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Duterte hoping for ‘productive dialogue’ with Trump in PH


President Rodrigo Duterte was looking forward to a “productive dialogue” with US President Donald Trump, Malacañang said on Saturday after the American leader decided to extend his stay in the Philippines for one day to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS).

Nuclear crisis, extremism top Asean Summit agenda


Twenty-one world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, will be converging in Manila next week as the Philippines hosts the 31st summit and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) amid tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

PH probing North Korean ‘hacking’ ahead of Asean summit


The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it was “on top” of cybersecurity preparations ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit next week, assistant secretary Allan Cabanlong said in an interview.

Found: Powerful ways of reusing waste

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​A team from the National University of Singapore turns animal manure into synthetic gas and biochar.

Professor Wang Chi-Hwa is a firm believer in second chances, and breathing life into waste matter.

Inside his laboratory are bags of waste, including animal manure, which he has been experimenting on for the past five years.

FEATURE: Why sanctions may not work on Myanmar's military

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​It has majority support over the Rohingya issue and lived with constraints for decades in the past.

Lonely deaths, Unattended death estimate tops 40,000 across Japan

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - More than 17,000 people who were living alone died unattended at home across 19 prefectures and Tokyo’s 23 wards in 2016, according to research by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a finding that suggests the national figure was greater than 40,000.

 In its research, The Yomiuri contacted all 47 prefectural police headquarters and the Medical Examiner’s Office of the Tokyo metropolitan government.

ADB loans support green urban development in Vietnam

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The ADB has upped its ante to support Vietnam's provinces in upgrading their urban infrastructure and adressing climate change.

Say no and pay the price: Sexual harassment in Singapore showbiz

Some women in local showbiz are told their careers will be at risk if they reject sexual advances

There are a few men in the Singapore entertainment industry notorious for their sexual misconduct.

Registration needed for drones brought on holiday to Thailand

Bringing your drone to Thailand? Get registered or you could face serious punishment.

With the fast growing popularity of drones, advancements in the technology they use and their increasing consumer accessibility, more tourists now want to take their drones on holiday with them. This is not surprising, when you consider the spectacular holiday pictures and/or videos that can be taken from a flying drone with a camera attached.

Moon says no nukes in South Korea