• 10 die as plane strikes house near Manila

    Mar 17, 2018 | 06:52 am

    MANILA: A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff about 80km north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those on board and five people on the ground.

  • Bangkok-Pattaya special train makes debut

    Mar 17, 2018 | 06:27 am

    PATTAYA: A special tourist train from Bangkok to Pattaya and Sattahip made its debut on Saturday, with services planned every weekend for the next six months to spur tourism in the eastern region.

  • Russia to expel 23 UK diplomats

    Mar 17, 2018 | 04:45 am

    MOSCOW: Russia is preparing to expel 23 British diplomats and halt the activities of the British Council in response to London's "provocative" measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

  • China touts 'Polar Silk Road'

    Mar 17, 2018 | 04:25 am

    SHANGHAI: China has begun building its first polar expedition cruise ship, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, as the country looks to shipping lanes opened up by global warming to extend President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative to the Arctic.

  • 'Great Helmsman' Xi wins unanimous vote

    Mar 17, 2018 | 03:34 am

    BEIJING: China’s parliament unanimously reappointed Xi Jinping as president while installing one of his most trusted allies as vice-president, highlighting how little public opposition remains to his rule.

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