Update: Fri, Jul 28 2017
HANOI - South Korea, Japan and Singapore are the top three countries pledged the most FDI to Vietnam in the first seven months this year. BEIJING - A Chinese man who massacred 19 people with a pickaxe including children and his parents was handed the death sentence Friday, a court in southwest Yunnan province said. HONG KONG - Virtual reality games usually promise shoot 'em up adventures but in Hong Kong Friday lovelorn tech fans donned headsets to go on imaginary dates. BARCELONA - A commuter train slammed into the end of the platform during the morning rush hour at a busy station in Barcelona on Friday, leaving 54 people injured, emergency services said. Malaysians holidaying in their own country can heave a sigh of relief as they will not be hit by the new tourism tax, the Malaysian Star reported Thursday. CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi woman whose daughter was sold off by her drug-addicted husband described her joy Thursday at being reunited with the infant. MANILA, July 27, 2017 (AFP) - The United States donated surveillance aircraft and began delivering weapons to the Philippines on Thursday to help its Asian ally fight Islamist militants. YANGON - Myanmar health authorities have asked the UN's health agency for help to combat a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has sparked alarm in the commercial capital. LONDON - European pay-TV giant Sky, on course for a takeover by 21st Century Fox despite British hurdles, announced Thursday slim profits on the soaring cost of screening English Premier League football. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group on Tuesday signed a contract on the construction of the Thu Thiem Eco Smart City in District 2. BEIJING - Beijing issued a warning to Botswana Wednesday over its plans to host the Dalai Lama next month, asking the African nation to respect China's "core interests". PARIS - Sperm count among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand has halved in 40 years, according to research warning of fertility risk, though outside experts urged caution about the results. MEULABOH, Indonesia - Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections. AHMEDABAD - Seventeen members of the same Indian family were found dead Wednesday as floodwaters receded from a village in Gujarat, officials said, as the death toll from the state-wide disaster climbed above 110. LONDON - A graffiti work of a girl losing a heart-shaped balloon by notorious artist Banksy is Britain's favourite artwork, according to a poll out Wednesday. KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian lawmaker came under fire Wednesday for saying that women who deny their husbands sex were subjecting them to "psychological and emotional abuse". MARSEILLE - At least 10,000 people were evacuated overnight after a new wild fire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes that have consumed swathes of forest, authorities said Wednesday. MUMBAI - Rescuers stepped up a desperate bid Wednesday to find victims buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in Mumbai as the death toll rose to 17. MEXICO CITY - They found Jamai wandering on the tracks of the Mexico City subway, his ear nearly torn off and a terrified look in his eyes. TOKYO - A woman has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of destroying 54 violins and 70 bows worth around $950,000 that were owned by her ex-husband, police and media said Wednesday.