Section : World

It’s a cashless world in China

BEIJING: Since my arrival in the Chinese capital in February, I have hardly ever carried cash in my wallet. Sometimes I even forget to take my wallet with me when I…

‘Small Lawn, Big Business’

Reporting from China JIANGSU, China: The lawn care industry is one of the most lucrative green businesses in Houbai Town of Jurong in Jiangsu province. Under the leadership of the…

Jokowi to announce new Cabinet

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will announce his new Cabinet after he is sworn-in as the republic’s president for the 2019- 2024 term this Sunday. “I will announce it…

Mass raids target opposition chief

MOSCOW: Russian investigators raided opposition offices across the country yesterday, in the latest move to increase pressure on top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his allies. The early morning raids…

Two dozen held after attack on minister

JAKARTA: Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (IS) group tried to assassinate a government…

Instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids

MANILA: A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in southeast Asia,…

Cop charged with murder

WASHINGTON: A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has been charged with murder, police said Monday….

Woman dies from funfair ride

SAINT-ÉTIENNE: A woman died and another was seriously hurt when they were flung from a chair swing ride at an annual funfair in central France, emergency services said Tuesday. The…