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Thailand tracking down captain and fishermen involved in hauling dolphins

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.

US will do 'what it can' to help resolve Seoul-Tokyo row: senior diplomat

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.

Russia has not received Netherlands' request to extradite MH17 crash suspects - Ambassador

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.

Taiwan first in Asia to have real-time bikeshare info on Google Maps

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.

IKEA to move its only US factory to Europe: Report

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.

Human chain event for peace to draw about 10,000 participants

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.

King Salman to host 1,300 pilgrims from 72 countries around the world

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.