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12-hour work day: Millions of Indians regard as normal what Alibaba chief Jack Ma asked of his employees
Business

12-hour work day: Millions of Indians regard as normal what Alibaba chief Jack Ma asked of his employees

Today, the eight-hour work day remains elusive, particularly for Asians. An ILO study in 2018 showed that in South Asia and East Asia on an average, workers are putting in 46 hours a week.

India outpaces China as world's fastest-growing economy, will continue to do so in 2019 and 2020, says UN report
Business

India outpaces China as world's fastest-growing economy, will continue to do so in 2019 and 2020, says UN report

According to UN's WESP report, "Growth (in India) continues to be underpinned by robust private consumption, a more expansionary fiscal stance and benefits from previous reforms."

Trump-Kim meet can shuffle East Asia geopolitical deck: Denuclearisation of 'Korean Peninsula' may hurt US
World

Trump-Kim meet can shuffle East Asia geopolitical deck: Denuclearisation of 'Korean Peninsula' may hurt US

Trump's meeting with Kim holds great potential for shuffling the East Asian geopolitical deck. However, the hurdles are many too — primarily the mistrust built over the past 30 years since the end of the Cold War.

Barack Obama calls US withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal a serious mistake, says decision will erode country's credibility
World

Barack Obama calls US withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal a serious mistake, says decision will erode country's credibility

Barack Obama on Wednesday criticised his successor Donald Trump's "misguided" decision to withdraw from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, saying the move was a "serious mistake"

On Republic Day, Narendra Modi pens editorial on 'shared values, common destiny'; published in 27 ASEAN newspapers
India

On Republic Day, Narendra Modi pens editorial on 'shared values, common destiny'; published in 27 ASEAN newspapers

As the ASEAN leaders joined President Ram Nath Kovind and Modi at the Republic Day parade, making it an unprecedented event, 27 newspapers from the ASEAN countries published an editorial by prime minister Narendra Modi.

ASEAN leaders to attend Republic Day parade: Modi has made major policy statement by extending invitation
World

ASEAN leaders to attend Republic Day parade: Modi has made major policy statement by extending invitation

The Modi government has invited ten heads of state from ASEAN for the Republic Day parade and all ten have agreed to come. This underscores a major policy statement.

Donald Trump's most important foreign tour so far shows US' commitment to Asia, says media report
World

Donald Trump's most important foreign tour so far shows US' commitment to Asia, says media report

The five-nation Asia tour by President Donald Trump would be an important trip that would reflect on US' commitment to meet the challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear breakout and China's bid for regional hegemony, according to a media report.

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump's 'dangerous' handling of Iran and North Korea
World

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump's 'dangerous' handling of Iran and North Korea

Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump's threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is "dangerous," and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States' promises to other nations.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China to discuss effort to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions
World

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China to discuss effort to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions

Rex Tillerson arrived in China to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare Trump's upcoming visit to China

Bali volcano sparks widespread panic in Indonesia, nearly 100,000 flee island
World

Bali volcano sparks widespread panic in Indonesia, nearly 100,000 flee island

The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000 people, a disaster official said on Wednesday.

Donald Trump likely to visit China during November trip to Asia, says US official
World

Donald Trump likely to visit China during November trip to Asia, says US official

US president Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a US official said on Tuesday, a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests.

Donald Trump's first 100 days: Syria, North Korea crises test US president's 'America First' policy
World

Donald Trump's first 100 days: Syria, North Korea crises test US president's 'America First' policy

the pertinent question after 100 days of the Trump administration is whether the dispensation has really lived up to its promise of employing a less-interventionist foreign policy.

Hong Kong T20 Blitz's growing popularity an indication of cricket making inroads in East Asia
First Cricket News

Hong Kong T20 Blitz's growing popularity an indication of cricket making inroads in East Asia

Hong Kong T20 Blitz's growing interest from abroad is turning Hong Kong into one of Asia's fastest-rising cricketing destinations – and could help the sport make inroads into mainland China.

Insight 2017: Donald Trump's presidency will leave an impact, positive or negative
World

Insight 2017: Donald Trump's presidency will leave an impact, positive or negative

However, going by Trump's on-record statements on global issues, 2017 could witness some marked changes in the United States' foreign policy - especially with respect to its old allies, frenemies and enemies.

World Bank trims 2016, 2017 East Asia growth forecasts, cites risks to outlook
Business

World Bank trims 2016, 2017 East Asia growth forecasts, cites risks to outlook

The World Bank trimmed its 2016 and 2017 economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific, and said the outlook was clouded by risks such as uncertainty over China's growth prospects, financial market volatility and further falls in commodity prices.

Launching long-range missile will lead to searing consequences, South Korea warns North Korea
World

Launching long-range missile will lead to searing consequences, South Korea warns North Korea

South Korean and US officials said that North Korea's launch would threaten regional security and violate UN Security Council resolutions.

Oceans should not become new theatres of contests: PM Modi in Singapore
World

Oceans should not become new theatres of contests: PM Modi in Singapore

Amid a standoff between China and some East Asian nations over South China Sea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said oceans, space and cyberworld should not become "new theatres of contests" but be the avenues of "shared prosperity" and offered to work in this direction.

DNA study dates Eurasian split from East Asians to 36,200 years ago
World

DNA study dates Eurasian split from East Asians to 36,200 years ago

The human populations now predominant in Eurasia and East Asia probably split between 36,200 and 45,000 years ago.

'Made to feel like a criminal', says US nurse quarantined for Ebola
World

'Made to feel like a criminal', says US nurse quarantined for Ebola

Under a policy introduced on Friday, anyone arriving after having contact with Ebola patients must submit to a mandatory quarantine for 21 days.

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free as no new cases seen in 42 days
World

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free as no new cases seen in 42 days

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday, after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.