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Tag: Southeast Asia

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Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, lashes Hong Kong

Beijing/Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia, reaching mainland China after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines, authorities said on Monday. Mangkhut is now expected to move inland of China’s western Guangdong on Monday. While the storm has weakened, a T8 […]

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115 new species found in Greater Mekong region

Bangkok: A crocodile lizard, a snail-eating turtle and a horseshoe bat are among the 115 new species discovered by scientists in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River region in 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Tuesday. Scientists from several research institutes discovered the new species, including 11 amphibians, two fish, 11 reptiles, 88 plants and […]

Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore

Singapore: E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday launched its Prime Now service in Singapore, a move seen as the start of its expansion in Southeast Asia, the media reported. The Singapore service promises two-hour delivery on items including groceries and electronics, reports the BBC. Amazon Prime is a service available to Amazon customers who pay an […]

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