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Japan to cull 230,000 more birds amid avian flu outbreak

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

TOKYO: Japan has mobilised its military to help with a second mass cull of 230,000 chickens amid a spreading outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said.Precautionary measure: Ground Self-Defence Force personnel removing chickens from cages at a farm in Sekikawa, Niigata. — AFP

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Major push for progress

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

BEIJING: The Chinese government has issued a white paper on the right to development, expounding on its philosophy, practice and contribution.

Australia passes new terror Bill

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Sydney: High-risk terror offenders in Australia may now be kept in jail even after serving their sentences, under new legislation that strengthens laws to tackle the threat posed by extremists.

Accused asks court for death penalty

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: Sales executive Lee Sze Yong was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of kidnapping the elderly mother of Sheng Siong supermarket boss Lim Hock Chee in January 2014.

Pro-Papua activists protest in Indonesia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Jakarta: Indonesian police fired water cannon in a bid to disperse a demonstration against Jakarta’s rule over the insurgency-hit eastern region of Papua, and rounded up scores of protesters.

China set to implement North Korea UN sanctions

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

BEIJING: Beijing will “seriously” implement new United Nations sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes, it said, with the measures set to hit Pyongyang’s lucrative Chinese coal exports hard.

China court finds man executed 21 years ago innocent

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:52:51 +08:00

BEIJING: China’s top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country.Photo from South China Morning Post

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Japan offers ramen discounts if elderly drivers give up licences as accident rate spikes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:40:58 +08:00

TOKYO: Elderly drivers in Japan's Aichi prefecture are being offered ramen discounts to give up their drivers' licences, as the country sees a sharp rise in accidents involving older motorists. Filepic of a ramen restaurant in Japan.

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Sukarno’s daughter arrested over alleged treason

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:06:49 +08:00

JAKARTA: Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the country’s first president, Sukarno, has been arrested over alleged treason, according to her lawyer.Rachmawati Soekarnoputri visits residents in the Luar Batang area of North Jakarta on Apr. 27. Rachmawati was arrested on Friday for alleged treason. ( Belarminus)

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No one to care for sick husband, so cleaner takes him to work every day

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:36:36 +08:00

BEIJING: A street cleaner in southwestern China has been taking her mentally retarded husband to work with her for three years because there is no one to care for him at home.Street cleaner Chen Rong (right) takes her mentally retarded husband Liu Jianming with her when she works because she is worried to leave him alone. Photo: SCMP Pictures.

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