Tag: featured

List of nine MH17 victims to arrive in Malaysia on Tuesday

List of nine MH17 victims to arrive in Malaysia on Tuesday

03-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Astroawani | 6:00 AM

The names of the seven Malaysians and two Dutch nationals who perished onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been released. The remains were scheduled to arrive at the [...]
» More

Top Chinese official heckled by HK protesters

Top Chinese official heckled by HK protesters

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong activists launched their fightback Monday against Beijing’s landmark decision to limit voting reforms, heckling a senior Chinese official in angry scenes [...]
» More

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media [...]
» More

India, Japan PMs’ summit to build on warming relations

India, Japan PMs’ summit to build on warming relations

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will hold formal talks in Tokyo Monday to cement a blossoming relationship between India and Japan, on a visit that began [...]
» More

Japan holds nationwide disaster drill

Japan holds nationwide disaster drill

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

About 2.35 million people took part in a government disaster drill in Japan on Monday, hoping to prevent a catastrophe when the quake-prone country is hit by another natural [...]
» More

China: No open nominations for HK leader

China: No open nominations for HK leader

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong’s leader, saying they would create a “chaotic [...]
» More

Thai PM stacks cabinet with soldiers

Thai PM stacks cabinet with soldiers

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s coup leader and newly appointed premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Sunday received royal endorsement for a cabinet stacked with soldiers, as the military extended [...]
» More

Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials [...]
» More

Car bomb found at Philippines’ main airport: authorities

Car bomb found at Philippines’ main airport: authorities

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila’s international airport, authorities said today. The utility vehicle containing an [...]
» More

Japan confirms more dengue infections: officials

Japan confirms more dengue infections: officials

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan – the first since World War II – could have affected up to 20 people, media reported Monday, as officials confirmed three [...]
» More

Australia to join multinational weapons drop into Iraq

Australia to join multinational weapons drop into Iraq

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia will drop military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq in response to a request from the United States, prime [...]
» More

Pakistan army calls on government, protesters to end crisis

Pakistan army calls on government, protesters to end crisis

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pakistan’s powerful army called on the government and protesters to resolve their differences peacefully Sunday night but ominously warned it was “committed to [...]
» More

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

02-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime [...]
» More

N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 1:59 PM

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military [...]
» More

MH17: First bodies of Malaysia Airline plane victims return to Australia

MH17: First bodies of Malaysia Airline plane victims return to Australia

01-Sep-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 11:27 AM

The first bodies of Australian victims from the MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane tragedy have arrived back in Australia. Family members of Albert and Maree Rizk, from Sunbury [...]
» More