Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Two Christians whipped publicly under Shariah laws in Aceh

Two Indonesian Christians were publicly whipped for gambling in the province of Aceh, said the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It said this was a rare case of non-Muslims being punished under Islamic law. It also said this was indication Indonesia is...

Norwegian ministers pay excess expenditures unlike Singapore ministers

In Norway, the ministers have a tight spending limit. They are also duty bound to pay for any excess in their daily expenditure from their own pockets. In Norway, the ministers have a tight spending limit. It entails there are no...

MH370 wreck will be tough to recover!

The wreckage of MH370, once located, will be a tough call for salvagers. However, they Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered, AFP said. Nevertheless, searchers will carry out recovery operations even if it is in pitch-black darkness. Salvagers...

Watch this Chinese New Year display of self-driving cars over Hong Kong’s new bridge

Self-driving cars rode over the world’s longest over the sea bridge, creating an amazing view. The cars were driving along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, which is the world’s longest over the sea bridge. The display took place on the eve of...

Hailstorm kills sheep, wreck cars in Australia

A heavy hailstorm has hit Clermont, Australia. The storm of heavy hail (tennis ball size) hit the Aussie region on 20th Feb. The hailstorm is said to have damaged cars, and killed sheep.

Rappler linked to US spies suggests Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suggested the domestic news outlet Rappler was linked to the US spies, adding the aim was to undermine his government. The President banned Rappler from his events, saying the site probably had the backing of the...

Four Indonesian provinces on disaster alert as hot spots rise

By Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Four Indonesian provinces - including one that sits on Singapore's doorstep - are officially on disaster alert after a rising number of hot spots were detected within their boundaries. Riau, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan provinces have...

Chinese supermodel Liu Wen slammed for “Lunar New Year” greetings

By Koh Hui Xin The South China Morning Post reported that top Chinese supermodel Liu Wen has sparked a row after wishing followers a happy “Lunar New Year” instead of “Chinese New Year” in an Instagram post on Feb 18,...

Illegal PRC taxi drivers cause trouble in paradise Mauritius

Trouble is brewing in paradise thanks to illegal Chinese taxi drivers. This is a story that has been making the rounds over the years in Mauritius: That of taxi marons – or illegal taxis. But Mauritian taxi operators are aghast that...

US$750 billion is coming to Apple shareholders

A whopping US$750 billion is set to be part of Apple’s capital return program to its shareholders. With so much cash, Apple shareholders can have their cake and eat it too, said Gary Morton. A proposal for a 50% increase in...
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French baguettes get UNESCO heritage status

PARIS, France - The French baguette - "250 grams of magic and perfection", in the words of President Emmanuel...
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