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China’s Fosun Pharma to bypass India’s regulatory hurdles after cutting stake in Gland Pharma deal
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:10

Shanghai-based Fosun Pharmaceutical Development Co. announced on Sunday that it has trimmed the size of the stake it wants to buy in India’s Gla...

TE Connectivity eyes more supply and design work for China’s widebody C929 aircraft
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:15

TE Connectivity, which makes sensors and connectors for electronic systems, has delivered a vote of confidence in China’s plane-making industry ...

Why did an alarm sound across Singapore?
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:10

An alarm sounded across Singapore on Friday - the same day as North Korea launched its latest missile. But the timing was coincidental. BBC News - As...

Hamilton wins Singapore GP after crash
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:11

Lewis Hamilton wins the Singapore Grand Prix and take a stranglehold on the title as rival Sebastian Vettel crashes out. BBC News - Asia

Why a loss for Japanese farms is a win for Brexit Britain ... and Hong Kong’s giant strawberry lovers
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:28

The Japanese, like other nations, have long placed food and farming at the heart of their traditional culture. They have long regarded rice, especiall...

U.K. Police Arrest Man in Connection With London Bomb
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:09

British police detained an 18-year-old man in connection with the rush-hour bombing of a London subway train and said the investigation was moving qui...

New Zealand election: ‘I’m Jacinda Ardern, and I hope that I can bring it home’
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:19

New Zealand’s charismatic opposition leader Jacinda Ardern rallied support Sunday for the final week of a roller coaster election campaign that ...

Financial corruption in China, US are two sides of the same coin
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:14

A leader fights corruption with the legal system he has, not the one he wishes he has. The ongoing fight against the extent of financial corruption in...

People in Smog-Hit Northern China Die Three Years Younger: Study
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:08

Heavier air pollution in the coal-burning north of China takes an average of three years off a person's lifespan, compared with residents of the count...

Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest in battle for Marawi
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:12

Philippine troops have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in May when hundreds of militants...

How North Korea evades UN sanctions
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:08

The United Nations recently passed its strongest sanctions yet against North Korea following its sixth nuclear test. But critics have expressed doubts...

Top Chinese think tank sets up in Hong Kong in bid to boost Beijing’s understanding of city
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:09

A top-level Chinese think tank that advises the leadership has set up a branch in Hong Kong in what analysts said was an attempt by the central govern...

India’s Prime Minister Modi inaugurates world’s second biggest dam – on his own birthday
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of ...

White House Seeks to Avoid Quitting Paris Deal, Climate Officials Say
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:10

Trump administration officials said the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight clim...

Top Myanmar general defends military’s ‘clearance operations’ as 400,000 Rohingya flee bloodshed
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:13

Myanmar’s army chief has urged the country to unite over the “issue” of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the cou...

U.K. Subway Bomb Hurts 29; Islamic State Claims Responsibility
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:12

A homemade bomb exploded on a London subway train, injuring 29 people in what U.K. police were treating as terrorism. Witnesses described a burst of f...

What’s drawing Chinese internet giants to Indian, Southeast Asian tech scenes?
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:08

China’s internet giants are ramping up investment in India and Southeast Asia, highlighting the potential for growth in the regions’ vibra...

E-commerce to bike shares: How Chinese firms went from copycat to copy that
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:13

Ian Chua took his first step to establishing a multimillion dollar business by watching a YouTube video. Back in 2012, Chua was browsing the web when ...

Cassini Signs Off After 13 Years of Running Rings Around Saturn
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:08

NASA’s aging Cassini spacecraft plunged like a falling torch into the atmosphere of Saturn early Friday morning, ending in a blaze of burning plasti...

Will democracy in the Philippines go the way of Thailand?
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:11

WHEN Filipinos attempt to explain the political success of their tough-guy president, Rodrigo Duterte, they tend to point to local precursors. Joseph ...

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