Sunday, January 20, 2019

Elderly Japanese among 11 dead in typhoon onslaught

TOKYO: Heavy rain from Typhoon Lionrock flooded towns across Japan's north and left at least 11 people dead, most of them elderly residents at...

Graft-busting grandma jailing corrupt Philippine politicians

MANILA: The Philippines' top graft-buster, a fearless grandmother who has sued politicians from the president down in her quest to rid her country of...

‘Alleged drug lord’ shot dead by Philippine police – Businessman and wife killed, fuelling...

MANILA: A Philippine businessman and his wife were shot dead after the police chief branded him a drug lord, authorities said yesterday, fuelling concerns...

Thailand police link beach-town bombings to Muslim insurgency

BANGKOK: Thai police identified yesterday a third suspect wanted in connection with a wave of bombs in tourist towns this month that killed four...

Addict risks everything in Duterte’s drug war – ‘It’s scary because I could be...

MANILA: Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbor's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine...

Indonesian priest injured in church ‘terror’ attack

MEDAN: A knife-wielding man stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device at a church in Indonesia yesterday, police said,...

Philippine extremists stage mass jailbreak

ILIGAN: Muslim extremists carrying Islamic State group insignia have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 28 detainees in the latest in...

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings – ‘A necessary evil in the...

MANILA: On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug...

China hotels block Muslim nationals

BEIJING: Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though...

Philippines’ top cop tells addicts – kill drug lords – ‘Killing them is allowed...

MANILA: The Philippines' police chief has called on drug users to kill traffickers and burn their homes, escalating President Rodrigo Duterte's deeply controversial crime...

Filipino fishermen find possibly world’s biggest pearl

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for more than...

First driverless taxi hits Singapore streets

SINGAPORE: The first driverless taxi began work yesterday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group...

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