Mandela in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela was critically ill in hospital yesterday after his condition suddenly deteriorated, leaving South Africans anxiously awaiting the latest news of their revered anti-apartheid icon. “The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in hospital in... more »

LDP wins Tokyo elections

TOKYO: Tokyo voters appeared to give their support to the economic policies of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, with his party winning a landslide victory in local elections in the capital. Voting for the 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly... more »

Singapore sunny thanks to wind direction

SINGAPORE: Singapore woke up to clear blue skies yesterday thanks to favourable winds but Malaysia was still being suffocated by smog from forest fires in Indonesia, where cloud-seeding flights have produced little rain. Officials in Singapore, which bore the brunt... more »

Giant panda gives birth to twins

BEIJING: A rare giant panda has given birth to twins in China, the first pair of the endangered species born in the world this year, conservation workers told state media Sunday. They were born to a panda named Haizi at... more »
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