image
image
image
 
 
 

 

You are here:  Home   |   World   |   Asia-Pacific

 

Monday 22, December 2014

 
 
 




 

Asia-Pacific


Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: UN KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 percent by the end of November compared to the year before, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured, the United Nation’s...


Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia by Catherine Shaw CAIRNS, Australia: – Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mourn the tragedy. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children, aged between 18 months and 14...


Obama blasts Guantanamo provisions as he signs defense bill

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Obama blasts Guantanamo provisions as he signs defense bill WASHINGTON: – President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law America’s annual defense policy bill, but he blasted provisions that ensure the Guantanamo Bay prison will stay open for now. One of Obama’s first actions as president was to order the closure of the prison facility in Cuba, set up 13 years ago under president...


China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border: lawyer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border: lawyer BEIJING: – China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region. Peter Hahn, a North Korean-born naturalised US citizen, was formally arrested on Friday on charges of embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his attorney...


Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines’ typhoon coast

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines’ typhoon coast by Cecil MORELLA TAFT, Philippines:- Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia’s deadliest storms. Homes, boats, crops, livestock and jobs are all on the line each time the monster winds roar in from...


Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan TOKYO: – At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast. Two elderly women were killed on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported, with one hit by a snow-plough and...


Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Four homes razed as Australian crews battle bushfires MELBOURNE: – Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday. Lightning strikes this week ignited 350 fires with several becoming significant, according to authorities. Some 500 firefighters are tackling the outbreaks with nearly 10,000...


New families give Asian tsunami survivors chance of second life

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

New families give Asian tsunami survivors chance of second life by Arlina Arshad BANDA ACEH: – Rusli Abdul Rahman and   Fardhiah had been neighbours for years when the Asian tsunami devastated their small community in Indonesia’s Aceh, killing both their spouses and their eight children. But they found a second chance at happiness by remarrying each other and having a son — one of the...


Fasten your seatbelts and prepare… to stay at home

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare… to stay at home TOKYO:- Looking for that perfect gift for the aviation fan who has everything? One Japanese airline has the answer: a seat from a retired jumbo jet. If you know someone who just can’t get enough of sitting on an airplane, and you’ve got a spare $5,000, All Nippon Airways will sell you what it calls...


Chinese high rollers send pigeon prices soaring

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

Chinese high rollers send pigeon prices soaring by Tom HANCOCK BEIJING: – As the price flew skywards, an audience of middle-aged Chinese men erupted into cheers before the auctioneer slammed his hammer down at a record-breaking two million yuan — $320,000. The object of the frenzied bidding — a grey and white racing pigeon — responded with a gentle cooing, its beady...


Huge crowds mourn Kim Jong-Il on third death anniversary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th December 2014

Huge crowds mourn Kim Jong-Il on third death anniversary SEOUL: – North Korean television showed tens of thousands of mourners bowing before a huge statue of Kim Jong-Il, as the regime marked the third anniversary of the former dictator’s death on Wednesday. Wrapped up against the biting cold, endless rows of people were shown paying their respects to a 22-metre (72-foot) statue of the...


Modi phones Nawaz, expresses grief over Peshawar killings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th December 2014

Modi phones Nawaz, expresses grief over Peshawar killings ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi on Tuesday telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and expressed deep grief and sorrow over the killing of innocent people in a terrorist act in Peshawar. The Indian Prime Minister said he was saddened when knew about the killing of innocent people. He said he equally shared the grief...


Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest ‘over’ as last site cleared

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest ‘over’ as last site cleared by Dennis CHONG HONG KONG: – Hong Kong’s leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police cleared the last remaining camp and arrested a handful of peaceful protesters Monday. A committed core of around a dozen demonstrators had staged a sit-in at the centre of the...


Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win by Shingo ITO TOKYO: – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan’s pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory. The premier, who was re-elected by a landslide in Sunday’s polls, at his first news conference since the vote pledged to pursue...


