South Korean Jets Fire Shots in Warning to Russian Military Plane

SEOUL, South Korea โ€” South Korea said its air force jets fired hundreds of warning shots on Tuesday to ward off a Russian military plane that intruded upon its territorial airspace, the first such encounter between the countries in decades. The joint Russian-Chinese aerial incursion into sensitive airspace between South Korea and Japan โ€” two key American allies โ€” was […]

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Former headmaster of Dulwich College Shanghai faces drug charges in Singapore

SINGAPORE – The former headmaster of Dulwich College Shanghai, who had also worked for the international school’s Singapore campus, was taken to court on Tuesday (July 23) to face five drug-related charges including consumption of methamphetamine or Ice. Briton Damien Michael Charnock, 60, who used to work at Dulwich College Singapore in Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, allegedly committed the […]

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Malaysia sex video: Haziq, two other men to be freed on police bail

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Three men, including Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, will be freed on police bail on Tuesday (July 23). They have been in remand in connection with the sex video that allegedly features Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said […]

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Attack on Hong Kong's Beijing Liaison Office intolerable: China

China has hit out at anti-government protesters in Hong Kong who defaced Beijing’s Liaison Office on the island, calling the act “absolutely intolerable”. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday that the “radical demonstrators” had violated the “one country, two systems” principle by which Hong Kong is governed, and Beijing supports the special administrative region’s government in punishing them. “We are […]

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Most Filipinos back UN probe into Duterte's drug war

MANILA – Most Filipinos support greater scrutiny by international groups of the Philippines’ drug war. Three out of five respondents in a survey by reputable polling firm Social Weather Stations said the government should not block investigators from the United Nations and other advocacy groups abroad from looking into the thousands of deaths since President Rodrigo Duterte began a brutal […]

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Pakistani intelligence led CIA to Osama bin Laden: Imran Khan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Pakistan’s main spy agency provided the US with a lead that helped them find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday. Pakistan has until now officially denied having any knowledge of the terror chief until he was shot dead in a night time raid by US special forces on May 2, […]

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PSC defends scholar's choice of Buddhist studies at Oxford

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has defended a scholarship recipient’s choice to pursue Buddhist studies, saying that having a deep understanding of religions practised in Singapore is relevant to making sound policies. Policymakers are vital in ensuring religious harmony, it added. The PSC was responding to criticism over which courses its scholarship recipients study, and concern over whether certain courses […]

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India successfully launches mission to Moon's south pole

India has successfully launched its mission to explore the south pole of the Moon, in the most complex space mission by a country keen to maintain a place at the forefront of space exploration. The rocket carrying spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 blasted off from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) space station in Sriharikota, off the coast of Andhra Pradesh state, at […]

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