Trudeau begins first visit to China

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:21
Beijing: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday began his first official visit to China to improve economic ties and boost bilateral relations.Trudeau, who will be in China from August 30 till September 6, will visit the cities of Beijing,…

With new constructions, entertainment options, Dubai gears up for Expo 2020

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:20
Dubai: A drive into Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East, will give visitors an idea of the development, road construction and upkeep of infrastructure that the city is going through in anticipation of Expo 2020 -- a global…

China's media watchdog campaigns against entertainment news

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:19
Tokyo: China's media watchdog has announced a campaign against social and entertainment news that lacks "positive energy", correct values or high aesthetic value.According to a circular by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, released on Monday night, such…

Singapore fights Zika as cases spike

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:05
Singapore: The Singapore government on Tuesday intensified efforts to destroy Aedes mosquito breeding habitats in a southeastern suburb as the number of confirmed Zika cases rose to 56."We expect to identify more positive cases. Given that the majority of Zika…

If India allies with US, it may irritate China: Chinese daily

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:17
Beijing: Hoping that India will retain its independence, a leading Chinese daily warned on Tuesday that New Delhi may irritate Beijing if it "joins the US alliance system"."If India hastily joins the US alliance system, it may irritate China, Pakistan…

Hong Kong records 188 new HIV cases

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:15
Hong Kong: A total of 188 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2016, health officials said on Tuesday.Of the 188 cases, 98 acquired the infection through homosexual or bisexual contact, 35…

US considering extradition request for Bangabandhu killers

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:10
Dhaka: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the US to extradite the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Hasina raised the request during an hour-long meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was on day's visit to Dhaka…

Bangladesh SC upholds war criminal's death penalty

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:10
Dhaka: The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for condemned war criminal Mir Quasem Ali.A five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the verdict rejecting Quasem's appeal to review his death…

Teen arrested for hacking Sri Lankan's President's website

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:03
Colombo: A 17-year-old student was arrested for allegedly hacking President Maithripala Sirisena's official website last week calling for postponing A-level examinations.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka arrested the boy, a resident of Kandy on Monday, the Colombo Page…

Philippines stops issuing haj passports to Muslim pilgrims

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:56
Manila: The Philippines has stopped issuing haj passports for Muslim pilgrims after detention of over 170 Indonesians with fake documents using Manila as a transit to Saudi Arabia.Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Tuesday saud that the issuance of haj passports…