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To boost tourist spending, Philippines to refund VAT starting in 2024

MANILA, Philippines: In an effort to attract more tourists, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for ...

Philippines pledges review after citizen killed working in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines: After a Filipina domestic worker was killed and dumped in the desert in the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait, ...

South Korea to aid public with more energy vouchers

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean officials have said that the government will double energy vouchers and provide discounts on gas ...

US arms exports rise 49 percent in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US State Department has said that in the latest fiscal year, US military equipment exported to foreign ...

Long-awaited return of tourists finally arrives in Macau gambling hub

MACAU CITY, Macau: Over the Lunar New Year holiday, Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, witnessed a resurgence of tourists ...

Singapore says core inflation up 5.1 percent in December

SINGAPORE: In December, Singapore saw its key consumer price gauge rise 5.1 percent, higher than predicted, official data said. However, ...

South Korea to test-fire high-power rocket media

A ballistic missile, named Hyunmoo-5, will be launched on Friday according to Yonhap news agencySouth Korea is planning to test-launch ...

'I'm so bullish about this team,' Steve O'Keefe believes Australia will win BGT against India

Melbourne [Australia], February 1 (ANI): Former Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe believes that this touring group is in a better position ...

South Africa's Dane van Niekerk 'broken' after being left out of T20 World Cup squad

Cape Town [South Africa], February 1 (ANI): South Africa's star all-rounder Dane van Niekerk said that she is "absolutely broken" ...

India Upbeat About Economic Growth, Despite Slowdown

NEW DELHI - India's economic growth will slow marginally this year, but the government expressed optimism Wednesday that the country's ...

India batter Shreyas Iyer set to miss first Test against Australia

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], February 1 (ANI): India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the opening Test of the ...

No. 12 Gonzaga looks to start new home win streak vs. Santa Clara

No. 12 Gonzaga's most recent game at the McCarthey Athletic Center, known as "The Kennel," didn't go well. The Bulldogs ...

US Defense Officials Hopeful for Deal with Manila

ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES - Senior U.S. defense officials are expressing optimism that a high-level visit to the Philippines will pay off, ...

Australia Imposes Myanmar, Iran Sanctions

Sydney - Australia Tuesday announced more sanctions against Myanmar and Iran. Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said repression and violence ...

In Search of Ukraine Weapons, NATO Looks East

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Until last year, many countries in Western Europe had long-standing policies against sending weapons into war ...

Australia Warns of Indo-Pacific Danger, Volatility

Sydney - Australia's foreign affairs minister is warning that all countries must maintain efforts to prevent a war in the ...

Hanuma Vihari revives Sydney Test memories, bats with one hand during Ranji match after wrist injury

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], February 1 (ANI): India batter Hanuma Vihari revived memories of his heroics and determination during the ...

WBBL: Sydney Thunder appoints Lisa Keightley as head coach

Sydney [Australia], February 1 (ANI): Lisa Keightley, a former Australian player and well-known coach, has been hired by Sydney Thunder ...

Defiant Taiwan must stand up for itself against China

Taipei [Taiwan], February 1 (ANI): Taiwan needs to defend itself against authoritarian threats from China and it must stand up ...

Anushka Sharma shares playful picture of Virat, Vamika from their trek in Rishikesh

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) [India], February 1 (ANI): After visiting Swami Dayanand Giri Ashram, Anushka Sharma with her husband- cricketer Virat Kohli ...

Australia opener Usman Khawaja's India travel delayed by visa issue

Sydney [Australia], February 1 (ANI): Usman Khawaja's travel to India for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar trophy has been delayed due to ...

China's AG600 amphibious aircraft starts airworthiness flight-test phase

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's indigenously-developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft has entered the airworthiness flight-test ...

Myanmar junta sold USD 1.43 billion Rakhine natural gas to China in 2022

Naypyidaw [Myanmar], February 1 (ANI): Myanmar's military junta is selling Rakhine's natural gas to China and it has sold over ...

How Myanmar Is Faring 2 Years After Army Ousted Suu Kyi

Bangkok - Two years after Myanmar's generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government, thousands of people have died in ...

China plans to use water as a weapon: Report

Geneva [Switzerland], February 1 (ANI): China is constructing a massive dam on the Mabuja Zambo River, just a few kilometers ...

Not appropriate to speak on Budget before its presentation: Congress President

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said that the leaders of the party who ...

The battle for lithium: China plants its shovel in the US back yard

Superpowers are scrambling to control ?mineral of the future? supply chainsLithium is the essential mineral for renewable energy resources, and ...

South Africa hosts first BRICS meeting in Bela Bela

Cape Town [South Africa], February 1 (ANI): As Chair of BRICS for the year 2023, South Africa will host the ...

Chinese tech giants take center stage at mega Bangladesh digital show

© Provided by Xinhua "Technology has improved a lot. We see a robot here, it's AI (artificial intelligence) robot, it's ...

Taliban showing signs of understanding China's real interests :Report

Kabul [Afghanistan], February 1 (ANI): After the United States left Afghanistan and Taliban took over the country in 2021, China ...

LPGA cancels China tournament again due to COVID-19

For the fourth year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent the LPGA from playing a tournament in China. ...

Can the Taliban Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan

For more than a decade, Afghanistan was continuously ranked among the 10 most corrupt governments. But this year, the country ...

China a major challenge to India, world: US

By Reena BhardwajWashington [US], February 1 (ANI): The United States and India on Tuesday formally established a high-level initiative on ...

China lashes out at NATO country's newly elected president

Beijing has accused Petr Pavel of meddling in its affairs after his phone call with TaiwanBeijing has slammed Czech President-elect ...

US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty media

Washington has reportedly claimed that Moscow breached terms of the New START accord by refusing on-site weapons inspectionsUS President Joe ...

US strategic interest is to support India's rise as global power

Washington [US], February 1 (ANI): US strategic interest is to support India's rise as a global power, a senior administration ...

WTA roundup: Heather Watson wins 3-hour upset in Thailand

Heather Watson of Great Britain dropped her first set but rallied to defeat No. 2 seed Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan ...

US, India Partnership Targets Arms, AI to Compete with China

washington - The White House is launching a partnership with India on Tuesday that President Joe Biden hopes will help ...

Huawei Latest Target of US Crackdown on China Tech

Washington - China says it is "deeply concerned" over reports that the United States is moving to further restrict sales ...

Moderate physical activity favours good sleep: Research

Tokyo [Japan], February 1 (ANI): Humans need a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep to maintain their physical and mental health. ...

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China says shipments of smartphones in 2022 falls to lowest in decade

BEIJING, China: As COVID-19 restrictions and a slowing economy curbed consumer demand in 2022, China's smartphone sales witnessed a record ...

To reach out to public, Japanese vending machines selling whale meat

TOKYO, Japan: After struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, Japanese whaling company Kyodo Senpaku announced ...

Air India begins update with purchase of nearly 250 aircraft

NEW DELHI, India: Marking a year since the Tata Group took control of Air India, the former state-run carrier has ...

Tech stocks lead U.S. markets rally, Nasdaq Composite climbs 191 points

NEW YORK, New York - A slowing of wages growth in the fourth quarter, as reported by the Labor Department, ...

Profits down 9% at American Express due to late customer payments

NEW YORK CITY, New York: As it sets aside more funds to cover potentially bad loans, American Express announced that ...

UK airline Flybe goes out of business, cancels all flights

LONDON, England: Flybe, a British regional airline, abruptly closed operations on January 28. The airline offered flight to Belfast, Birmingham ...

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