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486 million undernourished in Asia-Pacific: UN

486 million undernourished in Asia-Pacific: UN

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has revealed that 486 million people remain undernourished in Asia-Pacific, and little had changed from the past two years. According to a report released here on Friday, more than half of the world’s malnourished children live in Asia-Pacific, reports Xinhua news agency. The region is also home to […]

Pakistan Rocked by Protests Over Acquittal of Asia Bibi on Blasphemy Charges

Pakistan Rocked by Protests Over Acquittal of Asia Bibi on Blasphemy Charges

KARACHI, Pakistan — Negotiations continued on Friday between the Pakistani government and hard-line Islamist leaders enraged over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, as protesters blocked major highways, businesses were shut down and the authorities feared an escalation in violence. The Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who in 2010 was convicted on little […]

Asia's Most Aggressive Rate Hikers Have More Work Ahead

Asia's Most Aggressive Rate Hikers Have More Work Ahead

Asia’s Most Aggressive Rate Hikers Have More Work Ahead  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Leaving Asia for the unknown, thousands disappear in transit

Leaving Asia for the unknown, thousands disappear in transit

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press Updated 9:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Almass, an 18-year-old Afghan who lost his younger brother at the Iran-Turkey border four years ago, traces the path of his migration to Europe, at his new home in Gentioux-Pigerolles, France on Oct. 6, 2018. Asia has the world’s largest overall population movements, but […]

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

Asia Bibi, a mother of five from Punjab province, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to hang after she was accused of defiling the name of the Prophet Muhammed during an argument the year before with Muslim colleagues. The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water Asia Bibi had touched […]

US Stocks Rise in Volatile Trading, Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap

US Stocks Rise in Volatile Trading, Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap

US Stocks Rise in Volatile Trading, Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap  Bloomberg Asia stocks shrug off tariff threat  The Star Online Full coverage Source link

Engie moves Asia-Pacific headquarters from Thailand to Singapore

Engie moves Asia-Pacific headquarters from Thailand to Singapore

Singapore FRENCH energy company Engie announced on Monday that it will move its Asia-Pacific headquarters from Thailand to Singapore, in a bid to focus on supporting regional governments and businesses in sustainable growth opportunities. Expected to be fully operational by mid- Source link

Wind, Sun to Strand $60 Billion of Coal Assets in Southeast Asia

Wind, Sun to Strand $60 Billion of Coal Assets in Southeast Asia

Wind, Sun to Strand $60 Billion of Coal Assets in Southeast Asia  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Minimum wages surge across Southeast Asia

Minimum wages surge across Southeast Asia

TOKYO/YANGON/HANOI — Minimum wages in Southeast Asia are rising sharply as governments strive to please their publics, but the trend could slow foreign investment as the region loses its edge as a low-cost production hub. In Cambodia, where the textile industry accounts for 60% of exports, Japanese wig maker Artnature sold a factory last year to […]

Asia's largest LGBT parade held in Taiwan

Asia's largest LGBT parade held in Taiwan

More than 130,000 people marched on the streets of Taipei, calling for equal rights for LGBT people. The largest event of its kind in Asia is held every year in Taiwan’s capital. About 137,000 people from Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, the United States and elsewhere gathered for the 16th annual parade. Participants held rainbow flags […]