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Two Cathay Pacific captains lose eyesight during flights, sparking probe by authorities


One captain was flying from Perth to Hong Kong when he told his first officer that he felt out of breath and his vision was impaired
In second incident, captain suffered a sudden loss of visual acuity for about 30 minutes on flight from Sapporo

Man, 47, charged with assaulting security supervisor at Singapore shopping centre

SINGAPORE (ANN): A man who allegedly punched a security supervisor at Roxy Square shopping centre in East Coast Road earlier this month was taken to court on Wednesday (April 24).

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Man jailed for 26 years for murdering six-month-old stepson, concealing body

BANGKOK (ANN): The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 26 years and three months in jail for murdering his six-month-old stepson and concealing the body in September last year, and for abusing methamphetamines.

How a gay student’s suicide after being outed is helping Japan’s LGBT community speak up


Gay graduate student was found dead on campus soon after he was outed in 2015
Japan’s LGBT community has long been silent about the struggles of coming out, and advocates say the country still has ‘a huge problem’ with insensitivity around the subject

Teen’s death spurs parenting debate in China


Video of a student jumping off a bridge in Shanghai after an argument with his mother prompts reflection online of intergenerational conflict

Struggling Hong Kong Disneyland raises one-day entrance fees by 3 per cent, the fifth price increase at the park since it opened in 2005


Increase means adult ticket will cost HK$639 and HK$475 for a child’s
New prices take effect on Wednesday but Hong Kong residents will enjoy a two-month grace period

University bans smokers from all teaching posts

NAGASAKI: A university in Japan said it would not hire professors or teachers who smoke, a move that apparently is a first by a state-run university, Asahi Shimbun reported.However, Nagasaki University officials said exemptions to the rule will be allowed if applicants promise to quit the habit after taking up the post.

He is just a poor little rich boy

HONG KONG: The heir to the biggest real estate agency in property-mad Hong Kong doesn’t own a house.

Chinese wheelchair lets ALS patients move independently

BEIJING: A research team from north-western China has developed an intelligent wheelchair that allows patients with diseases that restrict movement like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to move, turn around and control devices in a smart home by reading the movement of the user’s eyes.

Thailand to sign rail pact with Laos and China at forum

BANGKOK: Thailand will sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link aimed at fulfilling a regional connectivity ambition, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha visits Beijing this week for the second Belt and Road Forum, the Foreign Ministry said.