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More divorces and fewer marriages in Singapore last year

30 July 2014

There were more divorces and annulments last year, even as fewer couples tied the knot, according to the Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2013 report released on Tuesday. There were 7,525 divorces and annulments in 2013, a 4 per cent increase from 2012. About 26,250 couples wed last year, a 6 per cent drop from […]

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Fresh Israeli strikes kill two children ahead of truce talks

30 July 2014

Fresh Israeli bombardments rocked Gaza in the early hours of Wednesday, killing two children, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day, international efforts to bring an end to the bloodshed that has killed more than 1,200 people […]

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Carnival of Flowers: A carnival queen is helped with her costume during the "Carnival of Flowers" celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. Thousands of revelers poured into the downtown area for the Caribbean nation

Carnival of Flowers

30 July 2014

Carnival of Flowers: A carnival queen is helped with her costume during the “Carnival of Flowers” celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. Thousands of revelers poured into the downtown area for the Caribbean nation’s third “Carnival of Flowers,” a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era. (AP/Dieu Nalio Chery) Full News here […]

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Football: Scolari joins Gremio after Brazil flop

30 July 2014

Luiz Felipe Scolari did not have to wait long to find work after his Brazil World Cup disaster as he was announced as Gremio’s new coach on Tuesday. The Porto Alegre club took to its Twitter feed to confirm the appointment. Scolari has already coached the club twice before in 1987 and from 1993 to […]

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Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

30 July 2014

Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said. The troops killed three militants in an exchange of fire while four others died when a group […]

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Philippine Internet slowest in Asean

30 July 2014

Philippine Internet slowest in Asean Philippine Internet: Internet access in the Philippines is more expensive and more restricted than other countries. (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN). Feature News. Nusa Ceningan Bali's true spirit · A dynasty in antiques · The rebirth of Jakarta's Old Town. Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Child dies after being trampled in open house stampede

30 July 2014

An 11-year-old child, Radika, died after she was trampled in an open-house gathering at the residence of Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla on Tuesday. “She fell and was trampled while the people were jostling,” stated … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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3 dead in tourist bus crash in Norway

30 July 2014

Norwegian authorities say three people were killed and several injured, one seriously, when a tourist bus from Switzerland slammed into a mountainside in central Norway. Hospital spokesman Svein H. Karlsen said the most gravely injured passenger was flown by helicopter to a hospital in the nearby city of Namsos. There were 17 people on the […]

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Two killed in banana boat game off Tanjung Karang Donggala

30 July 2014

Two people were killed and five others were injured in a “banana boat” game accident in the sea of the beach resort of Tanjung Karang Donggala, Central Sulawesi, 35 kilometers north of here on Tuesday afternoon. An … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Police to chase armed group members in Lanny Jaya

30 July 2014

Papuas regional police command chief Brigadier General Yotje Mende said here on Tuesday that the police would chase the armed civilian groups that had attacked police personnel in Lanny Jaya on Monday. “We will continue … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Regional police command sends reinforcements to Lanny Jaya

29 July 2014

The chief of Papuas Regional Police Command had deployed reinforcements to Lanny Jaya following a recent attack by an armed civilian group in the district that claimed the lives of two police officers. “The forces will be … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19

29 July 2014

The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis’ second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet with victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed some 6,300 people, left another 1,060 missing and devastated parts of the […]

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Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

29 July 2014

Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past As Indonesia celebrates the victory of reformist ex-Jakarta governor Joko Widodo in the presidential elections, it also marks the rise of his deputy, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who takes over from him. Purnama, 48, is the first ethnic Chinese to become … Full News here […]

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Two policemen dead, four rifles missing in Papua

29 July 2014

Two police officers from the Pirime police office in Lanny Jaya district, Papua, were shot and killed on Monday by a group of armed insurgents in Nugume Village. The two policemen were among eight police officers en route to meet citizens of Maki village. The eight policemen were riding in the same car when they were ambushed […]

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Ragunan Zoo witnesses 72 thousand visitors

29 July 2014

Till 12 noon on Tuesday, a total of 72 thousand people had visited Ragunan Zoo in East Jakarta, but the number will continue to increase until late in the afternoon, zoo spokesman Wahyudi Bambang said. “Until late in the … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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