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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China today

BEIJING: Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China with its 11kph winds, China’s meteorological agency said as authorities in Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning. The typhoon is ... Read More »

Staring incident leads to attack at Singapore eatery

SINGAPORE: A staring incident involving two drunk men may have prompted an attack which was caught on a video which went viral. The footage shows one man repeatedly stomping on ... Read More »

Opium den to disco — the story of Singapore’s Warehouse Hotel

 Luxury boltholes are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but the newly opened Warehouse Hotel has a history that is scandalously unique. Located in the now prestigious Robertson Quay area, the ... Read More »

Locals warned as Japanese volcano erupts

Tokyo: Mount Shinmoedake in southern Japan erupted for the first time in six years, shooting a plume of ash several hundred metres into the air and sparking warnings to local ... Read More »

Teens under probe for using fake entry stamps at night clubs

SINGAPORE: Ten people are under investigation by the police for attempting to enter public entertainment outlets using forged entry stamps to avoid paying the entry fee. The suspects, aged between ... Read More »

India on alert for gold smugglers

NEW DELHI: Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs after nearly a dozen people were caught with bullion stashed in their rectums. Customs ... Read More »

Taxi driver fined RM12k for slapping car washer’s buttock

SINGAPORE: A taxi driver who molested a car washer at a petrol kiosk was fined $4,000 (RM12,438) on Tuesday. Tee Kian Joo, 60, pleaded guilty to slapping the buttock of ... Read More »

Myanmar climbers take yoga to new heights

YANGON: First there was beer and paddleboard yoga. Then someone added goats to the mix. Now fitness buffs in Myanmar are taking the latest body-bending trend to whole new heights – ... Read More »

Time to focus on the economy

After the ‘sugar-rush’ spending of the previous administration, the NLD-led government may have saved Myanmar from bankruptcy – but the pace of economic reforms has been slow. MUCH has been ... Read More »

Facial recognition technology gains traction

Beijing: Use of facial recognition technology in Chinese cities is reaching a tipping point, and paints a vision of how a person’s face may one day soon replace keys, bank ... Read More »

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