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Australia's first gay divorce planned under same-sex marriage laws - World News
Australia's first gay divorce planned under same-sex marriage laws 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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' 20 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
South Korean president Moon Jae In seeks rapprochement in upcoming China visit -World News
South Korean president Moon Jae In seeks rapprochement in upcoming China visit 20 hours ago
December 11, 2017 4:30 PMSEOUL (AFP) - 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 (Dec 11), after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile
Chelsea wary of Huddersfield ferocity, says Ince -World News
Chelsea wary of Huddersfield ferocity, says Ince 20 hours ago
Huddersfield Town's ability to close down opposition players and smother their creativity will make champions Chelsea cautious ahead of Tuesday's Premier League clash at John Smith's stadium, the hosts' winger Tom Ince has said.
Taxi crashes into power supply box in Bukit Merah -World News
Taxi crashes into power supply box in Bukit Merah 20 hours ago
SINGAPORE: A taxi crashed into a power supply box at the junction of Hoy Fatt Road and Rumah Jalan Tinggi in Bukit Merah on Monday (Dec 11) morning.  The police said they were alerted to the accident at 10.15am.  Channel NewsAsia understands that the
Palace boss Hodgson defends winger Zaha over penalties -World News
Palace boss Hodgson defends winger Zaha over penalties 20 hours ago
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes winger Wilfried Zaha is not a cheat, insisting that the Ivorian did not dive to win two penalties during Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Bournemouth.
US citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison -World News
US citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison 20 hours ago
DENPASAR, Indonesia: Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. 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
Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE in 2018 -World News
Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE in 2018 20 hours ago
SINGAPORE: Students planning to enrol in the polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) next year will see tuition fees go up. The increase in tuition fees will be larger for permanent residents and foreigners, compared with Singapore citi
Security beefed up in Indonesia ahead of Christmas and New Year holidays -World News
Security beefed up in Indonesia ahead of Christmas and New Year holidays 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 2:49 PMJAKARTA - Indonesian police have not detected any terror plots ahead of Christmas but efforts to ensure security during the year-end holiday season are underway, said police chief Tito Karnavian on Monday (Dec 11).
Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment -World News
Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 2:49 PMYANGON (REUTERS) - Myanmar will delay a long-awaited reform that would open the door further to foreign investment, two officials told Reuters, a move likely to disappoint cash-starved businesses amid growing doubts over the manag
Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak -World News
Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 2:59 PMJAKARTA (AFP) - Millions of Indonesian children are being vaccinated this week as the country responds to a widespread diphtheria outbreak that has killed dozens, officials said Monday (Dec 11).
Taiwan outlines security plans to battle hackers -World News
Taiwan outlines security plans to battle hackers 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:08 PMTAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan must boost its information security systems to protect against hackers who target the island's financial services and banking systems, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday (Dec 11), unveiling a three-pro
China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat -World News
China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:09 PMBEIJING/TAIPEI (REUTERS) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any US warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democ
China says 8 northern cities failed air quality targets in Oct, Nov -World News
China says 8 northern cities failed air quality targets in Oct, Nov 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:15 PMBEIJING (REUTERS) - Eight northern Chinese cities failed to meet air quality targets in October and November, even as local authorities launched rigorous steps to cut emissions during the winter, the government said on Monday (Dec
Stiff competition, uneven playing field drive South Koreans to seek to move abroad -World News
Stiff competition, uneven playing field drive South Koreans to seek to move abroad 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:20 PMSEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - South Korea dazzles the world with exports of sensational K-pop music, cutting-edge smartphones and cars, but some South Koreans are seeking to flee what they call a "living hell" and r
Two Malaysians feared dead after boat capsizes near Pedra Branca -World News
Two Malaysians feared dead after boat capsizes near Pedra Branca 21 hours ago
December 11, 2017 3:34 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Two Malaysians are feared dead after their fishing boat capsized near Pedra Branca, an island located at the eastern entrance of the Straits of Singapore.
Roche: Tecentriq cocktail slows kidney cancer progression -World News
Roche: Tecentriq cocktail slows kidney cancer progression 21 hours ago
Combining Roche's Tecentriq immunotherapy with its older drug Avastin reduced the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS) for the initial treatment of advanced kidney cancer in some patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday
Sexual assault case against airline passenger for alleged molestation of actress Zaira Wasim -World News
Sexual assault case against airline passenger for alleged molestation of actress Zaira Wasim 21 hours ago
MUMBAI: 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 Monday. Zaira Wasim was seen sobbing in a vi