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At least 67 killed in major Bangladesh blaze
DHAKA: A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth. While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment factories and gleaming office towers in Dhaka’s north side as signs of progress, illegal shops and overcrowding in Chawkbazar, one of the city’s many
 
 
Saudi crown prince arrives in China
BEIJING: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that seeks to boost relations with the kingdom’s neighbours amid frictions with the West. Prince Mohammed’s visit follows trips to India and Pakistan, which send millions of labourers to Saudi Arabia and are seeking closer economic ties. He is to meet Chinese officials, including President and ruling Communist
   
New law expands health coverage to all Filipinos
MANILA: President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte signed what has been described as a landmark law that would enable the estimated 110 million Filipinos complete access to health care services including free medical consultation, laboratory tests and other diagnostic requirements. Known as the Universal Health Care Act, Duterte said he signed the law by “guaranteeing equitable access to quality and affordable health care services for all
 
 
Antis gang up on Duterte aide over ‘rebels’
MANILA: In one of the rare instances, administration officials and the opposition agreed on one common issue as they ganged up on a youth aide of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, who sought the withdrawal of state scholarships from student activists with suspected links to communist rebels and who join anti-government protests. The object of their scorn was Ronald Cardema, the chairman of the government-run National Youth
   
Vietnam tightens security at border station
DONG DANG: Vietnamese police have stepped up security at a remote rail station on the Chinese border where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to enter the country by train next week ahead of a summit with US President Donald Trump. Vietnam is preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb.27-28 summit in the capital, Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on
 
 
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