“The staffers were charged with various crimes, including promoting hatred between Buddhist and Muslims, and participation in arson attacks. All are believed to be Myanmar citizens from the region’s Muslim community.”
“The United States pledged Tuesday to provide $100,000 for disaster relief; Philippine disaster officials said government agencies and nonprofits have given more than $400,000 to aid affected families.”
District police chief Azman Abdul Lah says police raided a house in northern Penang state late Sunday after receiving a distress call from a relative and found a group of eight people lying on top of the girl in a bedroom.
“China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), a state oil giant, invited foreign firms in late June to bid on oil blocks that overlap territory being explored by Vietnam. Beijing claims almost all the South China Sea.”
“The charges result from two lackluster contests in London that angered the watching crowds. The eight players concerned had all already qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament before the final matches of the group stage on Tuesday night.”
“South Korea expressed “deep regret” that Japan chose to assert its claim to disputed islets for an eighth year in an annual defense white paper released today, and China said Japanese comments on a separate group of islands claimed by both nations were irresponsible and erroneous.”
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday reasserted Taiwan’s sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea, following news that Japan will help the Philippines boost its maritime security mechanisms.”