By Linda Khoo
BANGKOK, July 17 (Bernama) -- Thailand is working on leads to track down the boat captain and fishermen involved in hauling dolphins trapped in a fishing net, causing an uproar among netizens and marine scientists.
SEOUL, July 17 (Bernama) -- The United States (US) will do "what it can" to help resolve an increasingly rancorous diplomatic spat between South Korea and Japan, Yonhap news agency reported, quoting a senior American diplomat Wednesday.
THE HAGUE, July 17 (Bernama) - The Russian Embassy in the Netherlands has not yet received from the Netherlands a request to extradite Russians suspected of being involved in the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the east of Ukraine, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin.
TAIPEI, July 17 (Bernama) -- Google Maps has rolled out a new feature – real-time bikeshare information – covering 24 cities in 16 countries around the world, including New Taipei and Kaohsiung, making Taiwan the only country in Asia to enjoy the service, reported CNA-Taiwan.
WASHINGTON, July 17 (Bernama) -- Swedish furniture company Ikea will close its only manufacturing site in the United States (US) in December and move it to Europe to reduce costs, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting US media on Tuesday.
GWANGJU, July 17 (Bernama) -- The municipality of Gwangju said Wednesday it will hold a human chain event, to wish for inter-Korean peace, in its central plaza this week, reported Yonhap News Agency.
RIYADH, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will host 1,300 pilgrims from around the world to perform Hajj for the year 1440AH as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' Hajj Programme, reported Saudi Press Agency.