Turkish police have detained the editor of a newspaper close to an Islamic cleric foe of Tayyip Erdogan on allegations of insulting the president, media reports said, fuelling concerns about a clampdown on media ahead of a Nov. 1 election.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo added that next year, the government plans to acquire at least three aircraft to deal with forest fires.
Dell Inc is planning to use equity in cloud software company VMware Inc to help pay for its acquisition of EMC Corp in a deal valuing the data storage company at more than US$55 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
New HIV infections in India could rise for the first time in more than a decade because states are mismanaging a prevention program by delaying payments to health workers, the United Nations envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific said.
It has been a day of great escapes and blown opportunities for the Internationals so far at the Presidents Cup on Saturday as they split the morning foursomes to remain a point behind the United States going into the afternoon four-balls.
Melbourne will host the 2019 edition of the Presidents Cup, as well as next year's World Cup of Golf, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Saturday.
Loosehead prop Joe Moody was a late withdrawal from his Canterbury provincial rugby team on Saturday and on his way to Britain after Tony Woodcock suffered a hamstring injury in the All Blacks' final Rugby World Cup pool game.
China said it wants to strengthen ties with North Korea, its isolated neighbour under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear weapons programme, which is due to hold a massive military parade in the capital on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.
In a press release on Saturday (Oct 10), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) says the 34-member SAF team is accompanied by a six-man Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) from the Singapore Civil Defence Force, and a 5,000-litre heli-bucket.
Both Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital will add much-needed capacity to Singapore's healthcare system, says PM Lee Hsien Loong at the official opening of the facilities.