Thursday, 21/9/2017 | 4:00 UTC+8
  • Sex Offence
    8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offences against girl

    PERTH — An Australian man was accused on July 29 of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500 child sex offences. Western Australia police arrested the men after receiving a tip-off from the public. Police say the father

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  • Disc-Brake
    Why Carbon-Ceramic Brake Disks For High Performance Cars?

    High performance car typically have the carbon ceramic composite brake disc rather than regular cast iron brake disks. That kind of high powerful engine and performance car required light weight material and body as well as the dynamic body shape. If the typical cast iron brake disks fit on the high performance wheel it will wear out

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  • Steve Jobs.
    Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits Steve Jobs never forgave him

    Former Apple CEO John Sculley is now a backer of a range of different tech companies — including the Obi Mobiles Android line and enterprise company Zeta Interactive, shortly to IPO — but he will probably be best known as the man who ousted Steve Jobs from Apple in 1985. Sculley told us recently at

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  • A view of a destroyed church belfry on a roadside in Tubigon, Bohol, a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines on Oct 16, 2013. Photo: Reuters
    Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

    MANILA (Philippines) — Officials in the Philippines, which has been hit by large natural disasters in recent years, expect a large number of people to join a drill to prepare Manila for a feared 7.2-magnitude earthquake from an active fault that could kill 30,000 people and displace millions. Dr Renato Solidum, who heads the Philippine

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  • South Korea
    South Korea: A Rich Country With Poor-Country Virtues

    South Korea is quite rich—it has GDP per capita of $35,277 about 65% of that of the United States, purchasing-power wise. Yet it runs a budget surplus, has positive real interest rates, and has avoided most of the policy errors of the rich world. It also has projected 2015 and 2016 growth rates of 3.3%

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  • Melbourne
    Proposed Penang tram service gets vote of confidence

    Following the announcement of the Land Public Transport Commission’s (SPAD) intention to table a proposal which could lead to the return of tram services in the state of Penang, a urban studies expert has provided his vote of confidence on the subject, theSun reports. Stuart MacDonald, Penang Institute Fellow and Urban Studies head, commented that

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  • Jayapura_indonesia
    7.0-magnitude quake struck Indonesia’s Papua province

    JAYAPURA, INDONESIA — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday (28 July 2015) panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday (2141

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  • Sex
    Why KL could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

    When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene. Historically, prostitution on the Malay Peninsula had served

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    Foreign prostitutes increasing in Vietnam’s HCM City

    HO CHI MINH CITY, July 1 (Xinhua) — There are many foreign prostitutes in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City but punitive measures like deportation are not taken against them, local online newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) News reported. “When caught, many of these sex workers claim they are tourists who just want to make some

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  • Larry Johnson, an American who moved to Vietnam, grills hot dogs at a Fourth of July party in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 4, 2015. A visit this week by the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party to the White House is seen in Vietnam and in the United States as a significant statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations. (Christian Berg/The New York Times)
    U.S., Vietnam forge new friendships

    DA NANG, Vietnam — The American and Vietnamese war veterans, former enemies, sat together at wooden picnic tables eating hamburgers and chili while Creedence Clearwater Revival played in the background. Do Hung Luan, a former Viet Cong fighter who was imprisoned and tortured for nine years by America’s South Vietnamese allies, ate a burger and

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