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Sales of teenagers’ makeup products surge

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Sales of beauty products for children rose last year, industry data showed Friday, as a growing number of girls are starting to wear makeup at an early age.

Sales of cosmetics for teenagers continued to rise in 2017, with 29 percent growth on-year, data from a South Korean e-commerce firm showed Friday.

New panda park in China offers cash prize for logo design

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) – Artists and organisations have been invited to submit logo designs for the new Giant Panda National Park.

Artists and organizations have been invited to submit logo designs for the new Giant Panda National Park, with the winning design set to win 100,000 yuan ($15,370).

Korean students apply new business ideas to nanotechnology

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Everything from breathalyzer steering wheels to a pillow that helps shape a newborn's head

World’s Biggest Military Spenders


NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - The United States' military spending has dominated the world for years, but recent data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and India are other four biggest spenders on military.

Interestingly when it comes to military spending per person and as a percentage of total government budget, the U.S. falls behind countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Mt Everest climbing regulation: Nepal govt comes up with stringent safety rules

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ ANN) - From now on, things are going to be tougher for Mt Everest aspirants as the government, in an attempt to improve safety of climbers, has announced some major changes in its policy.

Tiny needles you can stick on to fight fat

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A team from the Nanyang Technological University developed a skin patch that delivers anti-obesity drugs with a lower risk of side effects. 

Researchers here have come up with a skin patch that allows anti-obesity drugs to be administered with a lower risk of side effects.

FEATURE: Cold snap envelops parts of Asia

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Temperatures plunge in areas in Myanmar, Laos and Thailand; heavy snow hits Japan.

Tropical South-east Asia has not been spared the wintry chills.

Written off

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ ANN) - To associative costs and lack of equal opportunity, the disabled are poorer than the rest of the population

Giving agriculture a 'green' light is priority

A strategy to vitalize China's countryside, put forward by the top leadership in October, is expected to get a substantial boost at an approaching key meeting on rural development, experts said.

The strategy will be high on the agenda of the Central Rural Work Conference, and experts have highlighted the importance of using environmentally friendly methods.

The annual gathering, which sets the tone for the next year's agricultural and rural development, usually is held before year's end.

Al Qaeda threatens attacks in Delhi, Mumbai for ‘victory’ in Kashmir


Global terror network Al Qaeda that formally announced its affiliate in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year has said targeting Indian cities and sidelining Pakistan and its army were key to jihadi success in the state.

In a video interview with Al Qaeda’s mouthpiece, released on jihadi online networks, Usama Mehmood, spokesman Al Qaeda in Indian Sub-continent, said there could be no easy solution to the Kashmir issue which needs “blood and sweat” of Muslims.