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CARACAS, Oct 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Venezuela has slammed a recent request by the United Nations human rights chief for the release of political opponents, the Venezuelan News Agency said.


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HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- With improved living conditions brought about by Vietnam's steady economic growth, more and more residents are slowly discarding parts of their traditional family values.


DOHA, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Qatar Airways' A380 aircraft will start flying to Bangkok in January following its successful inaugural service to London Heathrow earlier this month, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported the carrier as saying in a press release.


TOKYO, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Japan's Softbank Corp said Wednesday that a US subsidiary and a US venture capital have agreed to invest US$100 million in PT Tokopedia, one of Indonesia's biggest e-commerce site operators, reports Japan's Jiji Press news agency.


BEIJING, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Finance ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum member economies expressed their concerns over growing downside risks to the global economy in a joint statement adopted at their two-day meeting in Beijing that ended Wednesday, Japans JiJi Press news agency reported.


DAVAO CITY, (Philippines), Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Two soldiers were killed when Muslim rebels attacked a government hospital in southern Philippines on Wednesday night, China's Xinhua news agency reported the military as saying on Thursday.


CARACAS, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Venezuela on Wednesday slammed a recent request by the United Nations human rights chief for the release of political opponents as biased, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Venezuelan News Agency.