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Asean nations attending the emergency ministerial meeting on human trafficking crisis in Kuala Lumpur have resolved to share intelligence, adopt convention and set up a  trust fund to cover relief efforts, The Straits Times reports. Meanwhile, Malaysia Home Minister Dr Zahid Hamid commends Myanmar for responding positively to the human trafficking problem, says The Star. Thirty-five people are dead and 20 still missing from the capsized ferry off Ormoc City in the Philippines, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. Key allies of South Korea president have been cleared of corruption charges in an investigation, according to The Korea Herald. Thailand may experience seafood shortage with the implementation of tougher fishing regulations, notes The Nation.
 
 

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‘Northern Limit Line’: Korean patriotism

Film seeks to assuage the pain of bereaved families who lost their sons during a North Korean naval attack

1,001 Arabian delights: Floral-scented cookies

Orange blossom water gives off the unmistakable flowery scent of the Middle Eastern cookies

Special jobs for the holy month

Special jobs for the holy month
During Ramadhan and ahead of Idul Fitri, the country’s biggest festivity —religious or otherwise — , life is a little different for the city’s population. During this special season, some people earn their crusts with jobs that don’t exist for the rest of the year

‘Eki-naka’ convenience rush to Tokyo

‘Eki-naka’ convenience rush to Tokyo
Convenience stores in Japan are opening outlets in train stations

Boy’s death draws attention to washing machine safety issues

Boy’s death draws attention to washing machine safety issues
Death of a Tokyo boy in a front-loading washing machine hints anew at the latent dangers posed by everyday products

Korea's working moms worn out on weekends

Korea's working moms worn out on weekends
They spend several more hours on the weekends dealing with domestic tasks

K-pop singers, actors share mask selfies amid MERS outbreak

K-pop singers, actors share mask selfies amid MERS outbreak
South Korea has the second highest number of MERS cases in the world




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