A migrant is helped by an Armed Forces of Malta airman to a waiting ambulance after being brought to Malta by helicopter.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (...

Cars may go out of fashion in S'pore, says Khaw Boon Wan

Imagine a Singapore where cars are out of fashion. Where people don't see a need to take driving lessons. Where people choose to walk or cycle.


A Thai police officer stands beside the bags containing the bodies of two murdered British tourists as they are brought to the forensic department of the Police General Hospital in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Thai police free Myanmar suspects, hunt for killers of British pair on

Thai police on Tuesday ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists.

The bodies of Mr David Miller, 24, and Ms Hannah Witheridge, 23, arrived...

Artist quit uni to draw full-time. Her stunning art pieces now sell for $57,000

If you're wondering if that's Kanye West's face on a 100 dollar bill, yes, yes it is.

While the thought in itself is pretty alarming, you've...

M'sia woman robbed at gunpoint, saved by police roadblock

This is one of the rare occasions where we're actually glad to see a police roadblock.

Two robbers forced their victim out of their car and fled after realising they were approaching a...

Another intruder sexually attacks M'sia university student

An 18-year-old student alleged that a stranger intruded into her room and molested her.

She had check­ed into a hotel as she had returned late from her home town in Negri Sembilan and could...

Man arrested for trying to smuggle 5kg of birds' nest to China

A Chinese man hid close to 5kg of birds' nest in cans of tea and tried to smuggle them out of Sri Lanka.

He was caught at the country's main airport in Colombo on Tuesday.

The man...

Mojang founder puts sanity first in US$2.5 billion Minecraft sale to Microsoft

Markus Persson has decided he has had enough.

In an outpouring that had to be reposted after crashing his Notch.net server on Monday, Persson, who founded...

Thai police want to talk to British man over backpackers' murders

Police are searching for a British man in connection with the gruesome murders of two young backpackers.

The semi-naked bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found at...