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Jay Chou, X Japan drummer Yoshiki slammed online for socialising with Jackie Chan

SINGAPORE (ANN): It is not safe now for celebrities to post photographs of themselves having drinks with Jackie Chan.

Taiwan Mandopop king Jay Chou (left) and Yoshiki, drummer of Japanese iconic rock band X Japan. PHOTOS: AFP

Aiming to be ‘zero-waste’

Kamikatsu (Japan): Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan’s Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn’t that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be “zero-waste” by 2020.





Green lifestyle: Kazuyuki Kiyohara, the manager of Kamikatsu’s waste centre, moving compacted trash. — AFP

G20 set to agree deal on marine plastic waste

Tokyo: The Group of 20 major economies were set to agree a deal on reducing marine plastic waste at a meeting in Japan where they also discussed energy security following the oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Fresh protests choke HK

Hong Kong: Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city’s embattled leader.





Not giving up: Tens of thousands of protesters marching through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition Bill in Hong Kong. — AP

Flowers pile up for dead protester

Hong Kong: Bouquets of white flowers, written tributes and origami cranes piled up outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, where a young man plunged to his death protesting against a controversial extradition Bill.





Tribute to a hero: Mourners stopping by a makeshift memorial to place flowers, offer incense and pray for the man who fell to his death after hanging a protest banner against an extradition Bill in Hong Kong. — AP

Leaderless and livid – the youths on the front lines

Hong Kong: Young Hong Kongers who marshalled the fight against a police force that was armed with tear gas and rubber bullets have spoken of how they were pushed into embracing more confrontational tactics by the failure of years of peaceful protests.

The YouTube way to enter varsity

Jakarta: An Indonesian university is offering would-be students a novel way to gain admission to the faculty – become a YouTube star first.

More than 700 cyberattacks in May

Hanoi: During the month of May alone, there were on average 23 cyberattacks on government computers every single day.

Jakarta’s traffic congestion improves

JAKARTA: According to the latest Tom Tom Traffic Index, Jakarta’s traffic eased in 2018, making it the city showing the “biggest improvement” last year.

Hello Vietnam launched to promote tourism

Hanoi: Hello Vietnam, a tourism promotion programme, has been launched by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in co-ordination with TikTok, the world’s leading destination for short-form mobile videos.





Holiday paradise: TikTok aims to create 30,000 short videos, popularising Vietnam’s 
people, culture and beautiful landscapes. — Photo from TripAdvisor