Asia Briefs: Suicide bomber kills 7 in Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills 7 in Pakistan

QUETTA • A Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the south-western city of Quetta yesterday, killing at least seven.

The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the city, police said.


Sri Lankans send back fewer dollars

COLOMBO • Sri Lankan workers in the Middle East sent back fewer dollars in August, the sharpest monthly drop yet owing to adverse economic and geopolitical conditions in the region, its central bank said yesterday.

Remittances declined by a record 10 per cent to US$556.6 million (S$756 million), compared with US$618.3 million in August last year, the bank said.


Seoul office of McDonald's raided

SEOUL • South Korean investigators have raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2017, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe