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Forty-six countries join or apply to become founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, says China Daily. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha seeks royal approval for lifting martial law, which was imposed shortly before the coup in May last year, and replacing it with Article 44 of the interim charter, The Nation reports. Japan sets a target of nearly halving the damage from a possible major earthquake with its focus directly below Tokyo by promoting earthquake-resistance and fire prevention measures over the next 10 years, The Yomiuri Shimbun writes. A powerful typhoon that destroyed homes in Micronesia is moving straight to the Philippines and is expected to make landfall in Luzon on Easter Sunday, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. In business, Hyundai Motor unveils a technology road map to produce fully-automated cars by 2030, The Korea Herald says.

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What Lee Kuan Yew books are you reading?

An ongoing exhibit at the National Library of Singapore showcases different publications penned by the prime minister himself and books written about him

5 ways to rev up your ramen

Don’t just boil them – serve instant noodles in interesting and novel ways

More senior Chinese head for Hainan in winter

Many of them have been heading to the south for warmer weather

Preserving the world's oldest teak bridge

Preserving the world's oldest teak bridge
The 160-year-old bridge, thought to be the world's oldest and longest teak bridge, spans 1.2 kilometres across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, an ancient city near Mandalay

Malaysian author Zen Cho is making waves abroad

Malaysian author Zen Cho is making waves abroad
The author of Spirits Abroad talks about her work, her inspirations and her ‘Malaysianness’

Riding amidst bombs on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Riding amidst bombs on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
British travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent shares why she decided to travel one of the world’s most dangerous trails. Alone. On a small Honda Cub

Koreans’ changing perceptions on marriage

Koreans’ changing perceptions on marriage
Economic woes, rise of women and growing individualism prompt Koreans to rethink marriage

Korean idols no longer girls, but women

Korean idols no longer girls, but women
Miss A's Suzy, dubbed as South Korea's first love, is the latest to admit she's dating

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans
Mobile network operator KT works with YG Entertainment and 4-D technology developer d’strict to produce hologram concerts




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