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Teenager pleads guilty to Anzac Day terror plot

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:32:08 +08:00

SYDNEY: A teenage boy pleaded guilty Friday to planning a terrorist attack at an Anzac Day service honouring Australian soldiers in Sydney, the latest in a series of cases involving radicalised youth.

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Hong Kong charges captain over Singapore army vehicles

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:53 +08:00

HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Friday charged a ship’s captain over the transport of nine Singapore armoured troop carriers without a proper licence, which embroiled the two cities and China in a diplomatic dispute.Singapore Armed Forces Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles, seen covered in grey and blue tarpaulins, are unloaded following their arrival at the PSA West Coast terminal port in Singapore on January 30, 2017, after being impounded in Hong Kong last November. -AFP filepic

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Japan culls 280,000 more birds for avian flu

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:46 +08:00

TOKYO: Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu.

S. Korea raises sunken ferry

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Donggeochado: South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-hye.Long-awaited: An aerial view of part of the damaged Sewol ferry between two barges after being raised during a salvage operation at sea off the island of Jindo. (Below) A family member of a missing passenger crying during the operation. — AFP/Reuters

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Duterte feeds martial law fear

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.

Primary school students killed in stampede

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: A stampede at a primary school in Henan province’s Puyang county resulted in the deaths of two students, while more than 20 others were injured in the incident.

Crystal meth imported into New Zealand disguised as chicken stock

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:59:08 +08:00

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in jail in New Zealand for importing crystal meth with an estimated street value of NZ$2mil (RM6.2mil) disguised as chicken stock powder..Customs found plastic bags containing methaphetamine, also known as crystal meth or “Ice” hidden inside tins of chicken stock. Photo: Handout.

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Jail for woman who got ex-hubby and boyfriend to beat up former lover

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:04 +08:00

SINGAPORE: A woman enlisted the help of her former husband and her current boyfriend to attack her former lover in a dispute over her daughter.Siti Norhaizah Abdullah (left) was sentenced to six weeks' jail and Rahmat Jumari (right) was sentenced to nine months' jail for causing hurt to Muhammad Abdul Latip.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW.

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Mass trial for ‘sorcery’ killings in PNG

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Sydney: A “berserk” crowd used bows and arrows, knives and axes to hack to death seven people including two small children accused of sorcery, a trial in Papua New Guinea has heard.

Indian MP admits hitting air steward with slipper

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Mumbai: An Indian politician brazenly admitted that he hit a steward on an Air India flight 25 times with his slipper during a row over a seat.