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Labour’s new leader shakes up New Zealand’s election
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:13

WHEN Jacinda Ardern was elected deputy leader of the Labour Party in March, she was unknown to most New Zealanders. The soft-left party was favoured b...

British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:14

Journalist Paul McClean, 24, was killed after being dragged into a river, witnesses say. BBC News - Asia

Kim Jong Un raises metaphorical middle finger to western diplomacy
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:09

YOU almost have to admire the gall of it. Less than 96 hours after the United Nations announced its “strongest measures ever” against the North Ko...

Paths diverge for Chinese firms chasing overseas assets
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:19

China’s outbound acquisitions in sectors deemed sensitive by Beijing, including sports, entertainment and property, have been put on hold as dea...

Entertaining at home, Western-style, is Japan’s latest fad
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:12

THE Japanese love to dine out, and have hospitality down to an art form, known as omotenashi. Yet rarely do they invite people to their homes. In a fo...

Myanmar Sending Drones Over Bangladesh, Dhaka Says
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:19

Myanmar has again violated Bangladeshi air space, this time with helicopters and drones, the Bangladesh government said Friday, as local and internati...

Duterte govt fiercely rejects criticism by UN human rights chief
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:10

“DARKER and more dangerous.” That was how United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein labelled the human rights situ...

Hun Sen Asks US Peace Corps to Pull Out of Cambodia
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:18

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw its Peace Corps volunteers from his country a day after he said he...

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal - Kim Jong-un
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:12

The comments by country's leader come after Pyongyang test-fires another missile over Japan. BBC News - Asia

General Motors upbeat on luxury vehicle sales in China
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:13

General Motors singled out the luxury segment as one of the key drivers for its future growth in China, buoyed by strong sales of Cadillac vehicles. M...

UN Security Council denounces North Korea over latest missile firing as Kim Jong-un defies sanctions
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:14

The UN Security Council condemned North Korea’s most recent missile launch, putting up a unified front in the face of Pyongyang’s defiance...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ideas about curbing attacks on Rohingyas won’t work
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:10

The traffic out of northern Rakhine is one-wayIN AN office on the outskirts of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, an official in charge of fisherie...

Formula One: Singapore extends contract to host night race until 2021
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:10

SINGAPORE has secured a deal with Formula One to keep its grand prix on the calendar until 2021. With ideal timing, the medium-term future of the popu...

Where’s the money coming from for North Korea’s nuclear programme?
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:13

Just days after the United Nations passed a resolution to impose yet more sanctions on North Korea, the hermit nation fired another ballistic missile ...

Rugby World Cup chief: 2019 tournament can benefit all of Asia – not just hosts Japan
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:09

THE 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will not only benefit the host country but Asia as a wider region, according to the tournament’s chief operating o...

More money, less output? China unveils strong credit numbers after soft growth data
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:14

A day after China’s statistics agency reported slower expansion in industrial output and investments in August, its central bank published a sle...

Asia in 3 minutes: Trump to visit China, S Korea, maybe Philippines (watch out if so, Duterte has ‘mindset of a hitman’)
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:16

Trump to visit Asia in November US President Donald Trump said he will visit Japan, China and South Korea in November in a tour that may also include ...

North Korea missile test splits world powers
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:08

The US and China trade accusations after the North test-fires another missile over Japan. BBC News - Asia

Amnesty International Images Show 'Systematic Burnings' of Rohingya Villages
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:09

Amnesty International said it uncovered evidence of an “orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings” by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens ...

Audi’s new Sport RS3 Sedan: a snarling sprinter with family values
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:09

During the first world war the British invented what they hoped would be a wonder weapon that would send Jerry the German packing. (The French, incid...

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