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AirAsia jet returns to Australia after suspected bird strike

An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced to return to Australia shortly after take-off following a suspected bird strike, the carrier said Tuesday, the second incident involving the airline in the country in two weeks.

I'll have a rat with that: San Francisco's new rodent cafe

The rodent-borne bubonic plague may seem unappetizing, but for a few San Francisco visionaries, it proved just the inspiration needed to launch one of the city's latest eateries: The Rat Cafe.

Singapore PM faces parliament over family feud

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday rejected claims from his siblings that he abused power and engaged in nepotism as he faced parliament over a family feud that has shocked Singapore.

8 killed in Indon helicopter crash

Eight people were killed after an Indonesian search and rescue helicopter crashed, a senior official said Monday, the latest aviation accident in the country.

Impact of arrest

"I believe illegal workers will go into hiding to avoid the arrest operation."

US warship near SCS island 'serious provocation': China

China denounced a US warship sailing close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing as a "serious political and military provocation", a move that could further strain relations between the superpowers.

Half-a-degree of warming enough to boost extreme weather

Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers reported Friday.

Hong Kong's history: From backwater to metropolis

Modern-day Hong Kong is best known for its sprawl of skyscrapers, a bustling financial hub off the southern coast of mainland China and a regional conduit for trade.

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe

Humanity must put carbon dioxide emissions on a downward slope by 2020 to have a realistic shot at capping global warming at well under two degrees Celsius, the bedrock goal of the Paris climate accord, experts said Wednesday.

Higher energy cost after election

According to reliable sources, the government is expected to defer the decision to increase the electricity tariff until after the election.


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