed yesterday. 

Artists honour Artist-King Bhumibol

 

Major art exhibitions at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are devoted to the late monarch.

With the Royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol coming in October, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is taking a final opportunity to host the major exhibition, “For Our Supreme Artist”, gathering works by more than 120 artists.

BU combines departments to keep up with journalism

 

BANGKOK UNIVERSITY (BU) has denied reports that it is going to stop teaching journalism and says it is merging departments to meet the changing news-presentation landscape.

“It’s just that we will merge the Journalism Department with the Broadcasting Department. Following the merging, this unit will be called the Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Department,” Peerachai Kerdsint, the dean of BU School of Communication Arts, explained yesterday. 

Ozone issue surfaces as PM 2.5 falls

 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region’s problem is shared by many developed countries.

The smog-filled Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has seen improvement in combating particulate pollution, such as PM2.5, since 2013, but faces worsening ground-level ozone pollution during the summers, a challenge many developed countries share, a new report from Peking University said.

Swine flu death toll reaches eight in Nepal

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The death toll from swine flu (Influenza ‘A’ H1N1) has reached eight across Nepal over the past two weeks.

Three persons died in Pokhara and two persons from Jhapa died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India recently, according to health officials.

US pressing Asean to curb exchanges with North Korea

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Washington wants 'chorus of condemnation' at Manila forum in wake of North's ICBM tests.