BANGKOK, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- As the "Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018" set to be officially launched in mid-November, the government expects the new tourism campaign to considerably boost domestic tourism revenues from the world's third top rank currently, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

DA NANG, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The APEC Film Week 2017 began in Vietnam's central coastal city of Da Nang on Thursday, highlighting the various cultures and peoples of APEC members, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

HANOI, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have left 37 dead and 40 others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The latest United Nations human rights report suggests that brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks were carried out against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority aimed at not just forcing them to flee but also preventing their return to Myanmar.

JAKARTA, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province erupted earlier Thursday, spewing a column of ash two kilometres to the sky, Xinhua news agency reported a disaster agency senior official as saying.

NAIROBI, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Several people were injured in protests in Kenya on Wednesday, a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced he would quit the presidential race, in a move that plunged the country into uncharted waters.

MONROVIA, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Counting was under way in Liberia following a peaceful poll that will determine President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's successor after 12 years and complete a historic democratic transfer of power.