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 2016-12-07 14:22 

Ecns.cn

One-China policy reaffirmed by U.S. ... +

President Barack Obama's administration reaffirmed the United States' one-China policy on Monday, following president-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen on Friday and his China-related tweets on Sunday....

 2016-12-07 14:22 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Zarif describes Japan's role in implementation of JCPOA as 'constructive'... +

Tokyo, Dec 7, IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has talked of Japan's role in implementation of some of the regulations and articles of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) describing the role as 'constructive9;....

 2016-12-07 14:19 

Ecns.cn

Shenzhen Airlines introduces robot to serve customers ... +
 2016-12-07 14:19 

Ecns.cn

Registration system to strengthen oversight on express-delivery tricycles ... +

Beijing this month introduced a registration system for express-delivery tricycles by standardizing the appearance of such vehicles and issuing safety instruction cards to couriers, officials said....

 2016-12-07 14:19 

IANS

Rs 10 lakh reward announced in Ranvir Sena chief's murder case 07 Dec, 2016 Patna, Dec 7 IANS The CBI has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone providing information in connection with the murde... +
 2016-12-07 14:18 

Ecns.cn

Shenzhen Airlines introduces robots to improve customer service ... +

China's Shenzhen Airlines has introduced 16 robots to serve in passenger lounges beginning Dec. 5. The robots, named Zunpeng Xiaobao, are able to directly interact with passengers....

 2016-12-07 14:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Survivors unlikely in Pakistan plane crash, many bodies burned: witness... +

There are unlikely to be any survivors from a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a mountainous northern region with 47 people on board on Wednesday, a government official on the scene said...

 2016-12-07 14:16 

IANS

Punjab government splurging public money for Moga rally: State Congress 07 Dec, 2016 Chandigarh, Dec 7 IANS The opposition Congress in Punjab on Wednesday accused the state government of splurging pub... +
 2016-12-07 14:16 

The Strait Times

Singapore 'shocked' by tragic loss of lives, serious damage caused in Aceh quake: MFA... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's government has expressed its deepest condolences to its Indonesian counterpart and the families of the victims of the earthquake that struck the Aceh province on Wednesday (Dec 7) morning.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2016-12-07 14:16 

The Strait Times

Starbucks sees room to expand with plan to add 12,000 cafes globally... +

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Starbucks plans to add 12,000 locations globally in the next five years, signaling that the world's largest coffee-shop chain still considers brick-and-mortar expansion a major part of its growth strategy.. Read more at straitst...

 2016-12-07 14:16 

Ecns.cn

LeSports set to eliminate 10% of staff, spin off sports equipment business ... +

LeSports, an eco-sports start-up in China, on Tuesday announced a plan to optimize and reorganize its staff, as its parent company LeEco grapples with reports of liquidity problems....

 2016-12-07 14:14 

IANS

NIA to probe terror attack on Nagrota army base 07 Dec, 2016 New Delhi, Dec 7 IANS The NIA on Wednesday registered a case in connection with the November 29 terror attack on an army base in Nagrota in... +
 2016-12-07 14:14 

IANS

Bihar to hold 'longest human chain' to back its dry law 07 Dec, 2016 Patna, Dec 7 IANS Bihar will take help of a satellite to click the image of the "world's longest human chain" in January 2017 in su... +
 2016-12-07 14:13 

Malay Mail Online

Le Tissier on naked massage: Former Saints coach behaviour very very wrong... +

LONDON, Dec 7 Former England and Southampton star Matt Le Tissier became the highest profile former footballer to make accusations of inappropriate behaviour telling the BBC he received a naked massage from former Saints youth coach Bob...

 2016-12-07 14:13 

The Strait Times

Hospitals near Aceh quake zone overwhelmed with patients... +

PIDIE JAYA/JAKARTA (REUTERS, AFP) - Injured residents from the powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday morning (Dec 7) have been swarming local hospitals to seek treatment, filling many of them to capacity, media reports...

