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Australian journalist shot, hurt in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) –An Australian journalist covering the conflict in Marawi was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a stray bullet. 

Robot to go under water in Fukushima reactor

Revised law big step in anti-terror fight

After 25 years, Japan searches for new place in peace missions

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the U.N. Peacekeeping Activities Cooperation Law.

When temples become pools of cash for the greedy

‘Sinful’ does not begin to describe the financial mismanagement and corruption for which evidence steadily mounts

Naughty Qatar

THE extraordinary excoriation of Qatar in the immediate wake of Donald Trump’s May dance in Riyadh was almost certainly premeditated. Before his foray into a region about which he knows next to nothing, the US president was briefed by princes from Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. Hence he knew what to harp on in his one-on-one chat with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Bagan, the marvel of Myanmar

Where in the world can you see thousands of religious edifices and pagodas in one corner of a region. Here it is, Bagan, the ancient religious city of Myanmar where Buddhism flourished. Still flourishing with thousands of Buddhist stupas, temples and monasteries, it is a beautiful wonder of a place. You can see age-old structures stand tall and splendid amid the dense and green forested region.

Asean, S. Korea trade value set to rise sharply

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The total trade volume of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) with the Republic of Korea is projected to increase to US$200 billion in the next three years, the Asean-Korea Centre reported on its website recently.

Thailand eyes OBOR for Eurasian market

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Eurasian Economic Union, comprising more than 180 million people, includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Moldova, the latter becoming the first Observer member of the Union on April 14 this year.

Filipino team wins top prize at International Choir Competition

HOI AN CITY, Quang Nam Province (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Choirs from the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore scooped gold prizes in the international choir competition this year.