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Hong Kong enters recession as protests show no sign of relenting

HONG KONG – Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by more than five months of anti-government protests that show no signs of relenting, and is unlikely to achieve annual economic growth this year, the city’s Financial Secretary said. “The blow to our economy is comprehensive,” Paul Chan said in a blog post on Sunday, […]

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Manny Pacquiao, Jack Ma challenge Floyd Mayweather to a match

Having realised his Chinese martial arts dream in a movie, is Jack Ma moving on to boxing?  After having dinner with Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in China last weekend, the Alibaba co-founder slipped on boxing gloves for a workout. The 55-year-old Ma showed off some quick jabs in a clip posted on Twitter on […]

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6 Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist

KOH RONG, Cambodia – Six Cambodians have been held for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old British woman who went missing on an island popular with backpackers, as police on Tuesday (Oct 29) said hopes were fading of finding her alive. Nearly 200 army, navy and police personnel scoured Koh Rong island […]

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Nepali climber says sets new speed record for world’s 14 highest peaks

KATHMANDU – A Nepali mountaineer has smashed the record for summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks, according to a post on his social media account on Tuesday (Oct 29). Mr Nirmal Purja completed the climb of the 14 mountains, all over 8,000m, in seven months, the post said. The previous record was seven years, 11 months […]

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Cambodian ministry bans use of Google Translate for signboards

An inter-ministerial meeting led by Cambodia’s Environment Ministry has decided to ban property developers from using Google Translate for their signboards and trademarks. The meeting was held to carry out consultation and a full assessment of the environmental and social impact caused by poor translations at condominium and apartment development projects. The inter-ministerial meeting also […]

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Khao Yai National Park warns tourists not to spook wild elephants

Staff of Khao Yai National Park, which spans Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachin Buri, Saraburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces, have posted a list of do’s and don’ts on the park’s official facebook page and warned tourists who visit the Park during the winter season to beware of wild elephants, which are often seen walking across and along […]

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