Zara advert gets China asking: Are freckles beautiful?
An advert for Zara has sparked a row over whether freckles "uglify" Chinese people.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 18 Feb 2019 | 10:26 am

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Restoring faith to Japan's sad forest
Kyochi Watanabe plays music in the hope of saving the lives of those drawn to a forest of Japan

Source: BBC News - Asia | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:47 am

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Kashmiris offered shelter amid threats
Indians take to social media to offer shelter to Kashmiris after threats are made against them.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:23 am

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Maldives court orders arrest of former president over alleged corruption
A court in the Maldives ordered the arrest and detention on Monday of the former president, Abdulla Yameen, on suspicion of money laundering.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 18 Feb 2019 | 9:15 am

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SoftBank invests $200 million in Abu Dhabi fund for European start-ups
The fund will reportedly help Mubadala, Abu Dhabi's state investment firm, invest up to $30 million in European start-ups.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 18 Feb 2019 | 8:47 am

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Pulwama attack: Four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle
A fresh battle erupts when Indian troops search for militants following a deadly suicide attack.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:04 am

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Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says
The "sophisticated" activity follows an intrusion on parliamentary servers, PM Scott Morrison says.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:02 am

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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 18 Feb 2019 | 4:38 am

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Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of about 2,100 Pakistani prisoners from the kingdom's jails during a high-profile visit to Islamabad, Pakistan's information minister said on Monday.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 18 Feb 2019 | 4:13 am

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Asia has 'mitigating factors' to counter a global growth slowdown, says bank CEO
Asia is still projected to grow at 5.5 percent to 6 percent this year despite the overall softer global environment, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of Singapore's DBS Group Holdings.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 18 Feb 2019 | 2:19 am

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Gunmen kill four soldiers in attack in Pakistan's Baluchistan
Gunmen have attacked a Pakistani security post in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan killing four paramilitary soldiers, officials said on Monday.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 18 Feb 2019 | 2:17 am

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China markets soar as trade talks move to Washington
Mainland Chinese shares were the biggest gainers in Asia on Monday, a day which also saw the other major stock markets in the region advance, with trade talks between the U.S. and China set to continue in Washington this week.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 17 Feb 2019 | 6:56 pm

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Saudi crown prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan
Saudi Arabia has signed agreements with Pakistan worth $20 billion, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV quoted Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on Sunday.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Feb 2019 | 12:42 pm

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All signs point to more money pouring into Chinese markets this year
Chinese bond and equity markets recorded record inflows in 2018 and analysts expect that to accelerate this year as global benchmark indexes increase their weightings for the country's assets.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Feb 2019 | 3:57 am

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There are 'encouraging signs' from Singapore Airlines' earnings, analyst says
Singapore Airlines reported third-quarter earnings that came in above expectations despite a 27 percent drop in net profit compared to the year-ago period.

Source: Asia-Pacific News | 15 Feb 2019 | 3:36 am

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on US$2.4 billion hit from tax legislation
American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a US$2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Hezbollah - Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years
The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Trump admin to announce cuts in 'security assistance' for Pakistan - sources
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, congressional aides said, after warning Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid. Aides in ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Costa back with a bang as Atletico thrash Lleida in Cup
BARCELONA: Diego Costa enjoyed a typically eventful return to action for Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, scoring within six minutes of coming off the bench in his side's 4-0 King's Cup win at Lleida Esportiu but appearing to injure his knee in the process. Costa turned Juanfran's low cross into the ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm

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UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on Jan 9 to discuss "matters of mutual interest" including the North's Olympic participation.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:23 pm

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On North Korea, Trump declares ‘talking is not the answer’ - but his defence chief Mattis quickly disagrees
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense stand-off with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, but his defence chief swiftly asserted that diplomatic options remain and Russia demanded US restraint. Trump’s comment, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan that drew UN and other international condemnation, renewed his tough rhetoric toward reclusive, nuclear-armed and increasingly isolated North Korea....

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:06 pm

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar as Rakhine unrest rages
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organisation for Migration said on Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according to a reporter on a government-led trip to the area, as the violence showed little sign of abating despite security sweeps by Myanmar’s police and troops. The streets of Maungdaw –...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 11:21 am

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South Korea’s former spy chief jailed for election meddling
A former spy chief for South Korea was jailed for four years on Wednesday for leading an online campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-in, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated an illicit smear campaign to sway voters in favour of the conservative party, led at the time by Park Geun-hye, Seoul High Court said. South Korea only fully embraced democracy in the 1990s and its intelligence services...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 10:03 am

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May in Japan seeking ‘model’ trade deal for post-Brexit UK
British Prime Minister Theresa May held her first talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto, at the start of an intensive three-day visit intended to reassure the country that Britain can swiftly replicate the trade benefits of EU membership after Brexit. Before meeting Abe, May reiterated her intention to kick-start post-Brexit trade by replicating existing deals signed by the EU, to be amended later as needed, saying this would provide confidence for businesses. May, who...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 8:15 am

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US faces risk of war or humiliation if it attempts to shoot down a North Korean missile
North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and US officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 6:11 am

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