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Thai driver survives after car gets crushed by truck carrying 40-tonne load of soybeans

BANGKOK: A man is in hospital after an 18-wheeler trailer truck loaded with soybeans lost control and fell on top of a car in the Lat Krabang district here on Sunday (May 27).

– The Nation/Asia News Network

Kim expressed 'fixed will' on June 12 summit with Trump in meeting with Moon - KCNA

(Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "his fixed will" on a possible June 12 summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in a meeting on Saturday with the president of South Korea, North Korea's state news agency said.

The US-North Korea summit falls victim to bipolar rhetoric.

SERIOUSLY, is anyone really shocked that the much-ballyhooed Summit-of-the-Century between President Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un now hangs in the balance?

Vietnam hit by iodine deficiency again

HANOI: Iodine deficiency, which can causes mental retardation, has come back to Vietnam, especially in mountain communities, the country’s National Hospital of Endo­cri­nology said.

Doc accused of rape claims he used saliva to carry out pelvic exam

SINGAPORE: Soon after he was arrested on suspicion of raping a patient during a late-night consultation in 2015, a general practitioner told police that he had put his saliva onto his fingers before inserting them into her for an examination.

‘Sugar daddy’ app banned from WeChat after call for its shutdown

Beijing: Having soared to become one of the most downloaded iPhone and Android apps in China within three days, the dating website SeekingArrangement was banned from WeChat, the country’s most-used social networking platform.

US eatery winning hearts in Shanghai

Beijing: P.F. Chang’s, the US restaurant chain that many Chinese have become familiar with through the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, plans to open more outlets in Shanghai after its first outpost in China seems to have overcome initial resistance by local diners to Chinese food made by a foreign brand.

A big hit: Customers dining at P.F. Chang’s in Shanghai. — China Daily/Asia News Network

Experts call for better crowdfunding supervision

Beijing: Local police in Henan province are looking into accusations that a mother raised money online for her three-year-old daughter with eye cancer but failed to use the money for her treatment.

Fighting pollution with her nose

HEFEI: Fang Pengfei has not worn any make-up for more than three years.

How to protect your teen from sexual harassment

THE prevalence of sexual abuse and sexual harassment has been increasing at a concerning rate.

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