HONG KONG, Jan 12 – Featuring more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair concluded successfully yesterday. Together with the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, which closed on Wednesday, the first four
HONG KONG, Jan 11 – Vobile Group Limited (“Vobile Group” or the Company, Stock Code: 3738), the worldwide leading provider of online video content protection services and a Technology and Engineering Emmy Winner, was recognized with “Outstanding Technology Company Award for the Year” – China Financial Market Awards 2017. China
LONDON, Jan 9 – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s long-awaited government reshuffle was thrown into disarray Monday after a minister resigned rather than accept a new post. Education Secretary Justine Greening becomes the fourth minister to leave the cabinet since November, after resisting a request to move to the welfare and pensions
BERLIN, Jan 8 – Germany’s justice minister has fallen victim to the rules he himself championed against online social media, as one of his tweets was deleted following several complaints, Bild daily reported Monday. The tweet dated back to 2010, when Heiko Maas was not yet minister. In the post, he had
SINGAPORE, Jan 8 – A three-hour early morning downpour caused flash floods today in eastern Singapore. The affected areas were some parts of Tampines Road; slip road of Bedok Road/New Upper Changi Road; Jalan Nipah; junction of Sim Avenue/Tanjong Katong Road; junction of Sim Avenue/Eunos Road 8; Arumugam Road; junction of Bedok
CAMP DAVID, Jan 7 – US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would be willing to speak directly with Kim Jong-Un, voicing hope that rare talks between North and South Korea could help de-escalate the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear drive. Trump’s remarks were a further pivot from his often-bellicose rhetoric on
CAIRO, Jan 5 – A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said. Sharif Wadie, the assistant health minister in charge of emergency services, told AFP there were no other
NEW YORK, Jan 5 – The death toll from a fire that ripped through an apartment building in New York’s Bronx district last week has risen to 13, after a 27-year-old man died of his injuries, police said Thursday. The latest victim was identified as Holt Francis. Three other members of
SINGAPORE, Jan 2 – At least three people were injured when a ceiling collapsed at Resorts World Sentosa on Tuesday morning, Channel NewsAsia reported. Quoting the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the report said two people were taken to the Singapore General Hospital in a conscious state, while one was being assessed by
NEW YORK, Jan 2 – A teenage boy in the US state of New Jersey was in police custody Monday after being accused of gunning down his family on New Year’s Eve with a semiautomatic rifle, authorities said. Police were called to a home in the city of Long Branch, about
SYDNEY, Dec 31 – Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far. The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan 50km north of Sydney, said police in New South
CAIRO, Dec 29 – A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said. The gunman had opened fire outside the church, wounding five security guards, and tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, the officials said.
NEW YORK, Dec 29 – A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York’s deadliest fire in decades, officials said. The devastating blaze broke out shortly before 7:00pm (0000 GMT Friday, 8am Malaysia time)
LONDON, Dec 28 – Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather hit large swathes of the country. More than 73,000 homes were left without power in central and southern English regions through the morning, due to snow and high winds.
REYKJAVIK, Dec 28 – A coach carrying Chinese tourists visiting Iceland overturned on Wednesday, killing one person and leaving 12 others seriously injured, local authorities said. The 44 passengers in the coach were all Chinese nationals, a police spokesman told AFP. The most seriously injured were taken by helicopter to the capital
LONDON, Dec 27 – Former US President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry he was concerned social media was “corroding civil discourse”, in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday. “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely
MANILA, Dec 27 – The death toll from a fire that ravaged a shopping mall in the southern Philippines has risen to 38 after the body of a mall safety officer was discovered, the city mayor said Wednesday. The officer died trying to rescue those trapped in the blaze at the
BOGOTA, Dec 27 – Colombia recorded its lowest murder rate in four decades this year in the wake of a peace deal with the leftwing FARC rebel group, the government said Tuesday. There were “a little over 11,000 homicides” in 2017, Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, equating to a rate of
QUITO, Dec 26 – A Christmas Eve explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital killed two people including a child, and injured 12, authorities said on Monday. The incident left a seven-year-old boy and an 82-year-old woman dead, according to the mayor’s office in Quito, updating an earlier toll of one fatality.
THE HAGUE, Dec 25 – Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster have called for greater respect for victims’ remains fearing some may be “playing a game” after a new discovery of bones. Freelance journalist Patrick Lancaster revealed in a YouTube video on Dec 11 that he had found 52