Japan plans world’s fastest computer:Capable of 130 quadrillion calculations/sec

TOKYO (TIP): Japan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the country’s manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them...

CHINA CURRENCY DIPS TO LOWEST LEVEL VERSUS DOLLAR IN EIGHT YEARS

BEIJING (TIP): China's central bank set the value of the yuan at the currency's lowest level against the US dollar in more than eight years on Friday. The...

6.5 quake hits China’s Xinjiang region, one dead

BEIJING (TIP): A powerful 6.5-magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Nov 25 night, with one person killed when a house collapsed in a...

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Kabul: Officials

KABUL (TIP): Afghan security officials have confirmed that at least four security forces were killed when their vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber in the capital...

Terror-hit Dhaka bakery returned to property owner

DHAKA (TIP): Four-months after Bangladesh's worst terror attack on an upscale cafe here in the capital's diplomatic enclave, authorities have returned the eatery where 22 people, including...

Bangladesh arrests killer of secular blogger, publisher

DHAKA: An Islamist militant leader, the prime suspect in the brutal murders of a secular blogger and a publisher in Bangladesh, has been arrested from the national...

Bangladesh buys two submarines from China

DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh took delivery on Nov 21 of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of...

Strike paralyses normal life in Nepal, 100 arrested

KATHMANDU (TIP): Normal life has been affected in Nepal as a Maoist faction imposed a nationwide strike to pressurise the government to ensure food security and lower...

North Korea slams South’s deal with ‘sworn enemy’ Japan

SEOUL (TIP): North Korea lashed out on Nov 17 at a new South Korea-Japan intelligence-sharing accord, accusing Seoul of a gross act of betrayal with the "sworn...

Pakistani MPs fear China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could benefit India

ISLAMABAD (TIP): A group of Pakistani lawmakers has expressed concern that Beijing could eventually use the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor+ (CPEC) to boost its trade with...
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Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia

TAIPEI (TIP): Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as...

4 killed in house collapse in China

BEIJING (TIP): Four persons were killed and two others injured when a house collapsed in central China's Henan Province, local officials said on Nov 10. Six persons were...

Bangladesh arrests 900 in bid to save favourite fish

DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh has arrested more than 900 fishermen and deployed the army to patrol its waterways after introducing a temporary ban on catching hilsa in an...

Nepal drains dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands of...
Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping seem to have built a rapport

China’s growing clout: India lacks resources to match Chinese aid to other nations

"India has to recognize that whether in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Nepal, the essential political thrust of Chinese economic support is to prop up regimes that are...

Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 Afghan civillians

KABUL (TIP): Taliban insurgents on Oct 26 killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the...

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

YANGON (TIP): The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Oct...

Nepal lifts ban on allowing migrant workers to Afghanistan

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will allow its nationals to go to war-torn Afghanistan for work, a labour ministry official said on Oct 27, ending an almost four-month ban...

China becomes first country to display nuclear submarine to public

BEIJING (TIP): In an interesting move, China is displaying a nuclear powered attack submarine to the public to boosts the people's confidence in the country's growing naval...

Advantage India? Over 1 Million BPO Jobs at Stake if US Firms Say Goodbye...

NEW YORK (TIP): Economists and senators warned that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's cheeky "goodbye" to the US was not the smartest move in a country where more...

Pentagon chief vows ‘overwhelming’ response to any North Korea nuke use

WASHINGTON (TIP): Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Oct 20 decried North Korea's latest missile test+ and again vowed an "overwhelming" response if Pyongyang were ever to launch...

BEIJING TO HAVE WORLD’S BIGGEST AIR PURIFIER TO FIGHT SMOG

BEIJING (TIP): China will deploy world's largest outdoor air purifier designed by a Dutch engineer in its smog- hit capital Beijing, as the thick heavily-polluted haze returned...

Milan honors Dalai Lama as citizen over China’s objections

MILAN (TIP): The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama on Oct 20 over the objections of Chinese Embassy, which said the gesture would...

TYPHOON HAIMA KILLS 12 IN PHILIPPINES, TAKES AIM AT HONG KONG

BENGUET (PHILIPPINES) (TIP): Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and...

Philippines’ Duterte, in China, announces ‘separation’ from US

BEIJING (TIP): Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared his "separation" from longstanding ally the United States in Beijing on Oct 20, as he rebalances his country's diplomacy towards...
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