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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Move over Washington, Moscow is coming to the Philippines
    Jan10

    Move over Washington, Moscow is coming to the Philippines

    THE election of President Rodrigo Duterte has brought a geopolitical shift to the Philippines. No longer is the United States influencing the region as it once did, leaving space for Russia and China to fill the void. The Philippines has endured a long relationship with the U.S., but Duterte changed the outlook of his country with a series of...

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