 2016-12-07 14:13 

Saudi Press Agency

GCC Leaders Hold Joint Meeting with British Premier 5 Manama... +

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said that the GCC region was keen on bolstering strategic ties and relations with the UK. This statement came during the final session of the 37th GCC Summit held in the Bahraini capital Manama. The e...

 2016-12-07 14:13 

Ecns.cn

Chinese singer performs in Toronto ... +

Gong Linna performed at the closing of the concert, Enchanting China: Masterpieces of Chinese Music, at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Saturday....

 2016-12-07 14:13 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

FM official stresses removal of banking obstacles for businesses... +

Beijing, Dec 7, IRNA Foreign Ministry Deputy for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour stressed the need for removal of banking obstacles for business owners....

 2016-12-07 14:12 

Ecns.cn

Spring Festival to see 3 billion trips made by road, rail, airplane ... +

Nearly 3 billion trips are estimated to be made by Chinese during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, authorities said on Monday....

 2016-12-07 14:12 

Ecns.cn

Water freezes as extreme cold sweeps across NE China ... +
 2016-12-07 14:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Maronite bishops urge swift Cabinet formation... +

Lebanon's Maronite Bishops said Wednesday they were optimistic for the future of Lebanon but remained concerned over the failure to form a government....

 2016-12-07 14:09 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52: official... +

MEUREUDU, Indonesia - At least 52 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, an official said....

 2016-12-07 14:07 

Ecns.cn

Masseuses, fitness coaches top 2016 services industry wage report ... +

Online recruitment website 58.com has released its annual report on services industry wages, showing that on average masseuses are the highest paid with monthly wages of about 17,669 yuan ($2,576), followed by the 15,225 yuan average wage of fitness coach...

 2016-12-07 14:07 

Ecns.cn

HNA seals $6b deal for Ingram Micro ... +

China's aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group closed a $6 billion acquisition of the world's top IT products distributor Ingram Micro Inc on Tuesday....

 2016-12-07 14:07 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows... +

YANGON - Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority....

 2016-12-07 14:07 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Special Board Monitoring JCPOA meeting held Wednesday morning... +

Tehran, Dec 7, IRNA The Special Board Monitoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was held on Wednesday morning with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani....

 2016-12-07 14:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Serious talks underway to lift Arab travel ban on Lebanon: Geagea... +

Serious discussions on lifting a travel ban on Lebanon imposed by some Arab countries are underway, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Wednesday....

 2016-12-07 14:04 

Saudi Press Agency

Deputy Crown Prince Receives Telephone Call from Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius... +

Riyadh, Rabi'I 8, 1438, Dec 7, 2016, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received today a telephone call from Mauritius's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Territories a...

 2016-12-07 14:04 

Ecns.cn

Draft law outlines appropriate use of guns by police officers ... +

China is soliciting public opinion about a draft law that would give police more authority to use guns, as well as outline the circumstances when such use would be inappropriate....

 2016-12-07 14:03 

Al Jazeera

Rodrigo Duterte defends police accused of killing mayor... +

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor....

 2016-12-07 14:03 

Saudi Press Agency

King Fahd International Airport Customs thwart smuggling 3599 grams of gold... +

Riyadh, 08 Rabi'I, 1438,December 07, 2016, SPA -- King Fahd International Airport Customs in Dammam have thwarted smuggling 3599 grams of gold. The Customs' Director General Yusuf Al-Zakan pointed out that the gold was hidden inside socks......

 2016-12-07 14:03 

Saudi Press Agency

"SPA" documents national efforts in fighting terrorism by 55 photographs... +

Abha, 08 Rabi'I,1438 AH, 07 December,2016 , SPA -- Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has documented the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism through 55 photographs displayed in a photo gallery organized with King Khalid University ...

