21 January 2019, Monday | 11:07pm


Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports

SEOUL: A top North Korean official arrived in Beijing Thursday, reports said, en route to Washington for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

BELGRADE: With T-shirts, mugs and murals bearing his face, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to receive a rock star welcome on Thursday when he lands in Serbia, Moscow’s key ally on th

Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment

JAKARTA: An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world's top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.

Indonesia hit by over 11,500 quakes last year

Hope is never far: A soldier standing near a toppled mosque during recovery efforts after an earthquake hit Balaroa

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet

JAKARTA: Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing 737 Max jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, search officials said on Monday.

China sentences Canadian man to death for drug smuggling

A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries.

Canadian First Nations hold power to bring down emissions

Who are all these non-Indigenous people who are telling First Nations in B.C. what is good for them and what is good for our environment?

Four men face Berlin trial for giant gold coin heist

BERLIN, Jan 10 — Four Berlin men go on trial today charged over the spectacular museum theft of a giant commemorative gold coin called the “Big Maple Leaf” and valued at €3.75 million (RM17.7 million).

Second S. Korea taxi driver in ride-sharing protest suicide

A taxi driver takes part in a protest against a carpool service application launched by Kakao Corp last year, in central Seoul, October 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Elvis Express: Fans rock n' roll their way to outback festival

SYDNEY: Elvis Presley may have “left the building” four decades ago, but his spirit was alive and well at Sydney’s main station Thursday, as hundreds of fans boarded trains to an outback festival celebrating their idol.