Asia Briefs: Thai babies tested for cause of microcephaly

Thai babies tested for cause of microcephaly

BANGKOK • Thai doctors are running tests to see whether Zika was the cause of microcephaly in two babies whose mothers are infected with the mosquito-borne virus, a health official said yesterday. Two other infants with the condition were cleared of a link to the virus.


'Odd smell' on Tokyo train lands 6 in hospital

TOKYO • Half a dozen people were taken to hospital yesterday after they fell ill on a Tokyo commuter train, complaining of an odd smell similar to paint thinner, police and reports said. It was not immediately clear what was behind the passengers' complaints and they were not seriously ill, local media said.


South China Morning Post to close magazine

HONG KONG • The South China Morning Post has decided to close 25-year-old HK Magazine, citing "challenging market conditions", Hong Kong Free Press reported yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe