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Mongolia thwarts ‘kidnapping’ of Turkish teacher

ULAANBAATAR: A Turkish teacher targeted in a suspected kidnap attempt thwarted by Mongolian authorities yesterday thanked his supporters as he left hospital after a checkup following his ordeal. When asked…

Floods from Laos dam collapse force evacuations in Cambodia

27 dead, 131 still missing as rescuers battle rains ATTAPEU , Laos: The torrent of water unleashed in a deadly Laos dam collapse has drained into Cambodia, forcing thousands to…

Lone suspect in blast near US embassy in Beijing caught

Woman attempted self-immolation near embassy earlier BEIJING: A bomb exploded outside the US embassy in Beijing yesterday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, although police described…

Japan executes sarin attack cult members on death row

Kamikawa says inappropriate to abolish death penalty TOKYO: Japan yesterday executed the last members of the cult sentenced to death for their role in the fatal 1995 sarin attack on…

Philippine anti-graft chief and Duterte critic retires

MANILA: The Philippines’ top anti-corruption prosecutor, one of the few remaining critics of President Rodrigo Duterte in government, retired yesterday, replaced by a loyalist of the leader. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales,…

19 dead, 3,000 stranded after Laos dam collapse

Rescuers from China, Thailand arrive – Remoteness hampers relief operations SEKONG, Laos: Rescue teams from China and Thailand headed yesterday into a remote part of landlocked Laos, where more than…

Philippines: Asia’s deadliest country for land activists

BANGKOK: Murders of land and environmental activists are surging in the Philippines, making it the deadliest country in Asia, according to campaigners who said the government has failed to provide…

Scores missing in Laos after dam collapses

BANGKOK: Hundreds are missing and an unknown number feared dead after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging…

Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

Classifying the record-breaking weather as a “natural disaster” TOKYO: An “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials said yesterday, with the weather…

Duterte vows ‘unrelenting’ war on drugs

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged yesterday to press ahead with a war on drugs that has already killed thousands, and castigated critics of his signature initiative. Duterte opened his…

Hundreds protest in HK against attempt to ban pro-independence party

HONG KONG: Hundreds of people protested Saturday in Hong Kong after police sought to ban a pro-independence political party, as Beijing ups pressure on challengers to its territorial sovereignty over…

Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected militant links

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said yesterday. The…