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China Says BrahmAputra Canyon Ready for World Visitors

The Tibetan autonomous government will work with local tourist companies investing huge amounts of money to further develop the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon tourist area into a world-class top tourist spot, Xinhua News reports. In 2010, rail and water lines opened for tourists to get into the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon. The water line would allow sightseers…

Swedish Court Considers Sadomasochism Case

A Swedish court is to consider the issue of how much sexual violence is legally permitted between two consenting partners in a case involving a 32-year-old man who came into contact with his 16-year-old sex partner via a sex website.   The teenager, on the instructions of the 32-year-old man, penned a letter declaring that she…

With a Touch Down in Amsterdam, Garuda Enters a New Era

With a six-year flying ban to Europe finally lifted, national carrier Garuda Indonesia relaunched its Jakarta to Amsterdam direct service this week, inviting government officials, legislators, businesspeople and journalists on the voyage that marked the beginning of a new era for the airline. For captain pilot Ari Sapari, who flow the GA088 Jakarta to Amsterdam…

Singapore to Open SME Office in Phnom Penh

Singapore’s Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) plans to open its first business centre abroad in Phnom Penh next year, according to Channel NewsAsia. The centre aims to explore investment opportunities, particularly in infrastructure and education. Claiming Singapore’s SMEs often lag rivals such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea in exploring foreign opportunities, the…

Swedish Oil Company Accused of War Crimes

Swedish oil company Lundin Petroleum and the consortium it belonged to in Sudan were involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to a new report. The company has denied the accusations. The claims centre around the period between 1997 and 2003 when ten thousand people were killed and nearly 200,000 were forced to…

Car Free Day in Jakarta Twice a Month

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo announced Tuesday that the city would add the frequency of the Car Free Day event to twice a month after the city’s anniversary on June 22 to meet the raising demand from the residents and also improve the air quality. “The addition of frequency of the car free day proves that…