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Divers enter sunken S Korean ferry, 28 confirmed deadSEOUL - Death toll kept rising, with 28 people confirmed dead and 268 others still missing. The number of the rescued remained unchanged at 179.
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  • EXO is back

  • Last day in NZ

  • HK: Ocean awareness

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Podium position for sporting goods

Rising demand for sportswear across the region is being matched by interest in Asian-made goods elsewhere

Remembering S'pore’s tragic past

Memories of Japanese wartime atroctites are preserved through education and institutional efforts

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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Weibo makes debut on NasdaqWeibo Corp, Twitter Inc's counterpart in China, made its debut on the Nasdaq in the United States on Thursday, becoming the first publicly traded Chinese social media company.
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  • Driven by design

    Shiro Nakamura was born at a time when imported cars were far from common on roads in Japan.

  • 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

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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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World title challenge Tso close, yet so far

Two months ago, Hong Kong’s unbeaten Rex Tso Sing-yu looked lik...

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Meeting pointThe way to evaluate the success of an arts festival is to consider if the event provides the audience with a diverse selection of events, according to Zhang Yu, president of China Arts and Entertainment Group.
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