Personal information belonging to approximately 500 million hotel guests may have been stolen from a database operated by the Marriott International hotel group during the past four years, the company has said.
US prosecutors have charged Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of UK software business Autonomy, with fraud.
The UK’s financial regulators have backed an orderly withdrawal from the European Union, including the post-Brexit transitional period set out in the draft withdrawal agreement.
Two police officers were shot dead execution-style while manning a checkpoint in a former war zone in Sri Lanka, officials said Friday.
The victims had their hands tied behind their backs and were shot in the head, according to authorities, and their weapons had been taken.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the shooting shattered the relative calm in the region where fighting between troops and Tamil rebels ended over a decade ago.
Sri Lanka in turmoil amid ‘anti-…
Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam on Friday for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world. Heroin has long been the drug of choice among users in Vietnam, mostly older men, but synthetic drugs use is on the rise especially among a growing class of hard-partying youth. The sentences handed down on Friday were among the toughest in years and came after a long trial in northern Ha Nam province. The ring…
Thousands of farmers protested in India’s capital demanding debt waivers and remunerative prices for crops, underscoring challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces before national elections next year.
As many as 30,000 people representing about 200 farmer organisations reached the protest ground on Thursday more than 4 kilometres from India’s parliament in the heart of New Delhi.
They plan to march to parliament Friday. The farmers are demanding a special session of parliament to…
Shanghai and Singapore have announced measures aimed to generate greater collaboration between financial institutions in the cities as well as financing for ‘belt and road’ projects and measures to bring international investment to China’s capital markets.
Rights groups have hit out at a new app from the Indonesian government that lets the public report suspected cases of religious heresy, arguing that it will aggravate persecution in a country already grappling with vigilante violence against minorities.
Users of the app can report groups practising unrecognised faiths or unorthodox interpretations of Indonesia’s six officially recognised religions, which include Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism.
Launched last week by the Jakarta…
The only transgender candidate in state elections in southern India has gone missing, police said on Wednesday, with fears that she was kidnapped on her second day of campaigning.
Chandramukhi Muvvala disappeared minutes after she left her one-room home on Tuesday morning in an informal settlement in Hyderabad, capital of Telangana state, city police said.
“We have registered a complaint of missing person. We are trying to trace her,” said Kanneboina Uday, investigating officer in…
The number of outages that financial services firms reported to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) more than doubled in a year, according to new data published by the regulator.