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Thai junta defends ‘cheap’ $393 mil Chinese sub purchase

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:14 +08:00

BANGKOK: The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship.General Prawit Wongsuwon. -Star filepic

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Married man in India arrested after faking terror plot to avoid going on holiday with girlfriend

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:48:20 +08:00

HYDERABAD: A 32-year-old man was arrested by police last Thursday (April 20) after he allegedly sent a hoax email about a terror plot involving the hijacking of aircraft in several Indian cities.Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna did not have the money to go on holiday with his online girlfriend, and decided to send a hoax email alleging a terror plot. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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South Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:18:32 +08:00

SEOUL: South Korea’s tourist industry has been hammered by China’s boycott over the deployment of US missile defence system, with visitor numbers from the Asian giant plummeting 40 percent in March, statistics showed.

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:47:02 +08:00

SYDNEY: Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many braving heavy rain, turned out Tuesday to mark the Gallipoli landing and to pay tribute to soldiers in current conflict zones in moving ceremonies.People attend the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney on April 25, 2017. -AFP

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First passenger aircraft in final tests

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SHANGHAI: The C919, the much-anticipated first commercial aircraft for passengers to be made in China, has taken another step closer to its maiden flight by completing its fourth high-speed taxiing test in Shanghai.Wings of change: The C919 undergoing its fourth high-speed taxiing test in Shanghai. — China Daily/Asia News Network

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No hurry as India’s inspirational centenarian wins gold

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Auckland: With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100m sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland – the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete’s remarkable late-blooming career.Triumphant run: Kaur celebrating after competing in the 100m sprint in the 100 age category at the World Masters Games at Trusts Arena in Auckland. — AFP

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Rare view of nuclear sub

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

BEIJING: The public got a rare glimpse into one of the most secret branches of China’s military forces when the People’s Liberation Army Navy released a video of the training and exercises of its nuclear submarine force.

No words can express my disgust: Daughter of elderly man in Singapore hawker centre table dispute

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:22:22 +08:00

SINGAPORE: A woman claiming to be the daughter of the elderly man in a dispute at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre has hit out at a young couple's treatment of her father.The elderly man's daughter, Ms Caroline Ng, has condemned the behaviour of the young couple who were involved in a table dispute with him. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO.

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China's 'robot goddess' flubs live English-language interview

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:40 +08:00

Developer says live-streamed talk with US journalist went fairly well, but observers in China say robot needs to go back to drawing boardJia Jia was developed at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province.

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Hong Kong couple arrested for fighting over restaurant bill

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:02:00 +08:00

HONG KONG: A man and a woman were arrested at a Japanese-style barbecue restaurant in Mong Kok here, where they apparently had a physical clash after the woman refused to split the bill.

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