Peace vital to building democratic federal union: Myanmar's Suu Kyi

NAY PYI TAW: Peace and national reconciliation are vital to establishing a democratic federal union, said Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening of the 21st century Panglong peace conference in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday (Aug 31). Addressing almost 2,000 participants including ethnic armed organisations, parliamentarians and the military, Read More …

Spike in sales of mosquito repellent products amid Zika concerns

SINGAPORE: Sales of mosquito repellent products have soared across Singapore since news of the first locally transmitted Zika case emerged. Retailers told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (Aug 31) that sales of such items have doubled or even tripled, although most of their outlets have sufficient stocks. At Unity Pharmacy, sales of mosquito repellent sprays, patches, bracelets, lotions, Read More …

Fred V & Grafix North America Tour 2014 (Part One)

Buy “Recognise” from iTunes: http://hospi.tl/recognisealbumitunes or the Hospital Shop: http://hospi.tl/recognisealbum Ahead of the release of their debut album “Recognise”, Fred V & Grafix travelled across the pond for the Hospitality North America Tour 2014. They were joined in their antics by S.P.Y, Danny Byrd and the Hospitality crew. Watch part one of their tour diary Read More …

Three hurt in suicide blast at China's Kyrgyzstan embassy

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday (Aug 30), injuring three people, authorities said. “As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured,” Kyrgyzstan’s deputy prime minister Jenish Razakov told journalists at Read More …

In Vietnam, propaganda lives on

HANOI: For weeks in January, an imposing bright red poster of Uncle Ho in silhouette dominated the streets around the National Convention Centre west of the Vietnamese capital. As the city’s frenetic motorbike traffic whizzed by, the poster’s technicolour trail of faces and flowers called on the young to “study and follow the moral example” Read More …