Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

MINAHASA, Indonesia: A 4.4-m-long crocodile named Merry is secured before being taken out of its enclosure in North Sulawesi on Jan...

China ‘putting Muslims in concentration camps’

WASHINGTON: The United States has accused China of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in "concentration camps," in some of...

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

Chinese government supports Lam, condemns violence HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday indefinitely delayed a proposed law...

Filipino nurses find English tests too daunting

MANILA: Bracing for life after Brexit, British hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona, but she twice flunked a mandatory...

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Asian nations 'tired of being the world's trash dump' VANCOUVER: Tonnes of Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for...

North Koreans survive by paying bribes

Pyongyang blames sanctions for dire humanitarian situation GENEVA: North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive...

The three women hoping to upset Modi at the polls

SILIGURI: Chief minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee...

Singaporean couple jailed for ‘worst of its kind’ maid abuse

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean couple was yesterday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her...

Indonesia’s conservative Aceh whips unmarried couples after hotel raid

Two women unable to walk after the painful punishment BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian woman is whipped in public...

‘Buddhism under threat’: Thailand election gives platform to radicals

Politics marks a new trend in traditionally tolerant Thailand BANGKOK: Royal Thai Army Commander in Chief Apirat Kongsompong...

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of people marched on Hong Kong's parliament yesterday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that...

Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling on benefits for gay couples

Artistic Director, Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai, Jin Xing speaks at the 4th annual Pride and Prejudice event in Hong Kong...

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