- Seven died and a further 34 were injured in the blast which ripped through the bus in the tourist town of Burgas, Bulgaria.
- Foreign ministers of Indonesia and Cambodia said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, hoped to agree on a number of issues over the territorial dispute in South China Sea, after the recent rift which is believed to have been complicated by Beijing's influence on some of the member nations.
- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is making moves to expand production in India to feed a growing export market in the company's Asia Pacific and Africa region.
- Steeped in history -- both spectacular and sordid -- Cambodia is the perpetual comeback kid.
- A 2009 clinical trial in Thailand was the first to show it was possible to prevent HIV infection in humans. Since then, discoveries have pointed to even more powerful vaccines using HIV-fighting antibodies. Now scientists believe a licensed vaccine is within reach.
- As Thai citizens become increasingly involved in their country's political processes, the very presence of a dynastically appointed king begins to look more and more anachronistic.
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its growth forecasts for developing Asia on Thursday, saying financial and economic problems in Europe and the United States had cut demand for exports, although Southeast Asia remained a bright spot. China's economy was expected to grow 8.2 percent this year and India's 6.5 percent, Kuroda said.
ASEAN Fails To Reach South China Sea Accord; Indonesia Slams Members, While U.S. And China Downplay FrictionThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) failed to reach a common ground over the territorial tensions in South China Sea, resulting from the disagreements among the members, which a member nation Indonesia slammed as utterly irresponsible.
- The story of U.S. involvement in Laos is much more complex than it seems -- the poor Asian country once played a vital role in one of the most regrettable U.S. military interventions of the 20th century.
- Welcome to 4-D, the latest technological leap in the evolution of movie theaters. The format employs a barrage of sensory effects to create a more immersive movie-going experience.
- Japan, which is still floundering from last year's earthquake-tsunami, is once again nearing a recession, economists say.
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- The Indian government has taken a major step toward its ambitious vision of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by initiating a $5.4-billion plan that would allow the government sector doctors to prescribe generic drugs to the patients free of cost.
- Hopes that emerging markets will lead the world out of the global economic slowdown are beginning to dim. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), voiced her concerns over the strength of the global economy, emphasizing that emerging markets, which currently account for two-thirds of global growth, were showing signs of weakening.
- In my latest book, The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country, I devote a full chapter to the merits of the historical gold standard and reasons to reinstate it. What I did not mention and few investors notice is that central banks are already returning to gold as the ultimate safe haven asset.
- Samsung is the number one brand among Asian consumers, according to the Campaign Asia-Pacific 2012 Asia's Top 1000 Brands report.