Asia Briefs: Two killed as shots fired across Kashmir border

Two killed as shots fired across Kashmir border

MUZAFFARABAD • Two civilians were killed and two wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir yesterday. The incident took place in a village on the de facto border dividing Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

"A brother and a sister were killed and two women were wounded in firing by Indian troops," a local government official said. Pakistan's foreign ministry lodged "a strong protest on the unprovoked ceasefire violation" and summoned India's deputy high commissioner.


Sun bear mauls couple in Riau, killing woman

PEKANBARU • A sun bear mauled a couple in a rare attack in Indonesia, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband, officials said.

The couple were walking through their rubber plantation in Riau province on Sumatra on Tuesday when the animal lunged at the woman.

The sun bear population is in decline in Indonesia due to rapid deforestation.


Duterte vows to impeach CJ, special prosecutor

MANILA • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed yesterday to have the Chief Justice and a special prosecutor impeached.

He accused Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of graft and alleged that special prosecutor Conchita Morales was conspiring to bring down his government.

Mrs Morales' office has been probing allegations that Mr Duterte had secret bank accounts with millions of dollars he embezzled while he was the long-time mayor of Davao.


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