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US to pay for Tubbataha damage ‘very soon’

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The United States will “very soon” have an announcement about the compensation for the damage to Tubbataha Reef when a US Navy ship was grounded there in 2013.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Index ranks Japan Asia’s most efficient innovator

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a family ties a written oracle to a branch of a tree at Izumo Grand Shrine in Izumo, western Japan. The shrine is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan, dedicated to the deity of marriage. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

A new index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hearing of Chinese fishermen delayed

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A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen accused of poaching sea turtles in a disputed South China Sea shoal in a case likely to further strains relations with Beijing has been postponed again because of problems finding a qualified interpreter, court and diplomatic officials said.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Better to watch dolphins on TV’

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Instead of watching live dolphin shows, kids can show their love for these endangered mammals by watching educational shows on TV.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast guards’ defense in case of Taiwan fisherman: Who died?

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Lawyers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel accused in the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman at the Balintang Channel in May 2013 are contending that their clients have no case to answer as, essentially, no one was killed.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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