China deletes millions of pieces of online information, thousands of apps in clean-up operation

China’s cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps, and it criticized tech giant Tencent’s news app for spreading ‘vulgar information’. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a statement on its website the action was part of a clean-up… Read More China deletes millions of pieces of online information, thousands of apps in clean-up operation

Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage in the engine compartment over time. The group said its probe had identified that some vehicles may have small cracks inside one of the fuel lines… Read More Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Five Pakistani police officers to be charged for fatal shooting of family

Pakistani authorities have removed the commander of the counter terrorism police in the province of Punjab and will charge five police with murder over a shooting last week in which an innocent family was killed. The incident on Saturday saw counter-terrorism officials open fire on a car they said was being used by an Islamic… Read More Five Pakistani police officers to be charged for fatal shooting of family

Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow… Read More Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

A nuclear-capable Tupolev-22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russia’s far north, the Defence Ministry said, saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board. Two of the plane’s four-man crew died in the crash and a third later died of his wounds in hospital, Russian news… Read More Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter

Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported. Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, was quoted as saying that Twitter and Facebook had not explained how and when they would comply with legislation… Read More Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter

Philippines conducts referendum for Muslim autonomy in southern region

Minority Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, the culmination of a peace process to end decades of separatist conflict in a region plagued by poverty, banditry and Islamist extremism. Some 2.8 million people in the volatile Mindanao region are being asked if they back a plan… Read More Philippines conducts referendum for Muslim autonomy in southern region