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Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions
SYDNEY/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week.
Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.
South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton
HONG KONG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.
Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in S.Korea
SEOUL, Jan 16 (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.
Google says 'no changes' to mapping platform in China after report
BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's
Google said on Tuesday it has made "no changes" to its mapping platform in China, denying an earlier media report that claimed it was re-launching the function in China, where many of its services are blocked.
Tennis: Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic said he would go back to the drawing board after Lukas Lacko sent him tumbling out in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.
JD.com widens Southeast Asia presence by investing in Vietnam's Tiki.vn
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc has made an investment in Vietnamese e-commerce firm Tiki.vn, expanding its Southeast Asia business amid growing competition in the region from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc.
Bank of Korea seen staying on hold amid soaring won, weak inflation
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday after raising it in November for the first time in more than six years, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday.
Two Singapore Airbnb hosts to plead guilty to illegal letting charges: lawyer
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Two Airbnb hosts charged in Singapore with unauthorized short-term letting of four apartments are expected to plead guilty next month, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release
(Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis in Rakhine state.
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