MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The current Miss Earth beauty queen vowed to stand her ground and tell world leaders that climate change is true and not just a figment of imagination, as evident in the impact of disasters in vulnerable countries.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ ANN) - It is common for the North Korean regime to train women -- often those who look attractive and are sociable -- as special agents. Their prime role is to catch their target off guard and speedily eliminate the “enemy,” often using stealthy means such as poisoned needles or close-range shooting.
LONDON (The Japan Times/ ANN) – In a year dominated by Brexit and Donald Trump’s surprise U.S. election win, Asia felt like a relatively stable part of the world. A closer look shows that the region endured its own seismic events in 2016, from a Philippine leader embracing China to massive street protests in Seoul to the elimination of 86 percent of India’s hard currency.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Nilushika Jayaweera from Sri Lanka was working as a maid in Singapore before, inspired by an NGO Aidha, she started a tea business to emerge as a successful entrepreneur in 15 years.