Chinese military's drone makes debut
HONG KONG • The Chinese military's flagship drone Rainbow 5 made its debut on state television yesterday, along with new weapons and advanced technology. It was the latest in a series of unmanned aerial vehicles developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
With a take-off weight of over 3 tonnes, Rainbow 5 is China's ticket to surging ahead in the heavyweight military drones race presently dominated by the United States, the South China Morning Post reported.
Illegal fishing: Malaysia detains 24 Vietnamese
KUALA TERENGGANU • Twenty-four Vietnamese were detained and four of their trawlers seized by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) after they were found fishing in Malaysian waters.
Kuala Terengganu MMEA Logistics director Mohamad Zainal said on Saturday that the suspects, aged between 15 and 54, did not possess a fishing permit. MMEA also seized 2 tonnes of fish and 12,000 litres of diesel.
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24 injured after bus overturns in Taiwan
TAIPEI • A bus carrying mainly foreign tourists overturned on a mountain road in Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park, injuring at least 24.
The injured - which included five Malaysians, two Singaporeans and two Filipinos - were taken to hospital, the Central News Agency reported. The injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. Police said they have yet to determine the cause of the accident.