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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...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops
Jun01

Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops

A MALAYSIA Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur returned to the Australian airport shortly after take off late on Wednesday after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, authorities said. Passengers and crew on Flight MH128 tackled the man and tied him up with seat belts until the flight landed, one witness told Reuters. The plane...

Malaysia Airlines MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops
Jun01

Malaysia Airlines MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops

A MALAYSIA Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur returned to the Australian airport shortly after take off late on Wednesday after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, authorities said. Passengers and crew on Flight MH128 tackled the man and tied him up with seat belts until the flight landed, one witness told Reuters. The plane...

Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award
May23

Vietnam: Human rights blogger among five finalists for human rights award

VIETNAMESE blogger Pham Thanh Nghien has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, an award recognising activists who risk their lives to benefit their communities. Nghien was imprisoned in 2010 for four years as a result of her work publicising violations against and defending...

Asian governments increasingly repressive, curbing criticism online – watchdog
May02

Asian governments increasingly repressive, curbing criticism online – watchdog

ONLY 13 percent of the world’s population enjoyed free press last year, according to democracy watchdog Freedom House in yet another international study proving press freedom is on the decline around the world. In its Freedom of the Press 2017 report entitled Press Freedom’s Dark Horizon, Freedom House identifies a growing trend in...

From colas to cigarettes, North Korea’s Air Koryo diversifies to stay airborne amid sanctions
Apr21

From colas to cigarettes, North Korea’s Air Koryo diversifies to stay airborne amid sanctions

EVEN after disembarking from North Korea’s Air Koryo plane at Pyongyang airport, it’s difficult to miss the airline’s brand. The Air Koryo conglomerate makes cigarettes and fizzy drinks, besides owning a taxi fleet and petrol stations – and all have the same flying crane logo as the carrier. The military-controlled airline...

Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Nghien Named Finalist for Rights Defenders at Risk Award
Mar31

Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Nghien Named Finalist for Rights Defenders at Risk Award

Vietnamese blogger and former political prisoner Pham Thanh Nghien has been named a finalist for the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, honoring activists who jeopardize their own safety to benefit their communities.Nghien, who is known for her work publicizing violations against and defending the rights of relatives...

Indonesia favours “pragmatic” Trump in doing business – minister
Jan19

Indonesia favours “pragmatic” Trump in doing business – minister

INDONESIA, the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, can do business with a “pragmatic” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a senior minister close to President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan said outgoing President Barack Obama’s “ideological” foreign policy had...

China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’
Jan13

China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’

Chinese state media hit out on Friday at comments made by secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, who said the U.S. could move to block Chinese access to artificial islands it made in disputed areas of the South China Sea.In comments to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Tillerson said...

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