Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00SINGAPORE: Former tour guide Yang Yin was sentenced to six years’ jail for misappropriating S$1.1mil (RM3.3mil) entrusted to him by a wealthy Singaporean widow.Day in court: Chung (second from left) walking out of court with her friends and supporters in Singapore. (Inset) Yang Yin, the former tour guide who swindled her. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Tokyo: One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.How’s that for size?: Professor Shinobu Ishigaki lying next to a dinosaur footprint in Gobi Desert.— AFP/ Okayama University of Science
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00BANGKOK: The 41st Military Circle Court in Nakhon Si Thammarat has issued arrest warrants for two more suspects for the Phuket bombing, which was part of the Aug 11-12 spate of arson and bomb attacks in seven tourist towns.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Davao: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler’s massacre of Jews, saying he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Manila: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00Bangkok: Thai health authorities said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be South-East Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:45:10 +08:00Uluru (Australia) (AFP) - The urge to scramble up Uluru, the great red rock rising out of Australia's desert heart, is difficult to resist for many tourists, despite the risk of upsetting the local Aboriginal people.Local Aboriginal people consider Uluru sacred but more than 35 people have died attempting to scale the monolith since the late 1950s. - AFP/file
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:28:57 +08:00JAKARTA: A large outdoor TV screen displayed what appeared to be a Japanese adult movie in South Jakarta to the shock and consternation of residents and passers-by on Friday afternoon. A large outdoor TV screen in South Jakarta displays an adult video on Friday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:17:29 +08:00SINGAPORE: A public bus has ended up in an unlikely place - the second time this has happened in two days.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:53:43 +08:00TOKYO: In Japan, where women do five times as much housework as men, three male politicians have donned "pregnancy" vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.Saga Prefecture governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi wears a vest that recreate a woman's breasts and belly at seven months of pregnancy in this handout screen grab. PHOTO: REUTERS.