Train crash in Pakistan kills 11, injures over 100
QUETTA • At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 injured yesterday when a train derailed in Pakistan's south-western Baluchistan province, administration and railway officials said.
The accident occurred near Quetta city, the provincial capital, after the train's brakes failed as it sped down the side of a mountain, officials said.
Tokyo sues Okinawa over US base relocation
TOKYO • Japan yesterday sued its southern region of Okinawa over local resistance to a new United States military base. The lawsuit comes amid a long-running drama between Tokyo, keen to satisfy security ally the US, and Okinawa, where frustration over a seven-decade American military presence is rife.
Pacifist sentiments run high on the island that hosts about 75 per cent of US military facilities Japan.
Shanmugam heads 4-day visit to India
Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam started a four-day visit to India yesterday, at the head of a business delegation to the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit in Jaipur. The summit, in which Singapore is participating as a "partner country", is being held tomorrow, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.