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AseanPlus News 10 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Travelling on furry skis in Xinjiang

URUMQI: Mamani never thought he would ski 300km from his hometown in the mountains to the city of Altay in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, but the 30-year-old herdsman, along with eight teammates, just completed an 11-day journey skiing through the Altay Mountains using ancient fur snowboards.

World 01 Dec 2018 | 10:49 PM Premium

Short of time, Somalia delays landmark regional vote as tensions rise

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia’s South West state will delay a key presidential vote for the third time because it is not sufficiently prepared, the semi-autonomous region’s election committee said on Saturday.

World 27 Sep 2018 | 9:03 PM Premium

Factbox: Iraq's Kurds to elect a new parliament

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voters in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq will elect a new parliament on Sunday.

Education 27 May 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Experts disclose new details about shipwreck

A SPANISH galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the agency disclosed for the first time.

World 27 Dec 2017 | 11:01 PM Premium

Syrian Kurds say Russia has promised they can attend Sochi talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has promised that the autonomous region controlled by Kurds in northern Syria will be represented at peace talks it is hosting next month, the commander of the main Syrian Kurdish militia was cited as saying on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 21 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

First guide for self-driving vehicles on roads released

BEIJING: China’s first guideline on road tests of autonomous motor vehicles was released by local authorities in Beijing, signalling the country’s determination to accelerate the development of the technology.

AseanPlus News 21 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Two rare horses born at Xinjiang centre

URUMQI: Two foals of a rare horse subspecies were born at a wild horse breeding centre in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region earlier in October, bringing the total number of the once-extinct wild horses to 379 in the region.

AseanPlus News 12 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

It’s Hong Kong’s duty to protect China’s sovereignty, says leader

Hong Kong: Hong Kongers have a duty to stand up for China over threats to its sovereignty, the territory’s leader Carrie Lam said, months after Beijing warned against any challenge to its control over the semi-autonomous city.

AseanPlus News 11 Oct 2017 | 8:43 AM Premium

Hong Kongers must stand up for China, says leader Lam

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kongers have a duty to stand up for China over threats to its sovereignty, the territory's leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, months after Beijing warned against any challenge to its control over the semi-autonomous city.

World 04 Oct 2017 | 5:39 PM Premium

Islamic State kill one, injure two in Somalia's Puntland

BOSASSO (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters killed one civilian and injured another and a police colonel in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, police said on Wednesday.