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Not easy to recognise UEC: Maszlee

Education minister Maszlee Malik admits that it is not easy to recognise the UEC as the issue involves the Constitution, national education policy and the social contract.

Chinese state media say Hong Kong elections 'skewed'

Chinese state media on Tuesday sought to downplay and discredit the results of Hong Kong elections that delivered a stunning victory for pro-democracy candidates and a stinging rebuke to the pro-Beijing establishment.

'Thankful for life': Japan disaster survivors meet pope

Survivors of Japan's so-called "triple disaster", the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, told Pope Francis on Monday they were "thankful for being given life" and urged solidarity with victims.

Ship with 14,600 sheep aboard capsizes off Romania

Rescuers were struggling Sunday to save 14,600 sheep loaded on a cargo ship that capsized in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, they said.

Hong Kong leader vows to 'listen humbly' after shock poll result

Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam said on Monday her government would "listen humbly" to the public after voters dealt a humiliating election setback to the Beijing-backed establishment she heads.

Hong Kong establishment crushed at polls in stark message to Beijing

Hong Kong's deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to "listen humbly" to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed broad public support for a protest movement that has sparked months of violence.

Web inventor Berners-Lee launches plan to stop internet abuse

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday unveiled a "Contract for the Web" to halt "misuse" by governments, companies and individuals, bringing several capitals and tech titans like Google aboard.

New tech puts virtual sense of touch at our fingertips

Garrett Anderson has never known the pleasure of holding hands with both his children at the same time.

Man-made noise a 'major global pollutant': study

It is well known that human hubbub can have a negative impact on some animals, but a new study says the noise we make should be treated as a "major global pollutant".

Paying countries not to chop down forests works, study shows

When Norway decided a decade ago to pay Guyana, a small jungle-covered country in South America, to reduce its rate of deforestation, no one was sure how much effect the move would have.


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