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1/18/2018 8:37:20 AM

Thailand welcomes record number in foreign tourists

The number of foreign arrivals to Thailand hit a record high of 3.5 million in December 2017, jumping 16 percent year on year.

  • Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

    Two Koreas agree to march together at Winter Olympics opening

    Public: 1/18/2018 8:40:25 AM

    The two Koreas agreed on Wednesday (January 17th) to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and field a united women's ice hockey team for the Games in a further sign of easing tensions on the peninsula.

  • China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

    China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

    Public: 1/16/2018 8:16:42 AM

    Chinese ships scrambled on Monday (January 15th) to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.

  • Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

    Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

    Public: 1/15/2018 10:03:08 AM

    A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".

  • North Korea to attend Olympics in rival South

    North Korea to attend Olympics in rival South

    Public: 1/10/2018 8:33:41 AM

    North Korea will send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South, the rivals said on Tuesday (January 9th), after their first formal talks in more than two years following high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

  • Saudi stadiums to open doors to women on Friday

    Saudi stadiums to open doors to women on Friday

    Public: 1/9/2018 10:11:13 AM

    Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced.

  • Koreas set for first official talks in two years

    Koreas set for first official talks in two years

    Public: 1/9/2018 8:35:34 AM

    A high-level South Korean delegation left on Tuesday (January 9th) for rare talks with North Korea after months of tensions over the North's nuclear weapons programme, with Seoul's chief delegate vowing to work towards improving long-strained ties.

  • Record heatwave scorches Sydney

    Record heatwave scorches Sydney

    Public: 1/8/2018 9:09:25 AM

    While much of the U.S. is in deep freeze, Sydney is smouldering under its most severe heatwave in 80 years.

  • EU foreign policy chief says 'blockade' of Cuba not solution

    EU foreign policy chief says 'blockade' of Cuba not solution

    Public: 1/4/2018 8:44:51 AM

    Blockading Cuba is not the solution, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Wednesday (January 4th) on a trip aimed at strengthening ties with Havana, after Washington tightened restrictions on the island.

  • UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline

    UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline

    Public: 1/4/2018 8:39:13 AM

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (January 3rd) welcomed the reopening of a hotline between North and South Korea, and voiced hope for more diplomatic initiatives to end the peninsula's nuclear standoff.

  • Optimistic 2018 outlook for Southeast Asia but hurry on economic integration

    Optimistic 2018 outlook for Southeast Asia but hurry on economic integration

    Public: 1/3/2018 9:07:59 AM

    ASEAN’s growth projections look bright but accelerating economic integration is the only way to meet challenges on the horizon, particularly competition in manufacturing from China, says HSBC’s chief ASEAN economist, Joseph Incalcaterra.

  • Six countries enter UN Security Council

    Six countries enter UN Security Council

    Public: 1/3/2018 8:59:39 AM

    Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (January 2nd) "to make a difference," the body's president said.

  • Five uplifting stories around the world you might have missed in 2017

    Five uplifting stories around the world you might have missed in 2017

    Public: 12/27/2017 4:05:53 PM

    From Kung Fu nuns teaching Indian women self defence to freewheeling female students in Pakistan, 2017 was not all about conflicts and bloodsheds.

  • Trump's Christmas wish - 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

    Trump's Christmas wish - 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

    Public: 12/25/2017 8:37:13 AM

    On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list.

  • Fire in South Korean fitness centre kills at least 29

    Fire in South Korean fitness centre kills at least 29

    Public: 12/22/2017 8:36:18 AM

    A fire broke out in an eight-storey fitness centre in the South Korean city of Jecheon on Thursday (December 21st), killing at least 29 people, most of them as they were taking a sauna, a fire station official said.

  • Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's President in April 2018

    Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's President in April 2018

    Public: 12/22/2017 8:30:28 AM

    Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council, according to a vote on Thursday (December 21st) in the island state's National Assembly.

  • Saudi Arabia to launch tourist visas in early 2018

    Saudi Arabia to launch tourist visas in early 2018

    Public: 12/20/2017 8:31:24 AM

    Saudi Arabia will begin issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018, its top tourism official said, a first for the kingdom as it undergoes major economic and social reforms.

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