World

S. Korea finally mulls bills on N. Korea human rights

Monday, 24 November 2014.

SEOUL: South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanised by the adoption of a landmark UN resolution condemning Pyongyang’s rights abuses.

Exploding excrement topples building in China

Monday, 24 November 2014.

BEIJING: A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

S. Korea women forecast to outnumber men next year

Monday, 24 November 2014.

SEOUL: South Korea will undergo a major demographic change next year when, for the first time, women will outnumber men – the result of a rapidly ageing population.

Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

Monday, 24 November 2014.

SANTIAGO: Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate.

Putin breaks silence on family to say daughters live in Russia

Monday, 24 November 2014.

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke silence Sunday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a highly kept secret.

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

Monday, 24 November 2014.

LOS ANGELES: American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honours and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs

Monday, 24 November 2014.

LOS ANGELES: One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.

British banker fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

Monday, 24 November 2014.

HONG KONG: A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on today ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests.

Soyuz spacecraft docks with International Space Station

Monday, 24 November 2014.

WASHINGTON: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy’s first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.

Death toll rises to 3 from bombing in Philippines

Monday, 24 November 2014.

KIDAPAWAN: The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said today.