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Indonesia aims to pull out 11,000 child laborers

The Indonesian government is targeting to withdraw around 11,000 children from child labor in 11 provinces this year and send them back to school. Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskan...

Updated : 2013.04.22 19:46

No more murky telecom ads in Bangladesh

Mobile operators in Bangladesh will now have to give all the details on services when advertising in any newspaper, magazine, leaflet or their websites, according to new directives recently released ...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:54

Patients as products

Dr. Niparat Sripai has decided to quit her job at the Ban Fang Hospital in Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen because she believes the recently-introduced Pay for Performance (P4P) scheme...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:54

Looking in the first lady’s mirror

Peng Liyuan has been wearing Ma Ke’s designs for more than a decade, a fact that was only highlighted recently when the first lady accompanied her husband President Xi Jinping on his first state vis...

Updated : 2013.04.08 19:53

Traditional health care center puts on a more modern face

Traditional Chinese medicine may be recognized all over the world for its healing properties but it also has a major problem: to the layman, it actually makes very little sense. Enter a traditional ...

Updated : 2013.04.01 19:42

Medicine goes mobile

With the rise of tablets, mobile health is for all That blasted love affair with ais kacang (Malaysian dessert). That must be it. Never again, you groan, as your sore teeth throb in pain. Inside th...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:48

Bangkok restaurant serves conservation soup

There can be few better places where art can be used as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup than bistro-bar-gallery WTF on Sukhumvit Soi 51. Trek down a silent alley past derelict buildi...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:47

Endless mudflow breeds political apathy in Java

A local of Porong in East Java is among the victims of the mudflow believed to be caused by drilling on the part of mining firm PT Lapindo Brantas. (The Jakarta Post) The plight of mudflow victims f...

Updated : 2013.03.18 19:46

ANN website unveils new look

The Asia News Network, an alliance of English daily newspapers published in Asian cities, has redesigned its website, offering a fresh look and feel with more content on the region. Born in March 19...

Updated : 2013.01.07 20:01

Divorce? No way, stresses Philippine government

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will not touch the divorce question with a 10-foot pole. Divorce is not just low on the Aquino administration radar, it is not on its radar screen at all, Pal...

Updated : 2013.01.07 20:00

Japan to fund helium production project in eastern Siberia

The Japanese government plans to provide financial assistance to a joint helium-production project between Japan and Russia to secure the precious gas amid a tighter global supply caused by increased...

Updated : 2013.01.07 20:00

‘Shadow banking’ risks loom in China

Even as China’s recovery gathers momentum, growing risks in the financial sector are casting a shadow on its economic stability ― a key priority for the incoming leadership. Since last month, a sp...

Updated : 2013.01.07 19:59