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Asean ministerial meeting on disaster management

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - According to a news release on the Asean website, the theme for the meetings was ‘Safe and Resilient Communities for a Resilient Asean’.

According to a news release on the Asean website, the theme for the meetings was ‘Safe and Resilient Communities for a Resilient Asean’.

FEATURE: Oscar predictions: Cambodia frontrunner in best foreign language film category

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - The race for the prestigious Academy Awards has begun. And given the attention that Angelina Jolie's maiden directorial venture is getting, there is a good chance Cambodia will take home the award in the best foreign language film category.

CAMBODIA

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is an annual awards show celebrating achievements in cinema across a number of categories from the past year.

FEATURE: South Asia at the Oscars: India sends 'Newton', Nepal 'White Sun'

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - In a two-part series we look at which movies made the cut for the Oscar nominations from Asia. First up, South Asia.

INDIA

“Newton”, a political satire revolving around a government clerk sent on election duty in a conflict-ridden area, is India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018.

Directed by Amit V Masurkar and starring Rajkummar Rao, the Hindi film was chosen from among 26 titles from different languages by a 14-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India.

Asean governments urged to give domestic workers full protection

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - There are almost 10 million domestic workers in South-East Asia and the Pacific, more than two million of which are migrant domestic workers.

It is time for all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) governments to value the rights of domestic workers, the International Labour Office (Ilo) urged on Monday.

Asean governments urged to give domestic workers full protection

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - There are almost 10 million domestic workers in South-East Asia and the Pacific, more than two million of which are migrant domestic workers.

It is time for all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) governments to value the rights of domestic workers, the International Labour Office (Ilo) urged on Monday.

Tackling mental health issues at workplace

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Mental health is an issue that needs to be addressed properly in the workplace. Poor working conditions that may lead to poor health could affected employees’ work performance and productivity, and these factors could affect the whole working organisation.

Vietnam earned US$154.3 billion from exports

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Among key exports staples, phones and spare parts took the lead, far ahead of the garment and electronics sectors.

The country’s total import-export turnover in the first nine months of the year reached more than US$308.3 billion, posting a 21.3 per cent year-on-year increase, according to the General Department of Customs.

FEATURE: South Asia at the Oscars: India sends 'Newton', Nepal 'White Sun'

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - In a two-part series we look at which movies made the cut for the Oscar nominations from Asia. First up, South Asia.

INDIA

“Newton”, a political satire revolving around a government clerk sent on election duty in a conflict-ridden area, is India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018.

Playground shortage hits low-income families

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Commercialised play spaces for children does little help to low-income families.

Children in Korea, especially those living in low-income areas, are missing out on play opportunities because of a shortage of accessible playgrounds, according to a report by Save the Children Korea on Sept. 5.

Five locations for a day trip from Bangkok

 

Explore the ruins of one of the world’s greatest cities, sample ‘New Latitude’ wines and have a splashing good time at these nearby spots

Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi province, 130km west of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar, is perhaps best known for its infamous Burma Railway.