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    Japanese humanoid robots start work

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » TOKYO — Humanoid robots have started work in a bank in Tokyo and a hotel in the southwestern island of Kyushu on the back of a growing demand for them amid concerns over a labour shortage in Japan's aging society.

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    Chinese airlines to fly more routes to Japan

    Published on 11/04/2015

    » BEIJING — Chinese airlines have applied to operate more routes between China and Japan, with low-cost carrier Spring Airlines set to start flight services connecting four Chinese locations with Nagoya, central Japan, in June, China's Civil Aviation Administration said.

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    Japan humanoid robot sells out in 1 min

    Published on 21/06/2015

    » TOKYO — Softbank Robotics Corp sold all units of its humanoid robot "Pepper" in just one minute after they went on sale on its website on Saturday.

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    AIIB to complement existing institutions: China

    Published on 22/03/2015

    » BEIJING - China's finance minister said a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has raised concerns in Washington will complement rather than compete with established international lenders such as the World Bank, state media reported Saturday.

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    Nepal projects 40% drop in tourist arrivals

    Published on 17/06/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Massive earthquakes in April and May that killed 8,792 people and caused extensive damage to cultural heritages and infrastructure along key trekking routes in Nepal are projected to decrease the number of tourist arrivals by at least 320,000 in 2015, the Tourism Ministry said Wednesday.

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    Singapore trying to brake bike thefts

    Online Reporters, Published on 25/11/2014

    » Singapore has introduced more bicycle bays in a bid to curb theft which remains high in the city-state.

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    I'nesia to sink illegal fishing vessels

    Published on 04/12/2014

    » JAKARTA — Starting Saturday, the Indonesian government will sink foreign ships conducting illegal, unreported and undocumented fishing operations along the country's sea borders, a cabinet minister said Thursday.

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    Smoke stops Japan train in undersea tunnel

    Published on 04/04/2015

    » SAPPORO — A Japanese train carrying around 120 passengers made an emergency stop Friday in a tunnel between Hokkaido and Honshu after smoke was detected, forcing the evacuation of all aboard, the operator and local fire fighters said.

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    Sea wall to protect Jakarta

    Published on 09/10/2014

    » JAKARTA — Indonesia on Thursday officially launched a US$263 million (8.52 billion baht) project to build a giant sea wall along the coast of its capital, Jakarta, in an attempt to protect businesses and homes from flooding.

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    Malaysia declares MH370 an "accident"

    Published on 29/01/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

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