MARANG, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - In an unprecedented move, the Imtiaz Religious Secondary School in Marang, Terengganu starts Chinese class for students to master the language and enhance their competitive edge.

TOYAMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A version of a curry dish that the Maritime Self-Defence Force serves aboard its submarine Setoshio, was posted on its Twitter account. The tweet got more than 10,000 “likes” and received many positive comments.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Steady observation results obtained by Japan over the past 30 years have contributed to assessing this change accurately and forecasting future developments. 

NARA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The five-storied pagoda of Nara’s Kofukuji temple, classified as a World Heritage site, will undergo large-scale repairs for the first time in about 120 years. 

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - After being infected with the new coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship the physical condition of two passengers had deteriorated after they were quarantined on the ship for more than a week.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Medicines Regulatory Act to be revised to regulate cosmetics industry and facilitate stern action against those who violate guidelines.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Peace Council points out that the latest move by the US to impose a travel ban on Army Commander General Shavendra Silva, for alleged gross violations of human rights, is a result of unwillingness to deal with unresolved issues of the last phase of the war.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Cricket to be investigated by Criminal Investigation Department on alleged irregularities in awarding international broadcasting rights.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security recommends ban on all kinds of face veils and face covers that conceal individual identity, on the basis of ensuring national security.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Government seeks support of other countries to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) accountability Resolution on Sri Lanka co-sponsored by the previous government. The next session of the UNHRC is scheduled to be held from February 24 to March 20.