NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

AFP 08/12/2018

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. “Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff! Of the mighty Delta…

‘Religion must obey Chinese law’

AP 08/11/2018

WEIZHOU, China — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive…

Jury awards $289M to man who contracted cancer

AP 08/11/2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame…

‘Suicidal’ man steals, crashes empty plane

AFP 08/11/2018

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive…

Muslims protest plan to demolish mosque

AP 08/10/2018

BEIJING — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country.…

Chinese woman refuses to heed doctors’ advice to abort her twins

08/09/2018

A 67-year-old woman in China got pregnant with twins, and is defying doctors’ advice to have an abortion due to threat to her health. The woman, named Zhang, will be one of the oldest women to give…

Indonesia to ban dog meat consumption

Asia News Network/Inquirer.net 08/08/2018

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has agreed to issue a regulation banning the trade in dog meat amid concerns over the spread of rabies and animal abuse following a series of campaigns against the consumption of dog…

Death toll rises to 31, scores still missing

AFP 08/06/2018

The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away. Information about the number…

Mainland China supplies freshwater to Taiwan islet

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 08/06/2018

BEIJING — An undersea pipeline started delivering fresh water from Fujian province on the Chinese mainland to an islet in Taiwan on Sunday to ease its water shortage. The source of the water is Longhu Reservoir, the…

5 killed, 44 others shot in wave of violence in Chicago

AFP 08/06/2018

FORTY-FOUR people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded “totally unacceptable.” Chicago Police chief of patrol Fred Waller told a press…

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