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September 25, 2017 1:20 PM After the election, Germany’s democracy faces its hardest test since 1949

Germany, my country: It is a somber day for you, for me and for democrats across the West. In Germany’s earthquake national elections, a radical right-wing party entered the federal legislature for the first time in more than half a century. Founded in 2013, Alternative for Germany (AfD) failed to pass the 5 percent threshold in that year’s elections 4

September 23, 2017 2:27 PM New quake sows panic in Mexico City

MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday 3

September 23, 2017 4:20 AM Frida the rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexican earthquake

MEXICO CITY: For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from Tuesday's devastating earthquake, Frida the Navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and pride in the search for survivors. Known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots, the 7-year-old yellow Labrador has become a social media star, appearing on one man's tattoo 3

September 21, 2017 9:01 PM Thousands rally against 'dictator' Duterte

Protesters liken his rule to that of Marcos and slam mass anti-drug killings, martial rule in Mindanao Thousands held rallies across the Philippines yesterday in the biggest protest so far against what they see as a slide towards authoritarian rule under President Rodrigo Duterte. At least 12,000 leftist activists marched towards a historic bridge leading 3

September 21, 2017 4:44 PM Donald Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear programme

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Thursday (Sept 21) that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programme. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest 3

September 21, 2017 4:15 PM Trump Moves to Widen U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

The new sanctions order came as Mr. Trump hosted President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan for a show of solidarity on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. While the president is largely aligned with Mr. Abe, he has derided South Korea’s approach to the North as “appeasement,” declaring that “talking 3

September 21, 2017 10:35 AM South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

SEOUL: South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send US$8 million (5.93 million pounds) worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued. North Korea's foreign minister likened U.S. President Donald Trump to a "barking 3

September 18, 2017 9:57 PM Street ‘Doctor’ in China Cuts Dogs’ Vocal Cords to Stop Them From Barking

is not a licensed veterinarian, and thus is not qualified to perform such operations, according to Chengdu Business Daily (via Weibo). He told the outlet that he learned to perform the procedure — “debarking” — a few years ago after opening a pet shop. Debarking, medically known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy, is a controversial procedure 5

September 18, 2017 6:17 PM Hulu’s Emmy wins mark its emergence as a major entertainment player

The Handmaid’s Tale has turned Hulu into a real network Going into the 69th Emmy awards Sunday night, online streaming services were poised to make a statement. Original programming from Netflix, Amazon Studios, and Hulu earned more than 125 nominations this year. Netflix earned 92 of them on its own, buoyed by huge showings for Stranger Things and The Crown 3

September 11, 2017 9:00 PM Pet shop sorry for rough handling of dog

A pet shop in NEX shopping mall apologised yesterday following allegations that one of its staff members had abused a dog. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) confirmed that it is investigating the case. On Sunday, a customer, Jamie Thompson, posted a 10-second video clip on Facebook showing a dog being thrown into a cage by a person 2