The boss of Pakistan’s ruling party is sentenced to ten years in jail

The boss of Pakistan’s ruling celebration is sentenced to 10 years in jail

  EARLY on the morning of July sixth reporters started to assemble their tripods exterior Avenfield House, a complicated condo block on London’s Park Lane. The air of rich anonymity that hangs across the red-stone constructing belies its notoriety; in Pakistan, there are few addresses extra well-known. The assembled hacks have been hoping to catch […]

The Thai cave rescue

The Thai cave rescue

TEN days after a flash flood inundated a 10km-deep community of caves in Thailand which 12 boys and their soccer coach had been exploring, the lacking crew was discovered alive by rescue divers. But the 13, who have been found 2km into the cave, are nonetheless unable to go away. The manner out stays flooded. […]

Turkmenistan finds a novel solution to mass emigration

Turkmenistan finds a novel resolution to mass emigration

CITIZENS of Turkmenistan are positively allowed to depart the nation, its immigration service insisted in a press release in mid-April. The declaration got here in response to reviews that males underneath the age of 30 have been being prevented from boarding worldwide flights. But in current weeks reviews have begun rising once more of males […]

Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers

Japan is lastly beginning to admit extra international employees

WHEN Sakura no Mori hospital and care dwelling in Kawaguchi, 20km north of Tokyo, employed its first international employees six years in the past, among the sufferers would shout “gaijin” (“foreigner”) to summon them; others had been cautious of getting something to do with them in any respect. Today Verlian Oktravina, a 26-year-old Indonesian nurse, […]

Malaysia’s former prime minister is charged with breach of trust

Malaysia’s former prime minister is charged with breach of belief

“IF YOU are listening to this message,” started the recording posted on the Facebook web page of Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime minister unseated in elections in May, “it means action has been taken.” The motion in query was Mr Najib’s arrest, on July third. After an evening in jail, he was charged with three […]

Australia’s states offer to make treaties with aboriginals

Australia’s states provide to make treaties with aboriginals

PATRICK DODSON was there on the day, 30 years in the past, that prime minister Bob Hawke promised aboriginals a treaty that will finally acknowledge their rights. At the time Mr Dodson was the supervisor of one of many many “land councils” that aboriginals had shaped in an effort to reclaim their conventional lands. He […]

From dusty villages to Delhi, Indians seek people to persecute

From dusty villages to Delhi, Indians search folks to persecute

WHEN the 2 previous associates set off in early June for a day within the nation, they’d no inkling of what was in retailer. Abhijit Nath, a 30-year-old businessman, preferred cooking, canines and fancy pet fish. Nilotpal Das, 29, a dreamy, dreadlocked sound technician, had lately motorbiked the breadth of India, from the seashores of […]

The president of the Philippines wants to change the constitution

The president of the Philippines desires to vary the structure

NEVER one to stay to a script, Rodrigo Duterte regales audiences with tirades, profanities and anecdotes. A politician cast in town-hall frays, he is aware of the way to seize hearts and headlines. This week he determined to tackle God, calling him “stupid” and a “son of a whore”, to predictable uproar. Mr Duterte clearly […]

Local elections in Indonesia prefigure next year’s presidential poll

Local elections in Indonesia prefigure subsequent yr’s presidential ballot

IN A shady store porch in central Medan, the most important metropolis within the province of North Sumatra, votes are being counted. A younger man tirelessly unfolds every poll, holds it up and declares the candidates marked to a handful of onlookers. Behind him, a girl carrying a floral hijab tallies the votes on a […]

Asia is at last waking up to the threat of a trade war

Asia is eventually waking as much as the specter of a commerce warfare

IT IS laborious to argue that the United States and China will not be on the point of a commerce warfare. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose larger tariffs on $450bn of imports from China, with the primary tranche, on $34bn of Chinese items, on account of take impact on July sixth. Mr Trump […]