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North Korea’s Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive


AFP (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has promoted his sister to a senior ruling party post, state media said Sunday, and praised the country’s nuclear weapons program which has sparked international alarm.

Kim Yo-Jong becomes an alternate member of the party’s powerful politburo, the decision-making body presided over by her brother, the official KCNA news agency said.

Thousands line up in capital to cheer Golden Jubilee Royal Procession

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The royal procession through the thoroughfares of Bandar Seri Begawan was the crowning event of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Brunei's Sultan accession to the throne.

Buyers from 65 countries to attend Indonesia’s biggest trade expo

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -  Buyers from 65 countries will attend this year's Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) next week.

The Trade Ministry has announced that buyers from 65 countries have signed up to attend Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2017, which will be held at the 50,000-square-meter Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in BSD City, Banten, from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15.

Duterte, Senate not keen on fake news law

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Senate is not inclined to pass a law against fake news because senators recognize that such a law may impinge on the people’s freedom of speech and expression.

EDITORIAL: Fuel for the future

KATHMANDU ( The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Policymakers now recognise air pollution is grave enough to warrant a response

Pakistan pursues zero-tolerance approach against all militants, Asif tells Tillerson

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif raised the issue of United States's South Asia Policy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and told him that Islamabad has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its campaign against "all terrorist and militant groups", read a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday.

Record turnout ahead of last day to pay respects before Royal Urn

Tens of thousands of mourners formed long queues on Thursday to pay their last respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall of the Grand Palace in Bangkok on the final day for public viewing of the Royal Urn.

The Royal Household Bureau on Thursday reported that 12,628,642 mourners had viewed the Royal Urn in the past 336 days.

Chinese designer channels Mexican revolution for new collection

Chinese fashion designer Chen Xuzhi is preparing to reveal his latest collection — inspired by the female soldiers of the Mexican revolution.

Chen, who graduated from a design school in London, will present his Spring/Summer 2018 collection at this month's Shanghai Fashion Week.

The London-based designer runs his Xu Zhi luxury Chinese label which is known for its contemporary attitude to both aesthetic and craftsmanship.

S. Korea, US agree to begin process to amend FTA

South Korea and the United States agreed Wednesday to begin a process to amend their free trade agreement at Washington's request, Seoul's trade ministry said.

Google chrome remains the most popular browser in the world


NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Mozilla and one time- market leader Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer are distant second and third popular browsers. Other web browsers are too far behind, according to data collected by StatCounter, a Dublin-based web analytics firm.

Microsoft launched Internet Explorer in 1995 and soon it became the most widely used web browsers on the internet, as it attained about 95% browser usage share in early 2000.