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Ancient tombs found at construction site

26 May 2017

YINCHUAN: Two ancient tombs were discovered at a construction site in the city of Wuzhong in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, officials confirmed.

Former prosecutor suspected of graft

26 May 2017

SHANGHAI: The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said, and a lawsuit for suspected bribe-taking will be launched.

Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting sea row intel

26 May 2017

MANILA: Hackers linked with the Vietnamese government are likely targeting Philippine government agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, cybersecurity company FireEye said.

This map shows the location of the magnitude-5.5 quake that struck near Zambales on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Image from Phivolcs)

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes parts of Metro Manila

25 May 2017

MANILA: A tectonic earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck 12 kilometers east of San Marcelino in Zambales at 10:27pm (local time) on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

25 May 2017

KATHMANDU: Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

25 May 2017

HANOI: A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.

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Philippines troops bomb IS militants in Marawi

25 May 2017

MANILA: Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in the southern city of Marawi on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.

South Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

25 May 2017

SEOUL: A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday.

China condemns couple’s kidnapping in Pakistan

25 May 2017

BEIJING: China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing’s multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

A supplied image of the launch and maiden flight of a battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket built by Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, at New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula on May 25, 2017. -Rocket Lab/Handout via Reuters

Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

25 May 2017

WELLINGTON: A private New Zealand-based company joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron.

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