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  • Nissan moves to oust chairman Ghosn after shock arrest

    Nov 19, 2018 | 08:39 am

    TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo and the Japanese carmaker said it will remove him from his post, throwing the auto industry’s largest global alliance into turmoil.

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  • Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

    Nov 19, 2018 | 08:27 am

    Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full-time jobs are subject to being displaced, according to a new estimate.

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  • HK medical professionals call for good samaritan law

    Nov 19, 2018 | 06:48 am

    Medical professionals on Monday called for a “good samaritan law” in Hong Kong to protect those who step up to perform emergency treatment on those in need, saying city residents are much less willing to give first aid than people in neighbouring regions.

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  • Thailand repatriates 73 trafficking victims to Myanmar

    Nov 19, 2018 | 06:08 am

    TAK: Thailand has sent home 73 Myanmar nationals with aid totalling 146,000 baht after they were rescued from a Myanmar human trafficking ring operating in both countries.

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  • Dockless bikes: Eco-revolution or public 'parasite'?

    Nov 19, 2018 | 05:52 am

    When high-tech bicycle rental scheme Mobike dropped hundreds of its distinctive orange and silver bikes across the northern English city of Manchester, it promised a cheap, flexible and low-carbon way to travel.

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