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Japan, US conduct joint naval drill amid North Korea tensions
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:11

Japan and the United States conducted a joint naval exercise on Sunday involving three of the US Navy’s aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan, a...

Japan dilutes rules obliging married couples to use the same name
  • Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:10

A YOUNG professional wants to marry the father of her two children. But if she does, one of them would have to take the other’s surname. Japanese la...

Pakistan’s government is fixing a power shortage
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:10

Power to the peopleHOVING into view behind a row of eucalyptus trees, the twin cooling towers of the Sahiwal power plant, a 1,320-megawatt facility in...

Trump, Duterte meet in Manila at Asean gala dinner
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 22:11

US President Donald Trump is attending a gala in the Philippines celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Phili...

The Communist Party is reasserting control in Vietnam
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:09

NGUYEN CHI TUYEN, a human-rights activist, is used to government repression. Since 2011, when he took part in protests against Chinese military aggres...

Australian crocodile hunter is unlikely gay-rights champion
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:08

As a self-described straight crocodile hunter from the country’s rugged and socially conservative far north, Australian lawmaker Warren Entsch d...

Pacific-Rim Countries Move Closer to TPP Deal
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:09

Eleven nations said they had made significant progress toward reaching a major trade pact 10 months after the U.S.’s withdrawal, but disagreements f...

China opens finance industry to foreign firms, but is it too late for Hong Kong players?
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:13

China’s decision to remove foreign ownership restrictions on financial firms within five years has been welcomed by Hong Kong’s government...

Can we separate the art from the artist?
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:09

THE age old question of whether you can separate the art from the artist is one that I have personally struggled with for a long time. And with the br...

Sydney classroom crash: Grieving father says he forgives driver
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:09

A Sydney man whose son died when a car hit a classroom on Tuesday says the crash was an accident. BBC News - Asia

Asia-Pacific nations agree in principle to proceed with TPP
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:23

MINISTERS from 11 nations across the Asia-Pacific region have agreed in principle to proceed with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despit...

Japan lauds latest TPP ‘agreement’, but rift with Canada, New Zealand raises doubts
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:16

JAPAN says countries negotiating the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have “agreed in principle” to a way forward...

Alibaba smashes sales record for world’s largest online shopping spree
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:10

China further burnished its position as the leader in e-commerce and mobile payments as Alibaba Group took a little over 13 hours to smash its 24-hour...

China's Xi Casts Himself as Guardian of Globalization
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:12

China’s president called for a more inclusive global economy to gird for technological change, staking a claim to free-trade leadership in his first...

Asia-Pacific Summits Seen as Chance for Trump to Reassure Anxious Countries on US Policies
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:13

U.S. President Donald Trump’s ongoing trip to key Asian countries this month can help clarify his policies and reassure countries in the region conc...

Rebel Wilson reveals sexual harassment experience
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:08

The actress complained to the film studio about the "disgusting" encounter with a male star. BBC News - Asia

Alibaba smashes Singles’ Day record as online shopping festival goes global
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:12

China easily retained its status as the king of retail e-commerce when the Alibaba Group smashed its 24-hour Singles’ Day sales tally from last ...

Japan mulling new missile interceptor deployment to guard against North Korea
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:13

To bolster protection against the threat posed by North Korean missiles, Japan is studying deploying a new land-based Aegis missile defence system in ...

UN slams Australia’s human rights record
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:22

LAST night, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its recommendations from its review of Australia’s compliance with a key human ri...

Koala's ears severed in 'disturbing' Australia cruelty case
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:09

The incident in Australia follows a spate of mutilations involving native animals, police say. BBC News - Asia

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