• Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 10:21pm

North Korea is sealing off all its borders in response to the global Ebola threat, two China-based travel agencies specialising in North Korea tours said on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:51pm

Japan was hit on Thursday by a third political scandal in a week after its new industry minister – whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending – admitted that his underlings had spent...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:50pm

Australia increased security around Parliament House on Thursday and Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed solidarity with Ottawa after a gunman attempted to storm Canada’s legislature on Wednesday...

23 Oct 2014 - 12:00pm

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan yesterday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal...

23 Oct 2014 - 9:50pm

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday urged Japan to resolve the issue of “comfort women” forced into the wartime brothels for the Japanese military, according to the Yonhap News...

23 Oct 2014 - 8:47pm

Australian authorities have asked their Indonesia counterparts be on the lookout for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to local reports yesterday.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:54pm

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested...

23 Oct 2014 - 8:16am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 59%
  • No: 41%
17 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 693

The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:42am

A US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

South Korea said it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

Shinzo Abe's swift replacement of two scandal-hit cabinet ministers this week shows the Japanese prime minister wants to move on quickly, even as a newly energised opposition scents blood.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:15pm

Japan's millionaires increased their wealth at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region last year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for an economic revival drove a stock-market rally.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:43am

India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million...

22 Oct 2014 - 6:33pm

An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation...

22 Oct 2014 - 4:39am

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog-patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding man's best friend in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority...

22 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who established diplomatic ties with Beijing, died Tuesday, at the age of 98.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

21 Oct 2014 - 2:03pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback yesterday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his drive...

21 Oct 2014 - 7:30pm

To lose one member of your cabinet might be considered misfortune; to lose two in the same day counts as a major political miscalculation by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

21 Oct 2014 - 7:32pm

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first leader from outside the political and military elite, was sworn in as president yesterday and reached out to political foes to seek support for his ambitious reform...

21 Oct 2014 - 7:38pm

A Japanese court has jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

21 Oct 2014 - 3:16am

US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed yesterday for Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:43am

Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January - almost two years ahead of schedule - with Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking a third term, the information minister said yesterday.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:43am

Two tourists were missing late Sunday after a speed boat carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashed into a fishing vessel between two Thai resort hubs, said local police. Several others were ”...

20 Oct 2014 - 7:17pm

Shinzo Abe suffered his biggest setback since taking office as his new trade and industry minister resigned and some media said his justice minister might also be replaced.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:35pm

Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has fallen to 48.1 per cent, according to a new poll, as his government grapples with an unpopular plan to increase sales tax and a...

20 Oct 2014 - 7:19pm

Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan yesterday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.

20 Oct 2014 - 5:10am


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