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Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games - World News
Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games 17 hours ago
JAKARTA: Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunisation programme on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diph
Indonesia arrests over a dozen in pre-Christmas terror sweep -World News
Indonesia arrests over a dozen in pre-Christmas terror sweep 17 hours ago
JAKARTA: More than a dozen people have been arrested by Indonesian anti-terrorism police, authorities said Monday (Dec 11), as they beef up security in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Police said
Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem -World News
Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem 17 hours ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders beginning in Cairo.
Club at St James Power Station suspended after being caught providing sexual services -World News
Club at St James Power Station suspended after being caught providing sexual services 17 hours ago
Rupee @ St James - Bollywood Gentlemen's Club is the first club to have its public entertainment licence suspended under the enhanced regulatory powers of the Public Entertainment Act.
Cold turkey at Vietnam's compulsory drug rehab centres -World News
Cold turkey at Vietnam's compulsory drug rehab centres 17 hours ago
HAIPHONG, Vietnam: During four years of compulsory rehab in Vietnam, Trung spent his drug-free days gluing together false eyelashes as part of what authorities billed as valuable "work therapy" for his heroin addiction. But critics say the work of Trung
South Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit -World News
South Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit 17 hours ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-In hopes to "normalise" ties with giant neighbour China on his first state visit to the country this week, his office said Monday, after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile system deployment.
From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017 -World News
From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017 17 hours ago
President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.
Ivory Coast offering US$26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size -documents -World News
Ivory Coast offering US$26,000 buy-outs to reduce army size -documents 17 hours ago
ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs (£19,264) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed on Monday. Africa's fastest growing economy in 2016, Ivory
Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme -World News
Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 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. 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 18 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
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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 18 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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