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Korea’s media regulator to investigate Google’s covert location data collection

 

FEATURE: Action plan framed to ensure rational use of antibiotics in Bhutan

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - According to a recent report by the World Bank, a high-impact scenario of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could cause low-income countries to lose more than five per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) and push up to 28 million people into poverty by 2050.

Despite launching several initiatives to address AMR, inadequate coordination among programmes and sectors resulted in the weak implementation of the activities.

E-tag tests under way for unstaffed convenience stores in Japan

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Major convenience store chains are competing to develop next-generation stores that utilise such advanced technologies as electronic tags, in a bid to reduce labour costs, resolve personnel shortages and strengthen their sales strategies.

 Lawson Inc. opened an experimental facility in October in an office building in Minato Ward, Tokyo, in cooperation with a major home electronics manufacturer. Numerous experiments have been conducted there aimed at putting the latest technologies for electronic tags into practical use.

N KOREAN ENVOY: We want peace but ready for war with US

Calling US President Donald Trump a “mad man”, the envoy from Pyongyang told The Nation in an exclusive interview last Friday: “We now have the hydrogen bomb. If a war breaks out, we are ready to fight and we will surely win the war against the United States.”

India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017

India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant in China, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.
The 2017 Miss World took to Twitter to thank her well-wishers for all the love and support.
Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was announced the first runner up, while Miss England Stephanie Hill was declared the second runner up at an event held at Sanya City Area.
Apart from the Miss World title, Chillar also won the Beauty with Purpose award.

The fate of the Buddha’s begging bowl

One of the most revered relics in the ancient Buddhist world was the Buddha’s begging bowl. A rough outline of its long convoluted history is this – it was supposedly given to the people of Vesali by the Buddha when he passed through the city on his way to Kusinara. In the 1st/2nd century King Kanishka took it to Pushapura, now Peshawar, where a string of Chinese pilgrims reported seeing it between the 3rd and the 9th centuries. The importance of the bowl is attested by numerous depictions of it in Gandhara art, usually shown on the pedestal of Buddha statues.

FEATURE: Rising chronic disease burden calls for palliative care

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - “Palliative care has to be an essential part of healthcare. We can’t achieve everything but if we try, the difference we make to the human life is immense,”

EDITORIAL: Year-end shopping sprees aren’t ideal economics

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Tax incentives might boost holiday spending, but the government has to be more far-sighted.

FEATURE: Asean calls for 'non-militarisation' of South China Sea

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - These arise from territorial disputes in the strategic waterway; leaders reaffirmed importance of maintaning peace and security in the region.

South-east Asia's leaders are calling for the "non-militarisation" of the South China Sea to ease tensions arising from territorial disputes in this strategic waterway.

Xi shows great respect for two aged honorees

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - President takes men of great deeds by hand to sit beside him for group photo 

To show his concern and respect for two senior citizens who dedicated their lives to building the nation, President Xi Jinping took them by the hand and invited them to sit with him for a group picture at the Great Hall of People in Beijing.