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Three Hong Kong protest symbols explained

Hong Kong protests – Why the umbrellas and yellow ribbons? The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong began in September 2014, thousands of protesters took to the streets outside the HK government headquarters and set up makeshift tents in...
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Japanese ‘washi’ paper added to Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List has a new entrant – ‘washi’ paper from Japan. Japanese traditional handmade paper, known as ‘washi’, has made it to Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list....
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EIU names Singapore best business destination in the world

For the seventh year, Singapore has been named the best business destination in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has named Singapore as the best business destination in the world because of the efficient and open nature of its...
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140-million-year-old dinosaur tooth found in Malaysia

A fossil dinosaur tooth belonging to new species, aged 140 million years, has been discovered in Malaysia. Researchers have found a 140-million-year-old dinosaur tooth in Malaysia, which belongs to a new species within the ‘bird-hipped’...
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Thailand a big business opportunity for Facebook

Facebook considers Thailand to be one of its most crucial markets worldwide. Facebook has revealed its focus on Thailand as a big business opportunity, as it is one of the largest consumer markets in the world. At the Marketing Day forum held...
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French company develops Halal test kit

A French start-up has launched a Halal test kit that can show if your food contains pork. A Halal test kit has been launched by a French company, Capital Biotech, that contains a one time use device that will enable users to check if their food...
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Philippines senate introduces bill to prevent EU ban on fisheries

Philippines set to bring in tougher laws after EU ban warning over marine and fisheries products. The Philippines senate made a swift introduction of a new bill against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, in order to avoid the...
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Singapore tops Lonely Planet’s list of best travel destinations for 2015

Lonely Planet names Singapore as the world’s number one country to travel in 2015. Global travel information publishing company Lonely Planet has named Singapore as the best destination to travel in 2015 in its latest guidebook, Best...
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China sends experimental Ebola drug to Africa

Chinese drug maker sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials. Chinese drug maker, Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group, has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa on October 16, 2014 to be used by Chinese aid workers situated there....
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Universal Studios to open theme park in Beijing

Hollywood’s Universal Studios to pump in $3.2 billion for a theme park in Beijing.  In a bid to cash in on the sprawling Chinese entertainment market, Hollywood giant Universal Studio’s is all set to build a movie theme park in...