Malaysia's Perikatan Nasional coalition to announce candidates for general election

Malaysia’s Perikatan Nasional coalition to announce candidates for general election

Malaysia’s Perikatan Nasional coalition and the country’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional will be unveiling their candidates for the upcoming general election. Main opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) was the first to reveal their list of more than 72 candidates last…

Indian PM Modi visits Gujarat where over 130 died in bridge collapse tragedy

Indian PM Modi visits Gujarat where over 130 died in bridge collapse tragedy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the bridge collapse site in the city of Morbi to assess the disaster that left at least 134 people dead. Mr Modi was accompanied by Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel, who is facing…

Seoul Halloween crowd crush: Families identify personal belongings of victims

Seoul Halloween crowd crush: Families identify personal belongings of victims

South Korean authorities have moved to calm public outrage over the deadly Halloween crowd crush. Interior Minister Lee Sang-min has apologised over the tragedy. He’s vowed to find out the cause of the incident and prevent similar cases from recurring.…

Malaysia's oldest coalition Barisan Nasional set to unveil candidates for general election

Malaysia’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional set to unveil candidates for general election

The race is on for political parties in Malaysia to unveil their candidates ahead of Nomination Day this Saturday. The country’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional and two-year-old Perikatan Nasional will be naming their candidates today. Main opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat…

India bridge collapse: Moments before structure gave way

India bridge collapse: Moments before structure gave way

At least 132 people died in India’s Gujarat state when a colonial-era pedestrian bridge overloaded with religious revellers collapsed into the river on Sunday (Oct 30). The bridge was seen swaying just before its supporting cables snapped. (Video: APTN, Reuters)…

Rishi Sunak takes questions in Parliament for first time as UK prime minister

Rishi Sunak takes questions in Parliament for first time as UK prime minister

Britain’s new leader Rishi Sunak has faced his first Prime Ministers’ Questions session in Parliament. Mr Sunak has been criticised for reappointing Suella Braverman as home secretary. Ms Braverman had stepped down last week after admitting that she sent an…

Malaysia votes: PKR, DAP unveil more fresh faces for GE15

Malaysia votes: PKR, DAP unveil more fresh faces for GE15

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan coalition’s component parties have begun to unveil their slate of potential candidates in batches for the upcoming general elections in November. The multi-racial coalition has been championing diversity as it seeks to win the support of young…

Germany compromises on China's Cosco deal to buy stake in Hamburg port

Germany compromises on China’s Cosco deal to buy stake in Hamburg port

The German government has agreed on a compromise over a controversial Chinese investment in a port in Hamburg — the country’s biggest container terminal. The scale of the purchase has been limited to below 25% of the container terminal, down…

Netherlands investigating two illegal Chinese "police stations"

Netherlands investigating two illegal Chinese “police stations”

The Netherlands is investigating reports that China has set up two illegal police stations — allegedly used to harass Chinese dissidents. The posts in Amsterdam and Rotterdam claim to offer diplomatic assistance, but had not been declared to the Dutch…

US, Japan and South Korea warn of "unprecedented" response if Pyongyang holds nuclear test

US, Japan and South Korea warn of “unprecedented” response if Pyongyang holds nuclear test

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is in Tokyo for talks with her Japanese and South Korean counterparts. The allies discussed simmering tension in the Korean Peninsula. They believe North Korea’s seventh nuclear bomb test is imminent, and have…