The days of cursing the passenger in front of you could be over. On the world's biggest airliner, the Airbus A380, it is the little things that will make travel more comfortable for ordinary flyers, said Tom Ballantyne, senior correspondent for the industry publication <i>Orient Aviation</i>.
The chaos in Asia's internet service sparked by an undersea earthquake shows the region's cable network is too fragile and overly reliant on connections to the United States, industry observers said on Thursday. Millions of people across Asia were enduring a second day without full internet services after a 7,1-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan late on Tuesday.
Kerzner International's bid for a Singapore casino licence will proceed despite the death in a helicopter crash of the firm's chief executive officer, the company said on Thursday. ''The company is fully committed to continuing its bid for the integrated resort in Sentosa,'' Kerzner said in a statement after the death of Butch Kerzner (42).
Hope and despair coexist in the rubble of Bint Jbeil, the southern Lebanese town that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war between Israel and the Hezbollah Shiite militia. ''Of course it will rebuild, sooner or later,'' says Ali Hassan Bazzi (45) who stopped by the damaged shop of his friend Mohammed Bazzi (32).
In a tower high above his battle-scarred hilltop base, a United Nations peacekeeper from India keeps watch along the Lebanese border. An Israeli fortress bristling with antennas looms before him metres away across the frontier. The men of the 28-year-old United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) continue observing, patrolling and delivering humanitarian assistance in south Lebanon.