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AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

On the trail with Cambodia’s tarantula hunters

PHNOM PENH: The shiny, hairy creatures might make some people run a mile but in the humid jungle of Kampong Thom province, north of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, tarantula hunting is all in a day’s work.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo zoo announces baby panda’s sex

Tokyo: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

India launches 31 satellites, some for foreign customers

NEW DELHI: India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

Stocks Analysis 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

A quiet week ahead

REVIEW: Overnight US equities finished little changed above the flat line the previous Friday, as investors turned cautious after poor housing data and a fall in consumer sentiment indicated the US economic growth may be slowing.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 3:35 AM

School in China soaks confiscated mobile phones in water, smashes them with mallet

SINGAPORE: When a student's mobile phone was confiscated by a school in Singapore earlier this year, the pupil's father sued the school for damages.

China 24 Jun 2017 | 3:43 AM

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide

Beijing (AFP) - Chinese authorities launched a frantic search for around 100 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province on Saturday, local authorities said.

World 24 Jun 2017 | 4:08 AM

UAE says will not back down in dispute if Qatar declines to cooperate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, one of four Arab countries embroiled in a political dispute with Qatar, said on Friday it would not back down if Doha does not engage with demands that include requiring it to curb ties with Iran.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 4:15 AM

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Berlin (AFP) - Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.

World 24 Jun 2017 | 6:08 AM

Qatar says demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic'

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is reviewing a list of demands presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, but said on Saturday the list was not reasonable or actionable.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 6:33 AM

Hsien Yang: Ho Ching had no rights to take late Lee Kuan Yew's items

SINGAPORE: Lee Hsien Yang has questioned again his sister-in-law's role in loaning of items belonging to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew to the National Heritage Board, saying that she had no "license" to take the items.