VERACRUZ, Mexico, Jan 19 (Bernama-NNN-EFE)- A municipal police chief in the Mexican state of Veracruz was killed and four of his officers badly wounded in an ambush, authorities said.

LONDON, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in the UK are more prone to "ballot-rigging" and "electoral fraud" due to lack of campaigning by mainstream political parties, the official poll watchdog warns ahead of general elections in May.

HOUSTON, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- A cat buried after being presumed dead in a car accident in US state of Florida managed to dig its way out of its grave.

TOKYO, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a statement he plans to issue in August marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will take on past cabinets' views of history, Japan's Jiji Press news agency reports.

JAKARTA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) will still continue its search for the remaining 92 victims of the ill-fated AirAsia flight, according to Basarnas Chief Vice Marshal F.H. Bambang Soelistyo.

BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha stressed that cyber security law was necessary to prevent the abuse of social media to create unrest in Thailand, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).

MANILA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that there were groups trying to take advantage of the tragic incident in southern province of Maguindanao to derail the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), reports Xinhua news agency.