As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record. "Each county had identified the most notable at-risk11 minutes agoAFP News
The United States and its Asian allies tightened the economic screws on North Korea Thursday with the US Senate adopting fresh sanctions and South Korean firms abandoning a joint industrial park that helped fund Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. The unilateral moves, which also included Japanese
A stressful mix of anger and anxiety was the dominant feeling among scores of South Korean businessmen crossing the border Thursday into North Korea to oversee the death of a decade-long investment. A day after Seoul announced it was shutting down the jointly run Kaesong industrial park, which lies
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The Attorney-General’s Chambers will challenge former Umno leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s bid for the courts to review the Attorney-General’s decision to not press...
Australia said Thursday it will "carefully consider" if it can help the orphans of an Islamic State fighter and their Sydney-born mother, who both reportedly died in Syria, warning the children could pose a threat later in life. Tara Nettleton, whose husband Khaled Sharrouf made headlines
It seems that Mitsubishi is thinking that the Strada—coined from the Italian word meaning “road”—is set to conquer all types of terrain. Last year, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) introduced the 5th generation Strada after it was launched in Thailand the previous year. To find out the overall
It's low season and the sun in Barcelona shines only timidly, but Noel Sheehan's cycling tours are doing a roaring trade as holiday-makers shun their usual Mediterranean tourism hotspots after a spate of jihadist attacks. As the world's third tourism destination after France and the United
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 ― Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid today said he was unaware that he has been made Kedah Umno deputy liaison chief, but thanked his party for the appointment...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.
What's likely keeping Janet Yellen up at night? Everything from market volatility to weak overseas growth to a high-priced dollar that's made U.S. exports pricier and imports cheaper, judging from the ...
HAVANA (AP) — The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island.
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 ― A Malay teacher who lodged a report that she was attacked by the parent of a student at SJKC Pai Chee in Mersing will be transferred out along with two others, Education...
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends. Indeed, Pyongyang has been squeezed by layers
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said no
Be a risk-taker, seek out your strengths, acquire new skills and don’t let your company define you Considering all the new ways to work (which I’ve written about here), you might assume that big corporations and their employees are on the endangered species list. In fact, a Deloitte study finds that
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 ― Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) insisted today that Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (LTH) reported cash flow problems are “real”, despite its recent dividend and bonus payout...
Authorities have moved in on the 40th day of an armed standoff at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and surrounded remaining demonstrators, the FBI announced. "At this time, the FBI has moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind
Long seen as a destination strewn with shortcomings, Iran is making a fresh pitch for tourists, with the recent lifting of economic sanctions providing an opportunity to cash in. The tourism industry has been overlooked by successive governments in Tehran but the deal Iran struck with world powers over
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 ― Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) today suggested the formation of a special court comprising Shariah and civil court judges tasked to hear interfaith custody cases, saying this...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays.
The physics world is abuzz ahead of a hotly anticipated announcement concerning the quest to track down gravitational waves. Q: What are gravitational waves? A: Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity a century ago.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in Thursday morning
A toddler not yet out of nappies lies motionless in a hospital ward, her skin seared red raw by burns. Such cases have become a familiar sight in the hospitals of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, since Boko Haram Islamists began their deadly insurgency nearly seven years ago. Tesfaye Makonnen and his
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard will go on trial Thursday for complicity in the murders of tens of thousands of people at the Nazi concentration camp. Reinhold Hanning faces court in the western town of Detmold seven decades after the defeat of the Nazis, charged with at least 170,000 counts of
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1.
The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone. Brussels said Athens must treat asylum seekers better so that other overstretched European Union
Fyr is a meat lovers’ haven with delectable cuts such as the Tomahawk, all cooked in a Josper charcoal oven A feast fit for the meat-loving caveman in you. Lest you think I made the restaurant’s name up off the top of my head, Fyr Cycene Ond Drinc (Fyr) is actually old English for […]
The top military officers from the United States, South Korea and Japan said they agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to step up information-sharing and coordination of security efforts in light of increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats. It was the second meeting among the defense chiefs of
MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.
Hong Kong stocks plunged more than four percent to a more than three-year low Thursday, leading another sell-off across Asian markets and extending a global rout fanned by worries over the world economy. Comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen virtually confirming the bank will not lift interest
DALLAS (AP) — The friend of an unarmed man fatally shot by a San Antonio officer said Wednesday he will try to keep a spotlight on a case that police are still investigating.
The acquisition will boost Qihoo’s mobile search business, and enable cross-selling of of its affiliated products to Opera users Norwegian-based Opera Software ASA, maker of the world’s fourth-biggest mobile browser, has received a US$1.2 billion buyout offer from a Chinese consortium including search
Two more Republicans have ended their White House runs, whittling down the field as the party's remaining candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton look to blunt the momentum of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders down south. Trump and Sanders -- two political outsiders with vastly different ideologies
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release.
Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole for the 15th time on Wednesday, a California prison official said. Sirhan, 71, had a suitability hearing at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego, the California Board of
Thousands of junior doctors at English hospitals staged a second strike into Thursday against proposed new conditions and pay rates for working unsociable hours. Junior doctors -- all medics below consultant level -- were providing only emergency care during the 24-hour strike, which runs from Wednesday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it.
The top military officers from the United States, South Korea and Japan said they agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to step up information-sharing and coordination of security efforts in light of increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats.
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina ended their presidential campaigns on Wednesday, narrowing the field challenging front-runner Donald Trump in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. Christie, 53, said in a Facebook
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday.
After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of the Stormont Assembly voted 59 to 40 against a proposal to allow terminations in cases of sexual crime or fatal foetal abnormality -- when the baby has no chance of survival after birth. The reform was proposed by representatives of the centrist
More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities said. The wildlife company Cocodrilos Exoticos, based in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo, could face a fine of up to $193,000, the environmental prosecutor
Authorities on Wednesday denied parole for the 15th time to Sirhan Sirhan, the man behind the 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. The 71-year-old Palestinian appeared before the California parole panel for about three hours, saying he could not recall the shooting that
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in a first-of-its-kind report on the devices nationwide.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bitterly attacked ally the United States over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, as they seized an airport near Aleppo and sought to build ties with Russia. In an impassioned and sometimes angry address, Erdogan accused Washington of creating a "pool of
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MIAMI (AP) — Amnesty International has taken up the cause of a Guantanamo prisoner who is said to be in declining health as he awaits trial for his alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities announced Wednesday that they have completed their investigation into the November fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police officers, and prosecutors are now reviewing the case for possible charges.
Colombia's FARC rebels have promised to end recruitment of child soldiers, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict. At talks in Cuba, the leftist guerrilla group had already pledged to stop recruiting fighters under 17, but the Colombian government said that did not go