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  • Nov 29, 2014
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India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit this week, seeking to counter China's growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with...

29 Nov 2014 - 8:46am

Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and to stop holding lavish parties - the latest moves by the new government to crack down on...

29 Nov 2014 - 2:43am

The remains of an American soldier who went missing in fighting near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam war have been identified and returned to his family, the US embassy in Phnom Penh said...

29 Nov 2014 - 2:43am

Hindu worshippers yesterday started slaughtering thousands of animals in a remote corner of Nepal to honour their goddess of power, defying protests from animal rights activists.

29 Nov 2014 - 2:43am

Tourists travelling to India from 43 countries - but not China, Hong Kong or former colonial power Britain - will now be able to apply online for their visas.

29 Nov 2014 - 2:43am

With its stunning limestone cliffs towering over stilt houses surrounded by azure waters, the island of Panyee is a typical Thai paradise. But it's not mother nature drawing tourists here - it's a...

29 Nov 2014 - 3:26am

Two Germans, who could face jail and caning in Singapore for breaking into a train depot and spray-painting graffiti on a carriage, have been charged with two extra counts of trespassing.

28 Nov 2014 - 5:54pm


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Malaysia's prime minister yesterday abandoned plans to repeal a controversial sedition law increasingly used against his regime's political opponents, as the opposition warned of a lurch back to...

28 Nov 2014 - 9:49am

Two Indian teenage girls found hanged in May took their own lives and were not raped or murdered, police investigators said yesterday, fuelling further criticism of their handling of a case that...

28 Nov 2014 - 7:35pm

A suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, killing at least two Afghan bystanders and injuring some passengers in the latest blast to...

27 Nov 2014 - 9:12pm

Five more civilians have been arrested as part of a major corruption probe into a network of senior Thai police officers who are also accused of defaming the king, authorities said.

28 Nov 2014 - 4:21am

A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumours that she was absent for seven hours during the Sewol ferry disaster in April because...

28 Nov 2014 - 3:42am

Mount Aso, a huge volcano in southern Japan, belches smoke and ash 1,000 metres into the air yesterday, causing flights to be cancelled or diverted.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:31pm

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, scientists said, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:13pm

Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one...

27 Nov 2014 - 5:19pm

The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat.

27 Nov 2014 - 9:22am

Opposition to Japan's whaling programme is a kind of "eco-imperialism" that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not science, Japan's top whaling official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

A young Japanese man who was rejected by an all-women university where he wanted to study nutrition is suing the college over gender discrimination, reports said.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

Singapore banned Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after more than 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimising “sexual assault and predation”.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:31pm

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided last week against walloping Japanese with another tax hike, it was cause for worry not celebration among the country's young.

26 Nov 2014 - 4:31am

Vietnam showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it was not trying to challenge China's superior naval forces amid tension in...

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Japan has lodged a diplomatic protest with Seoul over military manoeuvres conducted by the South Korean military around islands that both nations claim sovereignty over.

26 Nov 2014 - 11:58am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife has demanded to know details about her security cover and other entitlements, voicing concerns about her safety as her family demanded that she...

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

Vietnam's environmental police seized a record haul of more than 1,000 endangered sea turtles being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said.

26 Nov 2014 - 3:35am

The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last year, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday after a media backlash...

25 Nov 2014 - 1:43pm


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