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  • China finds no clues to explain

    China has found no clues to determine what caused a US government employee to suffer a brain trauma after experiencing unusual sounds, the foreign ministry said yesterday.

  • China protects rights

    Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday China's constitution protects human rights after he was asked about Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, with concern growing that Beijing will not allow her to leave the country.

  • North Korea dismantles nuclear test site

    North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony says, in a planned move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit next month with the US.

  • Everest's Hillary Step now a 'slope'

    Mount Everest's Hillary Step -- a rocky outcrop just below the summit -- is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the

  • US staffer suffers mild brain injury

    The US embassy in China issued a health alert yesterday after a US government employee experienced an "abnormal" sound and suffered

  • Malaysia PM widens probe into corruption

    Ninety-two-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad held his first cabinet meeting yesterday as officials widen a probe

  • Karnataka gets new CM

    After days of high drama and power-broking, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy yesterday took oath as Karnataka's 24th chief minister,

  • OAM technology

    Record-breaking 100Gbps wireless transmission

    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in Japan has successfully demonstrated the world's first 100Gbps wireless transmission, using a new technology that already surpasses the upcoming 5G standard. But this new tech, called Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) multiplexing, isn't likely to roll out on a large scale before 2030.

  • Najib Razak

    Ousted Malaysian govt accused of covering up scandal at state fund

    The government of ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak deceived parliament over the finances of state fund 1MDB and suppressed an investigation by intimidating and purging anti-corruption agents, officials say.

  • Nipah virus toll hits 10 in India

    The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 yesterday with more than 90 people quarantined

  • Nearly 400 migrants saved in Sahara: IOM

    Nearly 400 African migrants, short of food and water, were found by a search-and-rescue team in the Sahara last week, the International

  • Cops open fire, kill 12 in Tamil Nadu

    Indian police yesterday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory

  • 65 die in Karachi

    A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said yesterday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

  • Najib grilled over 1MDB

    Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities yesterday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive corruption scandal.

  • Burned down Rohingya villages

    'Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar violence'

    Campaign group Amnesty International says it has gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid a surge in violence in western Myanmar.

  • Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi

    A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation says, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

  • Nipah virus kills 10 in India

    At least ten people die of a disease caused by a virus found in fruit bats in the southern Indian state of Kerala, a senior functionary of the state says.

  • Malaysia fromer PM Najib quizzed by graft agency

    Scandal-tainted former Malaysian leader Najib Razak arrives at the anti-corruption agency for questioning over a massive financial scandal that helped to bring down his long-ruling regime.

  • China calls on mosques to raise national flag

    All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to "promote a spirit of patriotism" among Muslims, the country's top Islamic

  • Nipah virus kills at least three in India

    A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert yesterday.

  • Ebola death toll 26 in new Congo outbreak

    The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of

  • Tackle graft to stem meth production

    "Golden Triangle" countries must address corruption and collaborate more closely to tackle record meth production and the gangs who

  • India successfully test fires supersonic cruise

    India yesterday successfully test-fired a supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Bay of Bengal coast to validate some of

  • Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest

    A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official says, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season.

  • Maoist rebels kill six Indian cops

    Maoist rebels killed six policemen yesterday with a roadside bomb in a remote forest in eastern India. Another officer was injured when

  • Indian ex-diplomat jailed for spying

    An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan's intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said

  • Man beaten to death in India for 'killing cow'

    A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over

  • Malaysia ex-PM Najib denies graft charges

    Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader yesterday denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since

  • Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

    Sri Lanka's president has warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after

  • Modi faces revived opposition

    Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country's ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage