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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 launches largest-ever parliamentary by-elections
S. Korea launches largest-ever parliamentary by-elections On Wed,Jul 30,2014 , In Full Article

South Korean voters went to the polls for the country's largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, where 15 seats are up for grabs, the election management agency said Wednesday.

Abe's policy shift against historical trend: Japanese expert
Abe's policy shift against historical trend: Japanese expert On Mon,Jul 28,2014 , In Full Article

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies threaten the peace of Japan and lead the country down a dangerous path, a Japanese expert warned Saturday.

Myanmar to explore suitable electoral system for parliamentary election
Myanmar to explore suitable electoral system for parliamentary election On Wed,Jul 30,2014 , In Full Article

Myanmar's parliamentary House of Representatives (Lower House) Tuesday unanimously agreed to form a commission to review a proposal to adopt the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system or to find out if there is any other system that better suits Myanmar in its parliamentary

Vietnam's top legislator pledges to use Japanese aid effectively
Vietnam's top legislator pledges to use Japanese aid effectively On Tues,Jul 29,2014 , In Full Article

A Vietnamese top legislator on Monday pledged to use Japanese Official Development Assistance ( ODA) effectively during a reception to a Japanese delegation.

Bangladesh Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday
Bangladesh Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday On Tues,Jul 29,2014 , In Full Article

Bangladesh Muslims are all set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday as Shawwal moon has been sighted in the country on Monday.

25 countries to attend global rubber conference in Sri Lanka this year
25 countries to attend global rubber conference in Sri Lanka this year On Tues,Jul 29,2014 , In Full Article

A total of 25 countries will gather in Sri Lanka for the Global Rubber Conference (GRC) this year, an official said on Monday.

Pacific island leaders concerned over foreign fishing fleets
Pacific island leaders concerned over foreign fishing fleets On Wed,Jul 30,2014 , In Full Article

The major gap between what Pacific islands get from their fisheries and what goes to foreign fleets will be a hot issue at an island leaders summit in Palau on Wednesday.

Australian child abuse cases increase 30 pct: report
Australian child abuse cases increase 30 pct: report On Fri,Jul 25,2014 , In Full Article

The number of Australian child abuse reports increased by 30 percent over a two year period, according to new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released on Friday.

Flight crash overshadows Taiwan's sunny island
Flight crash overshadows Taiwan's sunny island On Tues,Jul 29,2014 , In Full Article

Scattered along a narrow lane in Magong City on Penghu Island, west of Taiwan, were parts of TransAsia flight GE 222. The cockpit was leaning against a wall of a house. The propeller was near another home, and the tail was at one end of the lane.

Taiwan finishes identifying victims of crashed flight
Taiwan finishes identifying victims of crashed flight On Mon,Jul 28,2014 , In Full Article

The bodies of 48 victims of Taiwan's crashed TransAsia flight GE 222 have all been identified, according to the the island's aviation safety council on Sunday.

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On Wed,Jul 30,2014

The massive fires in Libya's capital have raged for a third day as heavy gunfire between rival militias is preventing the work of firefighters.

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Zhou's probe cautions against taking chances with law, discipline

Zhou's probe cautions against taking chances with law,

On Wed,Jul 30,2014

The announcement of the investigation of former senior official Zhou Yongkang has revealed the courage and resolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to purify itself and run itself with strict discipline

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With BRICS rising, IMF mulls change

On Wed,Jul 30,2014

When Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said in June that she would not be surprised if the lender's headquarters may one day move to Beijing from Washington, the remarks were largely read as her approval of the Chinese economy, and the frustration

On Tues,Jul 29,2014

When "Transformers 4" screened in China,audiences were surprised - and often cynical - when they saw Chinese brand products embedded in the movie along with Chinese faces and landmarks.

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Social media a new platform for gangs recruitment: NUS Study

On Wed,Jul 30,2014

Social media have become a breeding ground for gang recruitment among high-risk youths, Channel NewsAsia reported on Tuesday, citing a study by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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Mother's fears can be passed down to babies through smell: study

Mother's fears can be passed down to babies through smell: study

Fears could be passed down from mothers to newborn babies through the odor the mothers give off when they feel fear, a new U.S. study said Monday.

Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo

Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo

Ronaldinho has likely played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star's teammate and close friend Jo.