SYDNEY, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- International students in Australia will have to meet new English-language standards next year to help ensure that they are ready for tertiary education, Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media.

MANILA, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Russia will deliver to the Philippines, this month, 5,000 units of AK-47 assault rifles, 20 military transport trucks and a million rounds of ammunition to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, the Russian embassy in Manila said on Thursday.

By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Thai Customs detained two China nationals at the busy Suvarnabhumi Airport, here, yesterday and seized eight rhinoceros horns worth about 10 million Baht (RM1.25 million) from their luggage.

SEOUL, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Former chief of a South Korean defence company was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges, including corruption and accounting fraud, Xinhua news agency reported, citing local media.

HANOI, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Breached dykes, landslides, house collapses and flooding caused by a tropical depression over the past three days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed 20 people, injured five, and left 12 others missing, Xinhua news agency reported.

NEW DELHI, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- At least 200 people from 25 Muslim families have migrated from their village in India's western state of Rajasthan following the killing of a Muslim folk singer allegedly by a Hindu priest and his friends, Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying.

MADRID, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The Spanish government on Wednesday asked the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat, to formally confirm if there was a declaration of independence on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.