Publication date 09 May 2019 | 14:44 | ICT
The world consumed ten per cent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said on Wednesday.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 12:19 | ICT
A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, with one still in critical condition, police said.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 12:18 | ICT
CHINA angrily assailed the US on Tuesday for calling on countries at the UN to deprive Beijing of a seat at a UN forum over its treatment of the Uighur minority.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:17 | ICT
Russian investigators were on Tuesday considering pilot error as the cause of a crash-landing that saw a plane erupt in flames at Moscow’s busiest airport and kill 41 people, media reported.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:04 | ICT
Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a decade-long blasphemy row, has left Pakistan, local media said on Wednesday, months after her death sentence was overturned to mass protests by Islamist hardliners.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:01 | ICT
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Kalimantan island to survey possible locations for a new capital, fast-tracking a plan to move the administrative headquarters out of over-crowded and congested Jakarta.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 10:55 | ICT
Media freedom advocates praised the surprise release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar but stressed the pair should never have been jailed in the first place and called for sweeping reforms of paralysing press laws.
Publication date 09 May 2019 | 10:54 | ICT
A suicide blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
Publication date 08 May 2019 | 15:17 | ICT
Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity – and ultimately our survival – depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of nature released on Monday.
Publication date 08 May 2019 | 15:06 | ICT
THE grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria filed a lawsuit at Europe’s top rights court on Monday over France’s refusal to allow them home, lawyers said.