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November 2, 2017 4:25 AM Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Meanwhile, New Zealand has reiterated its offer to accept 163

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM Australia has stranded hundreds of refugees on a remote island

For four years, Australia has detained hundreds of refugees on a remote island belonging to Papua New Guinea. From the start, those refugees, who had attempted to reach Australia illegally by boat from all over the world, protested the detention center's terrible conditions. They clamored for the center's closing, and many in Australia took to the streets 123

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 121

October 30, 2017 1:02 PM Public transport fares largely unchanged after review, 2 off-peak trials to end

SINGAPORE — Public transport fares will remain largely unchanged, the Public Transport Council (PTC) announced on Monday (Oct 30) after its latest review. The Council also announced that free morning pre-peak hour travel will cease from Dec 29. But discounts of up to 50 cents will be given to this group of commuters. The discount will apply to commuters 99

October 29, 2017 2:05 AM Mogadishu Hotel Blast Kills at Least 23, Latest in Wave of Violence

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. Speaking to The Associated 95

October 29, 2017 1:17 AM Mogadishu hotel attack leaves 23 dead, al-Shabab takes responsibility

A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest. Speaking by telephone from the scene 91

October 25, 2017 9:05 AM Thais, their late king, and the last goodbye

Context will be hard to come by this week as Thais bid farewell to their late monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his 70-year reign whose light gave out on Oct 13 last year. There is a mismatch of seeing Thailand today with all of its modernity and cosmopolitanism compared to how the country was shaped and formed in earlier decades. To understand the spectacle 29

October 24, 2017 2:46 PM Saudi Arabia seeks new economy with $500 billion business zone with Jordan, Egypt

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, seeking to free itself from dependence on oil exports, announced on Tuesday a $500 billion (£380.5 billion) plan to build a business and industrial zone extending into Jordan and Egypt. The 26,500 square km (10,230 square mile) zone, known as NEOM, to be powered entirely by renewable energy, will focus on industries including 22

October 20, 2017 4:09 AM Jurong households, businesses to have option of buying power from any retailer from April 2018

SINGAPORE — About 108,000 households and 9,500 business accounts in Jurong will be the first to have the option of buying electricity from any retailer besides SP Group from April next year, in a soft launch of the liberalisation of the electricity market. The rest of Singapore will have the option in the second half of 2018, announced the Energy Market 84

October 20, 2017 4:05 AM Open Electricity Market extended to households, businesses in Jurong from April

SINGAPORE: From April next year, households and businesses in Jurong will be able to buy their electricity from a retailer. This soft launch of the Open Electricity Market will "provide consumers with more choices and flexibility", the Energy Market Authority (EMA) said in a media release on Friday (Oct 20). A total of 108,000 household accounts and 9,500 business 81