SKOREA’S TOP DIPLOMAT: ‘OBVIOUS’ NKOREA SANK SHIP

SKOREA’S TOP DIPLOMAT: ‘OBVIOUS’ NKOREA SANK SHIP

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s foreign minister said Wednesday it was “obvious” that North Korea fired a torpedo that sank one of the South’s warships in March, killing 46…
VIETNAMESE FISHERMEN FEAR ROUGHER WATERS AHEAD AFTER SPILL

VIETNAMESE FISHERMEN FEAR ROUGHER WATERS AHEAD AFTER SPILL

VENICE, Louisiana (AFP) – The son of an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman, Minh Ly found freedom on the fishing boats of Louisiana where nobody judged him for his…
PAKISTAN BATTLE KILLS 32 MILITANTS, 5 SOLDIERS

PAKISTAN BATTLE KILLS 32 MILITANTS, 5 SOLDIERS

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistan said on Friday 32 militants and five soldiers were killed in the heaviest battle of a new assault against Arab, Afghan and Uzbek fighters in…
DEVELOPMENT THREAT TO HONG KONG BIRD HAVEN

DEVELOPMENT THREAT TO HONG KONG BIRD HAVEN

HONG KONG (AFP) – Tens of thousands of birds, including rare and endangered species, flock each year to an unlikely haven sandwiched between high-rise Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the towering…
NISSAN JUKE TO SAFEGUARD SUNDERLAND JOBS

NISSAN JUKE TO SAFEGUARD SUNDERLAND JOBS

Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled its new Juke crossover vehicle, which is part-sports car, part-SUV. The vehicle will be built at the firm’s Sunderland plant in the north-east of England,…
SINGAPORE OPPOSITION WELCOMES US ENVOY’S DEMOCRACY REMARKS

SINGAPORE OPPOSITION WELCOMES US ENVOY’S DEMOCRACY REMARKS

SINGAPORE (AFP) – A Singapore opposition leader on Friday urged the US ambassador-designate to push for reforms that would lead to a “genuine multi-party democracy” in the affluent city-state. Reform…
Nanga Parbat film restarts row over Messner brothers’ fatal climb

Nanga Parbat film restarts row over Messner brothers’ fatal climb

• Movie tells of 70s ascent of treacherous Pakistan peak• Portrayal of sibling’s death false, say team members A film retelling mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s legendary ascent of Nanga Parbat, in…
TAIWAN MAN ‘POSED AS BRUNEI ROYAL’

TAIWAN MAN ‘POSED AS BRUNEI ROYAL’

A Taiwanese man has been arrested and accused of defrauding hundreds of people by posing a member of the Brunei royal family, local media reports say. Wei Yao-sheng is said…