Author: Mendon News Writer

Cambodia, Myanmar to promote ancient temples

Tourists take photos at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Cambodia and Myanmar plan to promote the temples of Angkor and the ancient city of Bagan. (Bangkok Post photo) Cambodia and Myanmar have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the flow of national and third-country tourists to the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap and to the ancient city of […]

China urges Thailand to find Uighur escapees quickly

Security officials patrol in Sadao district, Songkhla province, on Monday after 25 Uighur detainees escaped. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan) BEIJING: China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to “quickly bring to justice” 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention centre through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground. […]

Forbes: Beyonce music’s highest-earning woman

This Nov 4, 2016 file photo shows Beyonce performing at a ‘Get Out the Vote’ concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. (AP photo) NEW YORK: Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music. Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce’s […]

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash again

Evacuees stay at an emergency shelter in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia, after the start of eruption of Mount Agung on Tuesday, with an ash cloud rising 700 metres above the summit. (EPA-EFE photo) JAKARTA: Mount Agung, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, spewed grey smoke and ash as high as 700 metres, but the authorities have not yet raised […]

Mugabe resigns, Zimbabwe dances in the streets

People in Harare celebrated and danced in the streets after Robert Mugabe resigned as president late on Tuesday. (AP photo) HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman. The […]