Britain’s PM May appeals for cross-party Brexit consensus

Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:33 | ICT

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.

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  • Deadly ‘IS’ suicide attack hits US forces

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:08 | ICT

    A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria on Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.

  • Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:07 | ICT

    Thailand’s immigration chief vowed on Wednesday not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily”, after a Saudi woman’s desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognise asylum seekers.

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  • Singapore ecotourism plan incites squawks of protest

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:26 | ICT

    Singapore is creating a vast ecotourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.

  • Russia ready to work with US to save treaty

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:19 | ICT

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a key arms control treaty, calling on Europe to help in the talks.

  • British PM May humiliated in record defeat Brexit vote

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:07 | ICT

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May was left facing a no confidence vote on Wednesday after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal on leaving the EU, raising fears of a disorderly “no deal” Brexit.

  • Oz towns among Earth’s hottest spots amid heatwave

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:06 | ICT

    Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heat wave hit the continent’s southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend.

  • Bangkok toxic smog settles in for long haul

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:06 | ICT

    BANGKOK residents will have to put up with smog until early March, as high levels of PM2.5 particles are expected to settle over the capital for many more weeks.

  • A year of elections for Southeast Asia

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 16:33 | ICT

    After a 2018 that saw historic poll results in Cambodia, where the ruling party won an unprecedented landslide, and Malaysia, where there was a change of government for the first time since independence from Britain in 1963, the As

  • Rising discontent over divisive temple as India election looms

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 16:32 | ICT

    Young and unemployed, Som Shekhar pines less for a job than the construction of a controversial Hindu temple – and, as India’s election approaches, says he will vote for the only man he believes can deliver it.

  • Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab for study of climate change

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 16:32 | ICT

    IN ONE of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world’s oceans.