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Teacher fired after kindergarten student raped in toilet

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): A Chon Buri kindergarten teacher has been fired for negligence after her four-year-old student was allegedly sexually molested and violated by three Mathayom 2 schoolboys aged 15-17 while going alone to a toilet within the school compound on August 4, Amarin TV reported on Wednesday.

Chinese tourists apologise after being shamed for trashing Japanese Airbnb

TOKYO (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Three Chinese tourists were slammed by netizens after the owner of an Airbnb they stayed at in Japan took to social media to expose their mess.

Huawei to launch foldable 5G smartphones by middle of next year

Chairman Ken Hu claims new generation of models will be ‘100 times faster’

At the heart of yoga ball murder case was a deeply unhappy marriage, trial hears

Love triangle, while not relied upon by prosecutors, was a key feature of trial that saw Khaw Kim Sun, 53, convicted of killing his wife and teenage daughter with deadly gas

Flight attendant fired after boyfriend proposed to her mid-flight

BEIJING (Philippines Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Wedding proposals, for the most part, are romantic in nature — until it causes one to lose his or her job.

Viral clip: Is it a ghost or child’s imaginary friend?

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): A video clip of a mother asking her young girl who she was talking to when there were only two of them present has gone viral on Facebook.

Outcry over Singapore ads offering Indonesian maids for sale

SINGAPORE: Online advertisements in Singapore offering Indon­esian maids for sale have been condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over dom­estic helpers.

Huge peace progress for Koreas

PYONGYANG: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang, including a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North’s main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the accep­tance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

Artful unity: A cartoon depicting Moon embracing Trump and Kim is displayed at a shopping centre in Seoul. — AFP

Cop: Philippine villagers rejected advice to flee storm

ITOGON: A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people.

Search underway: A rescue worker rappelling down to an area where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide in Itogon. — AP

Top S. Korea theatre director jailed for sex abuse

SEOUL: A prominent South Korean theatre director has been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of nine women, as the country’s nascent #MeToo movement gathers pace.

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