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Cuba controversy over local and Indian wages

<b>Walk along the leafy boulevard of el Prado in Old Havana and you'll find it hard to escape the sounds of construction.</b><p>At least three major hotel building projects are under way along that stretch of the Cuban capital, including the renovation of the Manzana de Gomez, a former shopping mall being …

How a 105-year-old ended open defecation in her village

<b>On Tuesday, Dhamtari became the first district in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh to be declared free from open defecation. And the credit for that is being given to Kunwar Bai Yadav, a woman who claims to be 105, and sold her only assets - a few goats - to build a toilet at home. The</b> …

New postal technologies in the works with SingPost's Centre of Innovation

The research facility is meant to carry out research into new logistics and postal services and products in collaboration with research institutions …

Did a story about rape take down a Chinese TV show?

<b>A popular TV show in China has been cancelled after featuring the mother and grandmother of a vulnerable young woman who was allegedly repeatedly raped, but never reported it. The BBC's Grace Tsoi explains the outcry and why rape victims in China are so reluctant to come forward.</b><p>Xin Lao Niang Jiu …

Japan shipping companies plan container merger

<b>Three of Japan's biggest shipping companies are merging their container operations to become more efficient.</b><p>Nippon Yusen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha said the joint venture would see savings of more than 110bn yen ($1bn; £820m) a year.<p>With a fleet of 256 container vessels, the …

More seniors willing to live in assisted-living facilities

Biggest obstacle Singapore companies face? Themselves, says EY Entrepreneur of the Year

SINGAPORE: Mr David Low dropped out of school in Secondary 2 and his first job was as a carpenter in his father’s furniture business. Today, he runs …

Entrepreneurship

Malaysian government probes allegation Sultanah Aminah Hospital has no fire safety cert

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian health ministry is investigating an allegation that the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA), where six people were killed in a …

Disease

Jail for man who tried to smuggle exotic birds into S’pore

Lawyer M Ravi barred from applying to practise for 2 years

China 'fake sanitary pads' scam sparks health concerns

<b>The discovery of a huge "fake sanitary towel" operation in southeast China has prompted fears about the possible impact on women's health.</b><p>Police in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, say they have arrested two suspects believed to have produced millions of the fakes in dirty facilities.<p>The fakes are …

At teen suicide forum, parents asked to 'talk less, listen more'

SINGAPORE: A child who acts up could be showing signs of delinquency - or of suicidal depression. So, are parents right to respond to misbehaviour …

Mental Health

Hong Kong riled by latest tiny 'space capsule' homes

<b>Hong Kong is well-known for having some of the world's tiniest and most expensive homes, but one landlord is offering a modern twist on its famous "coffin apartments".</b><p>Ten "space capsule" units have just come on the market in the western Sai Ying Pun district, offering a total of 24sq ft (2.2 sq m) …

'Afghan Girl': National Geographic cover star arrested

<b>An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985 as a green-eyed 12-year-old has been arrested in Pakistan for holding fake identity papers, officials say.</b><p>Sharbat Gula could face a fine and up to 14 years in jail.<p>Officials say she was arrested by Pakistan's Federal …

World's largest underground city at KL terminal to be 'gem' on China's rail corridor

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur terminal of the Singapore Malaysia high speed rail, which will feature what has been billed as the world’s largest …

Asia

TCM can play a part in treating Singapore's ageing population: Gan Kim Yong

SINGAPORE: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can play a part in treating Singapore’s ageing population, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday …

Youths seek opportunities in hawker trade

SINGAPORE: Mr Aaron Khoo, 32, left his job at a local bank to work his magic behind the stoves. He decided to follow his passion for food and take a …

Asia