21 March 2019, Thursday | 07:08pm


Voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' desperation

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three peopl

Dutch populists win senate vote in blow to PM

THE HAGUE: A Dutch populist party will be the joint biggest in the senate and strip Prime Minister Mark Rutte of his majority following elections that came just days after a suspected terror

Pakistan rescues four Iranian soldiers from militant group: Army

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rescued four Iranian soldiers being held captive by a militant group in the country’s restive southwest, the military said in a statement Thursday.

Thousands stage silent NZ march for shooting victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: More than 10,000 people marched silently on Thursday through the New Zealand city where the alleged shooter in last week’s massacre had lived, as the country paid its respects to the 50 victims of the tragedy.

Why is palm oil bad for the environment, and what can people do to help?

Palm oil has emerged as a major source of controversy after a Christmas advert by supermarket chain Iceland was deemed too political by regulators.

Pilot who hitched a ride had saved Lion Air's 737 Max jet the day before its doomed flight

WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Bloomberg): As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing 737 Max 8 on Oct 28, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty p

PM Ardern vows mosque gunman will face ‘full force of law’

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evoc

Thai tycoon faces verdict in black leopard poaching case

KANCHANABURI, Thailand: A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard at a wildlife sanctuary arrived in court Tuesday for the highly anticipated verdict – a case that has fuelled outrage in a country fed up with impunity and corruption.

Australian man gets 11 years for Airbnb killing

SYDNEY: A Melbourne resident was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for killing a man for failing to pay charges on a room he found on Airbnb, Australia’s national broadcaster said.

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

BEIRA, Mozambique: More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring