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China smartphone makers spin off secondary brands to go upscale

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are going after consumers in the high-end segment of the global smartphone market.

Chinese smartphone brands Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are going after consumers in the high-end segment of the global smartphone market. — SCMP

K-pop sex scandal: Singapore socialite Kim Lim denies involvement in nightclub saga

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Last Saturday, in an interview with Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, former BigBang singer Seungri denied he had asked his staff to procure prostitutes for foreign investors at nightclub Arena.

Kim Lim, whose father is billionaire Peter Lim, has written on Instagram to distance herself from the K-pop scandal. PHOTO: ST FILE.

Man dies after being thrown out of truck in collision with stationary car in Hong Kong


Early morning incident on Tolo Highway was followed by massive bus crash four hours later in Sheung Wan involving three vehicles but no deaths

Fake Garuda Indonesia pilot arrested

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Police arrested a man posing as a pilot for national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia at the airport’s Terminal 3 in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday.

Devastated family seeks answers to cleaner's death in Singapore road accident

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): The cleaner who was killed on Friday (March 22) after a taxi ran into her in Alexandra Road was a doting mother and wife who expressed love in her own quiet way.

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Chinese woman says dating agency kept her in office for six hours until she spent US$2,800 on premium service


Client claims matchmaker’s ‘man of her dreams’ sofa scenario made her uneasy
Hangzhou woman said she felt she was not allowed to use phone or go to toilet

Thai polls: Pro-military party takes the lead

Partial results from Sunday's general election in Thailand showed pro-military party Palang Pracharat slightly ahead of the Pheu Thai party in an unexpected outcome.

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Pro-military party in the lead

BANGKOK: Partial results from the election in Thailand showed a pro-military party slightly ahead of the populist party leading a “democratic front”, an unexpected and – for many – stunning outcome from the country’s first poll since a 2014 army coup.

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Yunnan school serves students from two nations

BEIJING: Every morning, dozens of students from Myanmar walk hand in hand across the border into China’s Yunnan province.

Italy signs ‘Silk Road’ pact

Rome: Italy has signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new “Silk Road” of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe.

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