This little quail named Erwin quickly makes friends with Thorin the German Shepherd. What a beautiful friendship!
This little quail named Erwin quickly makes friends with Thorin the German Shepherd. What a beautiful friendship!
Police, first responders, and local residents banded together to save a dog from a frozen pond in Marshall, Arkansas, on February 22.Footage by Tiffany McCallister shows the dog being rescued from the pond at Raccoon Springs Park.According to KTHV, a local man called Chris Redding brought his canoe to the lake to help save the dog with help from the Marshall Police Department.Officer Kevin Ward can be seen in the canoe, pulling the dog from the water and bringing the animal back to safety.McCallister told KTHV that the dog was stuck in the lake for almost 45 minutes before it was saved. Credit: Tiffany McCallister via Storyful
JOHOR BARU, March 5 — A 35-year-old female civil servant fell victim to a “Macau Scam” syndicate and lost RM28,600 after she was tricked into believing she was dealing with the Inland Revenue...
The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, presenting new challenges for a country battling one of Asia's worst outbreaks. Out of the new cases of the variant, known as B.1.351, the health ministry said 41 were detected in Manila, while the origin of the others was still being verified. The Philippines first reported six cases of the variant on Tuesday.
A white telephone box in a remote village of Japan has become an unlikely source of comfort for those grieving loved ones.Survivors of the 2011 Fukushima disaster say the unconnected phone line helps them keep in touch with those they have lost.Kazuyoshi Sasaki visits the booth in the town of Otsuchi to speak to his late wife.She was one of nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan who were killed by the earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.Dialling her now defunct cell, he breaks down in tears as he explains to her how he searched for her for days after the disaster.He goes onto update her on things that have happened in his life - he's moved out of temporary housing, their son is building him a house, and he's lost a bit of weight.For Sasaki, the phone booth is a source of solace:"This phone booth embraces all of me. It embraces various people like the people affected (from the earthquake and tsunami). It's a place that embraces not only the people who are alive but also those who had passed away. That's how I feel."Sachiko Okawa uses the phone to call her late husband, who she was married to for 44 years.She asks him what he's been doing since he was swept away all those years ago in the Tsunami.She often brings along her two grandsons so they can also talk to their grandfather.The phone now attracts thousands of visitors from all over Japan. It is not only used by tsunami survivors, but also by people who have lost relatives to sickness and suicide. Known as the wind phone, it was built by Itaru Sasaki, who created it after he lost his own cousin to cancer a year before the Fukushima disaster.
Jealous that his ex-girlfriend had brought home her new boyfriend, he threw the man's slippers into the washing machine and slashed him with a chopper.
France TV Distribution has closed a raft of sales on “Hear Me Out,” a romantic comedy directed by French actor-turned-helmer Pascal Elbé (“Thank You for Calling,” “Turk’s Head”). The film stars Elbé as Antoine, a fifty-year old history professor who discovers that he’s losing his hearing and starts having a recluse life because of his […]
JOHOR BARU, March 5 — Police believe that they have solved the case of a missing 38-year-old woman, revealing that she was murdered by gunshot, stuffed in a chemical barrel and later dumped in an...
Australia crushed New Zealand by 50 runs in a low-scoring fourth Twenty20 international in Wellington Friday to level the series at 2-2.
The EU’s game-changing Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which is expected to prompt new rules of engagement between producers and streaming giants, is finally in various stages of implementation across Europe. The new rules — for which the formal deadline was January 2021, but there is some leeway — will involve investment obligations and in some […]
People were seen moving uphill in the village of Utulei, American Samoa, on March 4 after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake near the Kermadec Islands led to tsunami warnings across the Pacific.The earthquake, which struck in the morning, was the strongest of three large quakes recorded in the region in less than 24 hours.The US National Tsunami Warning Center said on March 4: “There is the threat of hazardous tsunami waves impacting low-lying coastal areas in American Samoa. Persons located in low-lying areas along coasts of all of American Samoa should move immediately inland or to high ground or to the fourth floor and above in a steel or concrete building.”Later, it said the threat had passed, but “minor sea level fluctuations” could continue. Credit: Mani Papalii via Storyful
Iceland expects a "relatively small" lava eruption in the island's southwest which could lead to a temporary halt in air traffic, the office of Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said late on Thursday. A volcanic tremor was detected on Wednesday on the Reykjanes Peninsula, suggesting magma activity, the office said in a statement. The eruption would not endanger the population or critical infrastructure, but could temporarily halt flights at Keflavik International Airport 20 kilometres (12 miles) away, it said.
Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing the origins of COVID-19, according to one of the authors of an open letter calling for a new investigation into the pandemic. "At this point we are no further advanced than we were a year ago," said Nikolai Petrovsky, an expert in vaccines at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and one of 26 global experts who signed the open letter, published on Thursday. In January, a team of scientists picked by the World Health Organization (WHO) visited hospitals and research institutes in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was identified, in search of clues about the origins of COVID-19.
Protesters in Yangon were attempting to dismantle and put out the gas canisters with extinguishers and bags of water on the ground.Aside from ensuing clashes between the military and protesters, electricity supplies were cut in many parts of Myanmar on Friday (March 5) but it was not known why. Residents of cities from Myitkyina in the north, to the capital Naypyitaw, the biggest city of Yangon, and Mawlamyine in the south reported the power going off in the early afternoon.The power cut came after weeks of protests over a February military coup that has included a civil disobedience campaign of strikes by many state workers that has disrupted daily life.
