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AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Poor patients stranded by doctors’ strike

Colombo: Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka’s state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock to be reduced

Beijing: Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fifteen dead, 100 people missing in massive China landslide

Beijing: Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people conti­nued into the night.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Japan mourns death of cancer-fighting newsreader

Tokyo: The death of a former newsreader who won acclaim for blogging about her breast cancer fight hit the headlines in Japan, with the media and officials praising her courage.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Indian mob kills teen in beef row that began over seats

New Delhi: Indian police said one person has been arrested after a mob stabbed a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bali bombing architect charged

SYDNEY: Australia welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Child marriages rob both children and the nation of their future

JHARNA (not her real name), a 14-year-old girl living in Rayerbazar slum in Dhaka, fears that her dreams may be dashed because of early marriage, by a community that expects girls to be married off and bear children even before adulthood. Jharna doesn’t want that.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

The war millennials must wage

THE most powerful of all impulses for the progress of any society is not the work of old men politicians, business people and all those who control our lives, but the ambitions of young persons. A society whose young minds no longer believe in moral ideals is decaying, without hope and regretful of its past.

Education 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Pact on unique specialist course

THE Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has announced a strategic partnership with The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam detains blogger for deportation

Hanoi: A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been detained in Vietnam for deportation, his wife said, just weeks after the former political prisoner was stripped of his citizenship in a rare move by authorities.