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China sends warship to help in search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

China yesterday sent a warship to help in the search for the missing AirAsia plane, which a top official warned was probably at the bottom of the sea.

30 Dec 2014 - 9:58AM

China yesterday sent a warship to help in the search for the missing AirAsia plane, which a top official warned was probably at the bottom of the sea.

China sends warship to help in search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501
How They See It, November 30, 2014

For the black community of Ferguson, the killing of Michael Brown was the last straw in a long train of abuses that they have suffered daily at the hands of the local police.

30 Nov 2014 - 5:12AM

For the black community of Ferguson, the killing of Michael Brown was the last straw in a long train of abuses that they have suffered daily at the hands of the local police.

How They See It, November 30, 2014
Who said it? November 29, 2014
Former Murdoch editor admits to hacking British royals

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court yesterday that he had hacked the voicemails of Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton.

15 May 2014 - 2:02AM

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court yesterday that he had hacked the voicemails of Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton.

Former Murdoch editor admits to hacking British royals
Six Ukraine soldiers die in ambush as Germany tries to broker talks

Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a rebel ambush between the insurgent bastions of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in the east of the country yesterday.

14 May 2014 - 1:47AM

Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a rebel ambush between the insurgent bastions of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in the east of the country yesterday.

Six Ukraine soldiers die in ambush as Germany tries to broker talks
Artist HR Giger created horrors blending man and machine

Swiss surrealist designer Hans Ruedi Giger, who won an Oscar for the monster he created for Ridley Scott's Alien, has died, a museum dedicated to his work said yesterday.

14 May 2014 - 1:47AM

Swiss surrealist designer Hans Ruedi Giger, who won an Oscar for the monster he created for Ridley Scott's Alien, has died, a museum dedicated to his work said yesterday.

Artist HR Giger created horrors blending man and machine
Hundreds trapped, at least 20 dead after mine blast and fire in Turkey

A fire at a Turkish coal mine has killed at least 20 people and left hundreds more trapped underground, according to officials.

14 May 2014 - 10:00AM

A fire at a Turkish coal mine has killed at least 20 people and left hundreds more trapped underground, according to officials.

Hundreds trapped, at least 20 dead after mine blast and fire in Turkey
14 dead, 200 rescued as migrant boat sinks north of Libya

At least 14 migrants have died after a boat carrying hundreds of people sank in international waters north of Libya, according to the Italian navy.

13 May 2014 - 3:26AM

At least 14 migrants have died after a boat carrying hundreds of people sank in international waters north of Libya, according to the Italian navy.

14 dead, 200 rescued as migrant boat sinks north of Libya
Prosecution calls for Oscar Pistorius to have month of psychiatric tests

Prosecutors will apply to have Oscar Pistorius committed for one month of mental evaluations after a psychiatrist told his murder trial the Paralympian suffered from an "anxiety disorder".

13 May 2014 - 1:27AM

Prosecutors will apply to have Oscar Pistorius committed for one month of mental evaluations after a psychiatrist told his murder trial the Paralympian suffered from an "anxiety disorder".

Prosecution calls for Oscar Pistorius to have month of psychiatric tests
Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship yesterday and ended environmentalists' attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port. In all, 31 activists were detained.

2 May 2014 - 1:23AM

Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship yesterday and ended environmentalists' attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port. In all, 31 activists were detained.

Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic
How they see it

Abe's nasty track record - his denial of the aggressive nature of Japanese intrusions during WWII, his lack of remorse for Japan's historical sins, and his crooked approach to territorial disputes - disqualifies him from having an opportunity to explain, face to face, to Chinese and South Korean leaders his motive and purpose. His tribute to Yasukuni has slammed the door to dialogue shut.

29 Dec 2013 - 6:28AM

Abe's nasty track record - his denial of the aggressive nature of Japanese intrusions during WWII, his lack of remorse for Japan's historical sins, and his crooked approach to territorial disputes - disqualifies him from having an opportunity to explain, face to face, to Chinese and South Korean leaders his motive and purpose. His tribute to Yasukuni has slammed the door to dialogue shut.

How they see it
Talking points

Joseph Nye Jr, American political scientist and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, will discuss "soft power" during the Nu Skin Master Forum at the Asia World Expo, Lantau.

9 Dec 2013 - 5:21AM

Joseph Nye Jr, American political scientist and former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, will discuss "soft power" during the Nu Skin Master Forum at the Asia World Expo, Lantau.

Talking points
Letters to the Editor, December 6, 2013

As a businessman who has dealt with the Filipino people for more than 20 years, I share the views of Renata Lopez ("Some things never change in the Philippines", November 21) on their penchant for drama. Top billing must go to Joseph Estrada, the mayor of Manila.

6 Dec 2013 - 9:29AM

As a businessman who has dealt with the Filipino people for more than 20 years, I share the views of Renata Lopez ("Some things never change in the Philippines", November 21) on their penchant for drama. Top billing must go to Joseph Estrada, the mayor of Manila.

Letters to the Editor, December 6, 2013
How they see it

Two "unarmed" US B-52 bombers, on a "long-planned" "training mission", made an "overflight" through China's East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon.

1 Dec 2013 - 5:38AM

Two "unarmed" US B-52 bombers, on a "long-planned" "training mission", made an "overflight" through China's East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon.

How they see it
How they see it

It sounds as if Japan is telling the world that it cannot do much to cut its greenhouse gas emissions unless it revives its nuclear power generation. The government says its new goal for reducing the nation's greenhouse gas emissions - which aims at a 3.8 per cent cut from 2005 levels by 2020 but allows for a 3.1 per cent increase from the 1990 levels - is the best it can pledge.

