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  • Apr 24, 2014
  • Updated: 9:48pm

Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes on Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of...

24 Apr 2014 - 4:58pm

Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and...

24 Apr 2014 - 8:02pm

Tests underway to confirm identity of body parents believe is their son who first made a distress call from the sinking South Korean passenger ferry Sewol

24 Apr 2014 - 11:49am

Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue...

24 Apr 2014 - 8:04pm

US President Barack Obama has angered Beijing by saying the uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China and Japan, would be covered by the US-Japan security treaty...

24 Apr 2014 - 2:04pm

Prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of a South Korean ferry have raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns Chonghaejin Marine, the company that operated the ship.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:10pm

US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo on Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.

23 Apr 2014 - 7:20pm


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Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president in nearly 50 years to visit Malaysia, where he will seek to put decades of uneasy bilateral relations behind him as both nations cast...

24 Apr 2014 - 5:06pm

US President Barack Obama kicked off his trip on an informal note, joining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a famous Tokyo sushi restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price...

24 Apr 2014 - 5:03pm

A rare glimpse into the early childhood of Kim Jong-un has been seen by a privileged few North Koreans at a concert in Pyongyang attended by their reclusive leader.

24 Apr 2014 - 11:30am

Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as the prime minister said on Wednesday that...

23 Apr 2014 - 5:14pm

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Wednesday the purchase of 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters costing A$12.4 billion (HK$90 billion) in a major defence upgrade to maintain Australia’s...

23 Apr 2014 - 1:14pm

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, delaying a verdict that could see her...

23 Apr 2014 - 2:08pm

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with US President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of...

23 Apr 2014 - 12:21pm

Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel’s shipment of diesel fuel, the International...

23 Apr 2014 - 10:57am

The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice to a fire station, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:46pm

China and South Korea expressed anger after nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers yesterday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation's war dead.

23 Apr 2014 - 8:49am

As US President Barack Obama embarks on a four-nation Asian tour, his effort to push the economic side of the US "rebalancing" towards the Asia-Pacific faces hurdles.

23 Apr 2014 - 8:06am

A prequel to the Chinese martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be shot in New Zealand this year, Film Auckland said on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2014 - 2:09pm

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said on Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US...

22 Apr 2014 - 3:26pm

Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government's suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board despite no proof yet of what...

23 Apr 2014 - 12:54am

Indonesia has ordered the nursery of a prestigious Jakarta international school to close after an alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:21pm

Nepalese guides on Everest said on Tuesday they were packing up and leaving the mountain after a meeting at which they decided to abandon this year’s climbing season to honour their dead...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:54pm

A Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers on Tuesday visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, in a move that could further strain regional...

22 Apr 2014 - 5:40pm

A tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean caused the air search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to be suspended on Tuesday, as a US submarine drone neared the end of...

22 Apr 2014 - 2:02pm

Thailand’s quarrelling political parties meet on Tuesday to discuss a roadmap to fresh elections following months of deadly street protests aimed at toppling Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

22 Apr 2014 - 6:32pm

A new infographic has revealed that Singapore is the king of internet speed in Southeast Asia, with speeds of 61 Mbps.

23 Apr 2014 - 9:19am


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