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...

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...

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...

Indonesia’s Aceh whips teens for cuddling

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Two teenagers were whipped in Indonesia's Aceh province yesterday after they were caught cuddling in public - a crime...

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

KUALA LUMPUR: Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a...

Malaysia PM warns Philippines against foreigner influx

MANILA: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb" the country's domestic political stability,...

Slavery and gang rape in Chinese cybersex dens

LONDON: Thousands of North Korean women and girls - some as young as nine - are being trafficked into sexual slavery in...

Philippine mosque attack kills 2; Amir sends condolences

MANILA: A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early yesterday, authorities said, just days after...

Brunei introduces strict sharia laws

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Brunei yesterday introduced new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm...

Marcos jewelry being appraised ahead of possible auction

The Philippine government is appraising millions of dollars' worth of jewelry seized three decades ago from Imelda Marcos, the former first lady known mainly...

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