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An information screen showing cancelled flights is pictured at Hong Kong International Airport as anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest in Hong Kong, China August 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Hong Kong’s airport reopens, more than 200 flights cancelled

August 14 (TRT World) - Hong Kong's airport reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still be affected, after China said protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show "sprouts of terrorism". Despite the airport reopening, Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said it had cancelled over 200 flights to and out of...

FILE PHOTO: Container cranes are pictured at the port of Singapore, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo

Singapore slashes 2019 growth forecast stoking recession fears

August 13 (Reuters) - Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of recession in the city-state. The government cut its forecast range for gross domestic product in Singapore - often seen as a bellwether for global growth because international...

Robert Downey Jr. accepts his award for choice action movie star. Photo - Getty

Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

August 12 (The Wrap) - Fox’s Teen Choice Awards brought out the stars from just about every entertainment genre Sunday night with custom-made, full-size surfboards presented to winners chosen by fans, who voted online for their favorite movies, TV shows, songs, musicians, athletes and celebrities. The two-hour event hosted by “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik...

Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Walk (NewsIn.Asia)

SUNFO initiates International Youth Day parade in Colombo

August 9 (newsin.asia) - International Youth Day (August 12) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. Sustainable Development Goals Youth Network of Sri Lanka (SDGYNSL) initiated by SUNFO is planning to commemorate “International Youth Day” by organizing a...

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Sri Lanka to ban colored water bottles, plastic wrappers

August 7 (Xinhua) - Sri Lanka will soon ban colored plastic water bottles and plastic wrappers on drinking water bottles in order to protect the environment, State Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Ajith Mannapperuma said in a statement here Tuesday. The government information department, quoting the statement, said that the government had received a positive response from water bottle...

Muslim pilgrims are seen moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at the center. Photo Credits - AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Saudi prepares for Hajj as Gulf tensions persist

August 7 (AFP) - More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop of tensions in the Gulf. Crowds of worshippers have already begun to gather in Mecca in the days ahead of the hajj, the focal point of the Islamic calendar. "It's the...

Police officers seen near central Bangkok's Chong Nonsi BTS station, where explosions were heard on Aug 2, 2019. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)

Bangkok explosions: Thai capital hit by six bomb blasts at different locations as it hosts Asean security summit, police say

August 2 (Independent) - Police in Bangkok say at least six bomb blasts went off at a number of locations in the city on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a key regional security summit. A seventh device was recovered unexploded, officials said, as the Thai prime minister ordered an urgent investigation to find the perpetrators. Four people were injured in the...

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