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World 19 Jul 2019 | 6:36 PM

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

TOKYO (Reuters) - The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

World 22 Jul 2019 | 4:13 PM

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier

SUR BAHER, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces began demolishing Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of protests and international criticism.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 2:26 PM

Philippines mulls tourists for Thitu, bolstering S. China Sea claims

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is considering inviting tourists to its biggest and most strategically important outpost in the South China Sea, part of efforts to assert its claim to sovereignty over some of the world's most contested islands.

AseanPlus News 24 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Still reeling from dam collapse

Bangkok: Thousands are languishing in displacement camps in Laos a year after a dam break unleashed floodwaters and killed dozens of people in the impoverished state, a new report on the anniversary of the disaster said.

Nation 25 Jul 2019 | 9:23 AM

Gamuda recognised for innovation in English assessment

PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Berhad is the first construction company in the corporate sector in Malaysia to receive the British Council 2019 Innovation in Assessment Award.

AseanPlus News 28 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Eight die in Philippine quakes

Manila: Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a series of earthquakes struck islands in the far northern Philippines, terrifying locals and sparking an urgent search of collapsed homes.