Myanmar releases second batch of almost 7,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

Myanmar began releasing prisoners on Friday after the president announced he would pardon nearly 7,000 people in addition to thousands released earlier this month. President Win Myint granted unconditional amnesty to 6,948 prisoners serving jail terms around the country “to bring delight to the citizens of Myanmar and taking into consideration humanitarian concerns”, according to… Read More Myanmar releases second batch of almost 7,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

One dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone kenneth batters Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday. The cyclone brought storm surges and wind gusts of up to 280 km per hour (174 mph) when it made landfall on Thursday evening, after killing… Read More One dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone kenneth batters Mozambique

K-pop star Park Yu-chun arrested, charged for illegal drug possession

K-pop and drama star Park Yu-chun was arrested on Friday on charges of buying and using illegal drugs, a court said, the latest in a series of scandals to hit the South Korean entertainment business. Suwon District Court approved the arrest warrant for Park due to concerns over possible destruction of evidence and flight risk,… Read More K-pop star Park Yu-chun arrested, charged for illegal drug possession

New York investigating Facebook over unauthorized storage of users email contacts

New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Thursday she is investigating Facebook Inc’s unauthorized storage of up to 1.5 million Facebook users’ email contact databases, the latest privacy issue to affect the U.S. social media giant. Last week, Facebook said it may have unintentionally uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users… Read More New York investigating Facebook over unauthorized storage of users email contacts