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Three Malaysian men were charged with attempting to provide support to the Islamic State with intent to become members of the terrorist group, The Star reports. The Japanese government decided to send a delegation to North Korea to convey its strong determination to resolve the issue of kidnapped Japanese nationals in the communist nation, writes The Yomiuri Shimbun. Organisers of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong will organise a poll among protesters to seek their opinions on the 2017 chief executive election, says The Straits TimesMeanwhile, China Daily reports that transport associations in Hong Kong would seek arrest warrants against protesters who continued to defy decrees for the third day. South Korea and US agreed to a “conditions-based” transfer of wartime operational control in light of evolving North Korean threats, according to The Korea Herald.

 

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Macau’s famous shrimp roe noodles

The dough is kneaded with a bamboo stick to make the noodles chewier than those made by machine

Feel of sit-down dining at stand-up shops

Stand-up soba noodle shops are getting a makeover and no longer exclusively cater to male office workers

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Ikea Singapore ad goes viral

Ikea Singapore ad goes viral
Ad that spoofs horror film The Shining is spooktecular

Doors that ‘Saigon’ opened for Filipino actress

Doors that ‘Saigon’ opened for Filipino actress
Rachelle Anne Go plays the role in the musical that made Lea Salonga a world-class talent

M'sian crafter crochets her way into the pages of Hello Kitty

M'sian crafter crochets her way into the pages of Hello Kitty
Lee Mei Li brings her love for the Japanese art of amigurumi and Hello Kitty together in the book, Hello Kitty Crochet.

Korean heartthrobs ready to dominate screen

Korean heartthrobs ready to dominate screen
Films of Joo Won, Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo-bin have been pre-sold in Asian countries

GOT7 popular abroad, but not in Korea?

GOT7 popular abroad, but not in Korea?
The worldwide attention focused on the idol band is noteworthy, given the septet has not won much acclaim in its home country




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