Indian tycoon Adani’s mega port hangs in the balance as a fishing community protests

On the main road to billionaire Gautam Adani's planned Vizhinjam mega port on the southern tip of India, a shelter built by the coastal region's Christian fishing community blocks the entrance, preventing further construction. The simple 1,200 square-feet structure with a corrugated-iron roof has since August stood in the way of ambitions for the country's...

Russian TV presenter says sorry but faces probe for call to drown Ukrainian children

A Russian TV presenter apologised on Monday (Oct 24) for calling for Ukrainian children to be drowned, as Russia's state Investigative Committee said it was probing his remarks. In a show last week on state-controlled broadcaster RT, presenter Anton Krasovsky said Ukrainian children who saw Russians as occupiers under the Soviet Union should have been...

Will Japan’s food banks have enough to feed all the needy in coming weeks?

The neediest in Japanese society have muddled through the last couple of years, enduring the economic insecurity that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on jobs with the help of the nation's food banks. With Japan – and the rest of the world – apparently headed into recession as a result of the Ukraine war,...

Covid-19 wave looms in Europe as booster campaign makes slow start

A new Covid-19 wave appears to be brewing in Europe as cooler weather arrives, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over types of available vaccines will likely limit booster uptake. Omicron subvariants BA.4/5 that dominated this summer are still behind the majority of infections, but newer Omicron subvariants are gaining ground....

Japanese Gamer Remix Her Catchy Song With Malay Curse Words

One of the most fun and entertaining things about gaming is that you can meet new people online. Just log in to any lobby of any multiplayer game and you can have fun with people from all over the world and who knows, you might become best friends in real life. With that being said,...

Al Gore sees the world at ‘tipping point’ for climate action

The world is at a "positive tipping point" in the fight against climate change as surging oil and gas costs spur governments to decarbonise faster, former US Vice President and co-founder of Generation Investment Management Al Gore told Reuters. He pointed to the Inflation Reduction Act signed in August, a $430-billion (S$607 billion) bill seen as the...

Britons back new King Charles, so long as he keeps quiet

King Charles has enjoyed a surge in support since he succeeded Queen Elizabeth as Britain's new monarch, a poll has shown, but some of those mourning his late mother warn he must follow her example and keep his views to himself. A YouGov survey for the Times newspaper found backing for Charles, 73, had dramatically...

The Reason Why This Mother Helped Her Husband Raped 11yo Daughter

Where else could we feel safe if not in our own home? Our parents are supposed to be our protectors, but it appears that child sexual misconduct by stepfathers or even fathers is a common occurrence that will eventually leave a permanent scar in the lives of the victims. A video had gone viral detailing the perverted...

Mourners mark Princess Diana’s death in Paris, 25 years on

Mourners marked the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's death in Paris on Wednesday (Aug 31), laying flowers and leaving messages on the bridge above the underpass where she was killed in a car crash. Blooms and pictures of Diana adorned the gold-leaf covered Flame of Liberty, a replica of the torch of the Statue of...

‘He used his status to lure victims’: YouTuber Dee Kosh jailed for sexual offences involving teenage boys

YouTuber Darryl Ian Koshy, who committed various sexual offences, including offering cash to a boy below 18 for sexual services, was jailed for 32 weeks on Friday (Aug 5). Better known as Dee Kosh, the 33-year-old will begin serving his sentence on Friday. Koshy had pleaded guilty in May to one charge of offering cash to...