Sacks of crystal meth scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of $20 million, an official told AFP Sunday, in a country believed to be the world's largest methamphetamine producer. The accidental drug haul off Myanmar'Read More »
Police fired water cannon and tear gas at Hong Kongers who defied authorities with an illegal march on Sunday, their numbers swollen by anger over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters. Authorities had forbidden the march in Tsim Sha Tsui, a densely packed shopping district
Switzerland was voting Sunday in national elections that could see unprecedented gains for parties demanding bold climate action and a possible slip for the anti-immigrant right-wing. In a country that recently held a funeral march for an iconic glacier that has nearly vanished due to melting, opinion
At least nine people were killed Sunday in firing along the de facto India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, officials said, adding to the spike in deaths in recent days as New Delhi eased a curfew in the disputed region. Tensions escalated between the nuclear-armed neighbours after India revoked Kashmir&
Hundreds of South Sudan opposition fighters are leaving cantonment sites set up to register and train them under a deal to end the country's war, claiming lack of food and medical supplies, authorities say. The process of gathering fighters into military camps with a view to forming an 83,000-strong
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The National Professors Council (MPN) today clarified it did not blindly support Datuk Zainal Kling’s speech over his comments at the recent Malay Dignity Congress. In...
China on Sunday said it aims to become a "great power" in the online world and took a swipe at Washington on trade, kicking off its annual conference promoting the Communist Party's controlled and censored version of the internet. US-China rivalry is increasingly playing out in the digital
Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding. Dhaka has long wanted to move 100,000 refugees to the muddy silt islet, saying it would take pressure off the overcrowded
An Asian elephant that spent decades performing in South American circuses has started a new life in an open-air sanctuary in Brazil, after travelling thousands of kilometers by plane and truck from a Chilean zoo.
On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes' safety, hoping to reassure travelers about the 737 MAX that's been grounded worldwide since two crashes that killed 346 people. "Well, I think she could not say it would be unsafe," one
Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America's most stable countries. Santiago's Mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters two people burned to death in
On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes' safety, hoping to reassure travelers about the 737 MAX that's been grounded worldwide since two crashes that killed 346 people. "When the 737 MAX returns to service I will absolutely put my
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — A Johor DAP leader has urged the party’s top leadership to come up with clearer policies for its members concerning them voicing out their sentiments which may not...
Bolivians vote Sunday to decide whether to give leftist President Evo Morales a controversial fourth term or turn their backs on the country's first indigenous leader amid allegations of corruption and authoritarianism. Morales' popularity has been waning and unlike his previous three election
EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal. Johnson has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out of the European Union on October 31, more than
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysian Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) today accused Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran of being “militant” and “arrogant” in his approach to the labour law...
Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence. Heavy rains have caused the Komadougou Yobe river that flows through the semi-desert
China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 and 2021, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, as an expected boom in satellite deployment gathers pace. The release of the flight schedule by China Rocket Co, a unit
PONTIAN, Oct 20 — Barisan Nasional (BN) has fixed October 28, five days before Nomination Day for the Tanjung Piai by-election, to announce its candidate for the parliamentary seat. Umno supreme...
Hong Kong’s government, grappling with the city’s worst political crisis, must address the causes that drove residents by the tens of thousands – even up to 2 million on June 17 – to march in street protests for four straight months, said one of the world’s most influential conservative political strategists.That
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had announced the venue for the summit on Thursday, causing a firestorm among
Barcelona returned to relative calm after six days of demonstrations against the jailing of separatist leaders left hundreds injured in the tourist hotspot and pro-independence groups demanding new talks with the Spanish government. At the Urquinaona square in the city centre dozens of pro-independence
Hotels on Thailand's most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and a stronger baht. Located on the Andaman Sea and known for its beaches and nightlife