Tuesday, 31st March 2015
International
  • Journalists` killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says
    31st December 2014
    The number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the year before, the International Federation of Journalists said on Tuesday. Another 17 died ...
  • Floods in Malaysia and Thailand kill at least 24
    29th December 2014
    The worst flooding in Malaysia in more than a decade has killed 10 people and forced nearly 160,000 from their homes and more rain is expected, authorities said on Sunday. Among the casualties, five were in the worst-hit ...
  • Malaysia stands ready to offer assistance to Indonesia, Singapore on missing AirAsia QZ 8501
    28th December 2014
    Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday in a statement that they are in contact with their counterparts in Indonesia and Singapore and stand ready to offer assistance. "With regard to AirAsia Indonesia ...
  • Minister Chan of Singapore join at Aceh Tsunami Commemoration
    26th December 2014
    Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing represented the Government of Singapore at the Aceh Tsunami Commemoration Event in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, this Friday. The event ...
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush in hospital
    24th December 2014
    Former US president George H. W. Bush, 90, has been admitted to a Texas hospital suffering shortness of breath, a family spokesman said Tuesday. "President Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a ...
  • Bangladeshi ex-minister sentenced to death for war crimes
    23rd December 2014
    A former junior minister in a Bangladeshi military government was sentenced to death on Tuesday after a war crimes tribunal found him guilty of atrocities during the countrys war of independence from Pakistan more than four ...
  • Obama invited to WWII commemorations in Moscow: Kremlin
    23rd December 2014
    Russia has invited US President Barack Obama to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Unions victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, a Kremlin advisor said. Asked by reporters whether Obama was on ...
  • Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: Officials
    22nd December 2014
    Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Six militants have ...
  • Australian PM denies government in crisis
    22nd December 2014
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday denied a cabinet reshuffle was a sign his government was in crisis as he came under fire for saying his biggest achievement for women was axing a carbon tax. Abbott on Sunday ...
  • UN chief strongly condemns Pakistan school attack
    17th December 2014
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday strongly condemned the "bloodcurdling attack" on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed 141 people, including 132 students. "No cause can justify such brutality. No grievance ...