Asia

China stuns West with hypersonic missile test

By Daphne Benoit and Jurgen Hecker, with Helen Roxburgh in BeijingAgence France-Presse (AFP) — A Chinese hypersonic test flight involving a high speed missile launch points to a major breakthrough, but Beijing’s capacity to deploy the advanced technology in combat…

Fire at overcrowded Indonesian prison kills 41

(AFP) — A fire tore through an overcrowded Indonesian prison in the early hours of Wednesday when most inmates were asleep, killing 41 people and injuring dozens of others, an official said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze — which was mostly…