At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, with more than 620,000 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh over a three-month period. The group's findings come from six surveys of more than 11,426 people in Rohingya refugee camps and cover the first month after the crisis erupted.Read More »
Leidy Garcia awoke one morning in 2011 to discover she could no longer see. By then, Francia Papamija was already blind. Disease swept away one sense but sharpened another, and their heightened sense of touch has become a valuable weapon in Colombia's fight against breast cancer.
JOHOR BARU, Dec 14 — A former football club marketing director was arrested today for allegedly abusing his teenage daughter with a cane, a mobile phone tripod, a steam iron and a knife. The...
Samantha Bee says Democrat Doug Jones’ “amazing” victory in Alabama’s special election for Senate on Tuesday belongs to “one small group of people.”
Domestic helpers’ false claims that they possess language skills or sought-after work experience have become a major concern for Hong Kong families, as employment agencies failed to verify their submitted information, the city’s consumer watchdog said on Thursday. Agencies should more carefully scrutinise
BATU PAHAT: A bus full of Indonesian tourists escaped unhurt after the double decker bus they were travelling in caught fire on the North-South Expressway today. There were 32 tourists on board the bus, which caught fire at Km99.9 (northbound) near Yong Peng. In the 11.10 am incident, the bus was travelling
IPOH, Dec 14 — Perak health authorities have warned the public to be more vigilant towards the threat of dengue in the coming months. Perak health executive committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang...
A woman in southern China had a narrow escape after falling into a sinkhole that swallowed her as she was walking along the street. One of the delivery men gave her some clothing to keep her warm and she was taken to hospital for treatment.
Moscow's Arbitration Court on Thursday rejected a claim by Germany's Siemens that the sale of its turbines which were delivered to Crimea was invalid. In August, the same court rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which had turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions. Russia
By Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc said it would apply for a 4G mobile license, aiming to become the country's fourth major wireless carrier in a strategic shift that had analysts warning of an uphill battle to gain customers. Rakuten, which operates one of
Saudi King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private sector in light of economic reforms to diversify the Saudi economy away from oil following a slump in crude
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has joined hands with the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry to ensure that fake infant formula will be taken off the shelves. In a statement today, its director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah said both ministries will conduct verifications on the
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, just hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her hand. At the beginning of a dinner in Brussels
While Hongkongers eagerly Googled a popular local television drama about a taxi driver with supernatural abilities, Singaporeans were concerned with just one thing – where they could catch Pokemon. According to Google’s Year in Search 2017 report, the top trending search for Singapore was “Sgpokemap
President Donald Trump’s terse thanking of Omarosa Manigault Newman for her service via Twitter on Wednesday did not go unnoticed by other users.
At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive
A prisoner has been reunited with his biological family 30 years after he was seized by child traffickers, according to mainland Chinese media. Longyan Prison in southern China’s Fujian province was planning to arrange for him to be reunited with his mother and sister on Thursday, news website thecover.cn
Egypt's aviation minister will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements as early as Friday to allow the resumption of Russian flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a tourist jet, Egyptian sources and Russia's minister said on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin met
A gang of smugglers jumped into the sea from two speedboats, swam ashore and escaped on land, following a two-hour high-speed chase in Hong Kong waters, sources told the Post. The cat-and-mouse pursuit transpired as city customs officers deployed a patrol launch to guard the exit to Tolo Channel off
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres Thursday warned the world against "sleepwalking into war" over North Korea, as he called for diplomatic efforts to banish nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula. Speaking on a visit to Japan, Secretary-General Guterres said: "The worst possible
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents lost today their bid to get the court to temporarily halt all actions for a condominium project in the Rimba Kiara park, pending...
EU-style policies are the best-suited to reduce global inequality and poverty, a report by a team of economists said Thursday, warning of catastrophe if the stunning concentration of global wealth is left unchecked. The World Inequality Report draws on the work of over 100 researchers from more than