ASEAN agrees in principle to admit Timor-Leste as 11th member

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed in principle to admit Timor-Leste as the group's 11th member, the bloc said in a statement on Friday.The h


Tropical storm Nalgae leaves 98 dead, 63 missing in Philippines

Ninety-eight people have died and 63 are still missing after tropical storm Nalgae barreled across the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides, the


Decline in oil prices slowing down Nigerian economy: expert

​Owing to the fall in global oil prices, Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has begun to slow down, causing a review and austerity measure regime to be envisaged by government, an expert said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua, as the West African country fights hard against recession.

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