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Ex-tour guide jailed for misappropriating funds

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: 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


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Giant dinosaur footprint found in Mongolia

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Tokyo: 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


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Warrants out for another two suspects

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

BANGKOK: 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.



Duterte draws parallel with Hitler

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Davao: 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.



Pacquiao ‘not sorry’ for drug use

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Manila: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao insisted he owed his fans and countrymen no apology after admitting to having used illegal drugs.



Thai babies born with defect

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Bangkok: 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.



Lure of Australia's Uluru hard to resist

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:45:10 +08:00

Uluru (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


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Passers-by shocked by jumbotron showing Japanese porn in South Jakarta

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:28:57 +08:00

JAKARTA: 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.


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Bus stuck in tennis court in Singapore

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:17:29 +08:00

SINGAPORE: A public bus has ended up in an unlikely place - the second time this has happened in two days.


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Japanese politicians wear 'pregnancy' vests to urge men to help at home

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:53:43 +08:00

TOKYO: 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.


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