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Asia

UN chief Antonio Guterres visits Indonesian city hit by quake, tsunami

The 7.5-magnitude quake and wall of water that tore through Palu killed more than 2,000 and left thousands more missing, presumed dead.

12 Oct 2018 6:50 PM

Africa's youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, kidnapped in Tanzania

Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group, was abducted as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.

11 Oct 2018 4:35 PM

Malaysia to abolish death penalty, says minister

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking.

11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM

China says US 'making something out of thin air' in spy case

The announcement came as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate over geopolitics, trade, hacking and corporate espionage.

11 Oct 2018 2:42 PM

Search in Indonesian quake-tsunami called off despite 5,000 still missing

Authorities fear 5,000 more could be buried beneath the ruined city, where entire villages were swallowed. 

11 Oct 2018 12:35 PM

Singapore Airlines ready to take off world's longest flight of 19 hours

Flight SQ22 will use long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, configured to carry 161 passengers -- 67 in business class and 94 in economy.

11 Oct 2018 11:16 AM

‘Carbon sink’ Bhutan counts the cost of plans for a greener future

Under its 11th five-year-plan, Bhutan aims to reduce “substantially” its forest fuel imports by 2020.

11 Oct 2018 1:49 AM

Imran Khan appoints Lieutenant General Munir as new ISI chief

The Army’s media wing announced the appointment of General Munir as the new ISI chief.

11 Oct 2018 12:52 AM

China plays down reports on investment cut by Pakistan in CPEC

Pak's Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid had recently announced plans to cut the USD 8.2 bn Karachi-Peshawar railway project by about USD 2 bn.

09 Oct 2018 4:33 PM

China successfully launches two remote sensing satellites

The satellites, both belonging to the Yaogan-32 family, were launched by a Long March-2C rocket with an upper stage on its top, at 10:43 am.

09 Oct 2018 3:53 PM