About 200 Muslim rebels led by their elusive chief have arrived in the Philippine capital for the signing of a preliminary peace pact aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
THE man behind a 2008 mass stabbing attack in Tokyo has been sentenced to death.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
The man behind a 2008 mass stabbing attack in Tokyo has been sentenced to death.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2011
Ugandan authorities have arrested a key suspect in the killing of a prominent gay rights activist who was bludgeoned to death last week, police said.
Thu, 03 Feb, 2011
An anti-gay protester created a commotion at the funeral for a prominent activist slain in Uganda, yelling out homophobic phrases that led to a scuffle with mourners attending the burial.
Sat, 29 Jan, 2011
Originally a popular Stateside radio series in the 1930s, and later a short-lived TV series whose episodes were patched together for the big screen, this sees the first Hollywood version of the masked hero who fights crime … and it’s not a film for anybody who recalls the excellent original.
Fri, 21 Jan, 2011
A FILM about love, sacrifice and commitment that’s every bit as sombre as the title suggests, Blue Valentine (US/16/116 mins) stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as Dean and Cindy, a blue-collar married couple struggling to keep their marriage together even as they drift apart.
Sat, 15 Jan, 2011
NEARLY 200 Japanese centenarians are missing, officials said yesterday, with the total likely to rise amid a nationwide search after the discovery of the 30-year-old corpse of a man registered as aged 111.
Fri, 13 Aug, 2010
A man stabbed a woman to death and wounded another at a bookshop in an attack he said was random and fuelled by frustration.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2008
The man who killed seven people in a stabbing rampage in Tokyo had an arsenal of knives during the attack, police said today.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2008
The suspect in a knife rampage that killed seven in Tokyo was handed to prosecutors today, amid reports depicting an angry, lonely young man who meticulously planned the deadly attack.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2008
Japan was today struggling to make sense of a knife maniac’s rampage that left seven people dead in a Tokyo district popular with youngsters.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2008
DOCTOR Tomoaki Kato had to remove a lot more than a cancerous tumour during an unprecedented operation on a 63-year-old Florida woman.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2008
THE house and office of a politician critical of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s controversial visit to a war shrine burned down yesterday.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2006
The house and office of a politician critical of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a war shrine burned down today, police said.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2006
Japan’s prime minister today insisted ties with the United States would not change if Democratic candidate John Kerry won the presidential election, despite Tokyo’s close relationship with President George Bush.
Mon, 18 Oct, 2004
Archaeologists have unearthed the site of Genghis Khan’s palace and believe the long-sought grave of the 13th-century Mongolian warrior is somewhere nearby, the head of the excavation team said today.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2004
Former 250cc world motorcycle racing champion Daijiro Kato has lost his battle for life following an horrific crash during the Japanese GP.
Sat, 19 Apr, 2003
Daijiro Kato survived a morning accident to take pole position for the Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi in Japan.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2002