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Hong Kong people ‘petrified’ over bookseller revelations – Lam Wing-kee broke his silence

HONG KONG: Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left “petrified” by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in China and have slammed Beijing for violating freedoms.…

Philippines confirms Canadian hostage beheaded

Malaysia shuts down 1st Sharia-compliant airline

KUALA LUMPUR: Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said yesterday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching aviation regulations. The carrier launched only…

Philippines get taste of Duterte anti-crime war – Blitz offering an authoritarian taste of life

Thailand to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV – First Asian country to eliminate transmission

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

HONG KONG: Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds yesterday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market. Health officials in white hazmat suits…

China restricts Ramadan fasting in Muslim region

BEIJING: Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the holy month began yesterday. The country’s…

British pedophile gets life for Malaysia abuse

LONDON: A British pedophile who preyed on Christian children in an impoverished part of Kuala Lumpur was sentenced yesterday to life with a minimum term of 25 years. Judge Peter…

Philippine president-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest…

Philippine troops seize Islamic militant camp

Japan praises boy who survived after abandonment in forest

TOKYO: Nearly a week after he was abandoned in the forest by his parents, the boy did not shed a tear when he was found safe yesterday. The soldier who…

Bones of 18th-century priest shed new light on Japan Christian past

TOKYO: Disguised as a samurai in kimono and topknot, Italian missionary Giovanni Battista Sidotti stole ashore on a small Japanese island in 1708, daring to enter a land hostile to…