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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... accounted for more than 10 per cent of GDP, with Asian markets the fastest growing. The World Health Organisation declared the West African Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency ... to East Africa. "The Asian market dealt a lot with H1N1 [and] Sars, so there is a great fear of these virulent diseases no matter how easily they spread," said Nixon. He said that 10 per ...

  2. News - World - WILDLIFE

    US-Africa summit on wildlife poaching addresses Asian demand

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... drones, and security forces to the nation's wildlife reserves could help, but only if matched by efforts to cut demand in Asia, he said. "If you are able to stop the market for ivory and rhino horns, definitely you will be able to save these species," he said. But doing that remains a challenge. Ivory markets in China and Thailand are thriving, and in nations ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - APPS

    Language learning app Duolingo makes waves in the Chinese market

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:36pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... for the Hong Kong market. A simplified Chinese Android version was later revealed on July 25, racking up nearly 350,000 downloads in three days. According to Gina Gotthilf, Head of Communications ... speak English can also use the app to take lessons in Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, French and German. Gotthilf says that eventually, Asian languages such as Putonghua ...

  4. News - World - CHILD ABUSE

    How English town let Asian sexual predators rape 1,400 children over 16 years

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London How police and community leaders in an English town let Asian sexual predators subject girls as young as 11 to horrific abuse for 16 years 1,400 children failed ... as young as 11 were beaten, raped and trafficked, mainly by members of the town's Asian community, it says. Report author Professor Alexis Jay cited appalling acts of violence between 1997 ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senator Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes made at lunch in Las Vegas

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas Harry Reid apologises over Asian jokes US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologised for jokes he made about Asians during a lunch for business leaders in Las Vegas last week. The senator was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience: "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, ...

  6. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Asians remain gripped by World Cup fever, even as Ramadan starts

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Ramadan got under way yesterday in Asian countries including Indonesia- which has the world's largest Muslim population at around 225 million people- Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. ... of the country's 28 million people- will spend the late afternoon buying food at markets or meeting at restaurants to break the first fast together in the evening. There will also be special prayers ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Companies encouraged to set up production bases, marketing networks in region Guangdong aims to lift Asean trade cooperation Guangdong is seeking to expand business links with Southeast Asian countries as part of a national initiative to forge new trade ties with nations in the region, says the chief of the province's economic planning agency. ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens. The Asian hornet, or Vespa ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Hong Kong trampoline park to serve as 'springboard to the Asian market'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by Amy Nip

    ... from video games to exercise," he said. And the company's founders hope that success in Hong Kong will- literally- act as a springboard to other Asian markets. "We consider Hong ... Asian markets." The company has yet to announce the opening date. ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope says Asian eye on wealth is wrong

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Daejeon Leader of Catholic Church urges 50,000-strong crowd at mass to reject materialism and pays tribute to more than 300 killed in ferry tragedy Pope says Asian eye on wealth is wrong Pope Francis urged Catholic youth at a mass yesterday in South Korea- one of the region's economic powerhouses- to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian ...




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