700K flee as typhoon slams Philippines – No immediate reports of casualties or damage

MANILA: More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas for fear of giant waves, floods or landslides as Typhoon Melor...

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

BEIJING: In the future, China will shut down a factory before it even pollutes-or so it hopes, as it deploys big data in the...

Protesters clash as Australia marks race riots

SYDNEY:Minor scuffles broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters as hundreds of people and police congregated at a Sydney beach yesterday to mark the...

Two Koreas hold high-level talks – Neighbors seek to ease tensions

SEOUL: North and South Korea sat down to rare, high-level talks yesterday, aimed at building on an August agreement to ease cross-border tensions after...

Asia’s coastal cities face challenge of rising seas – Global losses from flooding averaging...

NEW DELHI: The future will be a watery one for some of the world's biggest cities. Predicted sea level increases this century mean many...

Who’s probing fake Chinese goods? Fake investigators

SHANGHAI: Multinational corporations doing business in China face a losing battle when it comes to keeping copies of their products off the market: The...

Ex-Australia PM says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’ – Remarks slammed as ‘entirely...

SYDNEY: Deposed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared yesterday "cultures are not all equal" and the West should proclaim its superiority over Islam which...

Islamic State song ‘in Mandarin’ worries China

BEIJING: A Chinese-language song purportedly released by Islamic State shows the need for closer global cooperation against terrorism, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, as...

Chinese govt adviser denounces fake living Buddhas

BEIJING: A senior Chinese government official said fake living Buddhas were using donations to support pro-independence activities in Tibet and called on local authorities...

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

TOKYO: Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which...

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino – Pemberton sentenced to 6-12 years...

OLONGAPO, Philippines: A Philippine court yesterday convicted a US Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman...

‘Clone factory’ scientist eyes human replication – China cloning pioneer offers vision of brave...

BEIJING: The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he said and is only holding off...

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