World News

Global Finance names Baiduri Bank one of world’s best

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The magazine’s annual ranking of the World’s Best Banks has become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

Baiduri Bank has been recognised by Global Finance as one of the world’s Best Banks in Asia-Pacific 2017 for Brunei.

Choi Soon-sil gets jail term over daughter’s illegal college admission

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Former president Park Geun-hye's confidante gets 3-year jail term for soliciting favors for her daughter

OPINION: Helpless giant

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Nepal’s oldest and largest university has been stumbling from one problem to another

Okinawa mourns victims of WWII battle

ITOMAN, Okinawa (The Japan News/ANN) - Okinawa Prefecture on Friday commemorated those who lost their lives in the Battle of Okinawa, which took place toward the end of World War II.

Toshiba likely to ask Western Digital to join consortium

Fake news a sin, say Philippine bishops

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine bishops called fake news offensive to human intellect a sin against charity. 

FEATURE: Guide treks to preserve highland forests

Asian region top choice for US, UK visitors

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - More American and British travellers are coming to Southeast Asia, with Thailand a key draw, a study by Expedia.co.th shows.

FEATURE: On Everest, athlete scales a personal peak

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - For the first time, Vietnam's national flag flew high at the finish line of one of the most difficult marathon routes in the world, thanks to Pham Duy Cuong.

PTTEP, partners to bid for Bongkot