24 Nov 2013 - 5:01AM

It sounds as if Japan is telling the world that it cannot do much to cut its greenhouse gas emissions unless it revives its nuclear power generation. The government says its new goal for reducing the nation's greenhouse gas emissions - which aims at a 3.8 per cent cut from 2005 levels by 2020 but allows for a 3.1 per cent increase from the 1990 levels - is the best it can pledge.

How they see it
A Bad Week for ... , November 24, 2013

The scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his powers at a heated city council meeting. Defiant to the last, 44-year-old Ford argued with members of the public, railed at hecklers and knocked a female council member down as he lunged across the chamber.

24 Nov 2013 - 5:01AM

The scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his powers at a heated city council meeting. Defiant to the last, 44-year-old Ford argued with members of the public, railed at hecklers and knocked a female council member down as he lunged across the chamber.

A Bad Week for ... , November 24, 2013
Fake bomb man arrested near Turkish PM's office

Turkish police arrested a "mentally unstable" man carrying a fake bomb outside the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday, officials said.

22 Nov 2013 - 3:38AM

Turkish police arrested a "mentally unstable" man carrying a fake bomb outside the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday, officials said.

Fake bomb man arrested near Turkish PM's office
Hamid Karzai backs Afghan security pact with US but signals another delay

Afghan President Hamid Karzai yesterday backed a proposed security pact with the United States that will see up to 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country, but said it would not be signed until after next year's election.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Afghan President Hamid Karzai yesterday backed a proposed security pact with the United States that will see up to 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country, but said it would not be signed until after next year's election.

Hamid Karzai backs Afghan security pact with US but signals another delay
Talking points

French President Francois Hollande is in Israel as France wins praise from the Jewish state for taking a tougher line than its Western partners last week in Geneva talks aimed at resolving the impasse over Iran's nuclear programme.

18 Nov 2013 - 4:37AM

French President Francois Hollande is in Israel as France wins praise from the Jewish state for taking a tougher line than its Western partners last week in Geneva talks aimed at resolving the impasse over Iran's nuclear programme.

Talking points
Who said it?

This place is just like China in the 1980s.

18 Nov 2013 - 4:37AM

This place is just like China in the 1980s.

Who said it?
How they see it

No single typhoon, flood or drought anywhere in the world can be blamed on global warming, but the inexorable rise of the global thermometer is nevertheless an indicator of worse to come. Much of the developing world is within and around the tropics, where cyclones are a seasonal hazard.

17 Nov 2013 - 3:20AM

No single typhoon, flood or drought anywhere in the world can be blamed on global warming, but the inexorable rise of the global thermometer is nevertheless an indicator of worse to come. Much of the developing world is within and around the tropics, where cyclones are a seasonal hazard.

How they see it
Egypt's government set to lift state of emergency two days early

Egypt planned to lift a three-month state of emergency and curfew yesterday, two days earlier than expected, government sources and a security source said.

13 Nov 2013 - 3:28AM

Egypt planned to lift a three-month state of emergency and curfew yesterday, two days earlier than expected, government sources and a security source said.

Egypt's government set to lift state of emergency two days early
Typhoon Haiyan smashes through central Philippines

"It was frightening. The wind was so strong, it was so loud, like a screaming woman. I could see trees being toppled down," said Liwayway Sabuco, a saleswoman from Catbalogan, a major city on Samar, in the path of Typhoon Haiyan.

11 Nov 2013 - 9:58AM

"It was frightening. The wind was so strong, it was so loud, like a screaming woman. I could see trees being toppled down," said Liwayway Sabuco, a saleswoman from Catbalogan, a major city on Samar, in the path of Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan smashes through central Philippines
Spy chiefs deny surveilling the UK public

Britain's top spy chiefs claimed in a rare televised appearance yesterday that the intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden had left its enemies "rubbing their hands with glee" and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate.

8 Nov 2013 - 2:27AM

Britain's top spy chiefs claimed in a rare televised appearance yesterday that the intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden had left its enemies "rubbing their hands with glee" and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate.

Spy chiefs deny surveilling the UK public
Bolshoi acid attack director Sergei Fillin denies fling with ballerina

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet, Sergei Filin, yesterday dramatically confronted the former dancer accused of plotting to blind him with acid and rejected allegations of an affair with a top young ballerina.

7 Nov 2013 - 3:55AM

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet, Sergei Filin, yesterday dramatically confronted the former dancer accused of plotting to blind him with acid and rejected allegations of an affair with a top young ballerina.

Bolshoi acid attack director Sergei Fillin denies fling with ballerina
Briefs, December 19, 2012

Malaysia's maritime agency has come to the rescue of 40 Myanmar shipwreck survivors, thought to be Muslim Rohingya fleeing ethnic violence. It said the survivors of a wreck off the Myanmar coast on December 4, in which 160 others were reportedly drowned, were in good health and being taken to Johor state. 

19 Dec 2012 - 4:12AM

Malaysia's maritime agency has come to the rescue of 40 Myanmar shipwreck survivors, thought to be Muslim Rohingya fleeing ethnic violence. It said the survivors of a wreck off the Myanmar coast on December 4, in which 160 others were reportedly drowned, were in good health and being taken to Johor state. 

Briefs, December 19, 2012
Briefs, November 4, 2012
4 Nov 2012 - 4:13AM
Briefs, November 4, 2012
The quiz, 2012

Scandals, space milk, Mayan doom-mongering, wiff-waff …Test your mental mettle - or at least your powers of recollection - against the best our team of trivia monkeys can muster. 

23 Dec 2012 - 12:45PM

Scandals, space milk, Mayan doom-mongering, wiff-waff …Test your mental mettle - or at least your powers of recollection - against the best our team of trivia monkeys can muster. 

The quiz, 2012
Business Digest, December 20, 2012