- Tokyo, Japan – China Airlines apologises for inferno horror [Channel News Asia]
The head of China Airlines on Tuesday handed out apologies and cash to passengers who barely escaped a blaze that destroyed one of the Taiwanese carrier’s planes on a runway in Okinawa, Japan.
- Amman, Jordan – Interpol issues arrest warrant for Saddam’s daughter [BBC]
Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Raghad Hussein, the eldest daughter of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, Jordan has ruled out deporting her.
- Brisbane, Australia – Indian doctor wins Australian visa case [AFP]
An Australian court on Tuesday overturned a government decision to cancel the visa of an Indian doctor who was charged over failed car bombings in Britain.
- Geneva, Switzerland – Red Cross urges aid to help 3.7 million in North Korea floods [AFP]
The Red Cross on Monday launched a global appeal for 5.5 million dollars (four million euros) to aid 3.7 million people hit by massive floods in North Korea.
- Kathmandu, Nepal – Nepal takes step towards seizing king’s assets [AFP]
Nepal’s government Monday took a key step towards nationalising property belonging to the embattled royal family by creating a panel that will study how to seize the assets, a minister said.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia to train Thai scholars [Al Jazeera]
Malaysia will help train Thai Muslim religious teachers and provide scholarships for students in southern Thailand as part of an agreement signed between the country’s two leaders aimed at curbing violence in the region.
Photo of the China Airlines plane going up in flames on the tarmac of the Okinawa Airport from Darriuss Royce.