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Abandoned chinese children commit suicide by drinking pesticide

Abandoned chinese children commit suicide by drinking pesticide

Four siblings, aged between five and 13 and left unattended by their parents for months, apparently committed suicide by drinking pesticide in southwest China, state media reported on Friday. The children, a boy and his younger sisters, were found by a villager while struggling with convulsions after taking the poison late Tuesday at their home […]

Indonesia Publicly Canes Unmarried Couples

Indonesia Publicly Canes Unmarried Couples

Three couples have been publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh after the unmarried university students were caught spending time alone together in violation of the province’s strict interpretation of Sharia. A rowdy crowd of about 1,000 spectators shouted as the three men and three women, aged between 18 and 23, were lashed on Friday several times […]

Mask selfies – Coping with Mers in South Korea

Mask selfies – Coping with Mers in South Korea

From an economic slowdown to a curtailment in public social life, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak in South Korea has taken a toll beyond those killed or infected with the virus. With 10 dead in South Korea, public confidence has faltered as authorities have failed to swiftly halt the spread of the disease. […]

Tourists arrested for stripping naked on top of a Malaysian mountain

Tourists arrested for stripping naked on top of a Malaysian mountain

The British backpacker arrested in Malaysia for stripping naked on top of a mountain and causing a deadly earthquake has been named as Eleanor Hawkins. The former public school head girl is among five Western tourists accused of ‘upsetting the gods’ by posing nude on the country’s highest peak days before an earthquake killed 18 […]

Search for missing Malaysia quake children underway

Search for missing Malaysia quake children underway

Rescuers in Malaysia are trying to trace six pupils and two teachers missing since Friday’s earthquake hit the highest peak, Mount Kinabalu. The body of a 12-year-old girl from their school, in Singapore, has been recovered, Singapore’s ministry of education said. At least 12 people are known to have died in the earthquake, which brought […]

400 feared dead after Chinese ship sinks

400 feared dead after Chinese ship sinks

A ship carrying more than 400 people has sank in the Yangtze River in southern China, according state media reports. The Xinhua News Agency said seven people had been rescued so far and work was under way to rescue the remaining passengers. The vessel was travelling from the eastern city of Nanjing to Chongqing in […]

Mers claims its first two victims in South Korea

Mers claims its first two victims in South Korea

Two people have died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, becoming the country’s first fatalities from the disease. The first victim was a 58-year-old woman who had contact with the original case, a South Korean who visited the Middle East. A 71-year-old man also died. The vast majority of cases have been […]

Why Chinese startups are copycats

Why Chinese startups are copycats

Copycat. It’s a word that has almost become synonymous with China’s tech scene over the past decade. And while the days of China’s most blatant copying — remember when Renren was called Xiaonei and it looked exactly like Facebook? — are long gone, the so-called “Copy to China” model is still pretty prevalent in the […]

Asia migrants: Bangkok meeting to debate crisis

Asia migrants: Bangkok meeting to debate crisis

A regional conference is due to get under way in the Thai capital Bangkok to discuss possible solutions to the South-East Asia migrant crisis. The talks will include member states from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) as well as representatives from the US and the UN. Bangladesh and Myanmar have seen an exodus […]

Malaysia orders search and rescue for migrants

Malaysia orders search and rescue for migrants

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said his country will conduct search and rescue missions for Rohingya migrant boats in the Andaman Sea. Humanitarian aid would also be delivered by land and sea, he said. His announcement comes after weeks of authorities rejecting migrant boats and towing them out of Malaysian waters. Malaysia and Indonesia’s […]

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