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AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Signs in English to be improved with adoption of standards

Beijing: Standards, jointly released by Chinas Standardisation Administration, the Ministry of Education and the State Language Commission will be introduced to improve translations.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jakarta tour a lesson in tolerance

JAKARTA: Wearing a black plaid hijab and brown skirt, Amanda Najla stood out among dozens of students visiting the Immanuel Church in Central Jakarta.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Marawi won’t be IS hub, Philippines assures US

MANILA: There is no reason to fear that Marawi City would become an enclave of the Islamic State (IS) group in South-East Asia as the Philippine military has nipped this plan in the bud, Malacanang said in response to concerns expressed by US senators.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Breast, prostate cancers rising sharply in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Over the past 40 years, the incidence of breast cancer here has more than doubled, from 25 to 65 per 100,000 women. Over the same period, prostate cancer has gone up fivefold, from six to 30 per 100,000 men.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Marawi urban warfare horror

Manila: Inside the “Heroes’ Ward” at a hospital in the Philippine capital, wounded soldiers read the Bible and recount horror stories of an unprecedented urban war against fighters linked to the Islamic State group.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:52 AM

Headbanging is no good, says X Japan drummer after surgery

TOKYO: The frenzied drummer who is the force behind rockers X Japan declared headbanging to be "no good" on Tuesday as he sported a neck brace at his first press conference since emergency surgery.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 1:21 AM

Malang students invent device that pinches buttocks of drowsy drivers

JAKARTA: Asri Anjani and Prayogo Bintang, mechanical engineering students of the University of Brawijaya in Malang, East Java, have created a device they claim is capable of preventing road accidents caused by drowsy drivers.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 2:04 AM

French tourist latest victim of ladyboy theft at Patong Beach

PHUKET: Patong police yesterday arrested a ladyboy who stole an iPhone from a French tourist on Patong beach.

Markets 22 Jun 2017 | 5:05 AM

KLCI slightly higher at midday on Petronas Gas, Genting's gains

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips ended the morning session on Thursday on a lacklustre note in the absence of strong leads from institutions except for Petronas Gas and Genting Bhd while the ringgit was firmer against the US dollar.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 5:18 AM

Toothpick crossbow toy craze has China quivering

SHANGHAI: Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before a young child gets blinded or worse.