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  • Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

    From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalize on the growing "Muslim lifestyle" market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards. Excluding food, where "halal" dietary...
  • 3 dead, including hostage-taker, after Sydney siege ends

    3 dead, including hostage-taker, after Sydney siege ends
    Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed terrified hostages held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which two captives and the attacker were killed. Authorities have not publicly...
  • China's FDI rises in November to break four months of falls

    China's foreign direct investment (FDI) rose on a cumulative basis in November, breaking four months of consecutive declines as foreign investors moved money into China's services sector at the expense of manufacturing.The Chinese services sector...
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens

    Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the roughly 4,000 chickens...
  • Thai central bank seen holding key rate again on Wednesday

    Thailand's central bank is expected to again leave its main interest rate steady on Wednesday, the last review of the year. Thirteen of 19 economists polled by Reuters expect the Bank of Thailand's monetary policy committee to leave the one-day...
  • China jails businesswoman in railway graft case for 20 years

    A court in China sentenced a well-known businesswoman to 20 years in jail for corruption on Tuesday, saying the woman with ties to a disgraced former railways minister was guilty of bribery and illegally running a business. Ding Yuxin, also known as Ding...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus

    Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit...
  • Accused of rights abuses, North Korea urges U.N. meeting on CIA torture

    North Korea on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council to add the issue of torture by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to its agenda as the council prepares to hold a meeting next week on alleged human rights abuses by the Asian state. The...
  • India bans Islamic State, hunts for sympathizers

    India on Tuesday declared a ban on Islamic State, days after having detained an engineer for running a popular Twitter account extolling the militant group's military campaign. India has the world's third-largest population of Muslims, but they have...
  • Thailand fails to clean lead-poisoned creek despite court order: HRW

    By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch...
  • Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

    Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbours after the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes. Earlier this month, IOC members voted to...