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2014 Hong Kong Youth Music Festival will kick off on May 30th at Central and Western District Promenade, bringing the exhilarating singing and dancing performances to the city.

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S. Korea offers to DPRK holding high-level talks for family reunion
S. Korea offers to DPRK holding high-level talks for family reunion On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

South Korea offered Monday to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to hold the senior- level inter-Korean talks next week to discuss reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

S. Korean shares fall on geopolitical concerns
S. Korean shares fall on geopolitical concerns On Fri,Aug 8,2014 , In Full Article

South Korean shares ended sharply lower on Friday due to geopolitical concerns in Iraq and Ukraine, which worsened investor sentiment.

Vietnam produces alcohol-free beer for the first time
Vietnam produces alcohol-free beer for the first time On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

Vietnam has officially produced alcohol-free beer, the first ever made in Vietnam, local online Bao Moi (New Newspapers) reported Monday.

Transport, healthcare remain challenges in Singapore: study
Transport, healthcare remain challenges in Singapore: study On Fri,Aug 8,2014 , In Full Article

While the income inequality has been improving, Singapore still faces challenges of public transport and healthcare capacity.

India, Pakistan border guards clash on Kashmir border
India, Pakistan border guards clash on Kashmir border On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

The border guards of India and Pakistan Monday fired on each other's position on international border (IB) in Kashmir, officials said.

Green on blue attacks in Afghanistan display security lapse, Taliban penetration
Green on blue attacks in Afghanistan display security lapse, Taliban penetration On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

The green on blue attacks or insider offensive committed by Afghans in military uniform against NATO- led forces, may demonstrate security lapses and Taliban's penetration into the ranks of security forces.

Decade-long study raises new puzzles around great white sharks
Decade-long study raises new puzzles around great white sharks On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

New Zealand scientists said Monday they have a better understanding of one of the world's greatest marine predators after a 10-year study, but their research has also raised more questions about the behavior of the great white shark.

"Bamboo Ceiling" spreading across Australia
"Bamboo Ceiling" spreading across Australia On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

Australia's self-mage as a successful multicultural society is under revision after the latest research, released Monday, has again exposed a "bamboo ceiling", where Asian Australians are vastly underrepresented in key leadership positions across both public and private sectors.

Taiwan economic chief's resignation accepted
Taiwan economic chief's resignation accepted On Mon,Aug 11,2014 , In Full Article

Taiwan's administrative chief Jiang Yi-huah on Sunday accepted the resignation of senior economic official Chang Chia-juch, who insisted on quitting due to the island's deteriorating political situation.

Cathay Pacific invests in sustainable biojet fuel developer
Cathay Pacific invests in sustainable biojet fuel developer On Fri,Aug 8,2014 , In Full Article

Cathay Pacific Airways announced Thursday that it has invested in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. , a U.S.- based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

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On Mon,Aug 11,2014

U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that the targeted airstrikes and humanitarian airdrop efforts in Iraq he authorized two days ago could continue for some time. But he made clear that his administration would not send

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A calm South China Sea needs no flame-stoker

A calm South China Sea needs no flame-stoker

On Mon,Aug 11,2014

This weekend saw top diplomats of the world's two largest economies, the United States and China, engage in a head-on clash over the South China Sea issue.

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U.S. pipeline giant to merge assets in multi-bln

On Mon,Aug 11,2014

U.S. pipeline giant, Kinder Morgan, Inc., announced Sunday that it will acquire its associated companies in a 70 billion U.S. dollar deal and reorganize as one corporation, making it the third-largest energy company in the United States, after Exxon and Chevron.

On Mon,Aug 11,2014

South Korean shares ended higher for the first time in five sessions on Monday amid easing geopolitical concerns in Iraq and Ukraine.

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Doctor Who's first Asia Tour

On Mon,Aug 11,2014

"Knock, knock, who"s there?""Doctor Who." After traveling among different time and space for more than 2,000 years, the Doctor's time-travelling spaceship "Tardis", symbol of the

Doctor Who's first Asia Tour

Essendon launches court action against "unlawful" doping inquiry

Essendon launches court action against "unlawful" doping inquiry

The Federal Court hearing between Australia's key anti-doping body and the Essendon Football Club got underway on Monday, potentially determining the future of 34 players who have been issued show-cause notices for alleged doping

People in Greece enjoy full moon in museums and archaeological sites

People in Greece enjoy full moon in museums and archaeological sites

In celebration of the biggest and brightest moon of August, Greek people and foreign tourists enjoyed on Sunday evening the romantic view in ancient historical and heritage surroundings free of charge across Greece.