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9 dead, 287 still missing in S Korean ferry capsizal, search continuesStrong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry capsized, killing 9
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Tide may turn for Chinese stocks

It has not been a particularly good year for stocks listed in the Chinese mainland, but the tide may be turning.

Watching the markets

Will 2014 turn out to be a dud or a delight for stock markets? Company results just released in the region are giving investors an early...

Teen makeup no longer a taboo

Teen girls as young as 11 wearing some form of makeup is now commonplace in South Korea.

From coffee cup rings to chopsticks

Malaysian artist Hong Yi is known for her iconic portraits of, among others, Yao Ming, Zhang Yimou, Adele and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Leader quits over US$2,800 wine

The premier of Australia's New South Wales state, Barry O'Farrell, resigned when it appeared he had lied about accepting a US$2,800 bottle of wine as a gift...

Indian election just got sweeter

As poll campaign picks up pace in the scorching heat, sales of cold, sugary drinks will soar, potentially boosting demand for sugar...

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Asian stocks end mixedStocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.
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  • Smarter shopping

    CoFounder of online retailer Flipkart picked the right moment to capitalize on the recent boom in e-commerce across I...

  • Writing a new chapter

    Award-winning Singaporean designer turns his hand to publishing to improve prospects for local authors

  • Top of the class

    Malaysian entrepreneur aims to use property development background to revitalize country’s vocational education.

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Filibustering tactics destructive in HK

Financial Secretary John Tsang presented his budget speech in F...

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HK needs a specialist financial university

The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth I was magnificent. One of the f...

High-speed railway perils and promise

Excitement is high over the proposed Malaysia-Singapore high- ...

Law's sanctity must be respected

The reprieve afforded by Songkran came and went much too fast....

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Bale leads Madrid 2-1 past Barca for Copa del Rey

Gareth Bale filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronal...

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Lost in translationChinese literature has failed to make much headway in the West. Still there are those who believe the West has something valuable to discover in the exchange.
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