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OECD: GDP to increase 6.8% in 2017

Forecast for economic growth higher due to infrastructure investment

China's economic growth will reach 6.8 percent year-on-year in 2017, although it may moderate next year to 6.6 percent, according to a forecast released on Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Analysts said the growth of the world's second-largest economy remains on track despite weakening indicators for August.

NK says Trump threat is 'sound of dog barking'

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho slammed US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying his threat to destroy the nation amounted to "the sound of a dog barking."



Ri arrived in New York earlier in the day to attend the UN General Assembly.



Speaking to reporters in front of his hotel, he issued the regime's first response to Trump's threat a day earlier to "totally destroy" North Korea if it poses a direct threat to the US or its allies.

FEATURE: Celebs build safety net in cafe, restaurant business

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Many South Korean celebrities are starting to jump into the cafe, restaurant business following their unsteady employment and fluctuating income in the entertainment field.

US expert shares journalism tips with Brunei media professionals and students

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The US Embassy in Brunei hosted a speaker programme and workshop for local media professionals and media students titled ‘Responsible Journalism.’

Launch shows Kim’s determination to complete weapons program: experts

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Experts believe that Kim Jong-un has no intention of putting a stop to his nuclear development program as shown from Friday's missile launch over Japan.

All you need to know about India’s first bullet train

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN News) - The latest numbers on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail.

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone for Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail on Thursday, here’s a look at what the ambitious project will translate to in the long run.

FEATURE: Enter the 'Burmese' dragon

KARACHI, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - Bando, a rare style of martial arts practised by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, flourished in Pakistan and the world thanks to Grandmaster Ashraf Tai.

Living at the edge of chaos

This month, two Category 4 hurricanes hit the United States within 17 days of each other.  In Asia,  North Korea is threatening nuclear Armageddon, and floods and famine are putting thousands of lives at risk from Bangladesh to Yemen. How can one survive in this chaotic era?

Pakistan open to joint Afghan border patrols, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Tuesday that his country was willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border.

His remarks came weeks after President Donald Trump called on Pakistan to do more to eliminate militant sanctuaries, a long-standing US demand.

International agency commends nation's nuclear security

 

The International Atomic Energy Agency commended China's efforts and accomplishments in nuclear security after conducting its first nuclear security advisory mission to the nation, according to the China Atomic Energy Authority.

The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission, from Aug 28 to Saturday, reviewed the legislative and regulatory framework for nuclear security as well as the physical protection of nuclear material and facilities.