Gartner: worldwide sales of smartphones grew 9 percent in 1st quarter of 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Global sales of smartphones to end users increased 9.1 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 380 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Mobile phone buye...

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Employers asked to show more tolerance for Muslim workers during Ramadan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government calls for more harmonious and tolerant labor management relations between employers and foreign workers during the Holy month of Ramadan. The Taipei city...

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels have escaped Indonesian interception following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea. ...

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ASIA: SKOREA-PARK'S TRIAL — Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to...

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and esc...

Indonesia's Aceh province carries out caning of 2 men convicted of having gay sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Aceh province carries out caning of 2 men convicted of having gay sex.

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSIONS — North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there follow...

Indonesia police arrests dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they detained dozens of men in a raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta. Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said 141 men were de...

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