Thailand’s Crown Prince divorces wife

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Thailand’s Crown Prince divorces wife by Jerome TAYLOR BANGKOK: – Thailand’s Crown Prince has divorced his wife in a dramatic fall from grace for a senior princess that comes at a time of heightened anxiety over the health of Thailand’s revered but ailing monarch. A statement published by the palace overnight in the Royal Gazette said Princess Srirasmi had relinquished...


With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime by Mariette LE ROUX, Richard INGHAM LIMA: – UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact. A years-old dispute over sharing responsibility for curbing greenhouse gases saw the 12-day negotiations enter a familiar phase...


Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Passengers on tarmac for eight hours after long-haul to Australia SYDNEY: – Passengers on a flight from the United States to Australia endured an even longer journey than they were expecting when their plane was diverted and then spent eight hours waiting on the tarmac, reports said Saturday. Travellers on United Airlines flight UA863, with a scheduled flight time of just over 15 hours, found...


Thai flight forced to return by unruly Chinese passengers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Thai flight forced to return by unruly Chinese passengers BANGKOK:- A low-cost flight carrying passengers from Thailand to China was forced to return to Bangkok after a Chinese passenger threw hot water at a cabin attendant, the airline said Saturday. Thai AirAsia Flight FD9101 departed Bangkok’s northern airport Don Mueang for Nanjing at 5:55 pm on Thursday with 174 passengers and six crew on...


Eight dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Eight dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official JAKARTA: – A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least eight people and left 100 missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said Saturday. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java late Friday, the national disaster...


Repatriated N. Korean refugees ‘presented’ before media

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Repatriated N. Korean refugees ‘presented’ before media SEOUL: – North Korea has held a press conference with nine people it says are the young refugees controversially repatriated from Laos last year, state media confirmed, in a further bid to refute claims they had been imprisoned and executed. The group, then aged 15 to 19, were arrested in Laos in May 2013 and...


China’s Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

China’s Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary NANJING, China: – President Xi Jinping said Saturday that no one can deny the Nanjing Massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for the Japanese military rampage that Beijing says killed 300,000 people. A crowd of what state media put at 10,000 people attended a ceremony in Nanjing to...


Hong Kong ‘revolution’ defeated, say China media

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th December 2014

Hong Kong ‘revolution’ defeated, say China media BEIJING: – Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement “defeated”, warning domestic and foreign “hostile forces” against destabilising the city. “The defeat of the ‘umbrella revolution’ has also sent a clear message to hostile forces — both local and overseas,” the government-published China Daily said in an editorial. “On matters of...


Korean Air CEO apologises for daughter’s ‘foolish act’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th December 2014

Korean Air CEO apologises for daughter’s ‘foolish act’ SEOUL: – Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-Ho publicly apologised Friday after his daughter triggered public anger and ridicule by kicking the head of cabin crew off a flight because of the way she had been served some nuts. Addressing a televised press conference, Cho apologised for his daughter Cho Hyun-Ah’s “foolish act” and suggested he...


Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th December 2014

Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse SYDNEY: – The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given “psychosexual” training. In a landmark report, an Australian Catholic Church body dealing with the legacy of child sex abuse added that some church institutions and their leaders turned...


Fidel Castro wins China’s ‘Confucius Peace Prize’

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 11th December 2014

Fidel Castro wins China’s ‘Confucius Peace Prize’ BEIJING:- Fidel Castro has been awarded China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, reports said Thursday, with a paper close to the ruling Communist Party hailing the former Cuban leader’s “important contributions” to world peace. Castro bested more than 20 nominees including South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the Shanghai...


Four killed in violence in Indonesia’s Papua

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 9th December 2014

Four killed in violence in Indonesia’s Papua JAKARTA: – At least four teenagers were shot dead in eastern Indonesia’s restive Papua province in clashes with security forces, authorities said Tuesday, although rights campaigners accused police of opening fire on protesters. Monday’s incident was the latest flare-up in violence in the eastern region, where poorly armed fighters have been waging a low-level insurgency...


1  |  2  |  3  |  
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



Poll

Does Islam support education and guidance of adolescents on issues of growing up?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...


 

 






 
 

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from. Unless otherwise stated, all content is copyrighted © Copyright 2013 AAJ NEWS. All rights reserved.