People around the world are avoiding crowded places, cutting back on inessential travel and taking precautionary measures such as working from home to avoid catching the new coronavirus. Several countries have also urged their citizens to change the way they greet one another, or celebrate certain festivities. Religious authorities, meanwhile,[…]
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump have touched down in Singapore, setting the stage for a landmark summit aimed at averting a nuclear crisis. Their highly anticipated meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, will mark the first time a North Korean leader has met a[…]
Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel[…]
Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning for Lee Kuan Yee, the country’s founding father who was as respected as he was feared. Lee, 91, succumbed to pneumonia on Monday morning at Singapore General Hospital, where he was admitted in February, the government announced. It said Lee had “passed[…]
The government says Lee Kuan Yew, who as the founder of modern Singapore helped transform the sleepy port into one of the world’s richest nations, has died. He was 91. Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5 for severe pneumonia and was later put on life support. The[…]
Stormy weather has forced Indonesian search teams to suspend the recovery of the bodies of 162 people aboard the ill-fated AirAsia plane which crashed into the Java Sea. Wednesday’s weather prevented divers from searching the crash zone for sunken remains, with waves of two to three metres high and strong[…]
The South African government is not aware of any South Africans on the AirAsia plane which went missing at the weekend, the international relations department said on Monday. “We have not been alerted to any South Africans on that plane,” spokesman Clayson Monyela said. The Associated Press reported AirAsia Flight[…]
Multinational search teams hunted Monday for any sign of an AirAsia plane missing off Indonesia with 162 people on board, but one top official warned it was likely at the bottom of the sea. Australia, Singapore and Malaysia deployed planes and ships to assist in the search as anguished relatives[…]
Rescuers scoured the Java Sea for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320-200 around an hour after it left Juanda[…]
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