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One of the hardest things to do as a freelance journalist is to budget your finances. I have spoken to many young journalists of outlets that do not pay on time or need to be reminded of payment. Its definitely a struggle for those entering the industry for the first time and perhaps a personal finance class wouldn't go amiss at J-Schools around the world.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
 
 
  North Korean delegation inspects S Korea Olympic sites  
 
     
 
  A North Korean delegation arrived in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Sunday to check out venues for its proposed art performances at next month‘s PyeongChang Winter Games. The trip came amid brisk inter-Korean cooperation on the North’s participation in the Olympic Games to open in three weeks.

The seven-member team is led by Hyon Song-wol, head of the North‘s Samjiyon Orchestra, and known as one of the most influential women in the secretive communist nation. She also serves as director of the Moranbong Band, the country’s well-known all-female musical group that was reportedly created at the order of leader Kim Jong-un.

The North accepted the South‘s offer to send the advance team as part of its plan to stage a joint cultural event in the Kumgangsan region, according to the Ministry of Unification. Their skiers will train together at the ski compound as well.
 
 
 
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Pakistan looks to China after US-India alliance
 
   
 
During the 1960s, Pakistan was China’s diplomatic window to the West, eventually brokering the normalisation of China-US relations in 1971. Today, the physical facet of Mao’s depiction is becoming a reality in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
 
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Japan starts naval security aid to Sri Lanka, Djibouti
 
   
 
The Japanese government plans to expand the assistance it provides for strengthening naval security capacities to nations in the Indian Ocean, sources said.
 
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Chinese economy grows by 6.7 percent in 2017
 
   
 
China's economic growth beat forecasts to reach 6.9 percent year-on-year in 2017, marking the first acceleration since 2010 despite financial regulatory tightening and measures against pollution that affect growth.
 
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  Rohingya repatriation faces a snag  
 
     
 
  The repatriation of Rohingyas is scheduled to begin tomorrow, but some of the major tasks including finalisation of the list of families and setting up of repatriation camps remain incomplete. This makes the start of repatriation on the announced date uncertain.

Moreover, the situation back in Myanmar's Rakhine State has yet to be secure and congenial, prompting several foreign diplomats in Dhaka yesterday to reiterate their demands for safe, voluntary and dignified return of the refugees. The diplomats, including the ones from the US, the UK and India, said it is necessary to have sustainable development in Rakhine State to create an environment for safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas.
 
 
 
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