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Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Nov 24, 2016

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore’s defense ministry said Thursday. Without mentioning Taiwan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a ...

Nov 24, 2016

Indonesian army helicopter carrying five goes missing

An Indonesian army helicopter carrying five people went missing Thursday over Borneo island, an official said, the latest blow to the country’s accident-prone military. The Bell 412 helicopter lost contact in the morning on a short flight from Tarakan in North Kalimantan province to ...

Has Zika circulated quietly in Asia for decades?

Nov 24, 2016

Has Zika circulated quietly in Asia for decades?

Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies — an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus. It also presented a mystery: why had a virus that had been little more ...

Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Nov 24, 2016

Sydney zoo gets rare echidna births

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three moms hatching within days of each other. Echidnas, or spiny anteaters, are notoriously difficult to breed in human care, but keepers at ...

Nov 24, 2016

Man charged over hoax calls to pilots in Australia

A man accused of making hoax calls to pilots in Australia, which saw at least one passenger plane change altitude and course, has been charged with endangering the safety of aircraft, police said. The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday following 16 separate unauthorized radio transmissions ...

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

Nov 24, 2016

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling ...