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N. Korea facing historic turning point: state media

North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.


Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

Saudi Arabia on Saturday defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it.


In the Gaza Strip, pet a lion, declawed

A zoo in the war-battered Palestinian enclave of Gaza is promoting itself as offering the chance to play with a lion, who has been declawed but still has its teeth.


Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040

Global energy demand will surge by a third over the next two decades on advancing prosperity, but Indian demand growth will eclipse that of flagging giant China, Britain's BP forecast.


Potatoes on the menu at North Korean cooking contest

Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a cooking competition in a country that suffers chronic food shortages.


Over 100,000 babies killed by war a year

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said.


Thai junta pegs economic fortunes to China as uncertainty looms

After generals seized power in Thailand in a 2014 coup they turned to Beijing to kickstart growth and buff up their vision of an innovative, developed country steered by wise leaders and buoyed by China-backed infrastructure.


Petrol up 1 sen, diesel flat

The prices of RON95 and RON97 will be increased by 1 sen each while diesel remains flat.


GDP grew 4.7% last year: BNM

Malaysia posted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year, leading to an overall economic growth of 4.7 per cent in 2018, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).


Duterte critic freed on bail

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.


 

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