Asia Briefs: New Delhi's air pollution at hazardous levels

New Delhi's air pollution at hazardous levels

NEW DELHI • Air pollution soared in New Delhi yesterday to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter, as sand blown in from deserts enveloped the capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon.

Doctors warned that it posed serious health risks to the city of 20 million.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Taiwan charges trio from pro-China party

TAIPEI • Taiwan prosecutors indicted the spokesman for the pro-China New Party and two other party members for allegedly seeking to recruit Taiwanese military officers on behalf of China and violating the National Security Act.

Prosecutors said the trio also sought to recruit government officials and students into their network.

REUTERS


Aussie paedophile gets life in Philippine jail

MANILA • An Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case. Peter Scully still faces another trial and dozens more charges.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe