YANGON: Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar’s first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US fast food chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nat
SYDNEY: Hundreds of inmates at a maximum security prison in Melbourne rioted on Tuesday and prison staff were evacuated after, according to media reports, a protest against a smoking ban at the facili
MANILA: Malaysia’s pardons board has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence on a Filipino woman convicted of smuggling 5 kilograms of cocaine at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, the Philippine Embass
BERLIN: Far-right crime in Germany soared 24 percent last year to the highest level in six years, with a “shameful” surge in attacks on refugee centers, an official report released Tuesday showed.
LONDON: Police and emergency services took part in the biggest counter-terrorism drill held in London to date on Tuesday, with about 1,000 officers testing their response to a potential militant attac
WASHINGTON: Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.
JOHANNESBURG: A lion that escaped from a South African national park nearly a month ago was finally captured after being shot with a dart from a helicopter, authorities said Tuesday.
LISBON: A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to western Europe, with France the next in line for a scorching day.
ABUJA: Nigerian state governors are to look into why potentially billions of dollars in oil revenue were allegedly not paid into government coffers, as part of a wider probe into the state-run oil fir
ODAWARA, Japan: A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.
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