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TARAZA, Colombia (Reuters) - Dozens of Colombian soldiers dug up coca bushes under the tropical sun on a steep hillside near the Caribbean coast. Shovels in hand and guns slung across their backs in case of a sniper attack, they are part of their government's stepped-up efforts to slash cocaine production under pressure from Washington.
SIBLINGS Leow Sher Yuen and Sher Joe are the second set of sisters to apply for the Star Education Fund and receive scholarships in the same year. Sher Yuen, 20, is pursuing a Bachelor of Business (Victoria University Australia) at Sunway College and Sher Joe, 18, has started the Foundation in Built Environment leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's candidates are making a range of pricey campaign promises ahead of October's vote, but a former central bank governor and ratings agencies see wiggle room for a larger budget shortfall so long as the economy continues to grow.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Alberto Fernandez has already pulled off something of a coup. The fixer and confidante of presidents, little known outside Argentine political circles just five months ago, is set to take on the top job in Latin American's no. 3 economy.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak on Monday (Jan 13) instructed the Board of Investment (BOI) to work with the Finance Ministry on measures aimed at encouraging businesses to accelerate their investments in the next six months, taking advantage of the strong baht
PETALING JAYA: Private higher education institutions are hoping for the government to lend them support, as some of them see lower enrolment rates amid uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is hoping that the Saudi Arabian government will allow its citizens who are already there to be given priority to perform haj should it decide to allow a limited number of people to perform the pilgrimage.
PETALING JAYA: The oldest among Generation Z – those who are now in their early 20s – want to embrace life with high hopes and dreams but uncertainties stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic are forcing them to rethink their goals and career paths.
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's population of hogs registered a 13.1 percent year on year growth in July, a strong sign of production recovery after the African swine fever took its toll on the hog industry last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday.
AS a way to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) weather the storms that have assailed the sector this year, the Government has planned incentives and programmes that seek to either directly help them, or train them to become more agile and better adapt to change.