Scott Morrison welcomes ‘moderation’ from Erdogan

Publication date 22 March 2019 | 08:33 | ICT

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday welcomed some “moderation” in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments in the wake of the Christchurch massacre.

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  • DPRK must display ‘actual action’

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 13:52 | ICT

    NORTH Korea should take “actual action” towards giving up its nuclear weapons to break the deadlock in talks with Washington, a top security adviser to the South’s president said, suggesting Seoul’s patience with Pyongyang may be wearing thin.

  • Dutch police detain suspect after three shot dead on tram

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 13:50 | ICT

    DUTCH police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack.

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  • Thai tycoon bailed in black leopard poaching case

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 11:32 | ICT

    A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges on Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country fed up with impunity for powerful figures.

  • Indonesia flash flood death toll rises to 89, dozens still missing

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 11:32 | ICT

    At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia’s Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said on Tuesday.

  • Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 11:31 | ICT

    A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army.

  • New Zealand to tighten gun control laws

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 15:38 | ICT

    NEW Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said on Monday, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court.

  • Malaysia plants hope for palm oil industry’s future in its dwarf trees

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 15:30 | ICT

    TEST tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry.

  • China hits back over supression allegations

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 15:28 | ICT

    China on Monday defended its controversial security crackdown in the fractious far west region of Xinjiang, saying nearly 13,000 “terrorists” have been arrested there since 2014.

  • Vote banks and cash top-ups: Thai political loyalty up for grabs

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 12:40 | ICT

    IN his final days as a “Red Shirt” rabble-rouser Suporn “Rambo Isaan” Attawong urged farmers to take up martial arts in defence of Thai democracy as a coup loomed.

  • More than 120 dead after cyclone strikes Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 12:39 | ICT

    More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds.