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Holiday turns tragic as Nora Anne found dead

Holiday turns tragic as Nora Anne found dead

Kuala Lumpur: What was supposed to have been a memorable holiday in exotic Malaysia turned tragic when special needs Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin was found dead after she went missing from an ecotourism resort where she and her family were staying. The 15-year-old was reported missing by her family on the morning of Aug […]

Malaysian police believe body found is that of Nora Anne

Malaysian police believe body found is that of Nora Anne

Nilai: The search-and-rescue team looking for a missing foreign teenager has found a body of a female, according to the police. Police believe body found is that of Nora Anne Quoirin, said Deputy-Inspector General of Police, Datuk Mazlan Mansor. “The fair-skinned body has yet to be identified. The forensics team has been summoned to identify […]

Flight check-in suspended as Hong Kong airport swamped for second day

Flight check-in suspended as Hong Kong airport swamped for second day

Hong Kong: Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for the second consecutive day. “Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended,” the airport authorities said in a statement posted on the airport website. “All passengers are advised to leave the […]

Eight criminal cases initiated against Kyrgyzstan former president ‘s supporters

Eight criminal cases initiated against Kyrgyzstan former president ‘s supporters

  Bishkek: Eight criminal cases have been initiated against former President Almazbek Atambayev’s supporters, Otkurbek Dzhamshitov, the Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, said. Addressing a media conference at Kabar News Agency, he noted that cases of mass riots, murder, hostage-taking, four cases of attempted murder and hooliganism have been initiated. An inter-ministerial commission of investigators had […]

Central Asia’s Got Talent to strengthen cultural integration

Central Asia’s Got Talent to strengthen cultural integration

Almaty: Four Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, will partner in a Central Asia’s Got Talent TV project that aims to strengthen cultural integration and find the most talented and original people in the four countries. The project will kick off on August 15 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform news agency reported. The premiere of […]

South China Sea Code of Conduct

South China Sea Code of Conduct

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: The long-awaited South China Sea Code of Conduct for peaceful resolution of disputes will be ready in three years, China and Asean have agreed. This was the key outcome of the Asean Foreign Ministers meeting with their Chinese counterpart.at their annual gathering in the Thai capital, Bangkok […]

For Malaysia’s persons with disabilities, low-floor minibus provides opportunity

For Malaysia’s persons with disabilities, low-floor minibus provides opportunity

    Kuala Lumpur: Ever come across a person on crutches or in a wheelchair, struggling to board a bus? Persons with disability (PWD) often struggle with public transportation as some are not designed with PWDs in mind. Hino Motors Limited, however, is cognisant of such challenges and has designed a low-floor minibus to cater […]

Central Asia’s widening religious tolerance highlighted as Feast of Sacrifice celebrated

Central Asia’s widening religious tolerance highlighted as Feast of Sacrifice celebrated

  Almost 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union that had often denounced religion as an enemy of Communism, former member states celebrated the Islamic “Feast of Sacrifice” openly within an air of an increasingly open religious tolerance and with congratulations from their leaders. In Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev “wished all Muslims Happy Eid […]

Missing teen in Malaysia: Hikers step forward to help

Missing teen in Malaysia: Hikers step forward to help

Nilai: The search and rescue (SAR) operation to locate teenager Nora Anne Quoirin who went missing on August 4 while vacationing with her family at a resort in Pantai, near Seremban, was assisted by a group of experienced hikers today. Group spokesman, Kenny Chan Kai Sian, 43, said they joined the SAR efforts at 9.30am […]

At least 12 people die as more monsoon rains hit Pakistan

At least 12 people die as more monsoon rains hit Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: At least a dozen people were electrocuted while various districts were flooded and fell to prolonged power outages as fresh spell of heavy monsoon rains have lashed Southern Sindh province of Pakistan since Saturday morning. The uninterrupted torrential downpour which started on Saturday morning and continued until Sunday […]

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