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HK protesters face crucial weekend test

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd… Read More

French Spiderman scales HK skyscraper

HONG KONG: Daredevil Alain Robert — dubbed the ‘French Spiderman’ — climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper yesterday and unfurled a… Read More

North Korea fires missiles, rejects talks

SEOUL: North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea yesterday and launched a scathing attack… Read More

Indonesia seals palm oil and timber concessions amid forest fires

JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a… Read More

17 missing in China landslide

BEIJING: More than a dozen workers remained missing yesterday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway… Read More

Some Kashmir restrictions eased

SRINAGAR (India): India has eased some restrictions on movement in Kashmir but phones and the internet remained cut off for… Read More

Sri Lanka investigates elephant cruelty at high-profile parade

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka yesterday ordered an investigation after a skeletal 70-year-old elephant was paraded at a high-profile Buddhist pageant in… Read More

Dozens of teens hospitalised after vaping

WASHINGTON: US health officials are investigating the cases of dozens of people, mainly teens, who were hospitalised with severe lung… Read More

Moon offers olive branch to Japan

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan yesterday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses… Read More

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack

YANGON: Myanmar’s military was yesterday fighting rebels who mounted an unprecedented strike at an army academy killing at least one,… Read More