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October 29, 2017 10:32 PM If North Korea Is Preparing for Nuclear War, All of Asia Needs Nuclear Weapons, Says Henry Kissinger

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former Secretary of State and Cold War strategist Henry R. Kissinger warned that East Asia is racing towards nuclear proliferation. The controversial former diplomat--whose critics charge with aiding and abetting military regimes in Latin America during his time as part of the Nixon Administration—said that a nuclear-armed 3

October 28, 2017 5:21 PM Mourinho happy to keep his critics quiet

Jose Mourinho celebrated the “beauty” of winning ugly and shushed his critics — both for by no means the first time in his career. An Anthony Martial goal gave Manchester United victory over Tottenham, their title rivals, at the end of an attritional match and Mourinho’s pleasure was deepened by the manner Martial converted his chance and also the circumstances 6

October 25, 2017 6:03 PM This may be the best way to become a drone pilot, if you can afford it

I’m not talking about the toy drones that float around your house, bouncing harmlessly off walls, people, and furniture, or even then $99 ones you keep losing over the ocean. The first time I flew an expensive drone, I couldn’t get used to the pitch, yaw, forward, reverse, and elevation controls and flew it straight into a tree (okay, I backed up into it). DJI gets it and, now, with partner 7

October 24, 2017 5:28 AM Lessons from the Penang landslide: Sin Chew Daily

In its editorial on Oct 24, the paper calls for urgent measures to identify the culprits and lapses that led to the landslide at a construction site in Penang. KUALA LUMPUR (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Eleven people were buried alive in the landslide at a Tanjung Bungah construction site in Penang. The rescue team was racing against time to take them out of the mud. Indeed 8

October 21, 2017 12:10 PM 3 killed, 11 trapped after landslide in northern Malaysia

A landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia on Saturday killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, officials said. Fire and rescue official Mohamad Rizuan Ramli said a 10-metre-high slope crashed down at the construction site in northern Penang state, a popular tourist destination 10

October 21, 2017 12:10 PM Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3; 11 more trapped

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia on Saturday killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, officials said. Fire and rescue official Mohamad Rizuan Ramli said a 10-meter (33-feet) -high slope crashed down at the construction site in northern Penang 5

October 20, 2017 12:57 AM The rubble in Raqqa reminds us of our military might. But what’s next?

Looking at photographs of the ruined, desolate streets of what was once the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa is a reminder of the overwhelming, pitilessly effective military power of the United States. Perhaps it’s a tribute to the inevitable nature of American force, once it’s engaged, that the fall of Raqqa in Syria this week provoked so little public 4

October 19, 2017 1:07 PM Wong Li Lin: former ballerina, actress, entrepreneur, and now a public servant

SINGAPORE - In her role as Inspector Elaine Tay in police drama Triple Nine, she used to clear the streets of criminals. Now, in her new job, former actress Wong Li Lin will help clean up Singapore’s streets - literally. She is the new executive director of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), the latest incarnation for the 45-year-old who was once a professional 4

October 13, 2017 2:28 AM Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif.: Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country. The death toll, revised upward by eight on Thursday, marked the greatest loss of life from a single California wildfire 12

October 12, 2017 8:43 AM Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar's western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal violence, sending more than 520,000 Rohingya racing over to neighbouring 18