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AseanPlus News 17 Apr 2016 | 8:55 AM

Japan twin quakes turned hills into deadly cascades of mud

MASHIKI: When powerful -- and shallow -- twin earthquakes struck southern Japan barely 24 hours apart, the verdant hills that gracefully dominate the landscape turned into deadly cascades of mud.

Nation 12 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Making the disabled feel at home

PETALING JAYA: By the disabled, for the disabled. That’s the idea behind Fadzli Fadhilah’s recent acquisition of an assisted living home for the disabled.

Nation 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Good value awaits property buyers at the biggest gathering of developers

KUALA LUMPUR: Property buyers looking for good value projects should check out the Fair, said Star Media Group Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.

World 22 Oct 2015 | 2:55 AM

Colombia looks to attract tourists with peace, currency

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia hopes to position itself as a top-tier tourist destination in a bid to attract foreign visitors ahead of a possible peace deal with Marxist rebels, with its affordability bolstered by a weak currency, the head of the country's tourism and export promotion agency said.

World 01 Oct 2015 | 8:30 AM

Rising anger in Thailand's boom-to-bust northeast

KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) - The rural heartland of Thailand's deposed leader Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled billionaire brother Thaksin is hurting as a result of the military government's economic policies, stirring discontent and the threat of protests.

AseanPlus News 31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

Malls replace traditional public squares as the preferred gathering place

MANILA: As she eyes the colourful ice cream on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila’s most luxurious shopping centres, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits to being an incurable mall rat – but not only for the shopping.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2015 | 11:35 AM

Undertaker couple pays the ultimate tribute to their profession

SINGAPORE: It is a beautifully shot wedding photo. The setting is verdant, an open field with old gnarled trees and lush foliage. The gorgeous bride is in a stunning burgundy taffeta gown, the handsome groom in a crisp white dress shirt.

World 01 Mar 2015 | 3:35 PM

Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand (Reuters) - Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.

Community 25 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

A season to shine and sparkle

LITTLE GEMS learning centre’s first Christmas pageant evoked a winter wonderland with adorable characters prancing around in a medley of skits and songs.

Community 16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Ipoh property prompts interest

Ipoh is famed for many things. Flat rice noodles, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, verdant limestone mastiffs, and its rich mining past, among other things.