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Tackling mental health issues at workplace

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Mental health is an issue that needs to be addressed properly in the workplace. Poor working conditions that may lead to poor health could affected employees’ work performance and productivity, and these factors could affect the whole working organisation.

Vietnam earned US$154.3 billion from exports

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Among key exports staples, phones and spare parts took the lead, far ahead of the garment and electronics sectors.

The country’s total import-export turnover in the first nine months of the year reached more than US$308.3 billion, posting a 21.3 per cent year-on-year increase, according to the General Department of Customs.

FEATURE: South Asia at the Oscars: India sends 'Newton', Nepal 'White Sun'

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - In a two-part series we look at which movies made the cut for the Oscar nominations from Asia. First up, South Asia.


“Newton”, a political satire revolving around a government clerk sent on election duty in a conflict-ridden area, is India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018.

Playground shortage hits low-income families

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Commercialised play spaces for children does little help to low-income families.

Children in Korea, especially those living in low-income areas, are missing out on play opportunities because of a shortage of accessible playgrounds, according to a report by Save the Children Korea on Sept. 5.

Five locations for a day trip from Bangkok


Explore the ruins of one of the world’s greatest cities, sample ‘New Latitude’ wines and have a splashing good time at these nearby spots


Kanchanaburi province, 130km west of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar, is perhaps best known for its infamous Burma Railway.

Korea's tax rate will be 5th highest under gov't plan


Xi Jinping's 2050 vision: A China that stands tall in the world


Five years after he espoused his Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, President Xi Jinping has presented his new 2050 vision for China: a modern socialist country that can stand tall in the world.

In setting the ambitious goal, to be achieved in two phases, Mr Xi has shown awareness of the challenges and risks ahead.

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama


There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday.

“People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,” the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the second day of a three-day visit to Manipur.

Countries with the most Unesco world heritage sites


NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Italy has the highest number of Unesco heritage sites in the world.  In Asia, it is China and India that house the most heritage sites.

Founded on November 16, 1945 the U.N. cultural organisation, Unesco was created to promote international collaboration in education, science and culture as a way to contribute towards world peace. 

National security tops list in Zuckerberg talks in Thailand

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Facebook co-founder’s visit seen as boost to country’s digital economy.