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Japanese woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat

Japanese woman dies of tick disease...

1 hour 48 min ago

TOKYO — A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat, in what is possibly the world’s first animal-to-human transmission of the disease.

Indonesia’s disaster agency says forest fire threat to escalate

Indonesia’s disaster agency says...

July 25

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) has warned of an escalating threat of forest fires with the dry season expected to peak in coming months, while hot spots...

Duterte pushes on with ‘eye for an eye’ legal system

Duterte pushes on with ‘eye for an...

July 24

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday (July 24) to press on with his controversial drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he outlined his...

Sabah wildlife park must be relocated: State minister

Sabah wildlife park must be relocated...

July 24

KOTA KINABALU — Sabah’s Lok Kawi Wildlife Park must be relocated in order for it be managed successfully, said Sabah’s tourism, culture and environment minister Masidi Manjun.

Thai cops bust US$3 million phone scam gang

Thai cops bust US$3 million phone...

July 24

BANGKOK – A gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned US$3 million from scores of victims, police...

Malaysia’s new MRT hits daily ridership of 140,000

Malaysia’s new MRT hits daily...

July 24

KUALA LUMPUR — Daily ridership for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (MRT SBK) has surpassed the 140,000 mark with Saturday’s (July 22) figures registering a total of 142,313...