India launched its own big aircraft carrier

On Monday, August 12, India launched its 37,500 ton aircraft carrier, locally built, after a ceremony in Kochi. This is the proof of India's capability. Only other selected nations such as United States, Russia, United Kingdom and France are capable of building such big warships.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Malaysian court lets off relatives and parents who suffocated a two-year-old with fines only

Two-year-old baby Chua Wan Zuen was pinned under a blanket by parents and relatives who piled on top of her during an exorcism ritual that lasted four hours. The baby died and they were judged by a Malaysian court.

The Indonesian maid who helped during the ritual held in the northern town of Bukit Mertajam in their home testified against the ethnic Chinese family and was not charged.

  • Written by Jed E. Robinson
  • Category: Asia

Man in a wheel chair blows himself up at Beijing Airport

People waiting in the arrivals hall in Terminal 3 at around 6:20 PM witnessed how a man in a wheel chair set off a bomb blowing him up.

The Terminal was soon filled with smoke but no one died in the blast. The man was thrown out of his wheel chair and is now being treated at a hospital. He survived the explosion generated by his home-made bomb.

  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Asia