Meth sacks in Myanmar sea worth $20 million

Publication date 21 October 2019 | 10:20 | ICT

Sacks of crystal methamphetamine scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of $20 million, an official said on Sunday, in a country believed to be the world’s largest



  • Aussie spy agency says alt-right more of a threat than IS

    Publication date 17 October 2019 | 20:54 | ICT

    Right-wing terrorists pose a growing threat in Australia, the country’s spy agency has warned, describing the extremist networks as “more cohesive and organised” than ever.

  • HK’s Lam forced to give speech via video, urges calm

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 23:51 | ICT

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her annual policy speech via video on Wednesday after some lawmakers repeatedly heckled her at the city’s Legislative Council chamber.

  • Bangladesh provides Myanmar with 50,000 names for repatriation

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:55 | ICT

    Bangladesh provided Myanmar with a list of 50,000 Rohingya refugees to expedite their repatriation to Rakhine state, Bangladeshi foreign minister Abdul Momen said on Wednesday.

  • New Zika case found in Malaysia after lull

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:54 | ICT

    Malaysia reported its first case of the Zika virus in two years after a man in the peninsula’s northern state of Perak was found to have been infected, Malaysian health authorities said.

  • Corrupt ‘Ninja cops’ in Philippine may be killed

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:53 | ICT

    The lives of 13 Philippines policemen accused of pilfering and selling large quantities of shabu (crystal methamphetamine) that they confiscated during a sting operation in Pampanga province six years ago could be in danger, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Philippines Senator Richard

  • Security tight ahead of Jokowi’s second swearing-in ceremony

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:52 | ICT

    Indonesia is beefing up security ahead of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s swearing-in for his second and final term on Sunday, adding 3,000 troops and policemen to the 27,000 already deployed to guard streets as well as key buildin

  • Nasa unveils next-gen spacesuit for Moon mission

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:50 | ICT

    Man's first steps on the Martian surface will now be a step and not a bunny hop, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits that will allow US astronauts to walk almost as they do on Earth.

  • ‘Killing us for no reason’: Ethiopia’s Peace Prize laureate called on to address deaths

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:49 | ICT

    For decades, herders in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley have relied on guns to fend off rivals as well as hyenas and lions roaming the forests and plains.

  • Kim’s horseback ride spurs speculation over policy shift

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:41 | ICT

    New pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak for North Koreans, have fuelled speculation that he may be set for a major policy announcem

  • Warren receives frontrunner treatment in explosive White House election debate

    Publication date 16 October 2019 | 21:40 | ICT

    Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow US Democrats at the party’s fourth 2020 debate on Tuesday, receiving frontrunner treatment in the race to challenge US President Donald Trump.