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Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as ‘golden window’ closes

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as ‘golden window’ closes

AFP,TAINAN: Rescuers deployed heavy machinery yesterday in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment…

Riot erupts in Hong Kong

AFP, HONG KONG:  Scores of police officers were hurt yesterday when a riot erupted in Hong Kong over official attempts to move illegal hawkers, in the most serious violence the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. Police said nearly 90 of their number were injured, many by broken…

More than one million Syrians living under siege

AFP,THE HAGUE:  More than one million Syrians are living under siege after nearly five years of war, a new NGO report said yesterday, warning the crisis was “far worse” than UN officials have acknowledged. “New data gathered by Siege Watch shows that there are well over 1,000,000…

‘Dead’ Chinese baby awakes just before cremation

AFP, BEIJING:  A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life just as he was about to be cremated, local TV reported. Workers at the crematorium in Pan’an in the eastern province of Zhejiang were preparing to cremate the baby on Friday when he…

Nine dead in IS Damascus car bombing: monitor

AFP,BEIRUT:  A suicide car bombing killed nine people yesterday at a police officer’s club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 people were also wounded in the Damascus blast, adding…

NATO to take migrant crisis aid requests ‘very seriously’

AFP, BRUSSELS:  NATO will take any request to help with the refugee crisis “very seriously”, chief Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday after Germany and Turkey agreed to seek its assistance in combatting human smugglers. Defence ministers from the 28-nation alliance will discuss the issue…

N Korea rocket more powerful than old one: Seoul

AFP,SEOUL:  The rocket North Korea launched this week appeared to be more powerful than one fired in 2012, with an increased range of 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) which puts most of the US within reach, a South Korean defence ministry official said Tuesday. The three-stage rocket was confirmed…

Turbine-maker Vestas sees profit despite low oil prices

AFP, COPENHAGEN:  Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems posted Tuesday a full-year profit for 2015 that beat forecasts and despite low global oil prices expects revenues to continue rising this year. “The wind power industry has matured in recent years and we are now seen as one of…

Chechen leader claims Russian spies in Syria

AFP, MOSCOW:  Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed spies from his region of Russia are being sent to infiltrate the Islamic State group and assist Moscow in its bombing campaign in Syria. Kadyrov, who has led the North Caucasus region of Chechnya since 2007, made the claims in…

Yemen clashes kill 6, including 4 family members

AFP, ADEN:  Clashes yesterday between Yemeni forces and Al-Qaeda militants in Aden killed at least six people, including four members of the same family, security officials and witnesses said. Al-Qaeda controls part of the southern port city which has become the temporary headquarters of the government…

Iran nuclear deal delays bomb by 10-15 years: IISS chief

AFP, LONDON:  The deal between world powers and Iran has delayed Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons by 10 to 15 years, the head of a top defence think-tank told AFP on yesterday. The agreement struck in Vienna in July between Iran and the permanent five members of the UN Security Council…
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