YAMAGUCHI, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The first winning bids for this season’s Japanese pufferfish reached as much as ¥19,000 ($168) per kilogram at the Haedomari Market in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, early Friday. Buyers and auctioneers agreed on prices with hand signals inside black cloths around the auctioneers’ arms.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Intense monsoon floods, Typhoon Hato, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma all raise questions about what more can be done to both mitigate the risks of extreme weather conditions and improve relief operations.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said he would lift martial law in Mindanao once it was proven that the place is safe from terror threats and from the spillage of extremists in other areas.
Police on Thursday reported that a bomb scare on a Jet Airways flight bound for Bangkok from New Delhi apparently resulted from a miscommunication after a passenger found a mobile phone in the storage space in front of him.
The incident resulted in Suvarnabhumi Airport activating its emergency plan.
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.