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First ‘serious incident’ for Japan bullet train as crack found

  Tokyo: A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of ... Read More »

Veteran Golden Triangle drug runner gets life

Bangkok: A Thai court sentenced a notorious 76-year-old drug trafficker to life in prison after he was allegedly caught trying to sell 20kg of crystal meth in the Golden Triangle ... Read More »

Complaints of noise from empty flat in Singapore

SINGAPORE: When he heard about a resident’s complaint over the sound of chairs being dragged from a flat above, Marine Parade GRC MP Tan Chuan-Jin thought it was a neighbourly ... Read More »

Indonesia extend Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

JAKARTA: The international airport on the resort island of Bali will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano poses a danger ... Read More »

Slap and sack: Security guard fired for assaulting customer in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A security guard who slapped a man at a mall at Clarke Quay on Saturday (Nov 25) has been fired by his employer, Certis Cisco. A clip of the encounter, ... Read More »

HK$170,000 in valuables reported missing from Hong Kong home of Jackie Chan’s ex-lover

A former beauty queen and lover of action superstar Jackie Chan called police on Sunday night after she found HK$170,000 (US$21,782) in valuables and some clothes missing from her Hong ... Read More »

Septic tank at centre of blast

Ningbo (China): A septic tank was the epicentre of a massive explosion that rocked one of China’s largest port cities at the weekend, killing two people and injuring at least ... Read More »

Ten bodies found on Japanese coast opposite North Korea

Tokyo: The badly decomposed remains of 10 people have been found on Japan’s coast across the sea from North Korea, along with the wreckage of two boats, officials said. The ... Read More »

Jailed journalists now face possible immigration charge

BANGKOK: A Singaporean as well as a Malaysian journalist, jailed for trying to use a drone over a Parliament building in Napyipdaw, are now being accused of breaching the country’s immigration ... Read More »

Jakarta to demand answers after military chief denied US entry

JAKARTA: Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the US secretary of state and summon Washington’s deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was ... Read More »

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