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China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier commences trials
May14

China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier commences trials

CHINA marked another milestone in its bid to modernise its military on Sunday after starting sea trials of its first domestically developed aircraft carrier, according to state media. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has not yet entered service....

Philippines urged to remain part of the ‘ICC family’
Mar22

Philippines urged to remain part of the ‘ICC family’

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) has called upon the Philippines to remain a party to the Rome Statute, after President Rodrigo Duterte announced it would pull out due to investigations into the country’s bloody war on drugs. A statement released by the ICC on Tuesday said that the Philippines’ formal decision to withdraw from...

Did Donald Trump’s election consultants really meddle in Malaysia’s polls?
Mar20

Did Donald Trump’s election consultants really meddle in Malaysia’s polls?

MALAYSIA is among a small list of countries which reportedly had its polls influenced by Cambridge Analytica, the UK political consultancy that played a key role in US President Donald Trump’s election victory and which is now at the centre of Facebook’s election manipulation scandal. British broadcaster Channel 4 News recently...

China’s Oil Investment in Russia Raises Questions
Nov06

China’s Oil Investment in Russia Raises Questions

Nearly two months after the announcement of China’s largest private investment in Russian energy, terms of the deal keep expanding along with questions about how they will play out. On Sept. 8, privately-held CEFC China Energy Company Ltd. said it had agreed to buy a 14.16-percent interest in Russia’s Rosneft oil company for U.S. $9.1...

Football: European Champions League power rankings after week four
Nov02

Football: European Champions League power rankings after week four

TOTTENHAM Hotspur rightly stole the headlines on the fourth week of Champions League action, beating Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley to hand the Spanish giants their first group-stage defeat for five years. Mauricio Pochettino’s team now lead Group H and have secured their place in the knockout phase for only the second time in the Champions...

Cambodia Steps up Threats Against Main Opposition Party After Leader’s Arrest
Sep12

Cambodia Steps up Threats Against Main Opposition Party After Leader’s Arrest

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday stepped up the pressure on the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party after the arrest of Kem Sokha, vowing to dissolve the CNRP if it is linked to the alleged “treason” behind the party leader’s arrest. “If the CNRP is found to be linked to this act of treason, the party shall be sanctioned in accordance...

Singapore: Unbeaten Muhamad Ridhwan heading to Las Vegas to train at Mayweather Boxing Club
Aug02

Singapore: Unbeaten Muhamad Ridhwan heading to Las Vegas to train at Mayweather Boxing Club

UNBEATEN Singapore boxer Muhamad Ridhwan is heading to the United States to train at the famous Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. Ridhwan, who became Singapore’s first boxing world champion in May, will fight South African Koos Sibiya for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) super featherweight title in October. Although...

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling misses out on medal as Malaysia-educated Ben Proud wins gold
Jul25

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling misses out on medal as Malaysia-educated Ben Proud wins gold

SINGAPORE’S Joseph Schooling missed out on a podium finish as Malaysia-schooled Brit Ben Proud won a surprise gold in the 50m butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships. Schooling had targeted gold in the event after breaking both the national and Asian records twice at the weekend – in the heats and semi-finals. But he and...

World hit by another cyberattack, experts suspect link to WannaCry
Jun28

World hit by another cyberattack, experts suspect link to WannaCry

A MAJOR global cyberattack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure...

‘Wombs for rent’ business flourishes in communist Laos
Jun10

‘Wombs for rent’ business flourishes in communist Laos

DOZENS of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbours to ban the controversial procedure since 2015. The gleaming, modern clinics have names featuring words such as “Miracle” and “Perfect” to help them stand out amid the dusty surrounding roads...

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