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JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): Indonesian crew members repatriated in May after working on a Chinese fishing vessel are still without pay, 18 months after they first boarded the ill-fated Long Xing 629 in Busan, South Korea, for a two-year contract.
(Reuters) - Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, while New Zealand reimposed restrictions as it investigates its first cases in more than three months.
KUALA LUMPUR: Banks and Genting closed higher on Wednesday but the gains were not enough to prevent the FBM KLCI from slipping into the red as investors took profit on Top Glove and Hartalega.
GEOJE, South Korea (AFP): On the bridge of one of the world's biggest container ships, a worker in a grey protective suit installs the compass that will guide the leviathan across the world.
Korean songs, dramas and TV programmes have faced allegations of racism recently. To prevent further racial discrimination controversies, entertainment agencies are taking steps to educate their artistes on other cultures.
SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea and the United States will kick off their annual joint military drills this week but without mobilising US-based troops after scaling back the programme due to coronavirus concerns, South Korean media reported on Wednesday (Aug 12).
South Korea will ban social media influencers from pitching a new product or service on their online platforms without disclosing their business ties with corporate sponsors, officials said on Aug 12.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will kick off their annual joint military drills this week but without mobilising U.S.-based troops after scaling back the programme due to coronavirus concerns, South Korean media reported on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - In a 4 1/2-minute radio speech on Aug. 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in World War Two, telling his subjects he had resolved to pave the way for peace by "enduring the unendurable".
SEOUL (Reuters) - A combination of coronavirus border closures and an unprecedented pressure campaign by a South Korean government keen to engage with North Korea may destroy networks defectors have long used to start new lives, activist groups say.