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Booking.com hails resilience of Thai tourism

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Booking.com's manager optimistic about the reslience of Thai tourism. 

Two reportedly die due to Hanoi heat

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Two people have reported died because of the heat in Hanoi so far.

Children and elderly people were hospitalised in their droves over last weekend in Hanoi as temperatures reached a historic peak.

Asia has crucial role in globalisation: Vietnam PM

TOKYO (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Asia has crucial role in globalisation, says Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday emphasised the key role of Asia in globalisation, naming three key measures for the region to tackle major challenges.

US exit ‘won’t deter world’

Bangkok, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand remains committed to goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, Al Gore calls Trump move threat to humanity, says no one can stop clean energy revolution 

Terror threat to Singapore at highest level in recent years

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Republic was specifically targeted last year; events in Marawi a cause for concern: MHA

The rising tide of extremism worldwide has not left Singapore untouched, and it faces its highest terror threat level in recent years, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said yesterday.

Cultural performances mark International Children’s Day

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Hundreds of children enjoyed taking part in cultural and arts performances held to celebrate International Children’s Day in Vientiane on Tuesday which attracted a large number of the public.

Hungary to initiate major credit aid for Laos

HUNGARY (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is expected to receive the biggest ever fixed aid credit programme worth US$160 million from Hungary to develop a food safety system, water management and information technology.

India, Russia sign Kudankulam agreement

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN News Desk) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin finalise action plan for deepening not only political and economic development of the two countries but also to ensure a benchmark of stability in times of global instability. 

Harvest season: Yarsa collectors swarm over highlands

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The annual yarsagumba harvesting season has begun, and hordes of collectors will be swarming over the hills of Mugu and Dolpa district to gather the fungus which is prized as an aphrodisiac. 

FEATURE: From janitor to fighting machine

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Meet the ‘alligator’ who has won the hearts of Malaysians with his inspiring story and determination.

For two and a half years, Agilan “Alligator” Thani washed toilets, swept and mopped floors, and did the laundry at the gym where he was learning mixed-martial arts (MMA).