Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Ten sailors missing after US warship, tanker collide near Singapore

REUTERS SINGAPORE TEN sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, ..

Hackers hit Malaysian sites over Indonesia flag gaffe

AFP JAKARTA INDONESIAN hackers Monday claimed responsibility for attacking more than 30 Malaysian websites following a gaffe that saw Indonesia's flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative ..

Duterte vows cops in killing of teenager will go to jail if guilty

DPA MANILA PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday assured the public that police officers involved in the death of a 17-year-old boy during an anti-drug operation would go to jail if found guilty of framing him. The justice ..

AFP MANILA ISLAMIST gunmen killed nine people and injured ten others as they attacked a town in the Philippines at dawn Monday, burning houses in which women and children were sleeping, police said. About 60 members of the notorious ..

BANGKOK TWO men from Myanmar convicted of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island in 2014 submitted their final appeal on Monday against the death sentence. The murder of tourists Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David ..

Hanoi THE TRIAL of human rights activist Nguyen Van Oai, scheduled to begin Monday in central Vietnam, has been postponed, his lawyer said."The court informed me about the postponement of the trial yesterday,"defence lawyer Ha Huy ..

DPA HANOI VIETNAM'S president has called for a fresh crackdown on the country's already restricted media, with a focus on threats from"hostile forces"online. "[Political dissidents] have used the internet, especially ..

DPA MANILA THE PHILIPPINES' Court of Appeals has rejected a plea by a US Marine seeking to overturn a 10-year jail sentence for the killing of a transgender person in 2014, according to court records released~on Monday. The ..

AFP BANGKOK MORE THAN 4,000 police will guard Thailand's Supreme Court on Friday when judges announce a verdict in the case of ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, accused of negligence over a costly rice subsidy policy. ..

MANILA A VIETNAMESE sailor kidnapped by Islamist militants off the southern Philippines has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July. ..