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  • Mar 31, 2015
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Abe tells South Korea’s Park of hopes for three-nation summit with China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had had a rare conversation with South Korean President Park Geun-hye after the funeral for Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, at which Abe requested a...

30 Mar 2015 - 11:23pm

South Korea yesterday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin as the preferred bidder for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets....

30 Mar 2015 - 11:15pm

Peace negotiators from the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups reached a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement in Yangon, ending 16 months of negotiations in a country beset by ethnic...

30 Mar 2015 - 11:15pm
South Korea awards fighter jet project to KAI and partner Lockheed Martin

A 17-year-old Singapore amateur actor who appeared in a video clip celebrating the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been detained by police, local media reported.

30 Mar 2015 - 9:54pm
South Korea awards fighter jet project to KAI and partner Lockheed Martin

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, US seismologists said, with “hazardous” tsunami waves possible within 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of the epicentre.

30 Mar 2015 - 9:35am
Rhino kills woman, injures four others in market in Nepal

A one-horned rhino killed a woman and injured four other people after it strayed from a protected area and entered a busy marketplace in central Nepal yesterday, police said.

30 Mar 2015 - 11:24pm

When Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore prime minister in 1988, he declared: 'Even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.'

30 Mar 2015 - 6:48pm


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Two female foreign tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic.

30 Mar 2015 - 9:02pm

Indonesia is wooing Hong Kong investors with its ambitious infrastructure development road map.

30 Mar 2015 - 8:40am

Support for the party founded by Lee has waned in recent years, with its share of the vote falling to a historic low of 60 per cent in May 2011. But all that could be set to change. 

30 Mar 2015 - 4:25pm

Lee Kuan Yew was a more caring and open leader than the severe and ruthless persona portrayed by critics, said those who mourned him at a state funeral.

30 Mar 2015 - 9:00pm

Crowds braved torrential rain to witness Lee's final 15-kilometre journey, from Singapore's Parliament House to the University Cultural Centre.

29 Mar 2015 - 5:59pm

As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing...

28 Mar 2015 - 9:39pm

Malaysian police arrested two politicians and a political activist as they sought to thwart a protest march demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, an opposition...

29 Mar 2015 - 8:07am

Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit on Saturday, drawing visitors from around the globe as the country looks to boost the international fan base for...

29 Mar 2015 - 8:16am

Thai fans of The Fast and the Furious reacted with anger after a court banned the latest instalment of the blockbuster franchise following a contract dispute with a local actor.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:16am

Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organisation flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety...

28 Mar 2015 - 7:10am

Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched – or even executed. Such is life for members of the press covering Thailand’s notoriously testy military ruler...

28 Mar 2015 - 4:01pm

The Philippines dismisses China’s concerns over South China Sea military repairs PHILIPPINES Reuters in Manila The Philippines has dismissed concerns by China over its plan to repair military...

28 Mar 2015 - 4:35pm

Lee Kuan Yew bonded with older Singaporeans because they went through the same trials and trauma of war, and merger with and then separation from Malaysia. But those aged below 25 never knew him...

28 Mar 2015 - 9:41pm

A new Thai constitution being drafted by the ruling junta is a throwback to an era when a royalist and military elite had a stranglehold on politics, analysts and politicians say.

27 Mar 2015 - 11:43pm

North Korea said it had arrested two South Korean spies who allegedly operated from a base in the Chinese border city of Dandong.

27 Mar 2015 - 6:18pm

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such “obscene” behaviour is unwanted.

27 Mar 2015 - 8:03pm

A family of 17 suspected Uygur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Turkey and China will remain in custody after a Thai court on Friday rejected their argument that their...

27 Mar 2015 - 8:04pm

Lee Kuan Yew was not as autocratic as he was made out to be, and was willing to accept criticism if it was valid, his political friends and rivals said at a special sitting of Singapore’s...

27 Mar 2015 - 1:06am

The Indian government’s plans to spend US$32 million on a media university modelled on the state-run Communication University of China has come under fire.

27 Mar 2015 - 4:58am

Police say at least 14 workers were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:33pm

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