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Marina Bay Sands rocket attack plan foiled

Marina Bay Sands rocket attack plan foiled

05 August 2016 – Indonesian authorities have arrested six terror suspects, including the group leader who had plans to fire a rocket from Batam in an attack on Singapore’s Marina...

Pedestrians swallowed up by sink-hole in Henan Province

Pedestrians swallowed up by sink-hole in Henan Province

04 August 2016 – A huge sinkhole opened up in China, swallowing a section of road and passers-by and leaving at least one person missing, state media reported last night....

2 injured after Tuas Checkpoint canopies collapse in storm

2 injured after Tuas Checkpoint canopies collapse in storm

03 August 2016 – A Malaysian motorcyclist and his pillion rider were injured after strong winds and heavy rain early this morning caused two canopies at Tuas Checkpoint to collapse. Both...

Myanmar tourism rise to bring over 7m visitors a year

Myanmar tourism rise to bring over 7m visitors a year

02 August 2016 – Myanmar is hoping to lure 7.5 million tourists a year by 2019, an official said, as the former military -ruled nation emerges as one of Southeast...

China to prosecute 20 involved in troubled metal exchange

China to prosecute 20 involved in troubled metal exchange

01 August 2016 – Police in the Chinese city of Kunming today said they would prosecute 20 people involved with the Fanya Metals Exchange, which authorities and investors say was a...

US citizen among the extremists killed in Bangladesh

US citizen among the extremists killed in Bangladesh

28 July 2016 – A US national of Bangladesh origin was among nine suspected Islamist extremists killed in a massive gunfight in Dhaka, police said yesterday, as officers hunted a...

Floods and landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal

Landslides kill 33 after in Nepal

27 July 2016 – At least 33 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal and dozens more are missing, a government official said this...

Joko Widodo to announce cabinet reshuffle

Joko Widodo to announce cabinet reshuffle

26 July 2016 – Indonesian President Joko Widodo tomorrow will announce a cabinet reshuffle, his second reshuffle in less than two years aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. World...