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Two S. Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption

Two S. Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption

Seoul – Two former heads of South Korea’s spy agency were arrested Friday on suspicion of paying bribes to aides of ousted ex-president Park Geun-Hye, as a sweeping corruption scandal rocks the country’s political and business elite. Nam Jae-Joon and Lee Byung-Kee, ex-heads of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), were arrested for allegedly handing a […]

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N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

N. Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

Seoul – North Korea’s state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump’s visit to South Korea […]

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25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

Singapore – An SMRT train knocked into a stationary train at the Joo Koon MRT station today, resulting in 25 passengers getting injured, according to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). SCDF said it was alerted at 8.33am to the accident at the station in the westbound direction towards the Tuas Link. There are five […]

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British doctor ‘punches shark’ to escape Australia mauling

British doctor ‘punches shark’ to escape Australia mauling

Sydney – A young British doctor has described punching a shark that leapt from the water to attack him as he surfed off Australia’s eastern coast, escaping with bite marks to his shoulder and arm. The 25-year-old, named in local media as Charlie Fry, was surfing with three others at Avoca Beach in New South […]

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Honduras accuses Australia of spying by drone

Honduras accuses Australia of spying by drone

Sydney – Honduras accused Australia of spying on their training sessions with a drone on Monday, as tensions heated up ahead of Wednesday’s decisive World Cup playoff match. The Honduran National Football Federation (FENAFUTH) posed 18 seconds of footage of a drone flying above Sydney’s Olympic Stadium, where the team trained on Monday after their […]

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Italy fails to qualify for World Cup, first time in 60 years

Italy fails to qualify for World Cup, first time in 60 years

Milan – Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory. The four-time champions dominated possession but struggled to create enough […]

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N. Korean soldier shot while defecting to S. Korea – Seoul

N. Korean soldier shot while defecting to S. Korea – Seoul

Seoul – A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side Monday while defecting to South Korea at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South’s military said. The soldier crossed to the South side of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom, the only portion of the border Demilitarised Zone where forces from […]

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61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured by a quake in Iran’s Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border on Sunday, state television reported. The television quoted an emergency services official as saying that many of the victims were in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 km (10 miles) from the border. – […]

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Zahid to deliver keynote address at 9th World Chinese Economic Summit

Zahid to deliver keynote address at 9th World Chinese Economic Summit

Hong Kong – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamid is set to deliver a keynote address at the 9th World Chinese Economic Summit here on Monday. The two-day summit, themed ‘Managing Global Uncertainty: Exploring New Opportunities’, gathers government, business and academic and thought leaders here to commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary […]

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Singaporean jailed for posting neighbour’s naked pictures outside her flat

Singaporean jailed for posting neighbour’s naked pictures outside her flat

Singapore – He created a Facebook account to try and lure women into having sex with him, and one woman he befriended turned out to be his neighbour. Things went sour very quickly after they got acquainted, and he ended up harassing her and pasting her nude photograph at her door. On Friday, Alvin Yeo […]

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