Philippines Accuses Chinese Ships Of “Ramming”, Damaging Boats

The Philippine government statement did not specify which boats were rammed. (File) Manila: The Philippine government on Monday accused Chinese ships of ramming and damaging its boats in the South China Sea during a confrontation in waters off the Second Thomas Shoal, home to a garrison of Filipino troops. “The People’s Liberation Army-Navy, China Coast … Read more

Four Cornell College instructors injured in stabbing attack at popular park in China

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing of four US college instructors in a public park in the city of Jilin in northeastern China, police said. Authorities identified the suspect only by his last name, Cui, who was described as a 55-year-old man from the city’s Longtan District. Police said he “collided with a … Read more

From Adelaide, Erfan has set up secret schools for Afghan girls to receive an education

An Adelaide man has launched a project supporting girls in Afghanistan to receive an education in secret because of the country’s current restrictions on women. Erfanullah (Erfan) Abidi and his family fled Afghanistan in 2021 when western forces withdrew from the country and the Taliban recaptured the capital, Kabul, after a two-decade insurgency. Former Afghan … Read more

Stocks in Asia rise, yen wobbles after volatile start to week

Asian stocks inched higher on Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of economic data, corporate earnings and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, while the yen was slightly weaker a day after suspected intervention rescued it from 34-year lows. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.36% higher, set to clock in a … Read more

Malaysian navy helicopters collide mid-air, killing 10 crew members

Ten people were killed on Tuesday when two helicopters collided mid-air during a rehearsal for a Royal Malaysian Navy parade, the navy said in a statement. All 10 were crew members aboard the aircraft involved in the accident, which occurred at the Lumut naval base in the western state of Perak at 9.32am local time … Read more

Hundreds of island residents evacuated as Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupts

At least 800 people in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province have been evacuated after multiple eruptions of the area’s Ruang volcano, which for days has spewed lava and ash clouds into the sky. The volcano, located on Ruang island about 100km from the provincial capital Manado, has erupted more than three times since Tuesday. Authorities have … Read more

Singapore’s Sentosa Island is an ideal family holiday destination. Here is why.

Vacationing as a parent of young children is almost not a vacation — you’re still an around the clock caretaker and the children’s tantrums are amplified by exhaustion and new experiences. Having recently taken a trip to Singapore’s Sentosa Island, I believe I’ve found an ideal location for a family holiday that will be an … Read more

tvs: TVS SCS extends contract with Rolls-Royce for parts distribution centre in Singapore till 2029

Mumbai: Supply chain firm TVS Supply Chain Solutions on Tuesday announced that its contract with Rolls-Royce for parts distribution centre in Singapore has been extended by five years to 2029. The Singapore facility of the TVS Supply Chain Solutions caters to the Asia Pacific markets of Rolls-Royce power system business unit, according to the company. … Read more

World Health Organisation responds to China information on spike in respiratory illnesses, pneumonia

Chinese officials say they have not detected any “unusual or novel diseases”, the World Health Organisation reports, after an official request by the UN health agency for information about a spike in respiratory illnesses and clusters of pneumonia in children. WHO cited unspecified media reports and a global infectious disease monitoring service as reporting clusters … Read more

Seven out of top 10 Asian small-cap funds are Indian

Indian funds have grabbed seven out of the top 10 spots in the league table of leading small-cap funds across Asia, thanks to some canny stock-picking amid growing investor appetite for cheap stocks with potential to deliver multi-bagger returns. An analysis of nearly 300 Asian small-cap schemes shows DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund leading the … Read more