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September 14, 2017 6:45 AM Man in China files false robbery report to avoid handing pay cheque to wife

A man’s plan to avoid handing over his pay cheque to his wife by filing a false police report backfired, after police saw through his ruse with the help of traffic camera footage. The man, surnamed Cai, lives in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. He was detained for 10 days and fined 500 yuan (S$103) for his act. According to a report in the Global 20

September 14, 2017 4:45 AM China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

YANGON (Reuters) - China has endorsed Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as “ethnic cleansing”. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerrilla 69

September 13, 2017 4:40 AM Nigeria in search of a nation

“It was never intended that the area now called Nigeria or any of the area granted to other countries would metamorphose into a nation. It was intended to be a fief for exploitation of raw materials such as palm oil, palm kernel, groundnut, cocoa, rubber and cotton to meet the industrial demands of Europe!!!” IN THE BEGINING: Once upon a time and indeed 82

September 11, 2017 6:47 PM U.N. Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. It was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council 48

September 10, 2017 3:28 PM China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans. The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force. Both the UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts 60

September 7, 2017 4:45 AM Hurricane Irma worsens Latin America's fuel supply crunch

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin American countries that have struggled to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast last month. Latin America had already been scrambling for almost two weeks to find cargoes because 53

September 5, 2017 7:14 AM China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences

BEIJING — China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un’s government so hard it collapses. Though China has long been the North’s main trading partner and diplomatic protector, Kim’s nuclear and missile tests have alienated Chinese leaders, who supported last month’s U.N. sanctions that slash North Korean revenue 57

September 5, 2017 6:42 AM China's Xi wants to put relations with India on 'right track': Xinhua

XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - China wants to put its relationship with India on the “right track”, President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting in Xiamen, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. Xi told Modi that healthy, stable ties were in the interests of both countries, Xinhua said, in a meeting on the sidelines of a summit 59

September 5, 2017 6:10 AM India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects, officials said. India seeks to boost economic ties with resource-rich Myanmar, with which it shares a 1,600-km (1,000-mile) 65

September 5, 2017 5:55 AM BRICS countries express concern over several terror groups

Xiamen - Five major emerging economies including China and India agreed on Monday to strengthen cooperation against terrorism and a range of organisations in a declaration that includes some Pakistan-based ones, in a diplomatic victory for New Delhi. A declaration adopted at a summit of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa 60