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April 23, 2018 3:12 AM Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

PANMUNJOM, South Korea: In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face — along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week. South Korean guards chosen for their height and looks, and sporting aviator sunglasses stand stern and unmoving outside the blue huts of the Joint 5

April 16, 2018 10:42 AM Prince Court Medical Centre named one of world’s best for medical tourism

In a statement today, PCMC Chief Executive Officer, Chong Yee Mun, said the hospital has been in the top 10 list since 2013. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) has named Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) as one of the world's best hospitals for medical tourism. In a statement today, PCMC Chief Executive Officer 7

April 15, 2018 11:01 AM Revellers usher in Songkran with water pistols, buckets of water

PETALING JAYA: Shrieks of laughter filled the air at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple here as revellers gathered to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, yesterday morning. Hundreds turned up at the Buddhist temple located near Jalan Gasing here to celebrate the festival. Armed with water pistols, buckets of water and assorted water dispersal equipment 11

April 11, 2018 1:21 AM Ant said in talks to raise US$10b in Temasek-led funding

A logo of Ant Financial is displayed at the Ant Financial event in Hong Kong, China November 1, 2016. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, April 11 — China’s Ant Financial is seeking to raise at least US$10 billion (RM38.6 billion) in a funding round that could make the payments giant controlled by Alibaba-founder Jack Ma the most valuable startup in the world, according 8

April 5, 2018 1:40 AM European tourists not kidnapped in Cameroon, tour operator says

Tourists, who were held hostage, gather after they were freed in Yaounde, Cameroon April 3, 2018 in this picture taken from video. — Reuters picYAOUNDE, April 5 — A group of European tourists travelling in southwest Cameroon were not kidnapped, their Swiss tour operator said yesterday, contradicting government reports that separatist militants had held them hostage 12

March 27, 2018 11:28 PM SE Asia closes island beaches to recover from climate change and tourism

Hordes of tourists flock daily to Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley for selfies in front of the famed limestone cliffs and blue waters. — AFP picBANGKOK, March 28 ― More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect eco-systems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism 11

March 22, 2018 2:45 AM At least 17 killed in Thai double decker bus crash

Among the injured, some 10 people are in critical condition and receiving care at a nearby hospital. — AFP picBANGKOK, March 22 — At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into a tree, authorities said this morning. The accident occured yesterday evening 5

March 17, 2018 5:43 AM Najib confident that visit to Australia will enhance bilateral relations

Datuk Seri Najib Razak (right) poses for a picture with other leaders at the Asean-Australia Special Summit 2018 in Sydney March 17, 2018. ― Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, March 17 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is confident that his two-day working visit to Australia will enhance the Asean-Australia and Malaysia-Australia bilateral relations. Najib 17

March 10, 2018 12:18 AM Europe’s tourist hot spots look for ways to cope with the crowds

A general view of Croatia’s Unesco protected medieval town of Dubrovnik August 28, 2012. — ReutersBERLIN, March 10 — Europe’s tourist hot spots are looking for new ways to cope with “overtourism,” where cities like Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona are struggling to manage huge crowds arriving daily on cheap flights and cruise ships. They are turning to smartphone 22

March 8, 2018 4:09 AM Portugal leases empty monasteries, forts to boost tourism

Picture shows the castle tower and surrounding walls of the medieval town of Obidos, central Portugal February 9, 2018. — AFP picELVAS (Portugal), March 8 — The star-shaped walls of the hilltop town of Elvas dominate the plains of Portugal’s southern Alentejo region near the border with Spain. But despite being declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2012, Elvas 25