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  • PHUKET, Thailand, April 28- A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. On Monday, in an abandoned building in the Thai seaside resort of Phuket, 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay turned on Facebook...

  • *Singapore semiconductor industry outpaces Asian rivals. SINGAPORE, April 28- Foreign precision engineering firms are investing more in Singapore, drawn by strong semiconductor demand and government incentives aimed at re-tooling an economy short of skilled labour. From a proactive standpoint, Singapore is about as good as it gets, "said Wayne Allan, vice...

  • *Thailand already monitors for lese majeste content online. BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about...

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about removing the videos. The ministry in turn contacted Facebook...

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy said it contacted Facebook on Tuesday afternoon about removing the videos.

  • *Facebook faced backlash over video showing Cleveland murder. BANGKOK, April 25- A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down...

  • It was not clear if the diversification into the domestic market was related to the loss of many international routes when the United Nations slapped economic sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But any U.S. action on Air Koryo would not be binding on other nations and would have little effect unless joined by China and...

  • Those findings come as the semi-annual gathering of finance officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Group of 20 major economies kicks off in Washington, where the case against protectionist trade policies is expected to be a major theme. "For the first time in five years, all the major economies seem to be growing in sync," noted Ajay...

  • Elderly Chinese men and women take part in morning exercises in Beijing, China.

    Asia will grow old at a faster pace in the coming decades, hampering growth in emerging markets such as China and Thailand before they can become rich.

  • PARIS, April 12- Paris has awarded the operation of its pioneering Velib bicycle hire scheme to French-Spanish consortium Smoovengo, officials said on Wednesday. A Paris city official said Smoovengo would provide lighter and stronger bicycles- a third of which will be electric- to Paris and surrounding municipalities under a 600 million euro contract that...

  • SINGAPORE, April 10- Malaysia's Petronas has pitched an estimated $1 billion stake in a prized upstream local gas project to potential bidders including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil Corp, Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production and Japanese firms, sources familiar with the matter said. Citing sources, Reuters reported in February that Petronas was...

  • SINGAPORE, April 10- Malaysia's Petronas has pitched an estimated $1 billion stake in a prized upstream local gas project to potential bidders including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil Corp, Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production and Japanese firms, sources familiar with the matter said. The state-owned oil and gas company has approached about a dozen...

  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • BANGKOK, April 6- Thailand's king signed a military-backed constitution into law on Thursday, an essential step towards an election the junta has promised will restore democracy after the 12th successful coup in little over 80 years. "May the Thai people be united in following and protecting the constitution to maintain democracy and their sovereignty," an...

  • BANGKOK, April 6- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution at a glittering palace ceremony on Thursday, an essential step towards holding an election that the military government has promised to restore democracy after a 2014 coup. The constitution is Thailand's 20th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932 and critics say it will...

  • BANGKOK, April 6- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution at a glittering palace ceremony on Thursday, an essential step towards holding an election that the military government has promised to restore democracy after a 2014 coup. The constitution is Thailand's 20th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932 and critics say it will...

  • Kingsgate's Chatree mine closure

    Greg Foulis, CEO of Kingsgate, says the Thai government's closure of its Chatree mine violated the terms of the Australia-Thailand FTA.

  • Motorists pass by the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Emerging Asia continues to drive global growth but it must ramp up productivity to graduate to high-income status, the Asian Development Bank warned.

  • Lazada and Unilever have signed an agreement to work together to command the regional online retail market.