Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Jakarta: Indonesia, the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, can do business with a “pragmatic” US President-elect Donald Trump, a senior minister close to President Joko Widodo said.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Manila: Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said.Grieving: The wife of the murdered South Korean man attending a press conference in Manila. — AFP
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00MELBOURNE: The Australian government said it was not ruling out a future underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as families of those on board criticised the decision to suspend the hunt after three fruitless years.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Bangkok: A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple victims has been arrested on a Thai resort island after living in the country for more than a year, police said.Under arrest: Pfeifer (front right) sitting in front of Thai policemen after being detained on the island of Phuket. — AFP
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00BEIJING: Chinese authorities have asked an unnamed Chinese province to turn off its early warning alert system for smog to avoid mismatches between environment and meteorological authority forecasts, state media reported.Veil of grey: People wearing masks cycling past Tiananmen Gate during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing last month. — Reuters
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +08:00Bangkok: Muslims across Thailand’s restive “Deep South” are mourning the death of Sapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of a near 13-year rebellion against Bangkok’s rule that has claimed more than 6,800 lives.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:35:37 +08:00MATARAM: A British man who sexually assaulted a teenage boy in a hotel on the popular Indonesian holiday island of Lombok was jailed for five years on Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:15 +08:00SYDNEY: Tempers have flared over an Australia Day advertising campaign featuring children wearing Muslim headscarves, fanning debate over the meaning of the January 26 national holiday. A Gofundme campaign to reinstate the advertisement received received more than A$140,000 in pledges.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOFUNDME.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:04:00 +08:00BEIJING: A hospital in eastern China that claims it can help women increase their chance of conceiving twins using natural methods has been sued for misleading advertising, Chinese media reported.The ‘research base for twins’ pictured during its official opening at the hospital’s infertility clinic. Photo: Handout.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:11:17 +08:00SINGAPORE: A 53-year-old woman was killed after a van ran into her at the junction of Jalan Sultan and Victoria Street on Wednesday night.A van knocked into a pedestrian at the junction of Victoria Street and Jalan Sultan on Jan 18, 2017.PHOTO: FACEBOOK.