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Sydney, Melbourne warned to prepare for 50°C days

Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warned Wednesday.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman’s girlfriend in Philippines

LAS VEGAS: The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern US history turned on Tuesday (Oct 3) to the gunman’s girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said. Stephen Paddock, who …

Britain’s Prince Charles to visit Singapore, Malaysia on Southeast Asia tour

SINGAPORE: Britain’s Prince Charles will visit Singapore during a tour of Southeast Asia later this month, where he will meet President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and attend a series of events. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be welcomed by …

Distrust and suspicion deepens in Myanmar’s Rakhine State amid violence

The crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has deepened distrust among locals towards Muslims, especially those from Rohingya communities, which many believe are connected to the ARSA group.

Vietnamese brides say ‘I do’ to South Korea

CAN THO, Vietnam: When baby-faced Huynh Thi Thai Muoi left her home in rural Vietnam to begin a life in South Korea with a man she barely knew, she feared it was a gamble. She didn’t speak the language, her new husband was nearly twice her age, and she knew little about her new home, but the 23 …

LG launches mosquito-repellent smartphone in India

LG Electronics has launched a new smartphone in India, which has ultrasound technology that it claims can repel mosquitoes. Launched by the South Korean company at the India Mobile Congress 2017, the K7i phone emits ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on its back cover. On its website, LG said …

India’s crackdown on Muslim-run leather units dents exports, hits jobs

A government crackdown on Muslim-dominated abattoirs and the trade of cattle dragged down India’s exports of leather shoes by more than 13 percent in June, as leading global brands turned to China, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to secure supplies.

EU’s diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold

While European powers France and Britain are lobbying Washington to cool tensions since North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test a month ago, EU nations with embassies in Pyongyang are directly pressing the North Koreans.

Chile’s Pinera would win 44 pct in presidential first round – pollster

SANTIAGO: Chile’s conservative presidential candidate Sebastien Pinera has consolidated a strong lead in polls for the November presidential election, a survey by pollster CERC Mori showed on Tuesday. The poll showed that Pinera, a former president, would win 44 percent of the vote in the November …

Malaysian MP calls for tighter gun control locally after Las Vegas shooting

KUALA LUMPUR: Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 59 people were killed, Malaysian MP N. Surendran has called for Malaysian authorities to tighten gun control measures locally.  Surendran, who is an MP from Malaysia’s opposition People’s Justice Party (PKR), told Channel …