Rohingya women 'not sexually assaulted'
BANDA ACEH • Indonesian police have rejected allegations that several Rohingya women were sexually assaulted by local men outside a migrant camp in Aceh province.
Four Rohingya women had said they were sexually assaulted by a group of men last Monday evening shortly after sneaking away from the camp.Police said yesterday no trace of sexual assault
was found on three of the women, while the fourth woman later admitted she had not been attacked.
Saudi national with suspected Mers dies
MANILA • A Saudi national suspected of carrying the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) virus has died while visiting the Philippines. The patient, who had a cough, fever and occasional chills, died in an undisclosed hospital last Tuesday after a two-day confinement, Health Secretary Janette Garin said.
Twelve health workers who had contact with the patient were isolated after they developed Mers symptoms, but they tested negative for infection yesterday, she said.
Volkswagen suspends some diesel car sales
SYDNEY• Volkswagen yesterday suspended the sale of some diesel-powered cars in Australia as the fallout from its emissions-cheating software widened. Up to 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the cars are undergoing testing.