Monday, January 21, 2019

China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects

BEIJING: A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing...

Duterte’s crackdown has claimed over 7,000 lives

Enduring pain for drug war widows MANILA: Sally Antonio is exhausted from working three jobs since police killed her husband and son, a typical Philippine...

‘No more militants’ in Marawi

Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city - Bodies of fighters and wives found MARAWI CITY: The Philippines yesterday announced the end of five...

Powerful blast rips through restaurant in Japan; 42 injured

SAPPORO, Japan: Firefighters carry on rescue works after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture yesterday....

‘Silent emergency’ as heat risks rise in Hong Kong – and globally

HONG KONG: People clad in Santa hats (foreground) look on as the city skyline is seen along Hong Kong's Victoria...

China vaccine scandal stokes anger; regulators under fire

SHANGHAI: A widening scandal over illegal vaccine sales in China has sparked anger and drawn criticism from the government over glaring loopholes in the...

Indonesia nabs woman, others in thwarted Jakarta bomb plot

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of the capital after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other...

Indian police arrest 21 after cow ‘slaughter’ violence – Modi’s reform push faces crunch...

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 21 men after a mob thrashed two Muslims suspected of slaughtering a cow and set fire to some...

Thou shalt not kill: Philippine bishops’ ‘prayer campaign’

MANILA: A top Catholic archbishop yesterday called for Filipinos to choose peace over violence and end a spate of drug-related killings that have divided...

Under-30 expat ban put on hold; MPs slam abuses by policemen

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said the ministry has delayed the implementation of a decision to ban the recruitment of...

Rapes, beatings: the torments of S Korea athletes

SEOUL: When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first...

Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas: Reports

SYDNEY: Four men accused of plotting to bring down a plane planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat...

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