Thursday, 16 August 2018

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South Korea firm apologises for treasure ship claim

SEOUL: A South Korean company that said it had found a long-lost Russian “treasure ship”, causing a stock market flurry, apologised Thursday admitting it had not gleaned any riches from the wreck. Start-up business Shinil Group announced last week it had discovered the imperial vessel Dmitri Donskoi off South Korea’s ...

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People are eating dog meat to beat the heat in North Korea

PYONGYANG: In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog. In the sizzling heat, North Korea’s biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are lining up to get their “bingsu”, a syrupy treat made with shaved ice and restaurants are ...

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Blast heard outside US embassy in China

BEIJING: A loud explosion heard outside the United States embassy in Beijing early Thursday, international media reported, citing multiple eyewitness reports on social media. Videos circulating online shows the Chinese police cordoning off the diplomatic compound in the country’s capital, while smoke is in the air near the embassy. Some ...

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At least 27 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON: At least 27 people are feared dead following a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, police said Wednesday, as heavy rains hampered the search for survivors. The poorly-regulated and notoriously corrupt multibillion-dollar industry in remote Kachin state is frequently hit by fatal disasters, and the victims often ...

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Malaysia and Indonesia agree to settle border issues

AP JAKARTA: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to resolve issues pertaining to the delineation of borders of both countries. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi announced the commitment in a joint media conference here. “We will resolve the issues related to the delineation (sea and ...

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Singapore: Man jailed 6 weeks for illegally importing cats

Photo: AVA SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old man was sentenced to six weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Jul 25) for illegally importing two cats into Singapore. Mohamed Yazid Ahmad was caught at Woodlands checkpoint last November, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a joint news release. ...

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Wildfires kill at least 74 in Greece’s ‘Pompeii’

ATHENS: Greece’s prime minister told of the “unspeakable tragedy” the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort, trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive. The scale of Monday night’s ...

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