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quake

Thailand experiences 6.1-magnitude earthquake

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Chiang Rai’s Phan district in Thailand on May 5, 2014. Reports say that it is the strongest earthquake recorded in Thailand so far. It has been reported that people ran out of their buildings and...
singapore tourism

Singapore looking for new ways to attract tourists

These days, Singapore is dealing with a decreasing number of foreign tourists in the country. With this in mind, the country has to think of new ways to attract more visitors. However, Singapore has to pay attention to the old ways as well and...
children

Chinese officials rule against forced religion for orphans

Officials in China have ruled that the country’s religious groups are not supposed to force abandoned or orphaned children that they adopt to follow their faith. The Ministry of Civil Affairs and State Administration for Religious Affairs...
japan

Japan offers new rental service to scatter ashes of deceased

The death of a family member in Japan is considered to be serious business and is part of the nation’s tradition. However, it has been reported that the high cost of traditional funerals in the country, in addition to the rising impracticality...
malaysian airlines

Missing Malaysian flight affects tourism in Malaysia

The China National Tourism Administration stated that the missing Malaysian flight has resulted in a decrease in the number of tourists from China traveling to Malaysia during the May Day holiday. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing...
milk#

Vietnamese government to impose price ceiling on milk products

The Ministry of Finance of Vietnam has decided to impose a price ceiling on milk products for children because of the increasing prices of these products in the country. The Prime Minister of Vietnam has approved the proposal of the ministry...
food

South Korea to improve food security in ASEAN

The government of South Korea announced on April 30, 2014 that it will help in improving food security in Southeast Asian nations. The South Korean government also said that it will be utilizing its advanced technology in order to offer plenty...
vehicles

Officials in China punished for misuse of government vehicles

China’s top anti-graft agency stated on April 28, 2014 that 244 corrupt officials were punished last week. It has been reported that these officials were punished for the misuse of government vehicles, which was the primary violation out of...
china safety

China to improve work safety supervision

One of the officials from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) stated on Sunday, April 27, 2014 that prosecutors in China will improve supervision over officials’ dereliction of duty when it comes to work safety incidents. It is...
climbing

Mount Everest climbing season under pressure after avalanche incident

The Mount Everest climbing season has received another set back as the Sherpa mountain guides left the base camp for their village homes on April 25, 2014. The mountain guides left for their homes, a week after a huge avalanche killed about...