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Rohingya deal aims to return refugees 'within two years' - Phuket News
Rohingya deal aims to return refugees 'within two years'14 minutes ago
Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the South Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year. A statem
Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up - Phuket News
Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up 14 minutes ago
By Uptin Saiidi Singapore was recently ranked second on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index for 2017, coming in just behind Tokyo. In 2016, the island nation’s police reported 135 total days without any crimes including snatch-
 Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms - Phuket News
Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms 29 minutes ago
Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city
 Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes first visit - Phuket News
Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes first visit 29 minutes ago
Moshe Holtzberg, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the 2008 terror attack returns for the first time to visit the site of the attack with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia - Phuket News
Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia 29 minutes ago
Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them
 US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat - Phuket News
US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat 29 minutes ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy
Freedom House: Democracy Scores for Most Countries Decline for 12th Consecutive Year  - Phuket News
Freedom House: Democracy Scores for Most Countries Decline for 12th Consecutive Year 1 hour ago
A new report released by the independent watchdog organization Freedom House says that democratic principles such as election integrity and freedom of the press are weakening globally for the 12th consecutive year. "There are more countries — in the cas
Freedom House: Democracy Scores for Most Countries Weaken for 12th Consecutive Year - Phuket News
Freedom House: Democracy Scores for Most Countries Weaken for 12th Consecutive Year 1 hour ago
Two thousand-seventeen was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom, according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World Report. While experts say China, Russia, and North Korea, among other countries, put global stability at increased
Wallaby ‘arrested’ hopping over Sydney Harbour Bridge - Phuket News
Wallaby ‘arrested’ hopping over Sydney Harbour Bridge 1 hour ago
SYDNEY police had a surprise early on Tuesday morning when they received reports of a “kangaroo” hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The post Wallaby ‘arrested’ hopping over Sydney Harbour Bridge appeared first on Asian Correspondent.
 Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts - Phuket News
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts 1 hour ago
Across Mideast, millions of Palestinians who depend on UN relief brace for worst ahead of expected US funding cut
 UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies - Phuket News
UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies 1 hour ago
UAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted 2 of its commercial airliners in international airspace; Qatar denies it
No tail wagging this Chinese New Year in Malaysia - Phuket News
No tail wagging this Chinese New Year in Malaysia 2 hours ago
It’s the time of year when my family will get together for a reunion dinner (that's on the eve of the New Year) and really enjoy traditional Chinese dishes like the Chai Choy and steam fish. I salivate just thinking about it. The post No tail wagging this
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists in court to appeal jail term - Phuket News
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists in court to appeal jail term 2 hours ago
IN a last ditch attempt to overturn their prison sentences, Hong Kong’s leading democracy activists appeared in court on Tuesday in what is being seen as a litmus test for the independence of the city’s judiciary amid fears of mounting influence from Chin
 Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son - Phuket News
Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son 2 hours ago
The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son
 Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile - Phuket News
Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile 2 hours ago
Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing
Major eruption possible as lava flows down Philippine volcano Mount Mayon - Phuket News
Major eruption possible as lava flows down Philippine volcano Mount Mayon 3 hours ago
Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano on Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. The lava was flowing in some places but at times Mount Mayon was erupting like a fountain, the Philipp
Glowing Red Lava Rolls Down Slopes of Philippine Volcano - Phuket News
Glowing Red Lava Rolls Down Slopes of Philippine Volcano 3 hours ago
Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Tuesday morning the lava was quietly flowing in some pla
Bangladeshi forests stripped bare as Rohingya refugees battle to survive - Phuket News
Bangladeshi forests stripped bare as Rohingya refugees battle to survive 3 hours ago
LOOK out from the high-ground in the middle of Kutupalong and two sights fill the eyes: Myanmar’s green hills silhouetted in the east and dehydrated, denuded mounds pocked by the blue-black tarpaulin sheets of makeshift shelters everywhere else. The post
Asian fans mourn untimely death of rock icon Dolores O’Riordan - Phuket News
Asian fans mourn untimely death of rock icon Dolores O’Riordan 3 hours ago
FANS across Asia on Tuesday expressed shock and grief over the untimely death of Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, which enjoyed a cult following in the region since its meteoric rise in the 1990s. The post Asian fans
Rural Women in India, Elderly in Japan Open Homes to Airbnb Guests - Phuket News
Rural Women in India, Elderly in Japan Open Homes to Airbnb Guests 4 hours ago
Mobile apps that help women in the Indian countryside and tiny villages in Japan to open their homes to visitors from across the world are generating incomes, revitalizing remote communities and helping to curb migration to cities. A women's organizatio
Malaysia Plans Special Court on Human Trafficking as Cases Soar - Phuket News
Malaysia Plans Special Court on Human Trafficking as Cases Soar 4 hours ago
Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims. The Southeast Asian nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as wel