China plans manned space station in 2019
BEIJING • China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after a successful in-orbit refuelling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, said project officials yesterday.
China launched its first cargo spacecraft on April 20. The five-day refuelling, directed by technicians on earth, was completed on Thursday.
Arrest warrant issued for Red Bull heir
BANGKOK • A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull empire over a 2012 hit-and-run, said police yesterday.
It is the first warrant against Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who has spent years ducking hearings over charges linked to the death of a policeman.
Another alleged abuse case at religious school
KLANG • In another alleged abuse case at a Malaysian religious school, a boy, 11, says the teacher who abused him threatened more punishment if he told his parents.
The teacher at the Klang school has been charged in court with causing hurt.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK