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Bangladeshi protesters in Dhaka demonstrate on April 29, 2016 against the killing of a university professor days earlier in the capital. - AFP

Three held over Bangladesh Hindu tailor's murder

1 May 2016

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh police detained three people on Sunday over the gruesome murder of a Hindu tailor one day earlier, the latest deadly attack on minorities claimed by the Islamic State group.

In January 2016, police in the western city of Mumbai moved to crack down on dangerous selfies after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while snapping one. - AFP/File

Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

1 May 2016

New Delhi (AFP) - An Indian teenager accidently shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents.

Indonesian mother Asmizar holding up a mobile phone showing a photograph of her son Wendy Rahadian - one of the ten members of a tugboat crew who were kidnapped by Islamic militants in the Philippines - in Padang, West Sumatra province, on March 31, 2016. PHOTO: AFP.

Indonesian firm agrees to pay ransom for crew

1 May 2016

SINGAPORE: The owner of the Indonesian boats whose 10 crew members are being held hostage by militants in the southern Philippines has agreed to pay 50mil pesos (RM4.2mil) in ransom.

A file picture of members of the Abu Sayyaf group.

Ten Indonesian hostages freed by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

1 May 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Ten Indonesians were freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu on Sunday noon.

India is in the grip of its worst water crisis in years, with about 330 million people, or a quarter of the population, suffering from drought. - AFP

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

1 May 2016

Tikamgarh (India) (AFP) - As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought.

Taiwan has sent two patrol ships to waters surrounding a Japanese atoll amid a dispute over the seizure of one of the island's fishing boats. - AFP/File

Taiwan sends patrol ships after boat seized by Japan

1 May 2016

Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan Sunday sent two patrol ships to waters surrounding a Japanese atoll amid a dispute over the seizure of one of the island's fishing boats.

Plantations on Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have expanded in recent years as demand for palm oil has skyrocketed, resulting in the destruction of vast tracks of jungle. - AFP/File

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

1 May 2016

Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.

 Goh Gwek Eng finds cooking french fries the most challenging as it can get very hot near the fryer.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO.

At 92, she's McDonald's oldest employee

1 May 2016

SINGAPORE: The wrinkles on her face may indicate her age, but her eyes give nothing away. Bright and full of life, it is hard to believe that Goh Gwek Eng is McDonald's oldest employee.

The launch ceremony of the Uncle Martian brand last week. Under Armour has said that it will take action against Uncle Martian's use of its logo and intellectual property.PHOTOS: UNDER ARMOUR, UNCLE MARTIAN/WEIBO.

Hello, Under Armour... Meet Uncle Martian

1 May 2016

HONG KONG: A famous sportswear brand worn by the likes of the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, the model Gisele Bundchen, and swimmer Michael Phelps has a savvy new competitor in one of its hottest markets, China.

Dos and don’ts for Suu Kyi

1 May 2016

FOR the first time in its history, there will be a Nobel Peace laureate and the world’s most famous political icon in the family of the Asean Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which serves as the Asean annual meeting.

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