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Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme - World News
Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme 32 minutes ago
December 11, 2017 6:26 PMPHILIPPINES (REUTERS) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribu
Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim allegedly molested by fellow passenger during flight -World News
Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim allegedly molested by fellow passenger during flight 32 minutes ago
December 11, 2017 6:35 PMMUMBAI (REUTERS) - Indian police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after a 17-year-old Bollywood actress said the male passenger had molested her during a late New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said on Mo
India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party -World News
India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party 32 minutes ago
December 11, 2017 6:39 PMNEW DELHI (REUTERS, AFP) - India's main opposition party Congress on Monday (Dec 11) appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, the party announced.
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas -World News
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas 37 minutes ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday (Dec 11) lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immedia
Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death -World News
Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death 37 minutes ago
BEIJING: A Chinese rooftopping star fell to his death while performing a stunt last month, local media has reported. Chinese police confirmed that Wu Yongning fell to his death in November from the 62-storey Huayuan Centre in Hunan, The Beijing News
Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed -World News
Asian traders extend global rally after US jobs data, eyes on Fed 37 minutes ago
Most Asian markets rose on Monday (Dec 10), tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting later this week.
Pakistan ban Jamshed for one year in corruption probe -World News
Pakistan ban Jamshed for one year in corruption probe 37 minutes ago
Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for a year for failing to co-operate with the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) regarding an investigation into corruption, the governing body said on Monday.
Situation on Korean Peninsula risks moving into 'hot phase' - Ifax cites Russian foreign minister -World News
Situation on Korean Peninsula risks moving into 'hot phase' - Ifax cites Russian foreign minister 37 minutes ago
The situation on the Korean Peninsula risks to move into a "hot phase", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.
Anwar's lawyers ask 'concerned' Malaysian PM to grant his release from prison -World News
Anwar's lawyers ask 'concerned' Malaysian PM to grant his release from prison 37 minutes ago
The Malaysian opposition figure is due to be released in six months on good behaviour after being sentenced to prison on a sodomy conviction he claimed was politically motivated in 2015.
Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping -World News
Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping 37 minutes ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Islamist militants have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.
Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary -World News
Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary 37 minutes ago
A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the US$18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reute
‘Our alliance is strong’: communist parties win majority in Nepalese elections -World News
‘Our alliance is strong’: communist parties win majority in Nepalese elections 1 hour ago
An alliance of Nepal’s former Maoist rebels and the main Communist party have won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and are expected to form the next government, according to preliminary results from the election commission. The Communi
American prisoner on the run after cutting through bars of his cell and escaping Bali’s Kerobokan jail -World News
American prisoner on the run after cutting through bars of his cell and escaping Bali’s Kerobokan jail 1 hour ago
Indonesian police are hunting for a US citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail’s second breakout of foreign inmates this year. The Kerobokan prison,
Chinese Foreign Ministry rubbishes claims that intelligence services used LinkedIn to gather information -World News
Chinese Foreign Ministry rubbishes claims that intelligence services used LinkedIn to gather information 2 hours ago
December 11, 2017 5:02 PMBERLIN (REUTERS) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry has rubbished allegations by Germany's intelligence service that it was using social network profiles to gather information about German officials and politicians.
30,000 workers in cleaning, waste management sectors to be trained in higher-skilled jobs by 2025 -World News
30,000 workers in cleaning, waste management sectors to be trained in higher-skilled jobs by 2025 2 hours ago
SINGAPORE:  As demand for cleaning services continues to increase, the Government is putting place plans to help the industry adopt technology and cope with the manpower crunch.   An Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for the Environmental Services Indu
Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security -World News
Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security 2 hours ago
JAKARTA: Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained 18 people with links to militant groups in a bid to cut the risk of attacks during Christmas and the New Year in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, police said on Monday. Near-simultaneous
Five elephants killed by train in India -World News
Five elephants killed by train in India 2 hours ago
NEW DELHI: A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday (Dec 11). The elephants, including a pregnant female, were part of a larger herd wandering through the pla
Australia's first gay divorce planned under same-sex marriage laws -World News
Australia's first gay divorce planned under same-sex marriage laws 2 hours ago
SYDNEY: Australia is set for its first gay divorce days after a historic marriage equality law came into effect, with lawyers preparing to file papers for a woman caught in legal limbo after marrying at a foreign consulate. Following a parliamentary vote
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: Officials -World News
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: Officials 2 hours ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday (Dec 11) lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. "Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdo
Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 stories to his death -World News
Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 stories to his death 2 hours ago
BEIJING: A Chinese rooftopping star fell to his death while performing a stunt last month, local media has reported. Chinese police confirmed that Wu Yongning fell to his death in November from the 62-storey Huayuan Centre in Hunan, The Beijing News
Arctic Ice Silk Road takes shape: China Daily -World News
Arctic Ice Silk Road takes shape: China Daily 3 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:47 PMIn its editorial on Dec 11, the paper celebrates the launch of the Yamal Arctic gas terminal that heralds a new era of cooperation between China and Russia to explore Arctic resources.
South Koreans value quality of life over size of pay cheque: Survey -World News
South Koreans value quality of life over size of pay cheque: Survey 3 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:51 PMSEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Young South Koreans are feeling the need for flexible working hours to balance their life with work, research agency Nielsen Korea said Monday (Dec 11).
Five elephants killed by train in India -World News
Five elephants killed by train in India 3 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:55 PMNEW DELHI (AFP) - A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday (Dec 11).
Chinese rooftopping star dead after fall from 62-storey building -World News
Chinese rooftopping star dead after fall from 62-storey building 3 hours ago
December 11, 2017 4:00 PMHONG KONG - A 26-year-old Chinese rooftopping daredevil has fallen to his death from a 62-storey building in Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province.
Mahathir, wife return awards given by Selangor sultan over tiff about 'pirates' -World News
Mahathir, wife return awards given by Selangor sultan over tiff about 'pirates' 3 hours ago
December 11, 2017 4:24 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysia prime minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad and his wife have returned two awards they received from the Selangor palace, an aide to the politician said on Monday (Dec 11), in an escalating tiff with the sta