Thirteen charged in UK migrant lorry tragedy

Publication date 31 May 2020 | 22:07 | ICT

Thirdteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said on Saturday.

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  • Indonesian innovations joining Covid-19 war

    Publication date 26 May 2020 | 22:07 | ICT

    Indonesia is striving to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak with domestically produced innovations, but researchers say the government may face roadblocks in the mass production of such products because of the absence of pro-innovation po

  • Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails debut rocket launch attempt

    Publication date 26 May 2020 | 22:05 | ICT

    The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet (10km) and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, said US small-satellite launch solutions provider Virgin Orbit LLC.

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  • First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela amid US tension

    Publication date 26 May 2020 | 22:04 | ICT

    The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed petrol and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as internationa

  • Man held for intruding on Japan palace

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 23:06 | ICT

    A Japanese man was arrested in Tokyo on Monday after swimming across the Imperial Palace’s moat to scale an outer wall, entering off-limits parts of the grounds, police said.

  • Myanmar says submitted compliance report to ICJ

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 23:01 | ICT

    Myanmar authorities claim to have submitted a compliance report to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), reported the Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu Agency.

  • Philippines to take part in clinical trials for vaccines

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 23:00 | ICT

    The Philippine Presidential Palace is looking forward to having the country take part in the clinical trials for prospective vaccines against Covid-19 by the end of the year.

  • Netanyahu attacks ‘fabricated’ graft charges as trial opens

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 22:03 | ICT

    A combative Benjamin Netanyahu stood in court on Sunday for the start of his long-anticipated corruption trial, after lashing out at the “fabricated” charges against him.

  • China FM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 22:02 | ICT

    Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi warned on Sunday of the need to be alert to some US political forces’ efforts to push the US and China toward a “new Cold War”.

  • Afghan head set to free up 2,000 Taliban prisoners

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 22:00 | ICT

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process on Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents proposed a surprise ceasefire during the Eid holiday.

  • Papuan armed group accused of shooting virus team members

    Publication date 25 May 2020 | 20:01 | ICT

    Military and police personnel belonging to the Nemangkawi task force in Intan Jaya regency, Papua, are on a manhunt for an armed group that purportedly shot members of a local Covid-19 response team.