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AseanPlus News 02 Nov 2018 | 1:04 AM Premium

Chilling video shows doomed passengers boarding Lion Air flight

JAKARTA (AP): Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba’s most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing and disorientating pans and zooms that are a signature of mass digital culture.

World 21 Sep 2018 | 8:29 PM Premium

Maldives president Yameen a hardliner who jailed his own brother

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is a ruthless political operator who has cracked down on threats to his rule, say diplomats and former colleagues - including jailing his own half-brother in an on-off feud dating from childhood.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cops arrest four over first bitcoin robbery in Taiwan

Taipei: Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth T$5mil (RM664,380) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island.

AseanPlus News 22 Feb 2018 | 5:53 AM Premium

Four arrests over Taiwan’s ‘first’ bitcoin robbery

TAIPEI: Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth Twd$5 million ($170,000) in what they said was the first case of its kind on the island.

World 15 Oct 2016 | 6:53 PM Premium

Tiny Taiwanese outlying island says no to casinos in referendum vote

PENGHU COUNTY, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwanese residents in Penghu on Saturday shut the door to casino development in a referendum that proponents had said would bring jobs to the isolated, tiny, offshore archipelago.

World 15 May 2015 | 3:20 PM Premium

Taiwan, China plan further talks in sign of improving relations

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Friday its top official in charge of relations with China will meet his Chinese counterpart this month on an outlying island, the fourth such meeting since the start of last year in a sign of warming relations.

Nation 15 May 2015 | 8:11 AM Premium

Gunmen kidnap restaurant manager and customer in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: About 100 customers were sent scurrying when four gunmen – one brandishing an automatic rifle with ammunition strapped to his chest and another armed with a pistol – burst into the popular Ocean King Seafood Restaurant by Sandakan seafront and took two people hostage.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Six crew arrested after Hong Kong ferry collision kills 37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Six crew arrested after Hong Kong ferry collision kills 37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.

World 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Memo to Hong Kong's new leader: must clear the air

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong strives to consolidate its reputation as a financial hub and major offshore conduit for China's wealth, the smog that often envelops its skyscrapers exacts a heavy cost on its pro-business credentials and competitiveness.