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Nine dead in China building collapse, dozens rescued: Xinhua

5 July 2015

Beijing (AFP) - Nine people died when a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 workers hospitalised after being rescued.

South Korean official falls to death in China

5 July 2015

Beijing (AFP) - An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead early Sunday after falling from a hotel, a local government said.

Tough conditions: Rescuers preparing to lift the ill-fated passenger ferry ‘Kim Nirvana’ after it was towed to the pier in Ormoc City, central Philippines, a day after it capsized. — AFP

Ferry owner charged with murder

5 July 2015

MANILA: Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said.

Japan pledges RM23bil aid to ‘Mekong Five’

5 July 2015

TOKYO: Japan pledged US$6.1bil (RM23.1bil) in financial aid to the “Mekong Five” countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence.

epa04736437 Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance of Singapore, speaks during the first day of the St. Gallen Symposium, a platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society, at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 07 May 2015. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

S’pore DPM: Non-Chinese PM inevitable

5 July 2015

Singapore: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugarat­nam has said it is a matter of time before Singapore gets a non-Chinese prime minister.

Senseless killing: Tunisians and tourists paying their respects to the victims of the terror attack at a hotel in Port el Kantaoui near the capital Tunis. — AFP

Why do we keep giving terrorists what they want?

5 July 2015

FIRST question: what do terrorists want? Answer: they want massive publicity for their every outrage, followed by politicians and others generating hysteria, fear and repression.

Prevent Greek crisis from expanding

5 July 2015

ALL countries and organisations concerned must do whatever it takes to solve Greece’s financial crisis, thereby avoiding economic turmoil originating in Europe.

Why I’m still bullish

5 July 2015

The European Union is a work in progress but it is a stunning piece of work. And I refuse to believe that the majority of Europeans disagree.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder

4 July 2015

MANILA, July 4, 2015 (AFP) - Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official said Saturday.

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

4 July 2015

SEOUL - Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday.

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