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Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Gangs of paedophiles exploited 1,400 children

An inquiry revealed on Tuesday some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the British town of Rotherham over a 16-year period and blamed local authorities for failing to act.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asian trade today as investors await the release of US Federal Reserve minutes from its April meeting, while keeping an eye on the latest stockpiles data.

John Terry`s dad denies racially abusing, headbutting Asian-origin worker

The father of Chelsea captain John Terry has denied the charges of racism against him after he was accused of calling an Asian-origin railway worker a `f****** Paki` before headbutting him in a drunken row over a cigarette outside a London pub last year.

Five Indians allegedly buried alive in Saudi Arabia

Three men have confessed in a court in Saudi Arabia that they buried alive five Asian workers, believed to be Indians, on a farm four years ago, a media report said.

Asian Li Na keeping the host flag high in the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

The season opener at Melbourne Park echoes with two distinct geographical denouements, that of Asia and Pacific. There are French Open and US Open each named after the countries which play hosts and of course, the sanguine Wimbledon of all whites.

UK Sikhs, Hindus criticise use of `Asian` in criminality talk

British Sikhs and Hindus have launched an online petition asking politicians and media to stop using vague terms like "Asian" while talking of child sex grooming by gangs as it besmirches their communities.

Asian kids top international education test, US students lag

US scores on the PISA haven`t changed much since testing started in 2000, even as students in countries like Ireland and Poland have shown improvement and surpassed US students.

Australia gifts Sri Lanka boats to tackle asylum-seekers

Australia on Sunday said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian Ocean, hoping they can detect vessels before they leave the Asian nation`s waters.

Two Oz men jailed for race-hate bashing of Asian

They taunted him and yelled things including “you f...ing Gook” and “lie down you dog, you yellow dog” as the man begged for his life.

TN govt hikes prize money for those sportspersons

Sportspersons in Tamil Nadu have reason to rejoice as the state government today announced a hike in prize money awarded to medal winners in Olympics, Asian, Commonwealth, South Asian and National Games.

More Asian sex predators held in Britain

UK police have busted a gang of nine men, for forcing a dozen teenaged girls to become sex slaves.

700 years of Asian monsoons mapped via tree rings

By analysing tree-ring data from more than 300 sites in Asia, researchers could piece together a year-by-year history of the region’s monsoon rains as far back as 1300 AD.

UK’s criminal justice system bias against Asian, Black youths

Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that Asian and Black teenagers accused of crime in Britain face discrimination under the country’s criminal justice system.

Asian markets rebound after Dubai`s $10bn bailout

Asian stocks rebounded from early losses Monday after Dubai announced it was receiving $10 billion in emergency funds to cover its massive debts.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asian trade today as traders capitalised on a weakening US dollar, analysts said.

Asian markets rebound as Dubai debt fears recede

Asian shares rebounded Monday after a heavy sell-off in global equities last week, as the United Arab Emirates central bank moved to bolster its banking sector and calm fears over Dubai`s debt problems.

Oil lower in Asian trade on Dubai World debt concerns

Oil prices fell in Asian trade Friday, pulled by equities markets that were spooked by a shock call from the Dubai government to suspend the debt of a key
state company.