Nepal | 25,000 websites blocked in pornography ban

Nepalese internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence, officials said yesterday. The government

Japan | Abe renews pledge to change country’s charter to boost troops

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his pledge yesterday to push for a revision to the country’s war- renouncing constitution, in which he wants the military

Singapore | Large foreign inflows are growth risk, deputy PM says

Capital inflows are proving to be just as much a curse as a blessing, with the potential to harm economic growth, Singapore’s deputy prime minister said.

Indonesia | 27 dead in floods, landslides on Sumatra island

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said

Venezuelan doctors on US Navy mission to help compatriots

A dozen Venezuelan doctors volunteered to join the USNS Comfort as the Navy hospital ship visits three South American countries that are struggling to cope with a flood

Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

A month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have

Offbeat | Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders draws complaints

A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary

This Day in History | 1964 – Khrushchev ‘retires’ as head of USSR

Nikita Khrushchev has unexpectedly stepped down as leader of the Soviet Union. The official Soviet news agency, Tass, announced that a plenary meeting of the Communist

Football | A friendly for China and India has billions interested

When the world’s most heavily populated countries meet on the football field for the first time in 21 years, there’s destined to be billions of people interested

50 years after fists: Who would listen, who would care?

Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a

Scolari inspiring Palmeiras and leaving 7-1 behind

It was the middle of a July summer night in Cascais, a seaside Portuguese city, when Luiz Felipe Scolari’s cell phone rang. His first thought was

World briefs

SOUTH CHINA SEA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam’s prime minister have discussed efforts by their countries to delineate their maritime boundaries in the disputed South China Sea,

The Buzz | UK fans flocked to TV to watch Princess Eugenie’s wedding

The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was a big hit in terms of British TV viewership. ITV said Saturday that it added roughly 2.1 million

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia warned yesterday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the

Views on China | Blame the trade war for China’s luxury swoop

China just dealt a blow to the global luxury goods industry. You can blame the trade war for that. The crackdown on the daigou trade — in which tourists, friends

Monday, October 15, 2018 – edition no. 3149

* Shinzo Abe renews pledge to change Japan’s charter to boost troops * Ministerial conference postponed to 2020 * Lam reviews assembly work * Ban of legislative candidate criticized   DOWNLOAD

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