 2016-12-07 14:02 

Saudi Press Agency

GCC Leaders Hold Joint Meeting with British Premier 4 Manama... +

And by focusing not just on violent extremism, but on the whole spectrum of extremism, violent and non-violent, at home and abroad, we are not just going after the terrorists but working to address the causes of this terrorist threat by targeting the id...

 2016-12-07 14:02 

Saudi Press Agency

GCC Leaders Hold Joint Meeting with British Premier 3 Manama... +

The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May delivered a speech in which she expressed her grateful to King of Bahrain to be invited to address the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States. She said, "The risks to our shared security ...

 2016-12-07 14:02 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Wissanu acting justice minister, Teerakiat acting education minister... +

The Cabinet Wednesday assigned Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam to act as the justice minister after Gen Paiboon Koomchaya resigned to become a privy councillor....

 2016-12-07 14:02 

Emirates 24|7

Sunday confirmed as holiday to mark the Prophet's birthday anniversary... +
 2016-12-07 14:02 

Ecns.cn

Guideline issued on detention for contempt ... +

A new guideline on detention for those who disturb case hearings or interfere with the enforcement of verdicts was issued by China's top court on Tuesday....

 2016-12-07 14:01 

Ecns.cn

China's VC, PE funds key to new tech ... +

Zero2IPO chief says firms have more than $1.02 trillion under management...

 2016-12-07 14:01 

Ecns.cn

Merkel to stem migrant influx in Germany ... +

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a new two-year term as the leader of the country's main conservative party....

 2016-12-07 14:00 

Daily Times

[ Pakistan ]

Junaid Jamshed among 47 dead in PIA crash... +
 2016-12-07 14:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Linde says to resume merger talks with Praxair, CEO resigns... +

German industrial gases group Linde on Wednesday said it would resume talks about a potential merger of equals with Praxair after the U.S. rival made changes to its initial deal proposal....

 2016-12-07 13:59 

Ecns.cn

Alipay shopping fest soars in Santa's Finland hometown ... +

China's high-spending tourists are reaching some of the most remote parts of Europeevidenced by the fact that the Chinese payment platform Alipay gained acceptance at more than 100 shops, restaurants and hotels in the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi wi...

 2016-12-07 13:58 

Ecns.cn

Beijing sees 2,719 fined over smoke ban ... +

More than 2,700 people in Beijing have received fines for illegal public smoking since the city introduced China's toughest tobacco control regulation 18 months ago....

 2016-12-07 13:57 

Malay Mail Online

Uruguay to have marijuana museum... +

MONTEVIDEO, Dec 7 Marijuana-friendly Uruguay will soon have a museum dedicated to pot.It is a way to connect people who love nature, art and science, said the director of the museum, Eduardo Blasina.The museum, opening Friday in...

 2016-12-07 13:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Sri Lanka scraps tallest Christmas tree after church snub... +

Sri Lankan cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga Wednesday abandoned a bid to build a record-breaking 100-metre tall Christmas tree after the head of the Catholic church on the island called it a waste of money....

 2016-12-07 13:55 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Discrimination against Latinos in United States Has Risen, Study Says... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to a new research....

 2016-12-07 13:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Merkel's conservatives toughen tone on integrating migrants in Germany... +

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives toughened their tone on integrating migrants on Wednesday, debating a resolution on tackling forced marriage and honour killings under the motto: "Our values. Our future."...

 2016-12-07 13:55 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Russia, US Continue Contacts on Syria at Expert Level" Kremlin... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Russia and the United States are continuing contacts on Syrian settlement at the expert level, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday....

 2016-12-07 13:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Better concentration needed to halt West Ham slump - Masuaku... +

West Ham United must improve their concentration if they are to haul themselves out of their slump, according to their French defender Arthur Masuaku who is working hard to get back to his best after a two-month injury absence....

 2016-12-07 13:55 

New Indian Express

[ Kerala ]

MG University Wins Chancellor's Award... +

The committee unanimously recommended Mahatma Gandhi University which got an overall score of 370.31 points, for the Chancellor’s Award for the year 2015-16....

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