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Man faints after Aceh sharia law caning

Man faints after Aceh sharia law caning

AN Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned yesterday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part of the country. Herizal ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Iraqi forces take Mosul bridge as thousands flee IS stronghold

Iraqi forces take Mosul bridge as thousands flee IS stronghold

Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge yesterday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State’s remaining stronghold ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday

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US SpaceX to fly 2 space tourists around moon in 2018

US SpaceX to fly 2 space tourists around moon in 2018

US space firm SpaceX will fly two private space travelers on a passenger flight around the moon and back before the end of next year, the company said on Monday. "Fly me to the moon ... Ok," SpaceX founder ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


S. Korea formally signs land swap deal with Lotte for THAAD

S. Korea formally signs land swap deal with Lotte for THAAD

SOUTH Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday signed the land swap deal with Lotte Group for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a ministry official said. The official told Xinhua that the contract ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


WHO seeks new drugs against 12 supergerms

WHO seeks new drugs against 12 supergerms

The UN's health agency urged the world on Monday to create new drugs to tackle 12 killer superbugs which are resistant to antibiotics and threaten an explosion of incurable disease. The "priority pathogens" ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Trump budget will hike defense spending by US$54b

Trump budget will hike defense spending by US$54b

THE White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping US$54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Hollywood’s finale fiasco

Hollywood’s finale fiasco

Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali (from left), Best Actress winner Emma Stone, Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis and Best Actor winner Casey Affleck pose with their Oscars. The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie “La La Land,” instead of “Moonlight.” Earlier America’s new president was the butt of numerous jokes. ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Video ‘shows’ German’s beheading

Video ‘shows’ German’s beheading

ABU Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video purporting to show the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Britain’s tallest man dies of heart failure at age 36

Britain’s tallest man dies of heart failure at age 36

“Game of Thrones” actor Neil Fingleton, who was named Britain’s tallest man, has died of suspected heart failure at 36, according to the London-based Tall Persons Club....

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


Mating time for Tokyo pandas

Mating time for Tokyo pandas

TWO giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years yesterday — a 52-second effort that boosted hopes for a baby as well as shares in a nearby Chinese restaurant. Public viewing ...

February 28, 2017, Tuesday


 

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