Category: Asia

Rat-ical hero: Landmine detection rat Magawa wins gold medal for ‘life-saving’ work in Cambodia

An African giant pouched rat named Magawa has been awarded a gold medal by a UK veterinary charity for his “life-saving”…

Fans of boy band BTS join swarm of Ants chasing South Korea’s hit IPO

SEOUL: Kim Eun-hee wants to complete her collection of memorabilia of Korean boy band BTS by bidding more than US$120,000…

Google removes street view virtual tour of Australia’s Uluru

SYDNEY: Google has removed images from its Street View that allowed users to virtually walk on Australia’s Uluru, a sacred…

Vietnamese Political Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike

Three detained activists in Vietnam are said to have recently begun a hunger strike to protest conditions in prison, sources…

UN aviation agency ICAO advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licences

ISLAMABAD: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake “immediate corrective actions” and suspend the issuance of…

Study Finds 380 Camps in Xinjiang’s Still Expanding Internment Program

China has built 380 internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region since 2017, and is still constructing facilities, despite…

Uyghurs Under 65 Now Banned From Daily Prayers Required by Their Faith

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region are forbidding practice by ethnic Uyghurs of the daily prayers required of observant Muslims,…

‘Enough is enough’: China attacks US at UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: China on Thursday (Sep 24) lashed out at the United States at a high-level United Nations meeting over its…

Commentary: Sabah state election ignites fresh Game of Thrones jostling in Malaysian politics

KOTA KINABALU: “We are here to build a nation, not a particular race or religion,” a slogan boldly emblazoned across…

US senators, citing Uighurs, urge Netflix to drop planned Chinese sci-fi series

LOS ANGELES: Five Republican US senators have urged Netflix to reconsider plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy into a…