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AseanPlus News 14 Sep 2016 | 4:15 AM

Train driver in fatal Singapore track accident sacked

SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT Corp has fired the train driver who was involved in a fatal track accident that killed two of his colleagues in March.

World 28 Sep 2016 | 9:07 PM

Inside Brazil's battle to save the Amazon with satellites and strike forces

BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When George Porto joined Brazil's environment agency 13 years ago, the country didn't have access to satellite data on illegal logging -- let alone heat maps tracking deforestation patterns or gun-toting agents dedicated to stopping ecological crimes.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2018 | 5:28 AM

Ex-Indian army officer bludgeons six to death with iron rod in ‘random street killing spree’

A “mentally disturbed” former army officer beat six people to death with an iron rod on Tuesday in a street killing spree that sparked panic in an Indian city, police said.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the crosshairs of cops

I WAS a Girl Scout so I know that in Morse code, SOS is ...—... . It is a distress signal. The three letters do not stand for anything (not for “save our ship” or “save our souls”) except to call for help.

Nation 25 Jun 2018 | 10:17 AM

Renewed calls for IPCMC, but what is it? A refresher

PETALING JAYA: There have been renewed calls for the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), especially since lawyer activist Siti Kasim’s arrest by the police on Sunday (June 24).

World 23 Mar 2019 | 1:57 PM

India's watchmen question whether Modi embrace will improve their lot

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - For over a decade Arvind Singh has worked as a watchman in New Delhi, doing the rounds of the streets with a whistle and a wooden stick to keep vigil at night.

World 04 Apr 2020 | 5:01 PM

Lausanne watchman rings cathedral bell anew to signal hope amid pandemic

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - In Lausanne, a Swiss city on the shores of lake Geneva, the coronavirus outbreak has revived a tradition of centuries past: The cathedral watchman climbs the 153 stone steps to his tower at night, puts on a black hat, lights a lantern and rings the "La Clemence" bell to stir residents' solidarity and courage.

World 10 Oct 2020 | 9:21 AM

Accused militia members arraigned on domestic terrorism charges in Michigan

(Reuters) - Six men arrested on suspicion of taking part in a plot by armed extremists to kidnap Michigan's governor have been arraigned on domestic terrorism and weapons charges, while a seventh awaits extradition from South Carolina, authorities said on Friday.