MANILA – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the 30th Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila on Friday (April 28) and Saturday (April 29), as the grouping celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.
“Asean leaders will meet to…
MANILA – North Korea has appealed to South-east Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a “nuclear holocaust”, according to a letter obtained by AFP.
In the letter to the Association of Southeast Asian…
SINGAPORE – If you were to choose to spend a holiday with a celebrity, who might it be?
A Hotels.com survey showed that Singaporeans named celebrities such as footballers David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo as people they would love to vacation with. Beckham…
BANGKOK – A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday (April 25), the latest example of the social network’s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.
Officers on the…
SINGAPORE – Actress Rui En has made the news again – this time, for upsetting an elderly couple.
The couple, who are the 36-year-old’s neighbours in Clementi, wrote to Lianhe Wanbao to complain about the actress.
According to them, Rui En knocked on their…
San Francisco rescue workers made a dramatic save from the air of a man clinging to a steep cliff over the sea on Friday.
The man, who officials said was homeless, hiked to a frightening height on a cliff near China Beach in the northern end of the city and apparently became paralyzed with fear. Surfers saw the hiker clinging to the sheer rock face and called 911, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Fire rescue crews were unable to safely reach him from the ground, so a helicopter team from the California Highway Patrol dropped a rescuer, who strapped him into a harness and they were both airlifted to safety.
The chopper set down on a helipad and the hiker — in sweatpants, a T-shirt, and sneakers — stepped off into a parking lot. He can be seen on the ABC-7 News video gesticulating, perhaps explaining his hiking adventure to the firefighters around him. He suffered only minor bruises and refused medical attention, according to a tweet from the Fire Department. He simply walked away after his hair-raising ordeal. Fire officials didn’t reveal his identity, nor any details about how he found himself clinging to a cliff.
Hikers often get stranded on the steep hills edging the sea in San Francisco and Marin Country. They either become frozen with fear suddenly in the heights, or are forced to scramble up sheer rocks as the Pacific tide comes in, stranding them where it’s impossible to climb out.
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