Curbs on news station

TAIPEI: The Taiwan government said on Monday it will order a cable news station to suspend operations in a bid to restore order to an industry that has been widely criticised for producing

irresponsible journalism. The Government Information Office, which supervises Taiwan’s news media, said the licence of ETTV-S was being revoked because it and sister news station

ETTV had violated regulations governing news broadcasting more than other stations. ETTV was being permitted to continue broadcasts, the GIO said. — AP

Train mishap

BEIJING: A passenger train slammed into the tail end of a cargo train in China’s northeast, killing at least six people and injuring 30, state media reported on Monday. The accident occurred at 1152 GMT on Sunday on the main line linking the major cities of Dalin and Changchun, the Xinhua News Agency said. Five rail carries were knocked off the rails, it said. Photos in the newspaper China Daily showed battered train cars lying on their sides beside the track. The cause of the disaster wasn’t reported. — AP

Bid to sell kids foiled

JAKARTA: Three Indonesian women were arrested for persuading poor mothers to sell their children to foreigners, as police hunted for an American citizen and an Irish couple in connection with the crimes. The case came to the attention of police after the Irish couple allegedly returned an illegally adopted baby to an orphanage. — AP