Singapore called for "definitive action" from Indonesia as air quality stuck at very unhealthy levels for a second day because of forest fires in its neighbour, disrupting businesses in the prosperous city-state.
Work at several Singapore construction sites slowed with few workers seen outdoors and fast-food operator McDonald's suspended its ... Read More
Smuggled bear paws at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. - Reuters pic, June 20, 2013.
A radio station at the centre of a prank call targeting Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine that led to the suicide of a nurse is trying to block further investigation of its actions, Australia's ... Read More
Unmanned drones are roaming American skies conducting surveillance on people in the United States, albeit in a "very minimal way," the head of the FBI revealed to Congress on Wednesday.Federal Bureau of ... Read More
Chinese authorities have given courts the powers to hand down the death penalty in serious pollution cases, state media said, as the government tries to assuage growing public anger at environmental ... Read More
US Senator Dianne Feinstein urged the Pentagon yesterday to stop force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and called the practice "out of step" with medical ... Read More
Among the Iranian pilgrims, foreign executives and tourists in the departure lounge at Baghdad airport, a group of young Iraqis prepare to wage religious war in Syria - not for the rebels trying to topple ... Read More
Brazil's two biggest cities agreed on Wednesday to revoke an increase in public transportation fares that set off demonstrations that have grown into nationwide protests against poor public services, ... Read More
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday he had been in contact with representatives of Edward Snowden to discuss his possible bid for asylum in Iceland following his disclosure of US surveillance ... Read More
Nigeria's military banned the use of Thuraya satellite phones on Wednesday in northeastern Borno state, a step it said was designed to stop Islamist militants communicating.President Goodluck Jonathan ... Read More
A total of 31 people died in Laos this year due to dengue, out of the 7,920 people infected, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing Lao government statistics.The high number of cases indicated dengue ... Read More
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives in Washington passed legislation that would ban late-term abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party.The Bill, which ... Read More
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