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Asean to experience faster capex growth post-AEC

Asean is expected to experience an acceleration in capital expenditure with the formation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and corporate organisations should grab these opportunities available to them.

Japan won't join China-led AIIB

Japan has no interest in joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member, despite today being the deadline for membership application.

Thai opposition TV channels face suspension for breaking junta rules

Two Thai television channels affiliated to the opposition Red Shirt movement will be taken off air for seven days for "violating" junta orders, an official said Tuesday, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.

Alps crash pilot had suicidal tendencies in past: prosecutors

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps was classified as suicidal "several years ago" but had appeared more stable of late, German prosecutors said.

Would-be robber breaks leg, calls ambulance in Japan

A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.

Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank

Japan on Tuesday ruled out any immediate plan to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), categorically denying a news report that its ambassador to China said Tokyo is likely to take part.

New Zealanders warming to Asia but cool on economic links: poll

New Zealanders are connecting more happily with Asian people but are less likely to recognise any benefits from economic links with Asia, Xinhua news agency reports citing a survey.

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including hurting religious feelings.

Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight from Myanmar

Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, completing the fifth leg of its landmark global circumnavigation powered solely by the sun.

N. Korea threatens strike against UN rights office in Seoul

North Korea has threatened "merciless punishment" against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul for monitoring the North's human rights record.