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After U.S. Push, Asian Nations Tighten Screws on North Korea
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:13

Southeast Asian countries are cracking down on North Korea’s conduits for doing business in the region, a change for many after months of U.S. press...

Myanmar Cardinal Calls Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi 'Unfair' Ahead of Pope's Visit
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:20

The leader of Myanmar’s Catholic Church spoke out on Friday against what he called unjust criticism of Nobel Peace laureate and de facto national le...

Health Officials in China's Hunan 'Kept Quiet' Over Tuberculosis Outbreak
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:18

Students at a high school in the central Chinese province of Hunan are returning to class following a mass outbreak of tuberculosis in August, officia...

Cambodia’s Opposition CNRP May Appeal Dissolution Case to International Criminal Court
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:17

Cambodia’s opposition party may appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reverse a decision to dissolve it, one of the party’s deputy p...

4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:30

FOUR sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 1...

How Nepal’s cancelled dam scheme highlights country’s big debate: ally with India or China?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:13

The question of whether Nepal should go ahead with plans to build a dam with a Chinese firm has become entwined in the wider debate about whether the ...

How can communist Vietnam be friendlier to the US than China?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:19

Few things are more ridiculous in international politics than when a former enemy offers to mediate disputes between two former allies. But that&rsquo...

Mungo Man: Australia's oldest remains taken to ancestral home
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:56

A 42,000-year-old skeleton known as Mungo Man is returned to his ancestral burial place. BBC News - Asia

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes southern China
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:10

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake...

Shan State: Burma’s hidden humanitarian crisis
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:59

THE violent campaign of land clearance and ethnic cleansing towards the Rohingya people is finally being exposed by media networks across the globe, i...

US urges African countries to do more to isolate North Korea
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:42

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on African nations on Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relation...

House Backs GOP Tax-Overhaul Bill
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:07

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would usher in the most far-reaching overhaul of the U.S. tax system in 31 years, backing a plan that ...

China Steps up Pressure on Hong Kong Over Sedition, Subversion Laws
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:03

Chinese officials are stepping up pressure on Hong Kong to pass draconian security laws that could leave its citizens open to accusations of subversio...

Indonesia’s Widodo vowed to ‘erase stigma’ in Papua. Tell that to the separatists
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:50

Oktovianus Warnares gathered with five other men outside a government building on the picturesque island of Biak, just off the coast of the Indonesian...

Cambodia's Supreme Court Outlaws Main Opposition Party
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:37

Cambodia’s Supreme Court ruled to dissolve the main opposition party, effectively turning the country into the world’s newest one-party state and ...

Asia in 3 minutes: Don’t go boozing with a sumo in Japan, or begging before Ivanka in India
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:43

Mongolian sumo champions involved in brutal drunken brawl Police in Japan have launched an inquiry into claims sumo grand champion Harumafuji assaulte...

Wanda wants US$5b from single buyer for five offshore assets as China reins in investments abroad
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:11

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, once a serial acquirer of overseas assets, is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britai...

'The Unification That North Korea Wants Will Never Happen,' South Korea Says
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:14

South Korea’s unification minister dismissed Pyongyang’s ambitions of unifying the Korean Peninsula on its terms, instead urging North Korea to si...

Philippine troops detained, tortured civilians in Marawi – report
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:26

PHILIPPINE troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee the besieged city of Marawi during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Is...

US, South Korea vow for ‘peaceful’ solution to North Korea conflict
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:40

BOTH the United States and South Korea declared on Friday they are working towards a “peaceful” resolution to tensions with North Korea, vowing to...

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