X Close

Regional

More Regional Stories

  • Filter by

'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress freed

22 May 2015

SEOUL - The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws.

US planes keep distance from Chinese 'islands'

22 May 2015

WASHINGTON - US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China's territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned that could be "the next step".

Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat

22 May 2015

SITTWE (Myanmar) - Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat, bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP Friday, as it faced mounting international pressure to tackle a regional migration crisis.

'Spider-Man' gives Singaporean boy the daddy of all birthday surprises

22 May 2015

SINGAPORE: A scene out of a movie came alive for a class of kindergarten pupils when 'Spider-Man' and villain Rhino had a short battle in the classroom, a battle which the masked 'super hero' naturally won.

Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

22 May 2015

SYDNEY, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - Australia hit back Friday at criticism of its response to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, saying it was generous towards refugees in the region.

French firms keen on Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail project

22 May 2015

CAZAUX, France: French companies are among the foreign players who are keen on participating in the planned high-speed rail project between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore transport minister Lui Tuck Yew said Thursday.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits Solomon Islands: USGS

22 May 2015

SYDNEY (AFP) - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Solomon Islands early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Bangladeshis thrown off migrant boat swim two hours to shore

21 May 2015

DHAKA (AFP) - Seventeen Bangladeshis finally returned home Thursday after being thrown off a boat bound for Malaysia and forced to swim two hours to shore, after attempting to join a migrant exodus, officials said.

China jails ‘Fast & Furious’ Lamborghini, Ferrari drivers

21 May 2015

BEIJING (AFP) - Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a “real-life Fast and Furious” race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said.

Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

21 May 2015

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and “encourage people to get on boats”.

Page 1 of 49 Next
Go to page:

advertisement

Most Viewed

Powered by

advertisement

advertisement