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Malaysian archipelago retains geopark status

Malaysia's Langkawi archipelago, the first geopark in South-East Asia to be accorded the Unesco Global Geopark status in 2007, has retained the prestige.

WHO calls for focus on neglected tropical diseases

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in South-East Asia.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: Raise awareness and reduce stigma, says WHO

On the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) today called for collective efforts to raise awareness about suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Govt to soon finalise SPV to help firms invest in CLMV nations

As a part of its 'Act East Policy' initiative, the government would soon finalise the structure of Special Purpose Vehicles to help domestic firms set up projects in CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam).

Asian stocks rebound from heavy losses

Asian markets saw a mild bounce on Thursday after suffering heavy selling pressure this week, but traders remained on edge ahead of a possible military strike on Syria.

Asia business sentiment drops sharply, India optimistic

Optimism returned to India, lifting its sentiment index moderately higher at 67 after a drop last quarter.