PETALING JAYA, March 5 — Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) has issued a statement explaining the spelling of “kuetiau” which had caused a stir on social media. It stated that the official spelling...
Hong Kong police on Friday said they have arrested 12 people for allegedly running a "ramp and dump" stock scam in a series of raids targeting homes in swanky neighbourhoods.
Two Hong Kong taxi drivers and a hospital receptionist have been jailed for up to 11 months each for bribery in the information technology constituency of the Legislative Council polls in 2016. Magistrate Peony Wong Nga-yan said the court must emphasise the importance of fair elections and impose a deterrent sentence in this serious case of corruption, which she believed was “orchestrated by someone behind the scenes”, given the detailed planning and multifarious procedures involved in its execution. “Immediate imprisonment was inevitable,” she said.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. West Kowloon Court heard Li Lam-cheong, who sat on the executive committee of the Taxi Drivers and Operators Association, offered HK$1,000 (US$129) each to fellow driver Chan Chun-shing and his wife, two daughters as well as one of their boyfriends, for their personal data that was subsequently used for applying for membership to a professional body, which would make them voters of the IT sector. The family accepted the money, registered with the Hong Kong chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – despite lacking the necessary qualifications – and was then asked to vote for tech executive Eric Yeung Chuen-sing, who was seeking to represent the functional constituency of more than 12,000 voters. Li and three family members of Chan subsequently voted for Yeung, but the candidate was ultimately defeated by his only rival, Charles Mok of the Professionals Guild group, who won 6,253 votes in the elections held on September 4, 2016. Media reports later exposed irregularities in the constituency’s voter registration and complaints were lodged, alleging corrupt conduct in breach of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance. The case was part of one of the biggest crackdowns on election fraud in Hong Kong in more than a decade. Some 72 people were arrested in the operation code-named “Snow Leopard” conducted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2017. Li, 49, together with Chan, 61, and his eldest daughter Chan Hiu-tung, a 32-year-old receptionist, were found guilty last month of one count of conspiracy to engage in corrupt conduct at an election by offering an advantage to others. ICAC steps up publicity drive against election fraud following 1,500 complaints The father and daughter were also found guilty of engaging in corrupt conduct at an election by accepting an advantage. These charges are punishable by up to three years in prison and a HK$200,000 (US$26,000) fine. But Li maintained that he was innocent and told the probation officer that he was only helping the family to apply for a computer course, with the money being a subsidy. His defence counsel Bruce Tse Chee-ho asked for a suspended jail sentence, arguing that the five votes from the family paled into insignificance when compared to the number of total voters. “Without a doubt, the present case certainly had no impact on the election results,” Tse said. Chan, the father, similarly claimed that he was an innocent victim and countered that the taxi association had misused his personal information meant for applying for an IT course. His lawyer added that prosecutors had no evidence that fraudulent methods were used to obtain qualification, and noted that the conspiracy involved only one household accepting a one-off payment to vote for one seat, without triggering any electoral challenge. Meanwhile, Chan’s daughter – who had asked her boyfriend if he was interested in providing his information – claimed she did not know she could vote in the functional constituency, and said she had not voted since September 2016. Her mother, who voted, boyfriend and sister were not charged. More than 4,800 complaints filed for Hong Kong district council elections The magistrate said these post-conviction statements reflected a lack of remorse on the part of all three defendants who each played a proactive and indispensable role in the conspiracy that was proved by iron-clad evidence. She also noted that Chan senior was a one-time district councillor who should know the importance of clean elections. All three defendants were sentenced to nine months in prison on the conspiracy charge. Two extra months were imposed on the father and daughter for accepting an advantage, and they were ordered to return the bribes to the court, as required by the ordinance.More from South China Morning Post:More than 4,800 complaints filed for coming Hong Kong district council elections, with vote-rigging concerns over fake registrationsHong Kong's ICAC steps up publicity drive against election fraud following 1,500 complaints about electoral rollThis article Three Hongkongers jailed for up to 11 months each over fraud during 2016 Legco polls first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
IPOH, March 5 — Following the success of its soup kitchen, Ipoh Barat member of parliament M. Kulasegaran hopes to increase the number of days for the programme if there are more funds. He said...
Saracens, five-times Premiership winners who were relegated to the Championship in October after breaching salary cap rules, begin their campaign away to Cornish Pirates on Saturday - more than three months after the top flight began on Nov. 20. McCall said he had informed Gatland that Saracens' English contingent, which includes skipper Owen Farrell and lock Maro Itoje, will play at least four Championship games and the play-off finals if they qualify, before the Lions' tour in the summer.
Controversy in India over Amazon's political drama "Tandav" has put Bollywood and global video streaming giants on edge, prompting a closer scrutiny of scripts for possible offence to religious sentiments in a key growth market. Companies like Amazon's Prime Video and Netflix are inspecting planned shows and scripts, with some even deleting scenes that could be controversial, five Bollywood directors and producers, and two industry sources said. This comes as Amazon Prime Video has become embroiled in legal cases and police complaints alleging "Tandav" depicts Hindu gods and goddesses in a derogatory manner and offends religious beliefs.
You make decisions all the time. Most are small. However, some are really big: they have ramifications for years or even decades. In your final moments, you might well think back on these decisions—and some you may regret.