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After Japan, major evangelistic drive planned for Northern Asia

After Japan, major evangelistic drive planned for Northern Asia

Japan’s unprecedented evangelistic meetings are only the beginning. Seventh-day Adventist leaders now intend to hold evangelistic meetings at 2,019 sites across the entire Northern Pacific-Asia Division in 2019. Division leaders approved the ambitious plan during midyear meetings on May 22-24, just as the bulk of Japan’s evangelistic meetings wrapped up. The Northern Pacific-Asia Division, whose […]

Dwight Powell to coach in the Basketball Without Borders Asia

Dwight Powell to coach in the Basketball Without Borders Asia

DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will be one of several National Basketball Association players who will put on their coaching hats and coach in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia. Powell, other NBA players, NBA assistant coaches and former WNBA players will be coaching the top high school age campers from […]

Darwin Evolves: US Military Turns Australian Outpost Into Asia Launchpad

Darwin Evolves: US Military Turns Australian Outpost Into Asia Launchpad

DARWIN, Australia—The past casts a long shadow over this palm-lined city on Asia’s fringe. In February 1942, a devastating Japanese airstrike killed more than 200 people here and prompted many more to flee into the remote Outback. Together with the fall of Singapore days earlier, the attack on this “wild little tropic port,” in the […]

Asia Minute: Thailand Protestors Mark Anniversary of Military Rule

Asia Minute: Thailand Protestors Mark Anniversary of Military Rule

Thailand has now been under military rule for four years. Several hundred protestors marked that anniversary yesterday in Bangkok—but the police had an even bigger presence. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. Reuters says about 500 protestors turned up in two locations in Bangkok on the fourth anniversary of Thailand’s latest military […]

Asian shares search for direction after Trump comments on trade, North Korea

Asian shares search for direction after Trump comments on trade, North Korea

Over in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 edged up by 0.24 percent. The materials and heavily weighted financials subindexes climbed 0.66 percent and 0.37 percent, respectively, after coming under pressure in the last session. MSCI’s index of shares in Asia Pacific excluding Japan was higher by 0.17 percent in Asia morning trade. The mixed session on […]

Meth trafficking in SE Asia reaching 'alarming levels,' UN warns

Meth trafficking in SE Asia reaching 'alarming levels,' UN warns

The area has long been notorious for opium and heroin, especially the so-called “Golden Triangle” of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. But experts say organized criminal groups have invested in methamphetamine as a response to market forces and because it’s easy to hide and move the laboratories where the drug is made. The warnings about the […]

Asia falling out of love with rice as new wave of superfoods make their way onto dining tables

Asia falling out of love with rice as new wave of superfoods make their way onto dining tables

Lunchtime in Taipei’s Ximending district is a test of wills and patience as tourists and locals jostle at restaurants and street stalls to choose between steamed and fried dumplings, flat and thin noodles, stuffed pancakes, grills and desserts. In this foodie haven, one item makes only an occasional appearance on menus and on plates – […]

Asia Bibi Will Be Given Another Chance At Justice

Asia Bibi Will Be Given Another Chance At Justice

Asia Bibi Will Be Given Another Chance At Justice  Forbes Full coverage Source link

Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento Makes Powerful Statement About Cannes' Role in Weinstein Scandal

Asia Argento delivered a rousing indictment of Harvey Weinstein and, by extension, the Cannes Film Festival during the Cannes awards ceremony Saturday night. “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” she began during the presentation of the best actress award alongside Ava DuVernay. “I was 21 years old. This festival was […]

Alibaba out to dominate mobile pay in Southeast Asia

Alibaba out to dominate mobile pay in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI — The Southeast Asian market for mobile payment services is undergoing an upheaval, with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding at the center of the tumult. The group is backing Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s TrueMoney payment service, which will expand to subway trains in Bangkok as early as September. Passengers will be able to pay […]

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