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A batch of Wash N Toss pre-packaged salads with the "use by" date of Feb 14, 2016 was recalled.PHOTO: TRIPOD FARMERS.

Singapore recalls 'Wash N Toss' salad greens from Australia due to salmonella contamination

6 February 2016

SINGAPORE: A brand of prepackaged salad leaves from Australia that is sold in Singapore has been recalled due to contamination with salmonella.

Ang was given 36 weeks' jail yesterday. He is appealing against his sentence and is currently out on bail. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW.

Singaporean jailed for taking upskirt videos of his friends

6 February 2016

SINGAPORE: For nearly four years, a 29-year-old accountant took more than 120 upskirt photos and videos of seven women he liked, but did not think he had a chance with.

Rescue workers removing a baby from the site where a 17-storey apartment collapsed after an earthquake hit Tainan on Feb 6. PHOTO: REUTERS

China offers help to Taiwan following earthquake

6 February 2016

BEIJING - China has offered assistance to Taiwan following a deadly earthquake which jolted the south of the island early Saturday (Feb 6) morning, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Firemen rescue a man (C) from a collapsed house in Tainan City, south Taiwan, Taiwan, 06 February 2016, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area. -EPA
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Five dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

6 February 2016

TAIPEI: A 10-month old baby was among three dead after a 16-storey tower block was toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan Saturday, with rescuers battling to free residents still trapped inside.

Cops: HK booksellers held in China

6 February 2016

HONG KONG: Chinese police have said for the first time that they are holding three Hong Kong booksellers who went missing on the mainland last year.

Cute or abuse?: Meng and her chow chows dyed to look like pandas. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

Dyed chow chows cause panda-monium online

6 February 2016

Singapore: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has said that it is looking into the case of three chow chows which were dyed to look like pandas.

Myanmar army probes abuse

6 February 2016

YANGON: Myanmar’s powerful army vowed to launch an investigation into the apparent abuse of new recruits after a video of young soldiers being thrashed by senior officers went viral.

Indonesia braces for more attacks

6 February 2016

JAKARTA: A power struggle among three Indonesian-born Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria could have a violent ripple effect in South-East Asia, senior police warn, as a deadly game of one-upmanship threatens to cause more Jakarta-style attacks.

Bangladesh president Abdul Hamid (second from left) at The Daily Star's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Bangladesh's The Daily Star earns kudos on its 25th anniversary

5 February 2016

DHAKA: Dignitaries from Bangladesh and Asian publishers and editors have hailed the country's top English media, The Daily Star, for its unflinching commitment for journalism and the development of the country.

Volcanic lightning is seen at an eruption of Mount Sakurajima, in this photo taken from Tarumizu city, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 5, 2016. - Reuters

Volcano in southern Japan erupts

5 February 2016

TOKYO (AFP) - A volcano in southern Japan dramatically erupted Friday, with television footage showing fiery hot lava flowing down its slopes and smoke rising skyward.

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